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Now Hiring: Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Global Action Project (G.A.P.), an award-winning social justice youth media organization, seeks a Strategic Partnerships Coordinator to collaboratively lead the implementation of G.A.P.’s new strategic initiatives.
MISSION AND HISTORY: Global Action Project (G.A.P.) works with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change. Since 1991 G.A.P. has brought young people together to produce media, creating over 170 videos that address critical social issues.
POSITION SUMMARY: G.A.P. recently completed a strategic planning process and is developing a new business model to increase our financial sustainability and programmatic impact. A central focus of the plan is to develop key strategic partnerships that can increase the scale of our work and generate new revenue streams. We are, therefore, seeking a Strategic Partnerships Coordinator to lead the continued development and implementation of the business plan and seek strategic opportunities to support youth-led organizing and movement-building using G.A.P.’s model.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Shepherd the further development and implementation of G.A.P.’s new financial and organizational plan, including fleshing out G.A.P.’s partnership model, curriculum modules and menu of services. Develop key strategic partnerships with key movement-building and youth development organizations in New York City and nationally, including: larger and well-resourced organizations that could potentially subcontract G.A.P. to conduct youth programming or provide ongoing training programs for staff; development of collaborative funding applications with key organizing and movement-building partners for funders interested in underwriting larger initiatives. Coordinate marketing and profile-building efforts, including: updating G.A.P.’s website and marketing materials; promoting and developing G.A.P’s communications efforts; leveraging key strategic communications opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should be passionate about the use of media by young people for creative expression, education, activism and social change. They should have knowledge of social struggles and movements (i.e., immigrant justice, racial justice, lgbtq justice, educational justice) and be experienced in multiple media platforms, popular education techniques, and youth development. Excellent leadership in an intergenerational settings, communication, fundraising, strategic visioning, financial planning, and organizational development skills are a must.
- 3-5 years senior leadership level experience at a social justice organization.
- Track record in developing and implementing successful financial models for small to mid-size nonprofits.
- Experience with earned income and collaborative fundraising strategies.
- Expertise in managing strategic communications.
- Strong organizational development skills, particularly in the areas of strategic planning and implementation.
- Understanding of administrative and financial systems.
- Demonstrated commitment to, and an understanding of, youth development and social change work.
- Experience with multiple media platforms, video production and popular education curriculum, preferably in a social justice context.
- Excellent written & oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience building community relationships.
- Experience in curriculum design and program evaluation.
Compensation: This is a 6 month contract position, with the possibility of renewal or transition to a salaried position. Compensation commensurate with experience; hours are negotiable.
G.A.P. is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of color, women, transgender and gender nonconforming people, LGB people and people with disabilities to apply.
How to Apply: G.A.P. is most interested in finding the ideal person to contribute to its future. The position is open until filled. However, priority will be given to resumes received before September 30th, 2016. Please email resume, 3 references and cover letter to: Email to: media [at] global-action [dot] org ATTN: Strategic Partnerships Coordinator Search