The Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) is a unique Indigenous training and organizing network dedicated to building the capacity of Native tribes, traditional societies, and community groups to make transformational change. It also provides a forum for tribal and Native leaders and organizers to work in collaboration with each other and promote their work with non-Native national allies. NOA supports grassroots-driven social change rooted in Native traditional practices and values to advance tribal sovereignty and the health and wellbeing of Native people in rural and urban Native communities and on reservations across Indian Country.
Job Title: Organizing Fellowship Manager
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Organizing Fellowship Manager is responsible for the coordination of NOA’s Organizing Fellowship Program.
In partnership with NOA staff members, the Organizing Fellowship Manager will give individual guidance to each of the NOA fellows, while facilitating cross collaborations and learnings between the cohort of fellows with the goal of strengthening their commitment and skill of community organizing grounded in traditional practices and values.
Key responsibilities include:
- Manage, mentor and support each of the fellows with weekly 1:1 meetings
- Facilitate meetings with fellows and with tribal and community partners in the priority states in a culturally appropriate manner (in-person and virtually)
- Coordinate and facilitate online weekly group meetings so fellows can share challenges and learnings
- Collaborate with NOA’s Director of Training in developing the fellow’s training program
- Recruit, hire and manage interns to work with NOA staff who will advance the goals of the organization
- Organize a launch gathering with NOA staff and fellows annually, manage convening logistics
- Design and implement the fellow’s gathering at the end of the program
- Provide resources for outreach strategy for recruiting new fellows
- Delivering support based on each individual fellows needs in order for them to succeed in becoming a community organizer
- Design and analyzing data related to fellow’s campaign work and productivity to provide analysis on the impact of the fellows program
- Sharing data to internal stakeholders, funders, partners, media sources
- Working with the NOA leadership team on planning campaigns and initiatives and how the fellows are involved communicating with each fellow to understand their unique needs based on geographic locations (tribal, urban, organizational)
- You honor intertribal Native cultures and practices as the guiding principles of NOA’s organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations.
- Have a deep knowledge of the political, economic and social issues impacting the tribal and Native communities.
- Committed to structural changes and policy advocacy that will have long term impact in our communities
- Strong knowledge of intertribal Native history and culture.
- Knowledge of and commitment to progressive social change movements and grassroots organizing as the key to building political power.
- Understand the decisive role tribal governments, traditional and grassroots leaders play in the movement for achieving sovereignty and systemic change in nation to nation relations with the federal government.
- Experience managing volunteers
- Can communicate clearly and effectively.
- Strong writing skills
- Familiarity with Google products, Slack and other organizing and communication tools
- Familiar with work plans and able to participate in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
- Detail-oriented and able to manage your time efficiently.
- Possess solid problem-solving skills and know how to give and receive feedback well.
- A desire to grow and develop personally, and deepen our collective Indigenious frameworks. You want to learn from others in an exciting moment in Native history with an organization committed to movement-building for transformational change.
Salary: $60,000 – $70,000
Benefits: Include health, dental, and vision insurance; paid holiday time-off, and a generous vacation and sick policy.
Location: Remote (travel for staff gatherings, campaigns, and events)
Native Organizers Alliance is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for a Just Society (501c3) and is an equal opportunity employer, and women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, nor any other basis protected under law. We embrace the full spectrum of humanity and the intersectional nature of our existence and imaginative energies. We embody diversity in our staff, board, the artists and partners we work with, and the audiences we attract.
All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
Interested applicants are asked to please email:
- Cover letter
- Three references
Please email with the subject line “Your Name: Fellowship Manager” to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.