Job & Volunteer Opportunities

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Retreat Organizer  

Resource Generation is seeking a full-time Retreat Organizer. The ideal candidate has direct experience working with and designing programming for progressive young people with wealth, experience organizing national  retreats for 50-100 people, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

The Retreat Organizer is a key member of the Organizing Team at Resource Generation, in charge of running high quality regional and national retreats for RG.  We run 3-5 retreats per year. A primary responsibility of the Retreat Organizer is to enhance the quality of RG’s retreats to better build upon and serve our year-round organizing in local chapters. The Retreat Organizer organizes our staff team and member-leaders to collaborate on creating excellent content for our retreats; our Events and Operations Coordinator is responsible for all logistics and financial operations.  This is a mid-level position, reporting to the Chapter Organizing Director.

Please note: The position of Retreat Organizer at RG is new, and experimental. A key piece of work for RG is to figure out how our national retreats can better serve our year-round, chapter-based organizing and leadership development. We seek to hire someone who is equally as excited and flexible to figure this out. While our intention is making this an indefinite, permanent position, we want to be up front that after one year we will re-evaluate fit based on the evolving needs of the organization; it’s possible the position would not continue after that. In the event of that happening and you’ve excelled in the job, we’ll do all we can to help you land somewhere else. It is our ideal that this position will continue indefinitely.

About Resource Generation

Resource Generation is a national nonprofit 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 we focus on developing leaders through storytelling, peer-led learning and action, and supporting members to engage in collective action through local chapters, national campaigns, innovative funding models and in their family’s philanthropy.

Location: RG is a national organization with headquarters in NYC and staff around the country. Location is flexible, with a first preference for candidates based in NYC; secondary preference for where other remote staff are located –  Philadelphia, Washington DC, and/or the Bay Area, CA; third preference for someone based elsewhere. 

Salary: Salary offer in the low $50,000s. RG also offers a generous benefit package including 3 weeks of paid vacation and health, dental and vision insurance.

How to apply: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@resourcegeneration.org. Please include “Retreat Organizer” in the subject line. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, with a final deadline by Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.

Job Responsibilities

  • In 2016, the main focus of the Retreat Associate will be  Making Money Make Change, RG’s largest retreat with around 100 participants.
  • Organize all programmatic elements of Making Money Make Change, including panels, workshops, caucuses and plenaries.
  • Recruit RG members into leadership roles for retreats, manage staff to develop curriculum and participate in curriculum development.
  • Work closely with RG’s Chapter Organizing Director to support programmatic content and outreach for leadership retreats.
  • Lead around implementing RG’s commitment to racial and economic justice values and practices in our retreats. Integrate feedback and recommendations from previous years, particularly focused on making RG retreats more safe and impactful for people of color with wealth, and supportive of non-wealthy presenters, facilitators, and consultants.
  • Drive proposals for enhancing RG’s retreat programming and goals, including but not limited to retreats’ relationships to each other, location, length, size, and/or frequency of retreats.
  • Organize Activist Cafe (1×1 meetings between retreat attendees and presenters) and Consulting Cafe (1×1 meetings between retreat attendees and representatives from sponsor organizations).
  • Solicit and create content for the retreat program book.
  • Work with member leaders to plan, conduct outreach and recruitment and support pre-retreat training for members who will be leading at the retreat. Manage the creation of participant small groups and other as-needed participant support systems.
  • Manage retreat evaluations: ensure evaluations are collecting data that help measure our progress towards organizational goals; while on-site distribute and collect.
  • Communication: work with Communications Consultant to create and implement a social media outreach strategy for each retreat; draft content and solicit blog posts
  • Outreach: create outreach plan for reach retreat in order to meet registration goals, create prep materials for staff, participate in outreach efforts, regularly update the staff on progress towards outreach goals.
  • Retreat reports: after each retreat ends, write a summary report of accomplishments, copy edit and  work with graphic designer on layout.
  • As a key member of the Organizing Team, participate in RG’s spring and fall fundraising appeals

Qualifications

  • Experience designing retreat programming ( 2+ years, paid or unpaid), including facilitation and curriculum development
  • Demonstrated ability to be a thought leader in how retreats fit into and enhance year-round community organizing towards meeting RG’s mission, especially focused on using retreats as a tool for leadership development
  • Demonstrated belief in the importance of organizing young people with wealth to become leaders in movements for justice, in the context of overall commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Strong delegation skills: ability to effectively delegate and manage projects and tasks to an array of people all contributing to the project
  • Detail-oriented: someone who is bothered by typos, who dots all their ‘i’s and crosses all their ‘t’s, who has strong organizational and workplanning systems
  • Results-oriented: someone who gets it done, who is persistent, creative and solutions-oriented no matter what the obstacles are
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines well
  • Team-player: manage own workload while responding to emerging and ongoing organizational needs, be flexible and open to shifting priorities and timelines
  • Relationship-building skills with a wide range of people. Excited to work with vendors, venue staff, as well as RG members.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work remotely; demonstrated capability to communicate in a timely manner via email and phone
  • Basic understanding of class, classism, and their own class identity

 


INTERN & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

For all intern and fellowship opportunities, interested applicants should fill out this application form. The positions will remain open until filled.

Job Title: Intern
Location:
New York City, NY, or Oakland, CA

Get involved in RG by joining us behind the scenes! Click here for the application.

The main opportunities for an Internship include:

  • Assist in organizing and planning for our local and national programs (ex – Chapters, organizing people of color with wealth, tax justice campaign, Making Money Make Change)
  • Work on enhancing and keeping up our database and virtual organizing manual
  • Strengthen our communications systems, tracking, and processes for intake 
  • Supporting our fundraising, particularly with our membership program and yearly appeals 

We are especially looking for people interested in our tax justice organizing work, organizing people of color with wealth & racial justice, communications, systems and database development, and graphic design.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Interns are asked to commit to 2 days a week (approximately 15 hours) throughout a 3-month period. We can offer a nominal stipend of $100/month.

Ideally Interns are based in our offices in New York, NY or Oakland, CA; however, there is the possibility of working remotely if you are not able to be in those locations.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. If we think you could be a good match with RG for this role, we will contact you to set up an interview, and may request a resume as-needed.

 


Job Title: Fellow
Location:
New York City, NY, or Oakland, CA

Get involved in RG by joining us behind the scenes! Click here for the application.

The main opportunities in our Fellowship include:

  • Assist in organizing and planning for our local and national programs (ex – Chapters, organizing people of color with wealth, tax justice campaign, Making Money Make Change) 
  • Work on enhancing and keeping up our database and virtual organizing manual 
  • Strengthen our communications systems, tracking, and processes for intake 
  • Supporting our fundraising, particularly with our membership program and yearly appeals 

We are especially looking for people interested in our tax justice organizing work, organizing people of color with wealth & racial justice, communications, systems and database development, and graphic design.

We are a tight team of staff and leaders, so as a Fellow you will get to learn and work intimately with all our major program areas and participate in staff meetings. You will be supported one-on-one by a staff member to develop your skills and knowledge of Resource Generation and the world of social change philanthropy and donor organizing.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Fellows are asked to commit to at least 2 days a week (approximately 15 hours) for 6 to 12 months. We can offer a nominal stipend of $100/month.

Ideally Fellows are based in our offices in New York, NY or Oakland, CA; however, there is the possibility of working remotely if you are not able to be in those locations.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. If we think you could be a good match with RG for this role, we will contact you to set up an interview, and may request a resume as-needed.

Questions? Email zara@resourcegeneration.org