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Arm in Arm National Core Support Team Coordinator

Temporary (two year) Full-Time, Telework Work Opportunity

Background: Arm in Arm is an initiative that is being seeded by members of USCAN. Its objective is to organize our communities to ignite a transformational era that ends the climate crisis by centering economic and racial justice. It aims through its efforts to build toward a massive decentralized escalated action in 2021/2022. In preparation for a May 1 launch in 7 areas, we are developing a training for trainers curriculum that includes a module on nonviolent direct action.

Position Description: The Arm in Arm Coordinator is a highly organized person with a unique combination of skills and traits to support and build connectivity and rapport with people in communities across the nation. In this administrative role this person will need to evaluate effectiveness and have strong communications skills to not only fix issues but to see potential issues before they arise. This person will establish organizing objectives for each community based on the National Core Support Team’s objectives. They will coach and develop volunteer organizers to build community involvement, effective volunteer leadership and strong community allies to win. 

Reports to: USCAN Network Engagement Sr. Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Get national supporters on board
  • Facilitate media triage at the level of the National Core Support Team 
  • Coordinate NCST participation in and management of Arm in Arm
  • Facilitate communications and regional support to hubs and pledge of resistance signers
  • Coordinate content development and updates to the website 
  • Develop and/or review and revise content of training 
  • Identify trainers for trainings for trainers and facilitate modules as needed
  • Coordinating ongoing coaching of trainers and hub leads
  • Develop and implement system for accountability around the principles
  • Tracking decisions made by the NCST
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned by supervisor and the National Core Support Team
  • Liaising with foundation supporters and providing reports and proposals to foundations

Desired Skills, Traits and Experiences:

  • Excellent organizational skills with the capacity to determine and execute on priorities in a timely manner.
  • Must have experience using Google Drive, Zoom, CRMs, Whatsapp, and similar tools effectively.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, and a positive, friendly, professional workplace demeanor balanced with appropriate assertiveness necessary to be effective.
  • Passionate about/interested in environmental issues.
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where change is a constant.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.

Connective infrastructure building including:

  • The ability to catalyze a culture of spirited cooperation by fostering opportunities at all levels to develop camaraderie and trust;
  • The ability to listen deeply to fully understand and appreciate a diversity of perspectives and motivations;  
  • The ability to facilitate connection and collaboration within and across diverse groups of members;
  • The ability to productively orchestrate resolution to conflicts in values and beliefs;
  • The ability to work behind the scenes to empower and enable hubs and NCST to lead the Arm in Arm work and;
  • The ability to facilitate network processes while also introducing new ideas.

Demonstrates traits including:

  • The ability to embrace ambiguity and encourage experimentation and innovation;
  • Showing gratitude and encouraging mutual appreciation for the ideas and contributions of all;
  • Commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and;
  • A preference for cooperation, high levels of trust, sincerity, and openness to experience. 

How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for this position and desired salary, along with a resume, professional references and voluntary biographical information you would like to provide via email to operations@usclimatenetwork.org, with the Subject Line: 'First Name Last Name, USCAN Network NCST Coordinator’.  Voluntary biographical information provided will not be used in favor of or against your application. This voluntary information could include: pronouns, race, gender, or economic background. We are looking to hire immediately; we will be accepting applications until March 27, 2020. No inquiries by phone, please.

US Climate Action Network encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status. USCAN will do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.



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