Flexible location, United States, United States
This position handles the administrative work to support the rest of the team and groups we work with, including handling training registrations, responding to inquiries and help requests from groups, updating the website, invoicing, database updates, and a wide range of other tasks.
This job is for you if...You’re super driven and ambitious about building people-power movements for racial justice and in particular justice for Black people; you have lived experience with issues of racial justice so this fight is deeply personal for you; you love helping things run smoothly and efficiently and being of service to people requesting help...and you also are happy to do critical but sometimes mundane behind-the-scenes work. You're excited about learning and diving into new tools, and find it pretty easy to get the hang of them.
Social Movement Technologies’ mission is to provide organizing strategy, training and campaign support to build people-power for justice and win in the digital age. We're a non-profit movement support group, driven 100% to meet movement needs. We're super lean - we do lots with little, just like most of the groups we work with. Increasingly we are training and working with groups working on racial justice that need support to ramp up online.
SMT’s small but highly effective team has trained staff from over 3400 groups and unions over its first 8 years, and worked with 100+ groups on campaigns more in-depth.
SMT provides the in-depth digital campaign training that staff and activists need in the digital age. Our goal is to expand access by driving down the cost of this training and providing excellent online learning experiences to dramatically deepen digital organizing proficiency. Our focus is on using digital campaigning to amplify in-person action, broaden support, activate supporters, and pressure targets. Our bias is towards meeting the needs of small to medium-size groups.
Compensation and Hours. This can be a part-time position (will vary and can be somewhat flexible also according to your needs)...and can move into full-time depending on a variety of factors. If you have additional online campaigning skills and experience, you may be able to combine this admin work with campaign support work. Must be able to work during normal office hours. We would prefer you to be available during scheduled blocks of time, although those blocks can vary and you can adjust them some to meet your needs. SMT staff have free access to all trainings, so this is an excellent learning opportunity if that's important to you.
Here are some examples of what you will do:
What we’re looking for in you:
How to apply: Tell us why the position seems like a good fit, and how this position will mesh with other commitments, especially since it is part time to start. Upload a file that includes a resume and a list of online tools and platforms with which you are proficient. (You may be asked to demonstrate proficiency via screenshare.) This app only allows one doc upload, so please include your list of tools at the end of your cover letter. If you have other work you'd like to share, include a link to a folder or other documents at the bottom of your cover letter. References will be requested at a later point. Position will be open until filled.
We regret that we will not be able to acknowledge all applications in a personal way, nor do we have the capacity to discuss with applicants before they apply. We greatly appreciate that time and care is invested in each of them.
Social Movement Technologies is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer. SMT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We believe that a diverse staff enables us to better understand and serve our members, audience and community. Women, people of color, and members of low-income, disadvantaged, and LGBTQ communities are strongly encouraged to apply.