Program Director, Environmental Justice Movement Fellowship

The New School
Lower East Side, New York, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 07, 2021
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We are seeking a dynamic, dedicated Program Director to guide and oversee all aspects of this new program, including our initial launch. This is a great opportunity to be part of building a new initiative from the ground up. This program will be housed at the Tishman Environment and Design Center in collaboration with the Social Movements and Innovation(SM+I) lab at The New School and is being created by two faculty members with extensive and practical experience in the environmental justice and reproductive rights movements and social movement innovations.

The Program Director will contribute to all aspects of the Fellows Program including fundraising, program development, design and launch. In collaboration with leadership from the Tishman Center and SM+I Lab, the Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the development and refinement of the design of the program and curricular content, and will explore innovative program models. The Program Director will report to the Tishman Center Director.

Job Responsibilities Include:
•Program Design
•Oversee the iteration and evolution of leadership curricula and content with the principle faculty members, fellows and evaluators
•In consultation with the lead faculty, oversee and plan the delivery of the program in accordance with the mission and goals
•Develop and implement short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the success of the program
•Develop monitoring and evaluation methods and framework, including metrics and reporting systems
•Manage and lead content creation in collaboration with stakeholders

Program Delivery & Oversight
•Implement and oversee a comprehensive fundraising strategy
•Supervise program staff, currently a program manager and part-time program coordinator
•Represent the organization externally; engage with environmental justice movement activists and leaders, funders/donors and other stakeholders
•Oversee and manage budget development; work with senior management to provide the best possible program and serve the needs of fellows while staying on budget
•Ensure program tracking and support, including financial and program deliverables to funders, to university, and to sector partners; report all issues, trends and outcomes
•Oversee recruitment of program facilitators and coaches for program fellows
•Other tasks as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

•BIPOC individuals and people from environmental justice communities are encouraged to apply
•Broad experience with the full range of organizational functions, including team building, staff supervision and coaching, strategic planning, program strategy, finance/budgeting, information
systems, human resources, and marketing/communications
•Volunteer or professional experience in the environmental justice movement a strong plus; relationships with movement activists and leaders is highly sought after
•5-10 years of experience in progressive leadership, fellowship or cohort programs; or leading social justice movement, environmental or climate justice or other related programming or organizations
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Experience facilitating meetings and workshops
•Knowledge of curriculum development, particularly in the areas of environmental or climate justice, social movements, or just transition
•Excellent research and writing skills
•Experience managing internal and external teams
•Experience with fiscal management

Preferred Qualifications:

•A commitment to and passion for environmental justice, leadership development, social movements, racial equity
•Willingness to embody mindsets of curiosity, generosity, generative thinking, and risk-taking
•Positive attitude, with a strong sense of optimism, collaboration, and teamwork
•Extremely well organized, detail-oriented, analytical, and oriented towards problem-solving
•Sensitivity to and appreciation for diverse viewpoints, different communication styles and a wide range of colleagues from diverse cultures and backgrounds
•Enjoys start-up settings, experimentation, design, and iteration
•Sense of humor, humility, and the ability to maintain perspective in the face of uncertainty

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