EDGI is hiring! Organizational Coordinator — Part-Time

Job Posting: Organizational Coordinator — Part-time  

Expected hours: 15 hours per week (with potential to grow)
Compensation: $29,533.5 per year, which is .375 FTE of $78,756/year salary 
Dates: August 15th 2021- August 15th 2022, with the possibility to extend
Location: Fully remote

Position Description 

We are seeking a meticulous, collaborative, and passionate organizational coordinator to help EDGI grow as a consensus-based, non-hierarchical environmental organization focused on issues of data justice, environmental justice, accessibility, and corporate/government accountability. We seek someone who is interested in creating space to listen to existing EDGI members and onboard new ones, helping create and coordinate healthy policy and processes, building community, and liaising with our fiscal sponsor. This essential work is vital to our organizational success, and we aim to actively recognize and support this often unsung role. We have a working group dedicated to the development of consensus-based governance and community development that we hope this individual would work with and eventually lead. We seek someone with experience listening to workers’ challenges and transforming them into action and ideas, who has an interest in environmental and social justice issues. 

This role cuts across community coordination, labor justice, and the operationalization of our organizational values into policy and responsible administration.

Specific tasks may include:

Furthering horizontal organizational structures

  • Create, update, and hold EDGI accountable to policies and practices that we build to be a healthy and productive decentralized organization and site of work
  • Liaise with our fiscal sponsor, advocating on behalf of EDGI’s values and work styles
  • Work with and eventually lead EDGI’s “Radical Org” working group on organizational processes 

Performing administrative tasks

  • Monthly timesheet approval
  • Help approve and onboard new hires with both EDGI and Multiplier protocols
  • Monitor EDGI’s organizational email accounts, routing appropriately
  • Maintain a record of votes from Coordinating Committee decisions
  • Share key notes from Open Coordinating Committee meetings with EDGI membership
  • Conduct monthly reconciliation of expected expenses against our fiscal sponsor’s financial report

Coordinating HR-like processes

  • Become go-to person for EDGI members, especially new hires and volunteers, to get up to speed and find the resources they need
  • Create and maintain space (starting from existing patterns) for members to discuss challenges and hopes for their work with EDGI 
  • Become familiar with (and iterate on) our restorative justice-based process for conflict resolution, initiating and delegating out process administration as needed
  • Understand and communicate fiscal sponsor policies and resources

Building internal community

  • Organize and ideate for annual in-person meetings
  • Help EDGI make space for cross-working-group activities and connections

Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Experience developing and implementing organizational policy and patterns for a healthy and effective work environment
  • Passionate about organizational effectiveness and decentralized organizing
  • Experience working with individuals in an HR and/or labor organizing capacity for annual reviews, constructive evaluations, conflict mediation, etc.
  • Experience with personnel management—timesheets, job postings, etc.
  • Comfortable reading a profit & loss sheet

Bonus qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in labor organizing and/or organizing in activism
  • Demonstrated interest in environmental health and justice
  • Interest in corporate and government accountability
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience managing and working with volunteers as well as paid staff

About EDGI

EDGI is a distributed collaboration operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the non-profit Multiplier, with volunteer members across North America. EDGI works to:

  1. Investigate and analyze the inner workings of federal environmental policy, through interviewing of agency staff, as well as data and documentary collection and analysis;
  2. Monitor changes to, and explore standards for, web-based information about the environment, energy, and climate provided by the federal government;
  3. Develop new ways of making federal environmental data more accessible to the public;
  4. Imagine, conceptualize, and move toward environmental data justice;
  5. Prototype new organizational structures and practices for distributed, collective, effective work rooted in justice. 

Application Process

Please email the following to envirodgi@gmail.com (be sure to put “organizational coordinator” in the subject line):

  • CV or Resume
  • Cover letter outlining your interests and why you are a good fit for the position

Applications are due by August 6th. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. EDGI strives to acknowledge and reduce barriers for members of equity-seeking groups through fair hiring practices. We expect everyone to follow our Code of Conduct and principles of friendliness, respect, empathy, and open communication.