Waging Nonviolence, a young and dynamic online news magazine about resistance movements around the world, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic business manager who — with support from staff — will expand our fundraising programs, advance our relationships with foundations, build and manage a productive office environment, and contribute to general organizational development. This is a part-time position (10-15 hours/week) that pays $20/hour and is based in New York City.
Waging Nonviolence is a source for news, analysis and original reporting about nonviolent activism that launched in 2009. Our priorities include creating a more sophisticated conversation in the mainstream media about nonviolent action, as well as serving as a meeting place for activists, scholars and journalists interested in deepening their understanding of people-powered movements. We have been called “the essential journalistic resource on civil resistance” by prominent political scientist Erica Chenoweth and a “bastion of intelligent resistance” by The Yes Men.
In an effort to continue expanding our coverage and reach, we have identified the need for a business manager — a skilled and experienced professional, who can take charge of all business-related tasks currently shared by the editorial team. With a dedicated business manager, working to bottom-line the site’s non-editorial needs, we expect to take Waging Nonviolence to the next level, and thereby the discussion of the movements changing and shaping our world.
1. Fundraising: Waging Nonviolence launched its membership program in February 2013. Since then we’ve added over 250 members, contributing between $2-$50 per month. This, along with one-off donations, represents a growing and significant portion of our budget. The business manager would interact with existing members and donors, as well as work to grow this base of reader support for the long-term sustainability of the organization.
2. Foundations: Waging Nonviolence has been supported by a number of foundations, and we believe many more would be interested in our work. The business manager would help research and identify potential funders, as well as edit and write grants in collaboration with the editorial team.
3. Advertising: Waging Nonviolence has just begun accepting advertisements for events, books, films, organizations and small businesses with a commitment to social justice, activism and making the world a better place. The business manager would solicit and manage relations with advertisers.
4. Office management: After six years of operating the site remotely, Waging Nonviolence is ready take up residence in a New York City-based office space. The business manager would spearhead the search for this space and ultimately manage its needs.
5. Staff supervision: The business manager would be responsible for overseeing the hiring process for future staff and supervising all business and intern-related personnel.
6. Organizational development: Beyond managing the above tasks, the business manager will be a key part of the team involved in determining the direction of the organization. This will mean active participation in regular editorial meetings and an annual retreat to help plan and strategize for the long-term growth of Waging Nonviolence.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter describing your relevant experience and a resume or CV. Application deadline: May 11, 2015.
Waging Nonviolence is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We welcome qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations.
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