Power Shift Network - Operations and Human Resources Co-Executive Director

Full Time

Operations and Human Resources Director (Co-Executive Director), Power Shift Network

Power Shift Network seeks a dynamic Operations & Human Resources Director (exempt), remote, to support the organization, its people, and its network members. This is a full-time role at 32-hour work weeks (four-day work weeks). This individual should have experience working in HR departments for progressive organizations, movement organizations, or networks. They should be a high-level thinker, strategist, and doer able to navigate a variety of environments with skill and integrity. The Operations and Human Resources Director is one of three co-executive director roles and will be expected to work closely with other directors and Network Members to develop, implement, and adhere to policies that support Power Shift Network’s staff and base of member organizations.

Power Shift Network is a non-profit network organization dedicated to mobilizing the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all. PSN is a Black-led, BIPOC-majority organization that provides its 100+ member organizations with tools, resources, and training to build power at the local level and develop a diverse new generation of progressive leaders. PSN has been a backbone structure for the youth climate movement in many iterations for well over a decade now - from its time as Energy Action Coalition in the mid-2000’s, mobilizing people to 10,000+ person Power Shift convergences, to our regional conferences coming out as Power Shift Network in 2016, and intentional work putting new and developing organizations at the forefront. PSN is dedicated to an intergenerational, just, and equitable climate movement that ensures youth leadership and self-determination. 

Primary Responsibilities

Human Resources (40%)

  • Lead all aspects of PSN’s Human Resources by centering PSN’s anti-oppressive values and nonprofit best practices
  • Supervise hiring processes and decisions in close coordination with Co-Directors
  • Supervise new employee onboarding processes in collaboration with relevant staff members
  • Manage staff wage & benefit offerings, striving to offer a competitive compensation package for all staff
  • Develop and routinely update staff position descriptions
  • Lead annual PSN work planning processes
  • Execute introductory and annual performance reviews, and manage subsequent improvement & professional development plans
  • Steward PSN’s culture of feedback and actively build the organization’s management culture and skillset
  • Seek out and approve professional development opportunities for staff, in coordination with individual staff’s supervisors
  • Supervise the upkeep of various PSN digital HR systems such as timekeeping, payroll, etc
  • Supervise the maintenance of complete and secure HR records for all current and past as laid out in PSN’s documentation retention policy
  • Coordinate legal affairs relating to contracts, vendor relationships, and employee relationships
  • Ensure PSN’s policies and procedures are clearly and transparently presented to all staff and adhered to

Development (20%)

  • Directly support, engage, and execute fundraising strategies the other Co-Executive Directors in managing their fundraising portfolio
  • Maintain relationships and cultivate PSN’s major donor portfolio
  • Support development staff with all stages of planning midtier and major donor cultivation programs, including Giving Circles
  • Serve as the face of the organization at funder conferences, events, and other fundraising spaces
  • Support development staff in identifying and pursuing sponsorship opportunities, taking care to ensure culture and ethics fit

General Operations & Liability (20%)

  • Approve and work with all vendors related to managing organizational insurance policies, including employee benefits, as well as general liability and property loss insurance, workers compensation, etc.
  • Manage contract process, subcontracts, and agreements with consultants, partners, and vendors for PSN, including delegation to or coaching of relevant staff, negotiation of contract terms and pricing, and maintaining awareness of contract deadlines and deliverables
  • Supervise booking of travel, venues, food, and other logistics for staff, board, and network meetings
  • Manage IT, software and equipment needs
  • Work with insurance broker to ensure continuity of coverage, and manage financial and legal risks to the organization (including liaising with board to ensure they are aware of risk management decisions when they arise)
  • Ensure that the organization meets all its legal obligations and consult with legal counsel as necessary
  • Proactively assess policies, tools, and accommodations to ensure that staff have access to and know how to use all the tools they need to effectively do their job

Staff & Organizational Management (20%)

  • Supervise the operations, data, and HR staff leads and external HR and Ops firms
  • Lead the organization in building a healthy, productive, anti-oppressive and affirming organizational culture for all staff members
  • Serve as key staff liaison with the board (all three Co-Directors are expected to attend monthly board meeting calls), including: 
    • manage the staff relationship with the board
    • regular reports to the board on financial & legal matters
    • support with board recruitment & on-boarding
    • maintaining, in coordination with the board secretary, all board minutes and other relevant materials
    • supporting board chair(s) in developing agendas & convening board meetings
    • curation of training opportunities for the board 
  • Oversee the planning of staff retreats (actual planning rotates between departments) 
  • Alongside Co-Directors, create and maintain a work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse and talented staffAlongside Co-Directors, represent (and delegate to staff to represent) the Network with the general public, media, and other organizations
  • Foster and deepen relationships with member and partner organizations
  • Work with Co-Directors to ensure staff, board, and Network members/partners are cognizant of power dynamics and remain vigilant about treating one another with respect and kindness at all times


Desired Experience and Skills

  • Our ideal candidate will come to this role with at least three years of experience in both HR and Operations (5 years minimum if both in same role) at progressive organizations, movement organizations, or networks with duties included but not limited to: 
    • Building organization systems for hiring, performance evaluations, etc.
    • Managing benefits and insurance plans for the organization
    • Managing the HR-side of payroll and benefits, in collaboration with the Finance Director and/or Consultant
    • Legal compliance for all things employment-related, experience with multi-state organizations preferred
    • Management of HR Information Systems and/or PEO such as JustWorks or Bamboo HR
    • Stewarding organizational culture 
  • Writing and executing contract processes 
  • Experience managing Board relationships 
  • Conflict resolution & transformative justice


Compensation and Benefits

Power Shift Network offers a generous compensation package, including full medical, vision, and dental coverage for employees and a modest retirement match. Full time employment at PSN is considered 32 hours a week.. The salary range for this role is $75,000 - $125,000 depending on geography and experience. Executive Directors at PSN earn 210-240% of the MIT Living Wage Calculator designation for a “living wage” for a single person with 0 children. First year employees at PSN get 10 federal holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 2 weeks PTO, and two weeks off around the new year. 


Power Shift Network is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages directly impacted individuals, people of color, members of the disabled community, gender-variant and non-binary individuals, and other members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.


This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group. Please contact jobs@nrgconsultinggroup.org with any questions.



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