Position: Community Organizing Manager, Full-time
Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline for Application: September 7, 2021 (position open until filled)
About Pachamama Alliance
Pachamama Alliance is an established San Francisco-based social-profit organization with a mission to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.
Pachamama Alliance’s Programs Team seeks a Community Organizing Manager. The Organizing Manager will be responsible for designing, implementing and scaling trainings to support community-level organizers to produce climate justice solutions grounded in practices that regenerate their connection to all life. We are looking for an experienced organizer who’s pivoted to building other activists and can design curriculum and trainings to prepare people to generate systemic change that’s also tied to personal transformation. The Community Organizing Manager must be deeply aligned with the mission and vision of Pachamama Alliance.
The Community Organizing Manger is a new role for the Pachamama Alliance and represents a commitment to meeting the urgency of the climate crisis grounded in a vision of ecological well-being, interdependence and justice. The role is responsible for designing, implementing, and scaling Pachamama Alliance’s vision for a suite of climate action trainings in partnership and in coordination with the Programs team.
Training Design: this includes developing trainings–or recruiting subject matter experts to do so–articulated in the Game Changer Action Training System that include, but are not limited to, Team Building, Project Management, Facilitation, Community Organizing, Coalition Building, and Fundraising.
Training Implementation: the Community Organizing Manager will be a hands-on role responsible for conducting trainings–and coaching others to do the same. The role will lead trainings to a wide range of participants across the globe in small and medium-sized groups (virtually until a future date when in-person trainings will commence). The role demands strong facilitation skills, direct coaching skills, and the ability to capture and hold a room.
Scaling: A key aspect of the role will be to not only develop trainings but systems that scale to support activists and organizers across the globe as they design community-based climate justice projects. Through providing direct coaching and mentorship for activists and organizers, the Community Organizing Manager will also be responsible for designing a mentorship program to scale as the program succeeds.
This role demands a masterful grounding in justice and climate issues and the capacity to apply that knowledge to training curricula, coaching sessions with activists and organizers, and your own personal embodiment. To succeed in the role, you’ll need at least five years of experience as an organizer and have made the transition from direct service to being a trainer/coach to other organizers. The role will require a high degree of independence, resourcefulness and focus in the face of uncertainty so experience doing so is a plus as is a personal practice of resilience and grounding.
- Deep grounding and commitment to justice with clear investment in growing this part of yourself including your own intersectionality, identity, privilege and power. You’ve engaged in this topic in your professional life and made a positive impact on equity issues in tangible, measurable ways.
- Experience coaching and training. You’ve had roles where facilitation, coaching, training, and feedback were necessary to develop others and support participants to develop impactful community-based climate justice projects.
- You have 5-10 years of previous organizing experience and can point to material outcomes on the ground related to climate justice.
- A strong strategist’s mind: you quickly grasp the subtleties of complex issues and identify patterns in challenges. You’ve successfully taken a concept from idea to implementation.
- A deep connection to the ethos of the Pachamama Alliance’s work
- Design and update training materials as needed that mobilize people into climate justice oriented action
- Conduct activist and organizer trainings in person and/or virtually
- Design and host coaching sessions with participants and graduates of the program to support them in their ongoing projects
- Assess what additional skills are needed and conduct regular coaching calls with graduates that augment their skills
- Architect a plan for designing, piloting and launching elements of the Game Changer Action Training System including, but not limited to, Team Building, Project Management, Facilitation, Community Organizing, Coalition Building, and Fundraising
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with partner organizations that provide additional support and training to participants
Compensation and Benefits
This position is on-site, full-time and located in the San Francisco Presidio, though it will be remote while we manage the impacts of the global pandemic. Salary range is $74,000 – $85,000 depending on experience plus generous vacation (accrues 20 days annually in addition to holidays, starting the first year) and health and dental benefits.
Pachamama Alliance uses a distributed leadership model – meaning no direct managers, mainly working in teams – to organize our workflow. While conventional models have produced many impressive outcomes over time, we believe we need new models to create empowering, responsive, transformative systems and structures. Using a distributed leadership model is a commitment to transforming human systems and structures that separate us, and to transforming our relationships with ourselves, with one another, and with the natural world.
Employees receive a complimentary pass to the PresidiGo Shuttle that has stops at the SF Transit Terminal, Embarcadero, and others in route to the Presidio.
To apply, please submit your contact information, cover letter, and resume: