- Status: Full-time Exempt
- Location: Anywhere in the U.S. convenient to regular travel
- Deadline: Open until filled, applications received by 9/23 will receive priority
- Starting salary: $95,000
re:power seeks a creative and dynamic leader with the ability to vision and execute innovative and strategic programs. The Director of Movement Tech Programs will be responsible for supervising staff and trainers towards program outcomes and professional growth, stewarding and growing partnerships with progressive organizations and campaigns, and developing and overseeing a portfolio of movement tech programs to train and support digital organizers and data practitioners.
The role will lead on movement tech program strategy and revenue generation, manage partner relationships, measure and drive programmatic impact, and represent the organization externally. This is a leadership role for a skilled program strategist who enjoys nurturing a shared vision and building long-term, collaborative partnerships.
The role reports directly to the Managing Director of Program and Partnerships and takes work direction from other members of the Executive Team. The Director of Movement Tech Programs will have a deep personal and professional connection with re:power’s core values.
(include but are not limited to):
Program Leadership and Strategy
- Serve as a thought leader for movement tech programming, both internally and externally, to increase re:power’s visibility and to ensure strategic organizational growth
- Collaborate with program team members to develop and manage:
- Goals, budgets and work plans that meet strategic objectives, especially related to movement tech work
- Integration of data and digital content across all program curricula
- Ladder of engagement that meaningfully engages program alumni over time and deepens the bench of adjunct trainers
- Internal systems, structures and processes that strengthen our collective work
- Participate in director-level cross-organizational activities to inform and lead programmatic strategies and approaches
Partnership Cultivation and Management
- Work with program leadership to establish annual goals for partnership cultivation and recruitment, aligned with re:power’s values, priorities, and revenue projections
- Seek and develop new relationships with individuals, organizations and funders, collaborating with Development staff as needed
- Negotiate contracts and write program proposals with clear goals, deliverables and budgets to secure new resources that expand our movement tech portfolio. Troubleshoot engagements as necessary
- Serve as primary relationship manager and trusted advisor to a set of partners; develop deep understanding of their perspectives, needs and priorities; build credibility and ensure that partner standards are met on engagements
- Work with Program Operations Manager to ensure that training logistics and finance processes are smooth from start to finish including travel bookings, and income and expense tracking
Program Development and Oversight
- Ensure that curriculum and programs are responsive to shifts in the progressive ecosystem by monitoring and integrating innovations and best practices into programmatic activities
- Work with program team leadership and other stakeholders to develop and promote impactful movement tech programming that supports partners and participants in advancing their goals
- Design and adapt curriculum to meet needs of partners and participants, to foster participant learning and growth and to center racial and gender justice
- Recruit, manage and prepare trainers and coaches to deliver excellent, high-quality trainings
- Oversee program budgets and ensure compliance across all contracts; track program status; identify and address variances and errors
- Execute on program and budget goals excellently, on time, and in accordance with expectations set with partners and program team leadership
- Drive program-generated income from registration fees and program sponsorships.
- Provide ongoing support, coaching and feedback to the training team as they deliver trainings, to foster their learning and growth
- Oversee participant outreach and support including application process, ongoing communications, resource-sharing and community-building
- Directly deliver trainings and facilitate meetings and coaching sessions, as needed
Evaluation and Future Planning
- Gather feedback and review evaluation data (participant surveys, training team debriefs, etc.) to assess and improve the effectiveness of trainings. Collect photos, quotes and stories to use in reports to funders and partners
- Revise curriculum based on feedback and provide program team leadership with recommendations to improve program process overall
- Foster organizational knowledge-building and resource-sharing by providing timely, accurate program updates and reports to staff, Board, partners and funders, as needed
- Ensure that alumni and stakeholder community is well engaged and supported over time
Who you are
- Self-motivated, innovative, and creative—can balance bold ideas and vision with ability to operationalize and execute
- Approach the work with a growth mindset and an openness to giving and receiving feedback for continuous learning and improvement
- Highly relational, with a strong belief in the importance of relationship-building for success, both internally and externally
- Track record of “rolling up your sleeves” and working collaboratively with others to bring projects to successful completion
- A great sense of humor—we’re serious about not taking ourselves too seriously
Experience and Skills
- 7+ years of combined experience in organizing, electoral and/or advocacy work, with a focus on data, digital and/or other emerging technology
- Proven leadership skills and management experience, including the ability to develop team performance and a genuine desire to coach and mentor others
- Experience developing and driving impact on successful programs, including planning, budgeting, and financial management
- Applies knowledge of pedagogy and adult learning techniques to curriculum design and to facilitation of trainings
- Superb organizational skills, with the ability to balance multiple, competing priorities and effectively delegate tasks to others
- Grounds work in racial equity: analyzes and addresses the structural impacts of policies, practices, and decisions on different racial groups, and works to eliminate inequities
- Demonstrated experience organizing with, and being a trusted partner in, predominantly Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities
- Enjoys working in a dynamic environment and managing the complexities of multi-stakeholder collaboration
- Demonstrated political acumen and intellectual curiosity, and able to view old problems with fresh perspectives
- Able to fluently navigate different movement spaces and issue areas, and bring various networks into relationship with re:power
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
- Willingness to work non-standard hours, including weekends, and travel extensively when required
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation for this position is highly competitive, with a starting salary of $95,000 annually. re:power offers a comprehensive benefits package, including these and other employment-related benefits:
- 90% employer-paid health and dental insurance premiums for staff and their families;
- 100% employer-paid life and disability insurance;
- Exceptionally generous and flexible paid time off;
- 401k retirement benefits with a 4% employer match;
- FSA enrollment;
- 12 weeks of paid parental leave;
- 12 weeks of paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of FT employment.
This position can be located anywhere in the United States convenient to regular travel.
Application Deadline and Instructions
This position is open until filled. Applications received by September 23 will be given priority.
We appreciate your time and interest in contributing your talents to re:power’s mission. Thank you! You will receive an email confirmation after submission of your materials.
re:power is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly invite people of color, Native American and Indigenous people, immigrants, women, genderqueer and nonbinary people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others to apply for all open positions at re:power.
re:power offers a lively and highly rewarding professional environment; we are committed to creating a world where our lived experiences, perspectives and ideas are fully represented and that starts first within our organization. This position can be located anywhere in the United States convenient to regular travel.