Program Manager

Organization Name: 
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Inc. (Grassroots Fund)
Date Posted: 
Monday, July 20, 2020
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 28, 2020
The Grassroots Fund seeks a dynamic and collaborative individual who has an established record of direct environmental justice/just transition work in marginalized communities.  The Program Manager works with a team of two other Program Managers and reports to the Director of Operations. The Program Manager has four primary focus areas in support of the organization’s mission:
 
Job Location:  Based out of Newmarket, NH or Burlington, VT office (once safe to do so)
Responsibilities: 
1.   Lead facilitation of the Grow grant program, which includes managing a 3-tiered participatory process with an open call for application readers, planning grantmaking committee retreats (in collaboration with a planning committee), providing applicant support, managing grant intake, review, and management of grant awards; 
 
2.   Design and facilitate a (new to the Grassroots Fund) cohort program that brings together grassroots organizers around narrative strategy & movement building. Program manager will collaborate with consultant(s) to set program goals, design content, manage logistics of (virtual) cohort meetings and assist in the delivery of narrative outcomes (Community Stories as blog posts, podcasts or videos);
 
3.   Manage social media platforms and coordinate staff content/contributions.
 
4.   Collaborate with fellow Program Managers to deliver an integrated series of convenings (pop-up offices, Catalyst Convenings & RootSkills trainings) and community of practice opportunities for grassroots organizers;
 
Qualifications: 
  • College undergraduate degree or demonstrated lived experience
  • Experience in environmental and social change organizing with diverse community members
  • Experience in participatory/democratic grantmaking practices a plus
Major Issue: 
Communities
Issue Area: 
Environmental & Social Justice
Geographic Focus: 
Local