by WREN Staff on Oct 10, 2018
Overview of Position
The Lowcountry Manager is a new position with the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, and their families in South Carolina.
WREN’s headquarters is located in Columbia, and we are building our statewide presence. The Lowcountry Manager will have the exciting opportunity to develop and implement a strategy to expand WREN’s reach and impact in the Lowcountry region.
This will be a full-time position. Candidate will work from home or from a mutually agreed-upon location. They will collaborate closely with staff across departments and across the state. They will be expected to travel to WREN headquarters in Columbia approximately twice per month, with occasional travel to other parts of the region and state.
The Lowcountry Manager will work with WREN’s staff and board to develop and implement a strategy for expansion and increased impact in the region that aligns with WREN’s organizational strategy. Aspects of the strategy will include:
- Build WREN’s Lowcountry advocacy network: In collaboration with statewide staff, build a network of organizations and advocates in the Lowcountry that actively support WREN’s mission.
- Increase individual members and supporters: Recruit new WREN members; facilitate active engagement in WREN’s advocacy agenda, and build capacity of grassroots advocates.
- Cultivate and leverage diverse local leadership in support of WREN’s priority issues: Inform and engage current leaders (board, leadership council, advisors, and policymakers) and cultivate emerging leaders from the private, public, and civic society sectors. Identify new leaders that will diversify WREN’s reach and help us build a strong, diverse, and inclusive movement.
- Partners: Work closely with existing partners and develop new partnerships that will increase the opportunity for collective impact. Increase the advocacy capacity of local partners and coordinate to pursue common goals.
- Build financial support: Work with the CEO and Development staff to engage, retain, and cultivate donors in the region.
- Develop Lowcountry fundraising strategy with CEO and Development team.
- Steward existing donors by keeping them informed and engaged in WREN’s activities in the region and state.
- Cultivate relationships with potential supporters, including individuals, foundations, and corporations.
- Manage events and special projects: Plan and execute several events, in collaboration with Communications & Learning team.
- Responsibilities will include managing logistics; developing agenda; recruiting and coordinating volunteers, partners, sponsors, and speakers; promoting events with the public and media; and following up after the event.
- Communicate WREN’s mission and impact with multiple audiences: In collaboration with the Communications & Learning team, work to:
- Develop a communications plan to keep regional members and advocates informed of key issues.
- Build relationships with local media.
- Represent WREN at local events, coalitions, and press events.
WREN seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, and motivated person with a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive movement for women’s rights and social justice. Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate:
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience and successful track record in building and maintaining high-trust, collaborative, and productive partnerships with diverse individuals and groups, including nonprofits, community-based organizations, and businesses.
- Experience in Lowcountry region of South Carolina is essential.
- Experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating a strategy for organizational growth and impact.
- A demonstrated track record in raising funds from individuals and/or institutions, volunteer management, grassroots advocacy, or campaigns, with track record of building engagement and support over time.
- Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while communicating effectively and collaboratively with a remote team.
- Superior communication skills, including writing and speaking persuasively for diverse audiences. Experience with media a plus.
- Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to juggle competing demands and tight timelines.
- Ability to travel and to work some non-traditional hours, including some evenings and weekends.
- Demonstrated commitment to and experience in building a diverse and inclusive movement for human rights and social justice.
Salary range is $50,000 to $65,000, depending on experience and qualifications. WREN offers an excellent benefits package.
How to Apply
WREN is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals from all backgrounds to apply for this position. WREN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or ability.
Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. We seek to fill the job immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please.