Project Manager, Power Building & Organizing
Join a national organization committed to advancing a movement to race equity and health justice.
Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. Learn more about our vision for the future in our five-year strategic plan.
Community Catalyst recently concluded a significant five-year strategic planning process. The plan pushes the organization to focus its work on race equity and health justice, long-term vision setting, and power building. The Project Manager, Power Building and Organizing role is critical to the success of the organization’s new strategic direction and overall organizational advancement.
Reporting to the Director, Power Building & Organizing, the Manager of Power Building and Organizing will help Community Catalyst enter the power building space with humility – focused on identifying the needs of the eco-system and shaping a strategic role for Community Catalyst to play in driving knowledge-sharing and strategic collaboration across local, state and national organizations.
The Project Manager is a seasoned organizer with a proven track record of developing authentic relationships with community partners, and sustaining and growing an organized base of people to set agendas, shift public discourse and advance social justice change. This person is deeply invested in developing organizing and campaigning strategies that are rooted in race equity and support grasstops and grassroots advocacy grounded in 21st century power building. They will have an understanding of incorporating online and offline tactics in a way that reinforce each other. The Project Manager of Power Building and Organizing has familiarity and fluency with both on-the-ground and digital organizing and is able to translate it for organizations across the health justice movement.
Supervision: The Project Manager is supervised by the Power Building and Organizing Director within Community Catalyst’s Programs & Advocacy Team. The Project Manager will supervise the Power Building & Organizing Coordinator.
- Support the Director of Power Building and Organizing in the development and implementation of a strategy for Community Catalyst’s work in the power building and organizing space with local, tribal, state and national community partners.
- Co-develop and manage a process to better understand the power building and organizing landscape of health advocacy and justice organizations and gain more clarity about gaps and opportunities.
- Work with the Director of Power Building and the Director of Partner Engagement to redevelop Community Catalyst’s System of Advocacy, with an emphasis on race equity, health justice, and power building.
- Assist the Director in creating shared learning environments, institutes. and collaboration spaces for partner organizations to learn from one another about power building and organizing.
- Collaborate with Director and Power Building team to document lessons learned, best practices and recommendations for improved training, skill building and quality of capacity building for technical assistance providers through the lens of power building.
- Regular use of Microsoft Office tools such as Word and PowerPoint to design organizing models, trainings, and tools – engaging both partner organizations and Community Catalyst staff.
- Assist in managing and providing strategic guidance on power building and organizing for capacity building providers including but not limited to State Advocacy Managers, Policy Analysts, TA Providers and Program Associates.
- Assist director with the implementation of organization-wide plans for integrating power building and organizing into Community Catalyst’s programmatic and campaign work – including through trainings and other engagement with Community Catalyst staff.
- In coordination with Director, maintain regular communication with collaborating national and local partner organizations engaging in power building and organizing
- Coordinate development of cross-organizational tools, such as policy briefs and case studies .
- Work within Community Catalyst and the broader health justice ecosystem to create integrated digital organizing strategies that build power.
- Work deeply with partners to establish the methodology and approach for digital organizing and campaigning that builds power at the national, state, and local level.
- Identify gaps and opportunities to advance digital organizing strategies across the movement.
- Organize the broader ecosystem to identify and deploy digital strategies in service of winning on their campaigns.
- Working closely with the Project Manager of Partner Engagement and Support to implement a plan to recruit and cultivate new community–led partnerships and allyship with power building organizations.
- Facilitate meetings, learning community activities, and cross-organizational trainings related to power building.
- Participate in weekly leadership meetings and strategy sessions.
- Use project management tools such as slack to manage key deadlines and pace of the work
- Contribute to organization-wide efforts to center racial justice in Community Catalyst’s work and to build power as a more inclusive organization.
- Participate in meeting with key stakeholders and advisors as necessary.
- Build strong relationships and partnerships cross-organizationally
- Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the organization.
- Bachelor’s degree plus at least 4 years relevant work experience, or 6 relevant work experience.
- Commitment to Racial justice and experience in social change activism such as but not limited to: legislative advocacy or political/policy issue campaigns; community organizing; working with coalitions and stakeholders; power building; and/or strategic communications.
- Highly-developed attention to detail, with the ability to manage effectively in a fast-paced environment
- Direct experience providing technical assistance, coaching, capacity building and/or closely related activity.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the political process, community or partner engagement and how those things interface with systems change efforts.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills, including experience with public speaking, training, facilitating, and/or coaching.
- Strong project management skills with proven ability to manage several projects at once and respond to tight timelines.
- Strong cross-collaborator and team player with the ability and experience working independently.
- Commitment to values of the organization and driven to contributing to the success of the goals and mission.
Salary & Benefits
- Salary Range: $62,500 – $75,000
- Generous paid time off policy
- Robust benefits package
- Location: Flexible/Remote
Applicants should submit a resume as a document with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: email@example.com. Please put “Project Manager, PB & O” in the subject line.