Power Shift 2023 Programming 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 Programming 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 collaboration built by the staff, the network, and the local host city community. The Programming Fellow will be leading the programming planning team, designing the experience that participants will have at PS23, happening April 5-9 in Bvlbancha. Collaborating with PSN staff, the programming fellow will help hold the container that will work out many of the experiential details of the convergence from both facilitator and participant vantage points – what content, conversations, workshops, and panels will be offered, the agenda and flow of each day, and being a point of contact with speakers and educators as we finalize the schedule.
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.
- Help build out the experiential details of PS23, creating the experience that facilitators and participants will have at the convergence.
- Facilitate programming 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.
- Coordinate with Logistics fellow to ensure the planned agenda for PS23 runs smoothly and is as accessible as possible
- Collaborate with Political Education and Trainings Coordinator on programming goals leading up to PS23.
- Collaborate with Network Engagement Director and Network Organizers to facilitate co-creation and leadership opportunities for network organizations.
- Work with planning team and staff on scheduling keynote speakers and artistic and musical performances.
- Create intake forms and gather info on network members and other folks in PSN community on what kind of programming they want to see and what kind of training and educational needs they have in their communities.
- Serve as an additional point of contact for network members or other orgs looking to participate in PS23 programming, 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.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Spanish language proficiency a plus – we are prioritizing Spanish language programming this year!
- An understanding of different learning styles and best practices about communicating different types of data.
- 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.
- Strong group facilitation skills
- Strong project management
- Experience working with volunteer teams
- Familiarity with Asana, Google suite, Zoom, and Slack a plus.
- Experience with large events (500+ people) is a plus, but not required