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Join the Power Shift Network team! (Photo credit: James Basett-Cann)
(Photo credit: James Bassett-Cann)

The Power Shift Network is currently hiring for the below positions. 

You can also check out our Jobs Board here for opportunities with our network members and allies.


Trainings Coordinator

LOCATION: Remote. Slight preference given to people in Washington, DC
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority Deadline October 15th, rolling until hired
POTENTIAL START DATE: November 15th, 2017
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, salaried position, non-exempt
COMPENSATION: $42,500 – $53,000 depending on experience and region’s cost of living, plus 100% employer paid health, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement account with employer match, vision and dental insurance premium and 80% reimbursement on cell phone bill

About Power Shift Network:

The Power Shift Network (PSN) mobilizes the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all. Referred to as the “hub of the youth climate movement,” Energy Action Coalition—the previous iteration of PSN—brought together groups of environmental organizations to strengthen and empower youth-led organizing for climate justice. As the Power Shift Network, we continue to do this important work with a new, more agile, and responsive model that creates space for young people and others committed to building a stronger movement for climate justice and to strategically situate the movement within larger national and international movements for social justice. Learn more about Power Shift Network's mission, vision, and values here.

Job Activities & Responsibilities:

  • Assess existing progressive organizing and movement training infrastructure with attention to accessibility for young people
  • Develop and maintain resource banks of trainings, workshops, intensives etc. available to PSN members
  • Lead the development and implementation of PSN’s training strategy, with focus on decentralized network theory, anti-oppression praxis and the particular needs of the youth climate movement
  • Build and maintain relationships with network member organization representatives to better understand current network resources and identify network specific training needs
  • Develop curricula and design agendas for signature Power Shift Network trainings and workshops that meet PSN member needs
  • Manage logistics for in-person trainings, including venue, caters, and liaising with facilitators.
  • Lead PSN’s webinar trainings which offer strategic online learning opportunities in the network, highlighting and prioritizing decentralizing knowledge sharing within network
  • Support planning, recruitment, and logistics for annual summer youth activist training camp
  • Engage in continued education on training and facilitation best practices, the climate justice movement, and related social justice movements
  • Support and provide facilitation and assistance, including strategy coaching, leadership development, training, and other relevant components to network members, with a special emphasis on organizations who work with and/or represent frontline communities, communities of color and/or low income communities
  • Coordinate with digital staff to ensure the proper integration of online tools for resource sharing, recruitment, and training purposes
  • Works closely with Executive Director and Network Coordinator to plan and execute the member Annual Meeting, including supporting agenda and facilitation plan, and other events as requested

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Four to six years of experience with facilitation and agenda design in the youth climate movement, environmental justice movement, political campaigns, or other similar organizations to plan and implement trainings and workshops, especially in communities of color, frontline communities, and/or low-income communities, paid or unpaid.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and designing workshops/trainings, including designing and facilitating training for trainers
  • Ability to work independently (often remotely), cooperatively and effectively
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to clearly write and explain complex issues and effectively communicate them to young leaders and people who are completely new to activism
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the intersections among the climate movement, labor, racial justice, reproductive justice, gender justice, and other movements for social justice
  • Proficient with computer skills including database and word processing
  • Ability to effectively build social networks and relationships, especially with underrepresented groups
  • Familiarity with traditional and digital training methods, like skillshares, workshops, and webinars
  • Ability to support and facilitate connections and relationship building among diverse individuals
  • Knowledgeable on network theory and/or decentralized movement building a plus.

How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please use the following format to submit your application:

  • Your subject line should follow this format only: Position Title + Your First + Last Name
  • Mention in your cover letter where you learned of the position
  • Cover letter and resume should be attached in one .pdf document

Power Shift Network is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.