Operations Coordinator, 350 New Hampshire
Part-Time with possibility of Full-Time
Start Date: November 2017
Over the last few years, 350 New Hampshire has established itself as a leader of the people’s climate movement in New Hampshire. We work under a unique model of community-driven campaigns, projects, and vision. We are seeking an Operations Coordinator to join our organization to help harness this incredible potential.
WHO WE ARE
350 New Hampshire is a multi-generational community-led organization working to empower the Granite State to secure a more just and stable tomorrow for ourselves and future generations. Our work is rooted in the powerful collective knowledge and decision making of our membership and the wider New Hampshire community. We work to bring real climate solutions to the state and stop new fossil fuel infrastructure by building community awareness and skills for change making.
The issues we confront are simultaneously global, regional and local. For this reason, we act as a network: engaging and connecting a wide spectrum of individuals, communities, and groups, coordinating actions and offering people a platform to express themselves on climate change and its connections to other social justice issues.
We recognize the people’s climate movement as one part of an intersectional movement. Therefore, we work towards climate action and community-building that promotes social, political, economic and ecological justice within New Hampshire and beyond. 350 New Hampshire is an autonomous affiliate of the worldwide organization 350.org. We work together to leverage moments of mass mobilization and action for pivotal moments in the climate movement, as well as bringing tools and resources to our local work.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We’re looking for a passionate and energetic individual ready to learn and support community activism. The Operations Coordinator of 350 New Hampshire will work alongside the Volunteer Coordinator and reports to the Steering Committee. The Operations Coordinator’s key responsibilities lie within nonprofit management and fundraising: operations, stakeholder and partner relationships, and supporting the Steering Committee and Volunteer Coordinator in executing our volunteer-driven work.
We seek someone rooted in activism and organizing interested in building their skills in nonprofit management and fundraising. Someone ready to work with, share with and learn from a spectrum of partners, volunteers, and mentors. We seek an energetic individual who is passionate about climate and broader social justice issues.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
We are a small and very active organization ready to formalize our activities and grow our contributions to climate action. As in many small nonprofits, the work will be varied. Specifically, we expect the Operations Coordinator to take ownership and leadership in the following areas:
- Building Structure and Process. Create event/campaign deliverables reports. Process systems and informational documents. In charge of status reports for the board of our year and growth. Responsible for making sure there is a Strategic Plan that guides the organization and ensures that there is a robust, inclusive, and effective Annual Planning Process.
- Steering Committee and Leadership Development. Cultivating and training leadership and potential board members; finding opportunities for board and staff trainings and; overseeing recruitment of new steering committee members.
- Fundraising. The OC oversees a variety of fundraising tactics with specific project support by Steering Committee Members and volunteers. The OC is responsible for managing relationships with foundations and donors and ensuring a robust revenue stream. Examples of fundraising projects include: grant research and writing, relationship building with major individual donors, community dinners, monthly donor drives, and the year-end appeal via letters, social media, and phone banking.
- Financial Management. The OC is responsible for working with campaigns & special events on budget development and proposals to the Steering Committee. Developing the annual budget and keeping track of expenses and income, with the Treasurer. Tracking staff hours and reimbursements.
- Professional Relationships. Develop dynamic professional relationships within the state. Process requests for partnerships with businesses and other nonprofits. Manage relationships with other climate organizations. Manage national and global mass-action requests.
- A background in organizing and social justice
- Strong analytical, written and oral communication
- Ability to facilitate stakeholder meetings and conduct training
- Thoroughness combined with the ability to self-start, self-manage, and deliver
- Demonstrated success in leadership and project management
- Based in or willing to relocate to New Hampshire.
- Knowledge and experience climate change, climate justice and related policy
- A demonstrated commitment to the values of social justice and a deep affinity for the values of the organization
- Familiarity with grassroots organizing and a commitment to grassroots theory of change
- Experience in fundraising: grassroots and/or traditional
- Ability to carry messages across different audiences
- The ability to deliver under pressure and on deadline with varying degrees of oversight
- The ability to relate to a diverse set of actors in a supportive manner and to perform impeccably in a variety of settings, from semi-formal dinners to the front lines of activism, combined with outstanding judgment and discretion
- Creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and acumen
- Experience with financial management, excel or QuickBooks
350 New Hampshire is committed to living by its principles and seeks to provide opportunities for individuals who have historically been excluded from the realms of climate action, entrepreneurship,and nonprofit leadership. While the ideal candidate will have some experience in nonprofit or organizational management, finance, or fundraising we look to help the right individual grow into the position.
TO APPLY: Please submit to Kaity Thomson via firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Operations Coordinator – Your Name”. Please include an expression of interest accompanied by your CV, two references (ideally from the climate or social justice/social change space), and any additional materials that you believe support your application. No phone calls please.
QUESTIONS: Please send all questions to Kaity Thomson via email@example.com.
Deadline: Interviews begin September 15th, applications will be accepted until October 1st.