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Program Director, Environmental Justice Movement Fellowship

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by The New School

New York, NY 10002
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

We are seeking a dynamic, dedicated Program Director to guide and oversee all aspects of this new program, including our initial launch. This is a great opportunity to be part of building a new initiative from the ground up. This program will be housed at the Tishman Environment and Design Center in collaboration with the Social Movements and Innovation(SM+I) lab at The New School and is being created by two faculty members with extensive and practical experience in the environmental justice and reproductive rights movements and social movement innovations.

The Program Director will contribute to all aspects of the Fellows Program including fundraising, program development, design and launch. In collaboration with leadership from the Tishman Center and SM+I Lab, the Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the development and refinement of the design of the program and curricular content, and will explore innovative program models. The Program Director will report to the Tishman Center Director.

Job Responsibilities Include:
Program Design
Oversee the iteration and evolution of leadership curricula and content with the principle faculty members, fellows and evaluators
In consultation with the lead faculty, oversee and plan the delivery of the program in accordance with the mission and goals
Develop and implement short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the success of the program
Develop monitoring and evaluation methods and framework, including metrics and reporting systems
Manage and lead content creation in collaboration with stakeholders

Program Delivery & Oversight
Implement and oversee a comprehensive fundraising strategy
Supervise program staff, currently a program manager and part-time program coordinator
Represent the organization externally; engage with environmental justice movement activists and leaders, funders/donors and other stakeholders
Oversee and manage budget development; work with senior management to provide the best possible program and serve the needs of fellows while staying on budget
Ensure program tracking and support, including financial and program deliverables to funders, to university, and to sector partners; report all issues, trends and outcomes
Oversee recruitment of program facilitators and coaches for program fellows
Other tasks as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

BIPOC individuals and people from environmental justice communities are encouraged to apply
Broad experience with the full range of organizational functions, including team building, staff supervision and coaching, strategic planning, program strategy, finance/budgeting, information
systems, human resources, and marketing/communications
Volunteer or professional experience in the environmental justice movement a strong plus; relationships with movement activists and leaders is highly sought after
5-10 years of experience in progressive leadership, fellowship or cohort programs; or leading social justice movement, environmental or climate justice or other related programming or organizations
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience facilitating meetings and workshops
Knowledge of curriculum development, particularly in the areas of environmental or climate justice, social movements, or just transition
Excellent research and writing skills
Experience managing internal and external teams
Experience with fiscal management

Preferred Qualifications:

A commitment to and passion for environmental justice, leadership development, social movements, racial equity
Willingness to embody mindsets of curiosity, generosity, generative thinking, and risk-taking
Positive attitude, with a strong sense of optimism, collaboration, and teamwork
Extremely well organized, detail-oriented, analytical, and oriented towards problem-solving
Sensitivity to and appreciation for diverse viewpoints, different communication styles and a wide range of colleagues from diverse cultures and backgrounds
Enjoys start-up settings, experimentation, design, and iteration
Sense of humor, humility, and the ability to maintain perspective in the face of uncertainty

Reference: 1152699266

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