Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network) is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains trans, queer, and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools. GSA Network is guided by our vision of full equality and social justice for all trans and queer people. We have developed a model of grassroots organizing that trains youth activists to understand and challenge multiple systems of oppressions, in order to develop trans, queer, and allied leaders with a vision for broad social justice. Grounded in this model, GSA Network is building the GSA movement by providing resources, training, and grassroots organizing support to youth activists working to educate schools and communities about trans and queer issues and change public policy; as well as to emerging GSA Networks in states around the U.S. As the convener of the National Association of GSA Networks - the largest partnership of GSA focused organizations - we bring together youth and adult leaders from state and regional GSA Networks to share best practices for GSA and youth organizing. As a national leader at the intersections of the trans and queer youth, racial, gender, and education justice movements, this is an exciting time for GSA Network as we expand our impact and grow our team. You can learn more about our work at www.gsanetwork.org.
The Executive Coordinator role is designed to support and partner with GSA Network’s Co-Executive Director J. Gia Loving, and project manage the Director’s Team. As primary contact to the Co-Executive director, this role will support in coordinating organizational programs, communications, and other teams Gia leads. As a neurodivergent youth leader in this executive role, Gia is looking for a solid and dependable collaborator who is detailed oriented and excels in executive functioning abilities.
Essential Duties and Functions:
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive regarding duties required.)
Executive Assistance 80%
- Provide executive-level support to the Co-Executive Director with a high degree of initiative, judgment, and discretion.
- Develop and maintain a basic knowledge of all major GSA Network initiatives
- Manage a complex schedule for the Co-Executive Director and handle frequent reprioritizations that will often require independent decision-making. Duties under this include; schedule meetings, coordinating resources, and assembling appropriate reference material for all meetings – including meetings set by the Co-Executive Director;
- Ensure the Co-Executive Director is well prepared for meetings and other internal/external activities;
- Coordinate travel arrangements: develop itineraries, book flights and hotel arrangements, reserve meeting facilities, and perform other necessary arrangements as needed – including travel scheduled by the Co-Executive Director.
- Serve as a point of contact for the Co-Executive Director;
- Track the Co-Executive Director’s project deadlines and needs, while also simultaneously meeting one’s own deliverables;
- Accompany the Co-Executive Director on work trips and travel to carry out duties assigned by Co-Executive Director;
- Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the Directors Team, Leadership Team, and Board of Directors
- Perform related duties as assigned within your scope of practice
Director’s Team Management 10%
- Support the Director’s Team with calendaring/timelines to ensure organizational congruence and consistency across all program areas.
- Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
- Manage communication between Direector’s Team and staff by providing updates and decisions made to the full staff.
- Work with the System Director to manage Asana boards and Slack communications.
Other Duties 10%
- All employees within the operations team cover for each other during vacation or if someone is out sick. This means you may have to occasionally take on tasks outside the normal scope of your job with plenty of guidance.
- Minor tasks related to position that come up during times of rapid response.
- 2 to 5 years of experience in complex coordination of activities, management, or comparable experience;
- Knowledge of and direct experience with grassroots community organizing and coalition building
- Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
- Excellent writing skills required
- Excellent verbal communication skills, including public speaking, meeting facilitation, and conflict resolution
- Solid time management skills and attention to detail
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression work, and LGBTQ rights
- Desire to grow with a fast-paced organization
- Ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with people from a variety of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds
- Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends.
- Must be able to work & supervise remotely and/or in an office environment.
- Must be able to operate and use a computer and phone manually.
- Must be able to work at a computer for a prolonged period of time.
- Must be able to communicate clearly in English and adapt voice and tone to digital platforms (e.g. social media and website).
- May involve up to 10% travel.
Apply via BambooHR at gsanetwork.org with a Cover Letter and Resume. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with an ideal start date of May 01, 2023. Please note that GSA Network will be closed from April 3, 2023-April 7, 2023, and will not respond to applications or inquiries until we return. We will begin interviewing for this position on April 10th. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we will not be able to respond to individual calls or emails regarding the status of your application.
Equal Opportunity Employer
GSA Network is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth, people of color, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.
$65,000-70,000 commensurate with experience. GSA Network's wages are set according to an internal equity matrix. As such, we do not negotiate salary offers outside the specified range.
- 95% of premium costs for health and dental insurance for all regular employees working 30 hours or more per week are covered by GSAN.
- 403b Plan with employer match
- 2 weeks of vacation a year
- Annual professional development allowance
- Ergonomic assessment of home office
- Paid Family Leave
- 2 Paid Personal Days
- 14 paid holidays (including a floating Pride Holiday & Cesar Chavez Day)
- Leadership Team
- GSA Network has developed The Leadership Team as a professional development opportunity for staff and a more equitable decision-making structure than the traditional non-profit. The goal of this team is to create a skills-building structure that will build the next generation of leadership and management capacity within the organization. After 6 months of employment, all staff members in good standing are eligible to join a 4-month Leadership Cohort.
GSAN is in the process of strengthening our internal structure.
Some of these shifts look like:
- Solidifying a decision-making process that aligns with our values
- Exploring values-aligned management practices
- Finalizing our pay equity commitments
- Building up the internal infrastructure needed to support our workflow
- Deepening the strategy for completing our strategic plan