Resource Generation Hiring for Three Positions

Resource Generation is a national non-profit organization mobilizing young people (age 18-35) with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.  The broader Resource Generation community includes people of all ages and class backgrounds who support the role that young people with wealth play in social change. RG has 16 chapters in cities around the U.S., and our chapters engage in base-building, political education programming, running giving circles, engaging in local and national campaigns, and building local organizational relationships.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

PART-TIME HIGH NET WEALTH AND FAMILY PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR

Resource Generation is seeking a High Net Wealth and Family Philanthropy Coordinator at 30 hours a week to organize members of RG’s base who have high net wealth and who have family foundations. This program focuses on political education, leadership and skills development, and mobilizing to action among a portion of our base who have significant potential to move resources and to take leadership in philanthropy. This position will report to the Resource Mobilization Director.

We define high net wealth as having direct access to $1 million in liquidable assets and/or being part of a family that has $10 million or more in assets. You can find the full definition here.

The ideal candidate is a passionate community organizer who excels at building relationships with member leaders, is deeply committed to economic and racial justice, is passionate about transformative fundraising, and who can excellently manage multiple projects and timelines. This candidate will generate excitement and commitment from our base to move resources to social justice movements and participate in campaigns for change.

Goals of Resource Generation’s high net wealth and family philanthropy organizing:

To organize our high net wealth and family philanthropy members to…

  1. Fund social movements, and do so aligned with social justice philanthropy principles and best donor practices
  2. Become leaders in the field of philanthropy
  3. Organize other high net wealth young people and young people with family philanthropy into RG
  4. Participate and lead in RG’s campaigns
  5. Be spokespeople and publically share their stories
  6. Become members of RG at major donor levels that sustain our work

Job Responsibilities

Lead coordinator of High Net Wealth and Family Philanthropy organizing to reach our goals

  • Evaluate effectiveness of high net wealth and family philanthropy organizing and programs. Propose and integrate improvements and changes.
  • Organize all national programs, such as national praxis groups. Praxis groups are small groups that meet monthly to build relationship, develop skills, and participate in political education. Includes agenda design, recruiting presenters, facilitation, and 1:1 coaching.
  • Support RG’s team of 5 National Organizers to recruit and retain high net wealth and family philanthropy constituents in their chapters.
  • Work closely with Political Education and Retreats Manager to design goals and programming of biannual Transforming Philanthropy retreat for high net wealth and family philanthropy constituents (35-40 participants).

Cultivate high net wealth and family philanthropy members to be major donors to the movement and to Resource Generation

  • Ensure high net wealth and family philanthropy programming integrates RG’s social justice philanthropy principles and best donor practices.
  • Work closely with Development Director and Resource Mobilization Director to integrate major donor fundraising and asks into all of our high net wealth and family philanthropy programming.
  • Manage individual major donor portfolio and consistently prospect for new major donors.
  • Collaborator on the rollout of RG’s giving guidelines, making sure high net wealth and family philanthropy programming integrates giving guidelines.

Core qualifications and required skills

  • At least 2+ years of experience (paid or unpaid) in community organizing. Has demonstrated experience with engaging and mobilizing a base, and developing leaders.  
    • At least 1+ years of experience (paid or unpaid) in grassroots or individual donor fundraising. Has demonstrated experience with raising money from individual donors and increasing their giving over time.
    • Relationship-building skills with a wide range of people. Excited to talk to people, to do outreach, to organize!
    • Results-oriented: someone who gets it done, who is persistent, creative, and solutions-oriented no matter what the obstacles are
  • Project management: Meets deadlines, knows how to manage and balance multiple tasks and projects, work plans and communicates about progress effectively.
  • Team-player: Keeps what’s best for the whole in mind and action. Balances individual needs with bigger picture. Flexible and open to shifting priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a timely manner in a remote work environment via phone and email

Our ideal candidate would have…

  • Experience working with or organizing high net wealth individuals
  • A basic understanding of class, classism, and your own class identity
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Belief in the importance of organizing young people with wealth to become leaders in movements for justice

Location: Location is flexible.

Compensation: This is a 80% time (30 hours a week/four days a week) part-time position with benefits. The full time equivalent starting salary for this position is $51,000 – $54,000 depending on experience which is $40,800 – $43,200 at 80% time. Depending on organizational need there will be potential to increase this to a full-time role over time. Benefits include 90% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance, retirement plan and a 3% employer contribution after one year of employment, medical and transit flexible spending account, and prorated annual amounts of vacation (12 days), personal (4 days) and sick time (12 days).

