Learning Community Manager

Title: BaseLab Learning Community Manager

Duration: ASAP in August – December 31, 2020 (temporary with possibility to extend)

Reports to: Baselab Program Director, Matt Blizek

Location: Remote

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

About the Position

Social Transformation Project (STP) is seeking a Learning Community Manager to join a growing team, called BaseLab. BaseLab is a project in support of state-based power-building organizations designed to help them find breakthrough organizing practices to build their leadership base and achieve governing power in their states. 

The Learning Community Manager will work with the broader BaseLab team and state-based organizations (such as New Virginia Majority, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Take Action Minnesota, and more) to build a cross learning culture that allows staff and organizations to learn from each other’s innovations. 

STP is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion are significant considerations in our decision‑making, in our internal work, and in our work in the world. We encourage applications from members of communities that are marginalized or that experience structural discrimination, including those identifying as Indigenous, people of colour, members of non‑dominant ethnic, religious, linguistic, and/or cultural groups, women, (im)migrants/newcomers, people with (dis)abilities, working class people, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities. We encourage you to self-identify in your application.

Responsibilities include

  • Oversee all aspects of the BaseLab Learning Community, a network of organizers from dozens of state based progressive organizations sharing learnings and knowledge about their work. 
  • Produce monthly virtual gatherings where organizations share results and learnings from base building experiments. (also bringing in outside experts and topics to push and challenge organizations around their organizing practices
  • Work with state-based progressive organizations across the country to pull out insights and determine how to distill them to share with other state orgs and across the movement. (encourage staff to share & and integrate learnings directly w/ their peers). 
  • Conduct regular interviews with staff of state based organizations to produce short shareable videos with key training frameworks, learnings and best practices. 
  • Facilitate cross-learning between organizations. Manage the BaseLab Learning Community Slack channel. Encouraging groups to share resources and knowledge across the movement and facilitating a healthy ongoing discussion around organizing practices. (coming up w/ creative incentives to get organizations participating and sharing)
  • Create a Baselab Resource Library where organizations can easily access previous organizing learnings. 

What we’re looking for

Someone who can organize organizers — You’ll be working with busy organizers in multiple states to identify top learnings from experiments and campaigns and distilling them to be shared with the wider community. 

Strong equity analysis — You have a solid understanding of how race, class, power, and privilege influence society and organizing. 

Relationship builder — You’ll need to be able to quickly build relationships and trust with a diverse group of people. 

An engaging trainer and facilitator — You’ll need to be comfortable presenting information to groups online and facilitating online learning Zoom calls. 

Organizing chops – You’ve done enough organizing to know basic best practices and be comfortable getting deep into innovative organizing tactics and strategies. Familiarity with state based progressive organizations is a plus. 

Independent — You’re able to manage projects independently and work comfortably in a remote virtual environment. 

Compensation

This is a full time (40 hours per week) salaried position prorated at $75,000-85,000/year through December 31, 2020 with the possibility to be extended. 

The benefits package includes health insurance, three weeks of annual vacation (prorated), sick leave, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, 401k, vision and dental, and a FSA account. 

STP is deeply committed to building a sustainable and family-friendly work culture. We have a virtual workplace, which gives us some flexibility. This role can be done from anywhere in the U.S. If you are not located in the pacific time zone, you will be expected to primarily work during hours that overlap with pacific time zone (between 9-5pm Pacific Time) to ease communication with team members and join internal meetings. This is a remote position and you will be expected to use your own reliable computer and internet service. This position is considered exempt for overtime purposes.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: We will vet applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to submit as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 31.

Interview Process: Selected applicants will be invited to interview on a rolling basis. We aim to contact those we’d like to move forward with by Friday, August 7.

Finalists will be asked to provide 3 professional references, which include at least one that speaks to your organizing work.

*Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are not able to respond to all applicants or those inquiring about the status of their application. If you have not heard from STP by August 10, we encourage you to keep an eye out for other opportunities. 

Anticipated Start date: ASAP

Your application materials should include your resume and a cover letter that highlights your relevant experience and outlines why this position is for you. 

To apply, your resume and a cover letter should highlight your relevant experience and outline why this position is for you. Please follow these instructions carefully:

  • Submit your resume and cover letter as one document attached to your email.
  • Name the attachment: Last Name, First Initial_Learning Community Manager. 
  • Include “Learning Community Manager” in the subject line of your email.
  • Submit the attachment to careers@stproject.org

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We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based upon gender, race, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression.

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