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ENERGY DEMOCRACY STRATEGIC COORDINATOR & FACILITATOR

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Community Power
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Minneapolis, MN
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Published 13 days ago

Description & Purpose of the Position:

  • Internal Alignment of Campaigns with Organizational Mission  (BIG PICTURE) 
  • Make connections between strategic areas of work by connecting people and ideas.
  • Initiate and bottom line strategic thinking and planning to help teams align their work plan with the strategic direction of those campaigns
  • Facilitate internal and collaborative processes to help set and execute campaign goals.
  • Internal Coordination of Staff & Campaign Work (SMALL DETAILS & SYNTHESIS)
  • Complete a regular “landscape assessment” of staff and Board/team members through 1-1s and/or group meetings to coordinate efforts and ensure we are 1) staying mission aligned and 2) that the work can be supportive of one another - cross pollination between campaign work
  • Facilitate and organize internal strategy meetings and conversations between staff and contractors
  • Support follow through coordination, communication, and implementation (e.g. help staff set and meet realistic deadlines)
  • Promote Consensus building both within the organization and with work partners
  • Support Staff with Professional Development Efforts
  • Seek, investigate and inform team members (individually and collectively) of appropriate developmental opportunities in the current field, and how to apply for them (some assistance may be required)
  • Prepare proposed developmental plans with team members and assess progress
  • Assist team with the addition of professional development to their time management systems 


Additional responsibilities

  • Admin and writing tasks to build capacity
  • Reporting on progress at monthly strategy meetings and quarterly board meetings



Are you the person we need? 


Required Qualifications:

Experience:

  • 2+ years experience as a project manager, campaign manager or director
  • 2+ years experience coordinating with multiple people to build consensus (consensus-based organizational decision-making) on developing and executing a shared work plan


Skill-sets:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Active listening
  • Consensus-building/ team building skills and experience


Work qualities:

  • Clear and prompt in communication via mutually agreed upon channels (email, phone, text, etc)
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented
  • Has a keen eye for synthesizing complex ideas, systems, patterns, constraints, and tensions. 


Logistics: 

  • Have access to reliable internet connection
  • Have access to reliable transportation (bus, bike, car)
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking the English language



Preferred Qualifications:

Experience:

  • Project management experience
  • “Facilitative leadership” - Experience in a leadership role that is about facilitating the work of others (versus a “command and control” version of leadership)
  • Familiarity with inter-organizational movement work
  • Experience reporting to a board of directors (non-profit/NGO preferred)

 

Skill-sets:

  • Strong practice of self-reflection and commitment to continual growth
  • Practice leading others through self-reflection and continuing growth
  • Methodical process of evaluating work to test effectiveness of approaches 


Genuine Interest / Curiosity: 

  • Excited about, or to learn  for the first time about, any or all of the following: cooperatives, justice-focused climate action, alternatives to monopoly-owned utility companies, local community-driven solutions, community organizing, people!
  • Willingness to take active role in learning or growing in skill-sets needed 


Groundedness: 

  • Have a strong sense of empathy and like working with and talking with people, interested in people’s stories 
  • Well-developed ability to see nuance, multiple perspectives, power dynamics, and hold tensions and complexity in interpersonal relationships
  • Are able to receive and give honest feedback in stride and adapt based on new information
  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity towards communities and equitable outcomes


Work Qualities

  • Are fluent in any or multiple of the following Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Oromo, Karen, ASL
  • Builds and possesses strong, trustworthy relationships that can nourish the work, at Community Power

Description & Purpose of the Position:

  • Internal Alignment of Campaigns with Organizational Mission  (BIG PICTURE) 
  • Make connections between strategic areas of work by connecting people and ideas.
  • Initiate and bottom line strategic…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
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    Contract
  • Education
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    High School Diploma Required
  • Experience Level
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    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
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USD $39,000 - USD $44,000
/ year
~30 hrs/week expected (full salary is for the ~30hrs/week, benefits provided)

Benefits

Standard medical benefits package, 2.5 weeks paid vacation, with sick and family leave accrual rates negotiable.

Standard medical benefits package, 2.5 weeks paid vacation, with sick and family leave accrual rates negotiable.

Location

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Remote
Work must be performed in or near Minneapolis, MN
Associated Location
Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Instructions:

How to Apply:

Send a resume (or CV) and cover letter (~500 word max) in a single PDF document to info@communitypowermn.org with the subject line “Application for Energy Democracy Strategic Coordinator & Facilitator.”  Please include what excites you about this specific work and position as well as qualifications/experiences that prepare you to take it on. We will keep applications open until the position is filled.

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