JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Job Title: National Organizer of Young People of Color with Wealth

Preferred Location: New York City, NY or San Francisco/Oakland, CA.

Background
Resource Generation (RG) organizes young people with wealth and class privilege to become transformative leaders and works towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power. Through community building, education, and organizing, we help young people with wealth bring all they have and all they are to social change movements. Key programs include a network of local chapters, national conferences, campaigns, innovative funding models and organizing within family philanthropy. Resource Generation works in cross-class alliances with racial and economic justice partners and movement building organizations, and the RG community includes people of all ages and class backgrounds who support the role that young people with wealth play in social change.
Find out more about Resource Generation’s work and 15 year history at: www.resourcegeneration.org

Job Description
The role of this National Organizer is to build and broaden a national community of young people of color with wealth involved with Resource Generation. This includes base-building, political education and leadership development based on RG’s organizing model.

This position is part time (20 hours/week) with the possibility of moving to full time after January 2015. Salary based upon qualifications (includes benefits).  

Key Job Elements

  • Grow the national network of young people of color with wealth (YPOCWW) through: personal, 1:1 contact and follow-up with current, new, and prospective members; providing on-going support and development; doing outreach in virtual as well as in-person forums.
  • Provide political education through workshops, webinars, readings and other forums to develop awareness of the intersection of racial oppression and class privilege and wealth. This includes a significant amount of curriculum development and facilitation.
  • Facilitate leadership development of current YPOCWW leaders within the organization, through building skills and knowledge, and providing concrete 1-on-1 support and mentorship.
  • Support racial justice work within the organization and with our membership and leaders - deepen an analysis that helps build solidarity among communities of color to take collective action.
  • Support and facilitate current YPOCWW programming - praxis groups for people of color, caucus spaces at national retreats (Making Money Make Change, Creating Change through Family Philanthropy, Transformative Leadership Institute)
  • Build relationships with partner organizations including affinity groups in philanthropy (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Blacks in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Hispanics in Philanthropy), and connect them with RG’s constituents of color
  • Create a communications forum for YPOCWW to share stories and experiences (example: a blog series on RG website) and use the platform to build community & facilitate movement building work
  • Work with other RG national organizers to ensure the continued integration of YPOCWW organizing with RG’s overall organizing structures and strategies, including local chapters and national retreats.
  • Increase RG’s capacity to collaborate with other social justice and next generation philanthropic organizations focused on communities of color.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues and RG’s mission towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power
  • Experience organizing within the field of philanthropy or with groups of donors, particularly with young people of color with wealth
  • Experience and excitement working with young people (ages 18-35) and developing their leadership
  • Belief in the importance of organizing and transforming young people with wealth to become leaders in campaigns for social justice
  • Facilitation experience and skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a timely and organized manner via phone and email. Creativity in staying connected while working remotely!
  • Experience work-planning, developing, executing, and evaluating a program
  • Skills and excitement about working as part of a collaborative team, as well as comfort taking clear leadership specific arenas of work
  • Basic computer skills and comfort working with online tools such as GoogleDocs, Facebook, twitter and ideally, Salesforce

Our ideal candidate

  • Has prior exposure to or relationships with RG’s work, members, staff or board
  • Is experienced and willing to use their personal story of class and money to engage young people of color with wealth in telling their own
  • Possesses concrete organizing experience and skills, including base building, leadership and strategy development
  • Has supervision or volunteer management experienc
  • Is a self-starter, and enjoys working alone as well as with teams of volunteers, supporting organizations, and staff
  • Is highly organized with attention to detail
  • Enjoys working in a young people-led environment
  • Has prior organizing experience as part of a national network with local affiliates
  • Knowledge about the US economic system (capitalism, wealth inequality, and how those things impact different populations)

Interested applicants should follow this link to fill out an application (it will take you to the website of our fiscal sponsor, Third Sector New England).  

Please submit a cover letter and resume online. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, but the selection of candidates for first-round interviews will be begin by August 18, 2014. Early applications are strongly encouraged. (posted July 31, 2014).

Start date: September 12, 2014.

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INTERN & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

For all intern and fellowship opportunities, interested applicants should fill out this application form. The positions will remain open until filled.

Job Title: Intern
Location: New York City, NY, or Oakland, CA

Get involved in RG by joining us behind the scenes! Click here for the application.

The main opportunities for an Internship include:

  • Assist in organizing and planning for our local and national programs (ex - Chapters, organizing people of color with wealth, tax justice campaign, Making Money Make Change)
  • Work on enhancing and keeping up our database and virtual organizing manual
  • Strengthen our communications systems, tracking, and processes for intake 
  • Supporting our fundraising, particularly with our membership program and yearly appeals 

We are especially looking for people interested in our tax justice organizing work, organizing people of color with wealth & racial justice, communications, systems and database development, and graphic design.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Interns are asked to commit to 2 days a week (approximately 15 hours) throughout a 3-month period. We can offer a nominal stipend of $100/month.

Ideally Interns are based in our offices in New York, NY or Oakland, CA; however, there is the possibility of working remotely if you are not able to be in those locations.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. If we think you could be a good match with RG for this role, we will contact you to set up an interview, and may request a resume as-needed.

Job Title: Fellow
Location: New York City, NY, or Oakland, CA

Get involved in RG by joining us behind the scenes! Click here for the application.

The main opportunities in our Fellowship include:

  • Assist in organizing and planning for our local and national programs (ex - Chapters, organizing people of color with wealth, tax justice campaign, Making Money Make Change) 
  • Work on enhancing and keeping up our database and virtual organizing manual 
  • Strengthen our communications systems, tracking, and processes for intake 
  • Supporting our fundraising, particularly with our membership program and yearly appeals 

We are especially looking for people interested in our tax justice organizing work, organizing people of color with wealth & racial justice, communications, systems and database development, and graphic design.

We are a tight team of staff and leaders, so as a Fellow you will get to learn and work intimately with all our major program areas and participate in staff meetings. You will be supported one-on-one by a staff member to develop your skills and knowledge of Resource Generation and the world of social change philanthropy and donor organizing.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Fellows are asked to commit to at least 2 days a week (approximately 15 hours) for 6 to 12 months. We can offer a nominal stipend of $100/month.

Ideally Fellows are based in our offices in New York, NY or Oakland, CA; however, there is the possibility of working remotely if you are not able to be in those locations.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. If we think you could be a good match with RG for this role, we will contact you to set up an interview, and may request a resume as-needed.

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