Would you like to join our small but mighty (and fun) team at Shareable?
Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit media outlet and action network with a mission to empower communities to share for a more resilient, equitable, and joyful world. In collaboration with global partners, we inspire social change through solutions-based journalism, advocacy campaigns, and local organizing – with a mandate to prioritize high-potential, under-resourced communities.
With a commitment to create unique, high-impact programming that combines media expertise and grassroots organizing, we are expanding Shareable’s educational programming in 2023.
New programs include:
(1) The Community Infrastructure Accelerator: a series of 12-18 month deep dives into specific sharing infrastructure (i.e. libraries of things, intersection repair, urban food forests, etc.) with intent to strengthen the field through the creation of comprehensive toolkits, development & facilitation of a peer support network, workshop series, and paid fellowships to incubate new projects in historically marginalized communities; and
(2) Learning & Action Cohorts: a series of 3-6 month engagements designed to empower individuals and groups to begin or expand less capital-intensive community sharing projects (i.e. free pantries, solidarity investing clubs, mutual aid funds, etc.) through public workshops, peer learning, toolkits, and competitive microgrants. In 2023, Shareable will also continue to co-present the Cities@Tufts lecture series exploring equity and diversity in urban planning & design in partnership with Tufts University.
About you: You are a dynamic, mission-driven, and experienced education/program/organizing professional who will help take the organization’s award-winning thought leadership and organizational impact to the next level by breathing life into Shareable’s new education programs. You have a collaborative, innovative spirit and will help us passionately build and strengthen the sharing movement – across the US and around the world.
The Education Director position includes:
Education Program Design, Coordination & Execution
- Lead all stages of educational programs development including planning, design, coordination, implementation, and evaluation.
- Lead development of curriculum and educational materials in collaboration with other team members and external partners as appropriate; Collaborate with editorial/communications staff to provide educational content for public consumption.
- Lead design and implementation of overall evaluation strategy and plans (models, theories, goals, outcomes, tool development, etc.) for education programs, working collaboratively with the team to ensure continuous improvement practices that use data to inform program improvement strategies.
- Research and incorporate trends and data from the field; Help strategically identify program topics.
- Regular facilitation and presentation – internally and externally.
Planning, Governance, and Management
- Co-create and -steward strategic plans in partnership with staff & board; Help build a programmatic strategy based on emergent needs and in alignment with organizational goals.
- Help monitor and evaluate the relevance, effectiveness, and impact – of educational programs as well as the organization as a whole – in partnership with staff & board.
- Cultivate a culture of lifelong learning and growth – internally and externally; Steward education program alignment with mission, vision, and values; Ensure education programs are addressing the needs & interests of the communities we serve; Steward staff & board professional development opportunities.
- Collaborate with the team to incorporate language justice, disability justice, and access, including logistics (i.e. closed captioning, interpretation) into programming.
- Help ensure appropriate record-keeping related to education programs (i.e. registration, attendance, facilitation, payments, etc.).
- Collaborate on resource development, including supporting grant writing and reporting as well as relationship cultivation with key donors.
- Participate in decision-making as a co-steward of the organization.
- Help align & connect work across the organization to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and impact.
Partnerships & Communications
- Lead communications with education program partners and participants; Support other organizational communications work.
- Work closely with development and communication leads to share impact, generate reports, and participate in grant proposal content creation and strategy.
- Develop and build well-structured partnerships in order to maximize resources for the communities we engage; work collaboratively with the team to identify partnerships and priorities.
- Help raise the organization’s profile, garnering recognition for its unique assets and programs, including public organizational representation and speaking engagements when applicable and appropriate.
- Required qualities, skills, & experience:
- An interest in, passion for, and commitment to Shareable’s mission, values, and diversity principles.
- Relevant experience in community organizing, community development, and/or movement building (advocacy, education, infrastructure creation, cultural organizing, and other forms of change).
- Rooted in values of anti-oppression and a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, economic justice, gender justice, environmental/climate justice, and grassroots-based movements for change.
- Experience with online training, event coordination, and facilitation – rooted in popular education.
- Advanced experience in program management & coordination, with the ability to hold the “big picture” of multiple programs while keeping track of the details of many simultaneous projects in various stages.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills, including writing, research, and presentation.
- Experience working closely with high-potential, high-need communities.
- Kindness; Integrity.
- Ability to work independently, remotely, and as part of a collaborative team.
- Relationships-focused connector.
- Competency to work across lines of difference; Adaptability.
- Willingness to explore, engage in, and help us build a successfully self-governed staff and collectively-managed organization.
- Located in the continental United States with access to internet speeds and a working environment needed for daily all-remote work.
- Desired qualities, skills, & experience:
- Master’s degree in a field related to Education, Public Policy/Administration, Non-profit Management, Social Services, or similar.
- Personal experience with a fellowship program, as a coordinator and/or participant.
- Team-building skills and a collaborative leadership style with the ability to lift up and empower others.
- Direct experience and deep networks with organizations that are cooperative, non-hierarchical, and grassroots.
Benefits, salary & work environment:
Shareable employees have a 32-hour workweek (Mon-Thu). Our legal address is in Oakland CA, but our team is all remote. Some travel is to be expected — typically at least once per year. While performing job duties, you will frequently be required to perform physical tasks like typing, writing, and participating in conference calls.
As a full-time employee, you will receive generous PTO and medical coverage. Salary starts at $70,000 annually for a 32-hour workweek (40-hr. equivalent: $87,500), with regular opportunities for cost-of-living adjustments.
Shareable is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We encourage and welcome applicants of any race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, religion, ability, or ideology to apply for this position. We actively seek applicants who identify as BIPOC, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and persons with disabilities.
Shareable is currently transitioning to a worker-self-directed organizational structure. This means that we use democratic governance and decision-making systems that provide all staff with a voice in the management of the organization, including the power to influence the realms and programs in which they work, the conditions of their workplace, their own career paths, and the direction of the organization as a whole. We expect all staff to participate in decision-making as co-stewards of the entire organization. This structure also allows staff to take on a number of diverse roles based on interests and skills. As such, your role is likely to shift and evolve over time to contribute to other areas of our work.
Timeline: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the role is filled. We hope to have the new hire in place by early spring of 2023.