Down Home North Carolina is seeking a full-time Fellowship and Training Manager to lead our organizing fellowship program, and to support the development and delivery of training with staff, fellows, and members. This is a permanent role, and it will serve as our resident training specialist, working with other Down Home departments to develop and deliver excellent trainings for our members and staff.
A key responsibility of this role will be overseeing Down Home’s inaugural annual fellowship program to train the next generation of working class, POC, and rural movement leaders. This exciting new program will provide a paid training opportunity to Down Home members who may have no previous experience with organizing, and help them gain professional experience that can translate into long-term employment and leadership in our movements. The training program will include organizing skills, political education on power, race and class, campaign and electoral strategy, planning, and professional skills.
We envision a 6-month program for up to 12 participants who come from small towns and rural communities across North Carolina. Through focused and ongoing classroom training and coaching, combined with field experience gained by embedding with Down Home organizers, the Fellowship and Training Manager will establish a foundation of principle and practice that will serve participants and our movements for the long haul. The program will also include professional development and resume coaching, and a career fair for our at the conclusion of the program. Down Home hopes to draw our future staff organizers from the alumni network we will be building through our fellowship.
In addition to running the fellowship program, the Fellowship and Trainings Manager will also consult with Down Home’s organizing, field, and communications department to develop excellent training content to serve our members and staff.
Down Home North Carolina is a growing statewide organization of rural and small town communities that advocate for economic, gender, and racial justice. We will move North Carolina toward the values of dignity, safety, and inclusion through leadership development, strategic campaigning, multiracial movement building, and civic engagement that advances positive, life-changing reforms for rural communities.
We are unique in our focus on building permanent, statewide organizing infrastructure in North Carolina’s rural places. Through our growing network of member-led, county-based chapters, we are engaged in year-round organizing. Our member-leaders, deeply rooted in their communities, are the heart and soul of We are Down Home’s work. Our organizational mission includes a deep commitment to building multiracial and working-class member leadership, and our chapter culture inspires the deep and necessary commitment required to transform small towns and rural places.
Founded in 2017, Down Home has built a strong organizational track record, including:
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Compensation for this full-time staff position is $65,000-$75,000 annually and includes best-in-class health and retirement benefits. Location is flexible within North Carolina. Applicants must be able and willing to travel regularly for work. Some irregular hours are required, including nights and weekends.
Down Home NC is committed to creating a dynamic, multicultural, diverse working environment. Candidates of color and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Down Home NC is an equal opportunity employer
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority for applications received by March 31st. If this job description is posted on Down Home’s website (www.downhomenc.org), we are still accepting applications.
Please send a resume and a short cover letter that includes your experience to: [email protected]