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter as one single PDF file and email it to jobs@resourcegeneration.org by Sunday, July 29, 2018 with High Net Wealth Organizer in the subject line. RG organizes young people with wealth and the RG staff is currently a cross-class and multi-racial team. We especially encourage people of color and people from poor and working-class backgrounds to apply.

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WESTERN CHAPTER ORGANIZER

Resource Generation is recruiting for a full-time Western Organizer who will organize our Seattle, Bay Area, Portland, Los Angeles, and Denver chapters. This role will report to the Chapter Organizing Director.

The ideal candidate is a passionate community organizer who excels at building relationships with member leaders, is deeply committed to economic and racial justice, is passionate about transformative fundraising, and who can excellently manage multiple projects and timelines. This candidate will generate excitement and commitment from our base to move resources to social justice movements and participate in campaigns for change.

The success of a chapter organizer is measured by the strength of our chapters. A strong chapter has a cohesive leadership team, takes action and makes external impact, and recruits, retains, and develops new members with a particular focus on building our base of young people of color with wealth, anti-racist and anti-classist leadership development with our multiracial base, and building our base of young people with family foundations and who are high net wealth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Building strong chapters and member leaders aligned with national goals – 75%
    • Organize 5 regionally based chapters to set annual goals, have a cohesive leadership team, take action and make external impact, and recruit, retain, and develop new members with a particular focus on young people of color with wealth , family philanthropy and high net wealth.
    • Builds power in their chapters and region, in relationship with poor and working class-led organizations, that can be leveraged toward collective wins. In particular, build capacity in chapters to participate in our national campaign.
    • Integrate resource mobilization into chapter work and goals, making sure our organizing is moving more money into movements and supporting our national priorities around resource mobilization. Support the relationship between chapters and local social justice fund organizations.
    • Integrate fundraising into day to day organizing, making effective member asks and recruiting members to do the same.
    • Support the development of members’ leadership through one-on-one coaching, group meetings, chapter visits and skills trainings. Effective member leadership development results in building local chapter organizers who can do the day to day work of the chapter (recruit new members, build power, take collective action, fundraise) without intensive supervision from the staff organizer.   
  • Support national organizing priorities (work that organizers need to do that is not based in their chapters)  – 15%
    • Is responsible for elements of program planning and outreach for our National Retreats – including Making Money Make Change, and Transforming Family Philanthropy.
    • Responsible for meeting individual fundraising goal. Manage individual major donor portfolio and consistently prospect for new major donors, pushing members to give more boldly to movements through increasing their giving to RG.
    • Responsible for owning the accuracy and regular input of data for assigned chapters and donors, as well as core administrative functions such as uploading and tagging receipts for travel expenses.
  • Support chapter or national organizing special projects as needed – 10%
    • As needed, provide support with assigned special projects that serve RG’s larger organizing goals.
      • For example, joining a working group of our National Member Council to assist with their project on developing a lens around investing in RG

Core qualifications and required skills

  • At least 2+ years of experience (paid or unpaid) in community organizing. Has demonstrated experience with engaging and mobilizing a base, and developing leaders.
    • Relationship-building skills with a wide range of people. Excited to talk to people, to do outreach, to organize!
    • Results-oriented: someone who gets it done, who is persistent, creative, and solutions-oriented no matter what the obstacles are
  • Project management: Meets deadlines, knows how to manage and balance multiple tasks and projects, work plans and communicates about progress effectively.
  • Team-player: Keeps what’s best for the whole in mind and action. Balances individual needs with bigger picture. Flexible and open to shifting priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a timely manner in a remote work environment via phone and email

Our ideal candidate would have…

  • A basic understanding of class, classism, and your own class identity
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Belief in the importance of organizing young people with wealth to become leaders in movements for justice
  • Familiarity with organizing in the West and existing relationships with local and regional grassroots organizations

Location: The candidate must be based in one of the Western chapter cities: Seattle, Bay Area, Portland, Los Angeles, or Denver. Frequent travel required.

Compensation: This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $51,000 – $54,000 depending on experience. Benefits include 90% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan and an employer contribution after one year of employment, medical and transit flexible spending account, and annual paid leave including vacation (15 days), sick leave (15 days), and personal leave (5 days).

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter as one single PDF file and e-mail it to jobs@resourcegeneration.org by Sunday, July 15, 2018 with Western Chapter Organizer in the subject line. RG organizes young people with wealth and the RG staff is currently a cross-class and multi-racial team. We especially encourage people of color and people from poor and working-class backgrounds to apply.

