re:power is a national organization seeking to build a critical mass of social justice movements and their leaders who embody the ideology and practice of liberatory organizing.
Liberatory organizing is an organizing practice that is pro-Black and grounded in community, collective action, and abundance. Our ultimate vision? A liberated, multiracial democracy, free from the oppressive systems of white supremacy and patriarchy.
We work towards our vision by offering training and strategic support to leaders and organizations across the progressive ecosystem. Our programming is designed to capture the full spectrum of leaders: the newly activated/newly politicized, the deeply engaged and committed, those who are seeing a values-aligned community and those who are ready to step into becoming the trainer themselves.
Since 2019, Karundi Williams, our first Black woman Executive Director, has been leading our small but powerful organization to success. Over the last four years, we have deepened our commitment to BIPOC organizers through an intentional focus on BIPOC, especially women of color and trans and gender expansive people of color. In 2022, we finalized a new strategic vision and direction which we are now actively working to implement over the next five years and includes ambitious programming, fundraising, and communications goals.
We are proud of what we’ve accomplished together in such a short time, and also know that in order for our communities to continue winning and driving positive change, we must keep building our skills, capacities and networks. At re:power, we thrive in this transformational work. Our nimble, bold, and energetic team is laser-focused on our mission to change the face of power in this country. Join us!
We are actively working towards building a culture firmly rooted in our values.
Our cultural values:
- Racial justice
- Dignity & worth of our people
- Communication & collaboration
- Accountability & excellence
As an organization that is rebuilding in its new vision and mission, we continuously engage our staff in helping build the ongoing practices and behaviors that support this culture.
Each of us has a unique role to fill in living out re:power’s mission. We’re a national team, with national impact, and we value the ability to be flexible in how we approach our individual and collective work. Our goal is to develop and sustain an organizational culture that makes it possible to do excellent work for ourselves and with our team as a whole.
At re:power, we value our people as much as our work (so: A LOT).
So we’ve built a pretty amazing organizational culture, one that’s grounded in doing exceptional work; prioritizing racial justice; investing in our teammates’ success just as much as our own; and living our full, whole lives as people who are going to be part of this movement for the long haul. Here are a few of the benefits we offer:
Health and Dental
re:power pays 90% of the premium costs for individuals, eligible domestic partners, and families for health and dental insurance coverage. We regularly hear from our team that both these plans and these terms are some of the most generous that folks have ever had, both within and outside of our movement.
Work From Anywhere
re:power is a work-from-anywhere organization. Members of our team work in states around the country, part-time or full-time from home. We believe in building the best possible crew—we’re a national nonprofit, with national impact, and supporting our staff to live wherever they choose, so that they can do their best work, is a key part of our culture.
Flexible Working Hours
While most of our staff work 9–5 each day, many members of our team organize their work schedules to accommodate the needs of their role along with their personal needs. This can mean starting and ending your workday earlier, or otherwise adjusting your work week to be sure you can achieve excellence in your role and deliver results while also balancing your personal and family priorities.
Flexible and Generous Time Off
Perhaps our most popular benefit, re:power offers one of the most flexible and generous paid time off policies in our sector (or any other). We do not cap the amount of paid time off staff can request during the year. Instead, we encourage staff to take the time they need to sustain themselves.
We know you’re already great by the time you join our crew. And we’re also going to commit time and money to further develop your skills and leadership for re:power and the movement. We have a dedicated staff development budget, and we’ll work with you to create a plan for how you want to grow, and then support you to get there.
On Covid-19 & Gathering
re:power is a fully remote organization that believes in the power of gathering, both through our in-person trainings and purposefully created staff spaces.
As a majority-BIPOC, Black-woman-led organization, gathering is a part of our commitment to building community and a cohesive culture that fosters connection, while building power for our people. Furthermore, we believe that gatherings as a staff is an essential strategy for living fully into our cultural values by giving our team meaningful experiences that deepen human connections and ultimately strengthen our work.
Because of our belief in the magic of gathering, re:power requires all employees to travel for our all-staff and team retreats, at minimum. Additional travel may also be required based on the duties of the role and as deemed necessary to further the organization’s mission.
Due to our requirements for travel and commitment to gathering, re:power also has a duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards. With this in mind, re:power has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of its employees, their families, our partners and visitors, and the community at large from the risk of exposure.
As of October 2021, all re:power employees are required to show evidence that they are fully “up-to-date”* with their COVID-19 vaccinations. re:power will consider requests for reasonable accommodations, as required by law. Employees requesting accommodations due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation application form.
*In accordance with the CDC, a person is considered “up-to-date” if they have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for them by CDC. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines. More information can be found here.