The Movement for Black Lives is hiring a
CrossMovement Table Lead Organizer
Reports to: Director of Strategic Partnerships
Salary: $88,000 - $95,000 with full health benefits for employee and dependents, employer-funded retirement plan, remote work stipend, and 28 days of vacation
MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014 and was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. M4BL is an ecosystem of more than 150 Black led organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country that have come together with renewed energy, strategy, and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda. Our ecosystem is united by core values and politics that seek to build an anti-capitalist, abolitionist, and Black queer feminist future.
The Movement for Black Lives’ Cross Movement Table will be focused on understanding how M4BL should 1) engage with movements internationally and 2) anchor and uplift movements domestically through the Rising Majority. Whether it is Indigenous movements in the United States or movement leaders in South Africa, the ecosystem needs a table focused specifically on how we relate, support, build and engage with other movements.
M4BL’s international cross movement building work will include a strategy around partnerships, international statements, and our analysis around pan-africanism, internationalism and global movement building.
M4BL’s domestic cross movement building efforts will be focused on the Rising Majority, which is building an anti-racist left, committed to radical democracy across communities that is both Black led and anti-capitalist. This Table will play the leading role in determining M4BL’s role within the Rising Majority as well as our strategy around other United Fronts or coalitions.
The CrossMovement Table advances M4BL’s goal to build across movements and works to advance analysis and work that is not US centric. Our collective work aims to sharpen the ecosystem’s politic, expand its reach to Black people across the African Diaspora and ensure that our strategies are rooted in assessments that are informed by global conditions.
The Cross Movement Table Lead will work inside the CrossMovement (CM) Table alongside the Strategic Partnership Director to build out the CM table structure, membership and leadership team, and support and advance the table’s goals. Along with other staff, they will invest time in building relationships and providing support to table members. This role will also prioritize supporting CM members participation in The Rising Majority (which is the embodiment of M4BL’s United Front strategy**)** and transmission to the rest of the ecosystem. The role will require travel and work on occasional weekends and evenings as needed.
ESSENTIAL AREAS OF WORK
Note: The Movement for Black Lives is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions but does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
DESIRED CORE COMPETENCIES
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY WORKPLACE
The Movement for Black Lives in partnership with its fiscal sponsor the Common Counsel Foundation is proud to be an equal employment workplace. We welcome and encourage job applicants who are motivated to work with us in addressing social injustice and those who have personal experience with injustice. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on any of the follow factors; race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/ or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics), and genetic information.