Details: Negotiable, based on qualifications
12 Eliot Street
Here you’ll be key in a dynamic team working with the power of ideas to further “living democracy” in which each of us has a real voice. Founded in 2001, the Small Planet Institute (SPI) has produced ten books, from Hope’s Edge in 2002 to Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want in 2017.
You will work closely with Frances Moore Lappé (author of the 3-million copy Diet for a Small Planet) at the center of a “mini-think tank” doing groundbreaking work on solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time. You’ll work in a beautiful, cheery office is in the heart of Harvard Square across from the Kennedy School of Government.
An undergraduate degree is required. Graduate work would be a plus; and familiarity with public policies and current debates related to democracy is also preferred. Previous experience providing administrative support for a small office also is desired. The position is open now, and compensation will be based on candidates' qualifications.
Responsibilities as Manager & Editorial Coordinate include:
A. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Fostering a friendly, effective, respectful, work-focused, energized, collaborative office environment.
B. ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING AND COMMUNICATION
1. Schedules and meets briefly weekly with Frances to set weekly and longer-term goals, review progress, resolve issues and make ongoing improvements. Every 4th weekly meeting schedules longer meeting to discuss and implement actions flowing from these questions: What’s working well? What’s not working as well as we want? Schedules annual review meeting answering the 3 questions as well.
3. Makes short and long-term goals/milestones visible to all staff.
4. Incorporates acknowledgement/celebration of accomplishments into office life.
C. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
1. Reception, phone, general emails
2. Intern and other staff (when needed) recruitment and supervision
3. Travel bookings, schedules and detailed “trip sheets”
4. Space, including relationship with landlord, advertising for and relationship with sub-letters; upkeep, access, etc.
5. Equipment management: purchase, upkeep, licensing, tech support
6. Finance: budgeting, bill paying, taxes and other financial reporting etc.
D. EDITORIAL PROGRAM LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT
1.NEW BOOK DEVELOPMENT
a. Works with Frances to develop work schedule and meet deadlines.
b. Recruits and organizes interns and volunteers for research under Frances’s supervision
c. Manages editing, copyediting, document production
2. OTHER WRITING. Blogs. Essays, Interviews.
Provides copyediting as well as publishing placement support.
Recruits additional support as needed for Frances’ research, writing, editing, posting.
3. Assists with writing projects through feedback and copyediting. No professional experience required.
3. FIELD GUIDE to the DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT (an on-line resource, www.fg2d.org initiated by SPI. Based in Democracy Initiative based in D.C.
Continues co-development and promotion, working with Democracy Initiative.
1. Oversees web site development, updates, trouble shooting
2. Produces quarterly newsletter in collaboration with the office of Real Food Media (Anna Lappé) .
3. For speaking engagements, organizes:
a. Outreach to institutions to increase invitations
b. Outreach associated with the engagements
4. Organizes ongoing outreach to academics for use of Lappé books in their courses
F. SUPPORTS ADDITIONAL RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Works with Frances to identify and develop key relationships, such as the monthly gathering of area colleagues in our office, called Boston Democracy Circle, as well as occasional events for other local living democracy activists, and others.
G. COORDINATES & SUPPORTS OTHER STAFF: including part-time social media coordinator and multi-media intern and other interns and volunteers, as needed.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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