National Director of Community

Organization
100KIN10
Deadline for Applications
10/22/2016
Contact Information
614-477-7643
Tags
Full-time

ABOUT 100KIN10

100Kin10 is a non-profit organization committed to recruiting, training, and retaining 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. Since our founding in 2011, we’ve built a hyper-charged network of 280 best-in-class organizations from across sectors, each of which has committed to contributing to the shared goal and to learning and collaborating to solve the big, systemic challenges that are standing in our way. You can read more about us here.

We are innovating an approach to social change that we’ve taken to calling “networked impact”, and we’re looking for a seasoned, visionary leader to join our team.

In our first five years, we secured commitments for 100,000 excellent STEM teachers by 2021 and built a highly engaged, collaborative network immersed in collective problem-solving and shared learning and willing to be vulnerable and trusting with old and new allies alike. The network is now primed for a significant leap forward.

To lead that work, we are hiring a NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY to develop and then execute a comprehensive vision and strategy to organize and mobilize our engaged and activated network, enabling partners to leverage their collective power to address the myriad systemic challenges that limit STEM education in our country.

  • This role is our frontline community organizer and catalyst. Working with your team of two, you will connect with partners and understand their work, their challenges, what they can contribute, and what they need.
  • Building on your deep relationships and knowledge of the network, you will support our current partners to make meaningful progress both against their own commitments and against the challenges that stand in the way of our goal of 100,000 excellent STEM teachers.

THE PERSON

You are an organizer who has a track-record of successful movement-building and mobilization.

  • Maybe it was through a significant campaign for social justice, maybe it was political advocacy, maybe you’ve built community at an innovative startup and are looking to build a movement in the social-impact space, but you’ve pushed people beyond where they already are and into action. Bonus if this job allows you to combine all of this with a passion for education and or STEM.
  • Though you understand its limitations, you also believe to your core that Margaret Mead had it right, and that “a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.”

You are a strategic thinker and an implementer, and you see them as two sides of the same coin of impact.

  • You are well-versed in theory and know your sources, but you’ve also been out in the streets, doing the real work of relationship-building and organizing.
  • You are curious and constantly renewing your own toolkit with learning and inspiration from diverse and eclectic sources. People routinely comment on how interesting and surprising are the books on your bookshelf or references in your twitter feed.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and know how to make decisions without perfect information.  As part of that, you build in learning mechanisms to assess how those decisions played out and course-correct in real time.

You lead with genuine connection and charisma.

  • You’ve been on center stage as a thought leader but feel equally at home in a one-on-one conversation. People remark on what a clear speaker and thinker and exceptional listener you are.
  • You understand what motivates people and find ways to create “win-win”s that position those closest to the work empowered to take it on.

You know how to galvanize and mobilize people around a shared cause.

  • You are high-energy and thrive on connecting with people, yet you are calm in the face of the inevitable storm and can always find your center.
  • You love to find shared points – not just between you and others, but as a hub, connecting the spokes.
  • You hold an abundance mentality. You know there are millions of people out there who are willing to help; they just need to be called to action.

THE TEAM

The National Director of Community will join a world-class team of mission-driven professionals on the 100Kin10 staff. You will partner with co-founder and Executive Director, Talia Milgrom-Elcott and serve on our senior leadership executive team. You will work alongside a remarkable group of advisors and every one of our phenomenal partners.

THE DETAILS

We offer a competitive compensation package with full benefits and other perks.

Additional Information

Please complete the following application to the role National Director of Community at 100Kin10 through this link – http://bit.ly/1UHrPc5. Although applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, those forwarded on or before July 11, 2016 – Monday, will be prioritized, thus, we encourage you to submit yours soon.

All applications will be followed up for us to learn more about your interest and qualifications.

Things we’re reading that inspired this role definition (extra points for sharing others with us as part of your application):
Army over Audience
Systems + Network Entrepreneurship & Leadership