Power Shift 2023 Logistics Fellow
Status: Full-time (32hrs/wk), Remote, Temporary
Reports to: Convergence Coordinator
Salary: Varies based on experience and geography, $40k for those based in Bvlbancha (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Benefits: 100% employer-paid health insurance premium with 50% dependent coverage, Simple IRA contribution, home office and professional development stipends, 3 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick/personal leave and the office is closed the last two weeks of the year.
Location: Remote! Anywhere in the US, with a strong preference for folks in Bvlbancha (New Orleans, Louisiana) specifically, and the Gulf South more generally.
About PSN & the Logistics Fellow Role
Power Shift Network (PSN) is a Black-led national network of over 120 organizations committed to growing the impact of the youth climate justice movement and creating a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all. PSN staff is queer, radical, femme, trans, Black, Brown, Indigenous, neurodivergent, and disabled. We are thought leaders in the climate movement, dedicated to doing the work through an intersectional, multi-issue lens. We know that to do this work we need to center and uplift the most affected, the frontline communities, the regions and bodies that have always been the vanguard of this work– Black folks, Indigenous folks, poor folks, queer folks, marginalized folks who have been protecting their communities, their territories, their kin for generations.
We’re hiring support roles for 2023’s convergence. PSN dedicates so much time and resources into building out our bi-yearly convergences because they tie all of our relationship-building goals together on a massive scale– Power Shift 2023 will bring thousands of young people together for three days of training and community building, providing access to time-tested strategies and tactics while activating key relationships and campaigns that will continue post-convergence. PSN convergences are a collaborative event built by the staff, the network, and the local host city community. The Logistics Fellow will be leading the logistics planning team. In a world of systems that have failed so many we get to build our own from the ground up. While we won’t be perfect and can always improve, the logistics fellow will strive to keep justice and community care in the forefront of all planning decisions. With a particular care toward all types of accessibility (including disability access, language, economic class, and bodily safety of marginalized folks), the logistics fellow will help hold the container that ensures that lodging, transportation, meals, materials, venue particulars, and other logistics are taken care of for the convergence happening April 5-9 in Bvlbancha.
We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, People of color, women, 2SLGBTQ+ folks, and front-line community activists to apply for this position. We believe that all work dedicated to the cause of liberation is climate justice work (and that all climate justice work should center liberation) so even if you think your past work and organizing experience “isn’t related to climate,” give us a shot– it probably is! If you’re excited by this position, we want to hear from you.
- Ensure that the logistics planning team and PSN staff center accessibility as the framing for all of the logistics for PS23.
- Facilitate logistics planning team meetings, including scheduling, ensuring notes from meetings are documented, creating and seeing through the agendas of meetings, and following up with folks.
- Manage planning team communications.
- Sending out action step reminders post meeting and assisting in maintaining work timelines.
- Liaise with planning team members and staff, including connecting with staff about weekly needs and reporting needs and insights to Convergence Coordinator.
- Serve as an additional point of contact for network members who have questions about logistics related needs and answering questions as needed.
The right person will have:
- A passion for creating campaigns and relationships in the spirit of care and liberation, for creating communities and campaigns where each person can bring their whole selves to the table.
- A passion for building systems and structures that scale
- Be connected with youth movements for social justice and focused on relational and transformative organizing models.
- Committed to dismantling systems of oppression, with an understanding that climate justice must include dismantling institutional racism, anti-Blackness, colonialism, capitalism, and gender and sexuality based oppression.
- An affinity for detail-work, competency with nuts and bolts of getting complicated tasks done.
- Enthusiasm for building structures / systems for information
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- An understanding of systems and who has been left out of systems of power, and a willingness to center those who have been historically marginalized.
- Spanish language proficiency is a plus..
- Strong group facilitation skills
- Ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Experience working with volunteers
- Openness to learning various online systems (Jotform, Asana, spreadsheets, etc)
- Appetite for fast-paced communication, and patience for helping people get what they need
- Experience with large events (500+ people) is a plus, but not required
- Familiarity with Asana, Google suite, Zoom, and Slack a plus.