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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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Job Title: Family Philanthropy Organizer
Location: New York City, NY, or 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 the RG Family Philanthropy Organizer is to build the community, network, and cohesion of young people who engage in family philanthropy to transform their own family funds - and through the leverage point of family foundations - move the broader field of philanthropy towards more socially just practices and principles.

This position is part time (20 hours/week) with the possibility of moving to full time in the summer or fall of 2014 (full time responsibilities would include taking on RG’s work in impact investing). Salary based upon qualifications (includes benefits). We will contact you within two weeks if we wish to set up an interview.

Location: San Francisco/Oakland, CA, or New York City, NY (on a case-by-case basis there is a small possibility of being able to work remotely. Please do not use our desired locations as the sole deterrent from applying if you believe you are a strong candidate for this position). Some travel is required.

 Key Job Elements

  • Growing the national network of young people who are, or will be, involved in their family foundations, 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 such as national philanthropy conferences.

  • Leading coordination of philanthropy-specific programming such as RG delegations to, and outreach at, philanthropic conferences (example: Council on Foundations); seeking out opportunities for visibility of RG’s mission and members’ voices (example: speaking on a panel at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations); planning retreats and trainings for RG members involved in their families’ philanthropy (example: collaborating with 21/64 on effective communication of social justice values in family grantmaking).

  • Working with other RG national organizers to ensure the continued integration of family philanthropy organizing with RG’s overall organizing structures and strategies, including Local Chapters and national retreats.

  • Increasing RG’s capacity to collaborate with other social justice and next generation philanthropic organizations to strategically build stronger coalitions that are advocating for social justice philanthropy and the inclusion of next generation grantmakers within the larger field.

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, particularly with young people involved in family philanthropy

  • 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—a plus!

  • 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 google docs, 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 with wealth in telling their own

  • Possesses concrete organizing experience and skills, including base building, leadership and strategy development

  • Has supervision or volunteer management experience

  • Has experience or interest in the field of impact investing (also called socially responsible or mission-related investing)

  • 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

Interested applicants should follow this link to apply (it will take you to the website of our fiscal sponsor, Third Sector New England).  This position will remain open until filled; early applications are strongly encouraged. (posted March 6, 2014).

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please put the title of the position in the subject line.

Job Title: National Chapter Organizer
Location: New York City, NY, or 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 new National Chapter Organizer is primarily responsible for supporting and developing 6 of Resource Generation’s chapters through relationship building, strategy, and leadership development with RG constituents. This organizer will be part of the staff program team which is responsible for overall development of RG’s programs and national strategy. This position will work closely with RG’s Retreat Director on developing and implementing Making Money Make Change, RG’s annual national introductory retreat.

Somewhat frequent travel is required.

This is a 40-hour a week, full-time position. Salary based upon qualifications (includes benefits).  We will contact you within two weeks if we wish to set up an interview.

Location: San Francisco/Oakland, CA, or New York City, NY (on a case-by-case basis there is a small possibility of being able to work remotely. Please do not use our desired locations as the sole deterrent from applying if you believe you are a strong candidate for this position). Some travel is required.

Key Job Elements:

  • Supports chapters in planning programs such as praxis groups, open houses, and member-led action projects such as giving circles.

     

  • Weekly meetings and collaboration with other program staff, particularly the National Organizing Director.

     

  • Supports development of chapter members’ leadership and organizing skills through one-on-one and group meetings, in-person strategy sessions, skills trainings, and national leadership trainings.

     

  • Continues to develop chapter structure in conjunction with other program staff.

     

  • Coordinates intake, one-on-ones, and follow-up for new young people with wealth and class privilege looking to get involved in RG across the country.

     

  • Involved in organization-wide fundraising with a focus on building up membership program.

     

  • Supports RG’s ongoing work to integrate a racial justice lens and programming around the intersection of race and class into our chapter organizing.

     

  • Is responsible for key elements of outreach, follow-up, and program planning for all of our National Programs - including Making Money Make Change, Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy, and the Transformative Leadership Institute. In particular, this position will work closely with our Retreat Director to plan and implement the Making Money Make Change retreat.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with national organizing including base building, leadership and strategy development

     

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues and RG’s mission towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power

     

  • Belief in the importance of organizing and transforming young people with wealth to become leaders in campaigns for social justice

     

  • Stellar organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and ability to workplan

     

  • Experience with work around class and economic justice

     

  • Experience working in, or excitement to learn about, the field of social change philanthropy

     

  • Knowledge of and experience with event coordination

     

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a timely manner via phone and email. Creativity in staying connected while working remotely—a plus!

     

  • Data management experience including basic computer skills and comfort working with online tools such as Google docs, facebook, twitter and, ideally, Salesforce

     

  • Enthusiasm to build relationships within the broad RG community

     

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Has prior exposure to Resource Generation staff, board or members

     

  • Experience and willingness to use their personal story of class and money to engage young people with wealth in telling their own

     

  • Has prior organizing experience as part of a national network with local affiliates

     

  • Brings interest, and skills, to help develop RG’s racial justice programs and community for young people of color with wealth.

     

  • Supervision or volunteer management experience

     

  • Self-starter who enjoys working alone as well as with teams of volunteers, other organizations, and staff

     

  • Highly organized with attention to detail

     

  • Creativity in staying connected while working remotely

     

  • Sense of humor

     

  • Enjoys working in a young-people led environment

     

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). This position will remain open until filled; early applications are strongly encouraged. (posted March 6, 2014).

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please put the title of the position in the subject line.

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.

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .