Black Visions Membership Programs Organizer Minneapolis, MN · Full time Company website

Black Visions is a Black-led, Queer and Trans centering organization whose mission is to organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems of violence.

Description

About the Role

The Membership Programs Organizer will cultivate authentic and care-based relationships with new and existing members of Black Visions. Working alongside teammates, the Membership Programs Organizer will help build the individual and collective power of Black leaders as well as organize events centered around Black joy. 


Black Visions is a membership-based organization, which means our members help govern, make important policy decisions, and play a large role in steering the campaigns we run throughout Minnesota. 


The ideal person for this role is detail oriented and will work behind the scenes to coordinate logistics so that our events and meetings for Members run smoothly. 


This role will be managed by the Membership Manager and work in collaboration with the Membership Campaigns Organizer to grow the Black Visions membership and help recruit more Black individuals to our program, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA).   


ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Meeting Logistics and Event Planning 

  • Develop consistent and varied membership spaces and events that center joy, creativity, and relationships for members to connect and build with one another outside of organizing work 
  • Coordinate all aspects of regular membership meetings and events, such as Black Oasis, membership retreats, and an end of year celebration with support from the membership team
  • Manage scheduling staff and volunteers for staffing membership events as needed 
  • Coordinate with artists, performers and/or venue staff to make sure everyone’s needs are met
  • Serve as the main contact point for troubleshooting any issues at events 


Member Engagement, Care & Connection 

  • Be available and accessible to all Members during your scheduled hours
  • Make a strong commitment to attend all Member meetings and events
  • Know all of the Members assigned to you by name, pronouns, and face
  • Be informed of Black Visions policies and able to instruct Members regarding the proper protocols and procedures supporting our Black queer feminist workplace culture
  • Learn about members’s passions, organizing interests, and areas of growth to link them to relevant opportunities and resources
  • Lead efforts for care and support of members during and after moments of crisis 
  • Track membership participation, utilization of resources, and retention


Membership Training and Program Support

  • Develop, facilitate, and evaluate orientation for new members with the support of other membership staff
  • Lead membership programming that deepens engagement, shared decision making, and leadership capacities
  • Coordinate annual membership retreat and end of year celebration with the Membership Manager and Membership Campaigns Organizer
  • Other duties as assigned


Community Outreach and Recruitment

  • Attend community events on behalf of Black Visions, especially those supporting Black LGBTQIA youth in Minnesota’s Black neighborhoods 
  • Recruit potential members through consistent outreach, direct engagement, and hosting information sessions


Teamwork and Collaboration (shared with all other staff members)

  • Join weekly All Staff meetings and Program Staff Pod meetings
  • Develop agendas, facilitate meetings, and handle follow-up as needed
  • Support the Abolitionist movement ecosystem fighting for Black liberation in Minnesota.
  • Share work with others on staff while respecting delegated levels of authority. 
  • Participate in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of staff trainings and events as well as All Hands Deck (AHOD) Moments
  • Use our resources in ways that comply with local, state, and federal law, as well as, the moral principles of environmental justice and resource stewardship
  • Other duties as assigned by staff pod


QUALIFICATIONS


Qualifications include…

  • Steadfast commitment to the collective liberation of all Black people
  • 2+ years experience leading/supporting community engagement efforts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as emotional intelligence
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience planning and executing events 
  • Ability to work well both individually and on a team in a fast paced environment
  • Basic computer and internet literacy


Our ideal candidate will have…

  • Has experience organizing in Black and LGBTQIA communities 
  • Familiarity with data entry and database management
  • An outgoing and positive personality


PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

This position may require walking or standing for long periods of time during events or outreach initiatives. It may also involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage. Work is often performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and lifting or carrying light objects frequently.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals to perform essential job functions.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Black Visions is a hybrid workplace. Our physical location is in Minneapolis, MN. All Black Visions staff must have a home address in Minnesota.


UNION

This position is under the Black Visions Union, affiliated with CWA Local 7200.


SALARY

Annual base salary is $65,915/year. 

A cost of living adjustment is enacted once every year equal to the rate of inflation or higher.


BENEFITS 

  • Generously subsidized dental insurance and healthcare plan options
  • Retirement account with 3% employer match
  • A life insurance policy of $25,000 and a 60% Long Term Disability plan 
  • Expansive time off policy
  • 128 hours accrued vacation time during the first year of employment
  • 10 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • A three-week period of Rest and Reflection every Winter
  • A two-week period of Rest and Reflection every Summer 
  • Up to $3,000/year for professional development
  • Up to $5,000/year for childcare and dependent care services 
  • Reimbursement for health and wellness activities (up to $150/mo)



The priority deadline is July 29. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 



Black Visions is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, disabled, or have otherwise been impacted by systems of oppression to apply.