North America Director
350org Remote: in the following states CA, CO, GA, MD, MA, ME, MT, NY, NC, PA, VT, VA, WA, or Washington, DC Full-time 2022-07-29
350.org is looking for a seasoned leader and strategist who will be responsible for rebuilding 350's team and program in the US and developing future strategy for the US and Canada, while working alongside a set of global peers and a network of over 150 affiliates. At a time of upheaval and political crisis in the region, this is a unique opportunity to make an enormous impact.
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.
350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.
About the Role
The North America Director is a member of 350.org’s Global Strategy Council responsible for the programmatic strategy of the organization, building an organizational culture, values, and practices that are rooted in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).
The North America Director will be responsible for building and managing 350.org’s programmatic work and team culture in the US and Canada.. This includes recruiting and hiring talented Staff members,the operationalization of Justice and Equity policies, procedures, and practices that build inclusive team culture and clear strategic direction that allow the NA region to achieve 350 Global Strategic Goals, as well as making sure that the North America region is contributing to cross-regional and global solidarity, campaigns, and projects.
This role will directly supervise US Program Staff, the Canada Team Lead and reports directly to the Head of Regions.
- Leading and coordinating the North America Leadership Team to inform regional strategy and input to Global Strategy Council and Executive Team
- Support facilitation and coordination of the US and Canada Team Leads to build and strengthen a multiracial team responsible for organizing and mobilizing a multiracial base across the United States and Canada
- Develop regional justice, equity, diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) strategic vision for building multiracial organization that is cohesive with 350’s vision/goals and initiatives
- Lead the organizational change and learning strategy, including justice and equity
- Develop and implement regional management practices, tools, systems, and structures that ensure a highly-effective, goal-oriented, equitable organizations (e.g. performance evaluations, onboarding training and tools and workplans)
- Oversee Strategy Development: support each team with annual, quarterly and mid year strategy sessions
- Budget Management Oversee the development and monitoring of the regional budget, deploy resources and structure
- Line manage Canada & US Team Leads
- Oversee Canada & US teams, lead culture and steer strategic alignment to both global and regional goals
- Support and provide guidance to the US Team Lead in Union Negotiations
- Liaison and develop alignment between North America Region, Global colleagues and Executive Team
- Support the building of a New US Programs Team strategy that focuses on recruitment of new Team members who will assist the current staff in strengthening a multiracial team across the United States
Skills & Qualifications
- At least 10 years of experience in humanitarian or development work, climate justice, social justice, human rights, or related work
- Experience managing a diverse team of 20+ staff members by using organizational resources effectively
- Skilled at leading regional teams or divisions
- At least 5 years of experience in a senior management OR leadership role
- Highly collaborative and facilitative approach to leadership
- Strong commitment to justice issues – both regionally and globally – with commitment to ending the era of fossil fuels
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to cultivate & establish partnerships and trust with colleagues
- Skilled at security management and conducting risk assessments
- Demonstrated understanding & commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI), anti-racism, or anti-oppression work
- Ability to collaborate despite differences and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, class, age, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds
- Strong ability to think strategically and translate overarching strategies into team goals
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to translate complex data into clear and simple messages for a wide range of audiences
- Management of complex projects and work across departments
- Apt at prioritizing and focusing effectively across a wide range of responsibilities
- Comfort and ease working in a fast-paced environment
Desired (but not required) Qualifications
We don’t expect everyone to have all of these!
- Previously worked in an international organization
- Familiarity with Google Suite, Zoom, and Slack
- Bilingual with English and an additional language preferred
- A self-starter, self-directed, or entrepreneurial spirited person
- Exposure to working and living in 2 or more 350.org regions
- Working knowledge of collaborating with Unions
- Experience working with both 501c3 and 501c4 organizations
Employment Status: Regular, Full-time
Compensation: SG 4.1 @ $110,000 USD
Start Date: October 1, 2022 (flexible)
Location: This position can be performed remotely in the following states: CA, CO, GA, MD, MA, ME, MT, NY, NC, PA, VT, VA, WA, or Washington, DC with management responsibilities across United States and Canada
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