Move to End Violence is hiring a Co-Director at The Raben Group
The Raben Group seeks a Co-Director to join the consulting team administering Move to End Violence (MEV), a program of the NoVo Foundation. The ideal candidate seeks a senior-level position to be part of a shared leadership team to oversee the development and execution of programming designed to build the capacity of the U.S. movement to end violence against all girls and women, including cis, trans, and those who are gender nonconforming. MEV seeks to center the leadership of women of color and Indigenous women and others who are most impacted by gender-based violence in this country. We are looking for someone who will bring a spirit of collaboration, partnership, experimentation, and fun to our team – in service of a powerful purpose.
About the Team
With the departure of the Director, MEV is shifting toward a shared leadership structure throughout the organization. A key part of this is the creation of a co-directorship to lead the program in its next phase through its sunset. The other co-director will be Priscilla Hung, MEV’s current deputy director. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape what kind of leadership is needed in these times.
The staff team works in partnership with a faculty team of consultants and experts in the fields of beloved community, movement building for social change, liberation and equity, transformative leadership development, and organizational development for transformation to implement Move to End Violence. The heart of MEV’s 10-year program is building leaders’ capacity for transformative movement-building through a series of five cohort cycles focused on deep dialogue, training, and access to resources. Now at the start of our fourth cohort cycle, we are responsible for recruiting and selecting participants (Movement Makers), managing and delivering curriculum at several in-person convenings each year, supporting participating individuals and organizations, developing and maintaining an external presence, providing learning opportunities for and with social justice allies, and more.
This team operates as consultants to the NoVo Foundation and this position reports to the NoVo Foundation. We are housed at The Raben Group a national public affairs consulting firm committed to making connections, solving problems, and inspiring change across the corporate, nonprofit, foundation, and government sectors. To learn more about the firm, visit www.rabengroup.com.
As a team, the co-directors are responsible for the following:
- Holding the vision, purpose, and values for the program over its entire 10-year arc and through its planned sunset in 2022
- Designing and adapting the program to support activists within the U.S. movement to end violence against girls and women with the vision and capacity to create social change
- Serving as the primary connection with NoVo Foundation staff to determine direction, maintain partnership and alignment, gain input, and adjust the program as necessary
- Maintaining relationship with The Raben Group
- Providing leadership, management, support, and mentorship to the full team
- Overseeing all aspects of the program, including programmatic, operational, strategic, and fiscal decisions
- Working in partnership with the core faculty team to hold central the fundamentals of the Move to End Violence program and integrating them into cohort programming, including convening planning, workshop planning, and documentation of the cohort’s experience
- Promoting and maintaining the profile of the program and engaging in learning exchanges and communities focused on social change and movement building
- Creating and managing a strategy to systematically create outreach and engagement opportunities that broaden the reach of the Move to End Violence fundamentals
- Driving other special projects in partnership with Movement Makers and NoVo Foundation staff
- Serving as thought partners to Movement Makers
The Co-Director should have:
- At least 15 years of experience working for social justice
- At least 5 years of experience working in the U.S. field to end violence against girls and women, with a demonstrated understanding of movement dynamics
- A commitment to MEV’s team values of practice toward transformation, radical love, liberation and equity, self-care and community care, and interdependence
- A strong intersectional, feminist and racial equity analysis and approach to the work
- A track record of creating shared goals and values, and working towards them in collaboration and partnership
- The ability to manage complex systems with grace and confidence
- Experience leading diverse teams
- An empowering and facilitative approach to leadership
- Strengths in strategic thinking and execution
- Experience managing a team of consultants or senior level staff
- Availability to travel regularly, at least one week a month
We strongly encourage those who are familiar with MEV and its programming to consider applying. The Raben Group is an equal opportunity employer with a multi-lingual, multi-national, and diverse staff. The position may be based anywhere in the United States. It is a full-time position and we offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
In lieu of a cover letter, please respond to these short-answer questions:
- What do you see as your contributions to the movement to end violence against girls and women? How would being co-director at MEV allow you to continue contributing?
- What is your experience with transformative capacity-building in a movement-building setting? What are 1 or 2 practices or teachings that you have found to be pivotal in your own work or way of being?
- Why are you interested in being part of a co-directorship? What strengths and growing edges do you bring to shared leadership? Please offer specific examples when possible.
- Is there anything else you’d like to share with us? (not required)
Please send your responses and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with your last name followed by “MEV APP” in the subject line (example: “Andrews MEV APP”). Priority will be given to applications received by January 1, 2018. No calls please.