National Network Coordinator
Exempt, Full-time, Regular Position
Advancement Project National Office is a next generation, multiracial civil rights organization. We envision a future where people of color are free – where they can thrive, be safe and exercise power. Driven by the genius of ordinary people and their movements, racism will no longer exist, and justice will be radically transformed.
We support power-building to grassroots racial justice movements providing law, organizing and communications support to eliminate structural racism. We help weave movement and create context for breakthroughs on race. We serve as a convener to build momentum beyond place, creating a space to learn from one another and work together across space. We change the national discourse on race to provide opportunities for victories. We aim to inspire and strengthen movements that expand opportunity for all.
Advancement Project’s National Office maintains close and longstanding partnerships with grassroots organizations across the country. Through trainings such as ActionCamps® and hands-on strategic support, we strengthen the capacity of the racial justice movement. We provide critical strategy support to build power in communities of color, improving and sustaining base-building and holding government systems accountable through organizing.
While the country moves day by day toward a future when people of color make up the majority, it has become clear that white supremacy will do all it can to maintain control over the levers of power and subvert democracy by any means. To address these issues, and in order to build power among communities of color and safeguard democracy, Advancement Project is building a national multi-racial network of grassroots racial justice organizations and is looking to hire a National Network Coordinator who will build and maintain relationships and drive the creation and function of this new network. This newly created position will report to the Senior Campaign Strategy Associate and will be a member of the organization’s Campaigns team.
We are looking for a seasoned organizer; a strategic, and process-minded leader with significant experience and deep relationships in the racial justice movement.
- Plan and execute outreach, recruitment, and relationship-building with and among a diverse set of racial justice grassroots organizations.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with grassroots racial justice movement groups and maintain a keen understanding of issues facing communities of color across races, ethnicities and geographies.
- Co-develop the National Network membership and governance structures with the Executive Director, Campaigns team and organizational members.
- Create and facilitate consensus building and decision-making processes.
- In consultation with the Senior Campaign Strategy Associate, develop and implement a work plan with benchmarks and tangible goals, and manage project budget.
- Organize and facilitate National Network calls, in-person meetings, and convenings.
- Collaborate with Campaigns Team, the Executive Director and other staff to organize multiple convenings.
- Work with Campaigns Team on other programmatic work, providing strategy /organizing support and/or trainings as needed.
- At least 5 years of experience in grassroots community organizing.
- Experience working with communities of color in building movements for systemic change.
- Experience in managing local or statewide coalitions or networks.
- Experience in working with grassroots organizational leaders.
- Demonstrated commitment to racial justice.
- Proven track record with managing highly effective projects.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain excellent relationships with organizations and leaders.
- Excels at developing respectful, constructive and cooperative working relationships and maintaining them over time.
- Strong presentation skills for a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking capabilities.
- Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with internal and external partners.
- Demonstrated problem identification and resolution skills.
- Strong facilitation and consensus building skills required.
- A team player with an attitude of service who has the ability to motivate others.
- Candidate must be willing and able to travel.
Position may be remote; Coordinator must be willing to spend 1-2 days per week in Washington, DC for the first six months.
Competitive compensation depending on experience. Includes full health, dental/vision, and matching 403(b) benefits.