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Position Title: Director of Operations and Development, Generation Green

Position Posting: https://airtable.com/shr694Z4k7tSSPeUI

Location: Remote

Job Overview

March On Generation Green, a project of March On (“Generation Green”), is hiring an exceptional, dynamic, experienced leader to join our high-impact, low-ego team as Generation Green’s Director of Operations and Development. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining operational and development structures/processes of Generation Green in service of the mission.

About Generation Green

Generation Green is an ecosystem that strives to foster an intergenerational network, community, and platform that fortifies the leadership of young people in the environmental liberation movement throughout the Afrikan Diaspora. We envision a world where Afrikan people are liberated through collective power building and collaborative ideation. This work connects a plethora of environmental and social justice movements that strive to reimagine a regenerative and abundant world.

Generation Green is an adhocracy and collaborative community. We subscribe to the principles of BESE SAKA and BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO. BESE SAKA represents the abundance that is created through unity. Sharing our wisdom, experiences, and expertise creates a community exchange. BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO represents the need to transform the world by creating a space that promotes interdependence and collaboration amongst a group of people towards the greater good.

Generation Green is a new and growing organization with a small team of 5-10 staff members.

How you enjoy showing up

  • Your professional goals or personal experiences have a strong link to leadership, Black liberation and management.
  • You get energy both from strategizing and doing.
  • You know how to think small-scale while also considering the big picture.
  • You can both manage longer-term projects and make time for short-term, urgent to-dos.
  • You enjoy both working independently and also collaborating with a team.
  • You enjoy planning and leading events, one-on-one meetings, training and workshops.
  • You enjoy being a part of a close-knit team that has a strong sense of community.

Required skills

  • Familiarity with organizational budgeting and bookkeeping softwares such as Quickbooks.
  • Deep understanding and ability to articulate the intersections of race, socio-economic status, environment, climate change, class, gender/sexuality, and other structural oppression(s).
  • Communicate the connection between our large-scale ideas and ideals with our concrete organizational strategies and services.
  • High level of responsiveness and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills and familiarity with writing memos and reports.
  • At least 1 year of operational experience (even if it’s aggregated between positions).
  • Basic knowledge of labor laws and regulations.
  • Experience in senior leadership positions.
  • Experience with leading and managing staff.
  • Proven commitment to the Environmental Liberation framework and movement goals.
  • Demonstrated ability in securing grants and/or gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other funding sources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and youth leadership.
  • Attention to detail and ability to balance multiple priorities is a must.
  • Desire to learn and grow in the role by attending trainings and other professional development workshops.

Responsibilities and Duties

Working closely with the other Co-Executive Director, the Co-Executive Director in this position will develop and implement strategies for internal operations, development, human resources, and finance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizational Management & Operations
    • Work with the Co-Executive Director, board, advisors, and lawyers to ensure organizational structures support legal compliance and GG’s vision, mission, goals, and strategies.
    • Work closely with the Co-Executive Director and the Director to budget and monitor the programs to ensure sound fiscal and system management.
    • Develop, implement, and review operational policies and procedures.
    • Support the assessment of strategic goals to implement and co-create the infrastructure and systems needed to support strategic objectives.
  • Human Resources
    • Oversee hiring, recruitment and onboarding process.
    • Assist with the performance management and review process.
    • Co-creates formal staff assessments and reports.
    • Posting opportunities to job boards.
    • Investigate employee issues and conflicts and bring them to resolution including administering any disciplinary actions that may need to take place.
    • Determines and implements processes for violations of contracts, community guidelines and consults legal team where necessary.
    • Writing employee offer letters/contracts, memos and addendums as needed.
  • Development
    • Strategizes on the way we gain and allocate resources that allow our work to continue, our goals to be met, and our organization to function.
    • Creates and executes a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors. Also develops and maintains ongoing relationships with major donors.
    • Develops and tracks proposals and reports for all foundation and sponsorships.
    • Research grant programs and opportunities available through private and public funding programs.
    • Meet with Co-Executive Directors to gauge funding needs and brainstorm ideas for fundraising programs for the coming year.
    • Oversee grant writing processes.
  • Finance
    • Oversee the financial strategic planning of the organization by evaluating its performance and potential risks.
    • Coordinate with external financial entities on behalf of the organization.
    • Develop and track budgets that meet the requirements of the organization’s departments. Ensure compliance with financial laws and guidelines.
    • Review and approve monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the Executive Directors and board of directors.

Compensation & details

This is a full-time (30 hours a week), remote position beginning in January 2022. The base salary/compensation will be $58,000 with 4 weeks of PTO, Federal holidays, sick time & healthcare.

About March On 

March On mobilizes the masses to build political power. We support and provide resources for hundreds of local affiliates and organizers nationwide, and partner with other progressive organizations on joint initiatives that work to shift the balance of power toward progressive, people-centered ideas. Over multiple state and federal election cycles, March On has harnessed the national groundswell of grassroots energy and helped organizers channel that energy into sustainable change. Our initiatives increase civic engagement and amplify the voices of the marginalized to advance justice, fairness and equity. March On, a 501(c)4 organization, is fiscally sponsored by March On Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

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