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Two job openings at GMT

The Netcentric Campaigns division of Green Media Toolshed is hiring two Network Advocacy Coordinators to work with progressive organizations and movements to incorporate cutting-edge network theory and web 2.0 tools into advocacy and campaigning efforts.

Netcentric Campaigns
Job Description: Network Advocacy Coordinator

OVERVIEW
This full time, mid-level position will work with progressive organizations and movements to incorporate cutting-edge network theory and web 2.0 tools into advocacy and campaigning efforts.

ABOUT US
Netcentric Campaigns believes that creating power and influencing social change in our increasingly-connected culture requires an approach focused not only on the individual or organization, but also on the network as a mechanism for exerting influence.
In this highly mobile and transient society, traditional community organizing techniques and locally-focused team models are insufficient. The network-centric approach unifies the strategy for creating change with the dynamics of our age. Netcentric Campaigns educates activists on how to harness the power of a connected grassroots.

Netcentric Campaigns has developed an extensive training and consulting program that provides participants with deeper understanding networks role in advocacy and issue campaign work. The training and consulting program provide an orientation to the critical concepts and language while also walking participants through a process of creating network action plans.

Netcentric Campaigns staff are regularly engaged by foundations, coalitions, collaboratives and nonprofit organizations to set up work sessions focused on designing network based programs to move agenda and support social change.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinating Training, Education and Consulting Programs

Provide strategic support to progressive organizations and movements on using networks to achieve advocacy and campaigning objectives.

Expand and test network-centric advocacy strategy.

Monitor and incorporate the latest thinking on networks, Web 2.0, advocacy and social movements into approaches and materials.

Gather case studies of effective networks.

Learn and test the latest web-based organizing tools and practices.

Develop and refine training and education products.

Design and deliver several dozen presentations annually, including high-level training programs for international activists.

Add content to organization website, including blogs and training materials.

Add content to advocacy2.org wiki. Develop content, facilitate conversation, and recruit contributors.

Write and distribute monthly newsletter sharing theory, best practices and tips.

Develop new products and services.

Program Coordination

Track all administrative aspects of the consulting program, including contracts, billing and staff.

Support Executive Director setting scope with new clients and partnerships.

Manage contracts. Ensure contracts are well-designed and executed in a timely manner.

Coordinate with consultants and contractors.

Hire and manage interns.

Interface with prospective and current clients and funders.

Expand and implement organizational strategy, including products, branding and positioning.

Manage budget for individual contracts.

Contribute to a sustained outreach campaign promoting the visibility for Netcentric Campaigns in the broader advocacy, progressive and consultant communities.

Backstop Executive Director.

General

Support growth of Green Media Toolshed’s network of almost 200 environmental organizations.

Contribute to the overall smooth operations and enjoyable culture of our small nonprofit organization.

The Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

Project management experience, including contracts, budgets and evaluation.

A minimum of 2-3 years experience with advocacy, campaigns, progressive organizations and/or the media.

Demonstrated experience with web 2.0 tools, including blogs, wikis and social networking sites. (Personal use counts!)

Proficient in basic Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Photo editing, HTML and wiki experience a plus.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Superior presentation skills and an ability to tell a good story.

Proven ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and in a team.

Undergraduate degree. Masters degree in related field desirable (communications, policy, public affairs, tech)

COMPENSATION
Salary range is $35,000-$45,000, depending on experience. Benefits package that includes medical, prescription and dental coverage as well as a vision discount program. GMT contributes to a 401k plan after 1 year of employment. Time off includes two weeks (10 days) of vacation plus 14-15 paid holidays.

PROCESS
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to kearns (at) greenmediatoolshed.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through June 15, 2008. Desired start in early June. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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