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SOUTHERN CHAPTER ORGANIZER

Resource Generation is recruiting for a full-time Southern Organizer who will organize our chapters in the Triangle Area of NC (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) and our New Orleans chapter. The Southern organizer will also lead on starting new chapters, and potential new chapters include Atlanta, Asheville, and Austin. This will be the first time Resource Generation will have a full-time Southern organizer and we are eager to be building in this critical region. This role will report to the Chapter Organizing Director.

The ideal candidate is a passionate community organizer who excels at building relationships with member leaders, is deeply committed to economic and racial justice, is passionate about transformative fundraising, and who can excellently manage multiple projects and timelines. This candidate will generate excitement and commitment from our base to move resources to social justice movements and participate in campaigns for change.

The success of a chapter organizer is measured by the strength of our chapters. A strong chapter has a cohesive leadership team, takes action and makes external impact, and recruits, retains, and develops new members with a particular focus on building our base of young people of color with wealth, anti-racist and anti-classist leadership development with our multiracial base, and building our base of young people with family foundations and who are high net wealth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Building strong chapters and member leaders aligned with national goals – 75%
    • Organize 2 regionally based chapters (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and New Orleans) to set annual goals, have a cohesive leadership team, take action and make external impact, and recruit, retain, and develop new members with a particular focus on young people of color with wealth, family philanthropy and high net wealth.
    • Build a base in 2-3 new chapter areas, develop leaders, and support them to meet our chapter criteria.
    • Build power in their chapters and region, in relationship with poor and working class-led organizations, that can be leveraged toward collective wins. In particular, build capacity in chapters to participate in our national campaign.
    • Integrate resource mobilization into chapter work and goals, making sure our organizing is moving more money into movements and supporting our national priorities around resource mobilization. Support the relationship between chapters and local social justice fund organizations.
    • Integrate fundraising into day to day organizing, making effective member asks and recruiting members to do the same.
    • Support the development of members’ leadership through one-on-one coaching, group meetings, chapter visits and skills trainings. Effective member leadership development results in building local chapter organizers who can do the day to day work of the chapter (recruit new members, build power, take collective action, fundraise) without intensive supervision from the staff organizer.   
  • Support national organizing priorities (work that organizers need to do that is not based in their chapters)  – 15%
    • Is responsible for elements of program planning and outreach for our National Retreats – including Making Money Make Change, and Transforming Family Philanthropy.
    • Responsible for meeting individual fundraising goal. Manage individual major donor portfolio and consistently prospect for new major donors, pushing members to give more boldly to movements through increasing their giving to RG.
    • Responsible for owning the accuracy and regular input of data for assigned chapters and donors, as well as core administrative functions such as uploading and tagging receipts for travel expenses.
  • Support chapter or national organizing special projects as needed – 10
    • As needed, provide support with assigned special projects that serve RG’s larger organizing goals.
      • For example, joining a working group of our National Member Council to assist with their project on developing a lens around investing in RG

Core qualifications and required skills

  • At least 2+ years of experience (paid or unpaid) in community organizing. Has demonstrated experience with engaging and mobilizing a base, and developing leaders.
    • Relationship-building skills with a wide range of people. Excited to talk to people, to do outreach, to organize!
    • Results-oriented: someone who gets it done, who is persistent, creative, and solutions-oriented no matter what the obstacles are
  • Project management: Meets deadlines, knows how to manage and balance multiple tasks and projects, work plans and communicates about progress effectively.
  • Team-player: Keeps what’s best for the whole in mind and action. Balances individual needs with bigger picture. Flexible and open to shifting priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a timely manner in a remote work environment via phone and email

Our ideal candidate would have…

  • A basic understanding of class, classism, and your own class identity
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Belief in the importance of organizing young people with wealth to become leaders in movements for justice
  • Familiarity with organizing in the South and existing relationships with local and regional grassroots organizations

Location: The candidate must be based in the South. Frequent travel required.

Compensation: This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $51,000 – $54,000 depending on experience. Benefits include 90% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan and an employer contribution after one year of employment, medical and transit flexible spending account, and annual paid leave including vacation (15 days), sick leave (15 days), and personal leave (5 days).

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter as one single PDF file and e-mail it to jobs@resourcegeneration.org by Sunday, July 15, 2018 with Southern Chapter Organizer in the subject line. RG organizes young people with wealth and the RG staff is currently a cross-class and multi-racial team. We especially encourage people of color and people from poor and working-class backgrounds to apply.