Position: Community + Partnerships Manager
Location: Washington, DC
The Outrage is your hub for activism — providing both the scaffolding and venue to make change a reality through sustained civic engagement. We seek to be the megaphone, not the voice, as we build community and shift culture by leveraging events, activations, fashion, marketing, membership, and IRL community spaces to amplify social issues. In just 4 years, we’ve built a self-sustaining model that simultaneously builds community, mobilizes that community to act, while also donating proceeds back to the very orgs we’re supporting (to date, over six figures). With flagship headquarters based on Piscataway Land in Washington, DC, we’re poised and ready to build a network of hubs for activism across the nation in the coming years. In this world where we’re all craving and calling for structural change, The Outrage is a supplemental platform to ensure social change is achieved. Welcome to your hub for activism. We’re so glad you’re outraged.
The Outrage is seeking a seasoned community builder to oversee partner outreach and relationship management within the DC community. For the foreseeable future, the Community + Partnerships Manager’s days will be spent building capacity to support our DC community needs as it pertains to navigating a COVID-19 landscape, rapid response needs, grassroots organizing, resource development, and more. While this position will oversee and prioritize communities + partnerships within the DC area within this unique moment, this position will also work very closely with the Chief Culture Officer to manage any “overflow” partnership and community needs as they arise amongst our nation-wide network of partners — this includes but is not limited to managing partner accounts, grant writing, overseeing digital events + membership, drafting partnership proposals, and more. Our dream candidate knows DC like the back of their hand, is flexible and resourceful, enjoys building community, can juggle multiple balls at once, is a team player, and is OUTRAGED. This is a full-time position available at our DC location located at 1722 14th St NW near Logan Circle, though a good chunk of this position’s time will be spent “in the field.”
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Rooted in DC: Responsible for building and maintaining a strong, location-based community in Washington, DC, ensuring alignment with org-wide strategic priorities.
- Partnership Outreach + Management: Responsible for creating a systemic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management that meets community needs in the moment while also having the vision to build sustainable solutions for the future.
- Programming + Events: Responsible for leveraging our DC Community Space to meet rapid response, mutual aid, and grassroots organizing needs, specifically within a COVID-19 landscape. In a post-COVID-19 landscape, responsible for reopening our DC Community Space to meet community needs, overseeing teams + building capacity as needed.
- Grants + Development: Responsible for writing DC grant proposals, assisting with fundraising projects, securing financial support + developing relationships with key stakeholders accordingly.
- Community + Partnerships Overflow: Support the Chief Culture Officer with partnership + community overflow as needed — includes but is not limited to membership, digital events, partnership accounts, resource development, fundraising, + more.
- Training + Curriculum: Serve as an additional resource for the team, assisting with training, issue-based research, and curriculum development as needed.
Commitment + Attributes:
- 3+ years of work experience in organizing, community building, activism, nonprofits, or similar work
- Currently living in Washington, DC + been in the community for 5+ years, has a deep understanding of the political, cultural, and social makeup of DC — ie. someone who is already embedded in the DC landscape with awareness of + relationships with key stakeholders (ie. foundations, nonprofits, mutual aid groups, grassroots orgs, etc)
- Prior experience organizing with a mix of electoral, community, and direct action organizing preferred
- Rooted in intersectionality and familiar with a wide range of social movements + issues, working towards abolition, and comfortable working in complexities (ie. capitalism, marketplace feminism, decentralized leadership, etc).
- Organized self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to grow with the organization
- A record of success in leadership, partnership management, development, and peer-to-peer training
- Ability to connect well with people and comfortable liaising with all levels of guests
- Exceptional analytical skills with a natural curiosity to measure, test, learn, and iterate in order to get the best results possible
- Experience curating and executing events
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to multitask, stay organized, and have a keen eye for details
- Enjoys continuous change + improvement
- Excellent knowledge of Google Suite and Adobe Illustrator
- Good understanding of budgeting and reporting
- Ability to troubleshoot any issues and find solutions
- Charismatic and calm personality with ability to juggle multiple projects and shine in a fast-paced environment
- High attention to detail, across both business, technical, and visual domains
- Awareness of current culture as it relates to the multi-faceted nature of The Outrage with deep passion for The Outrage brand + mission.
- Ability to be in the community space or “in the field” during evenings and weekends.
Perks of working for The Outrage:
- Full health, dental, and vision for employees
- Flexible PTO and 11 paid holidays
- The salary range for this position is $45,000-$55,000
Send your resume and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Community + Partnerships Manager’ as the subject line.
The Outrage is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression of an otherwise qualified individual, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. The Outrage hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. We strongly encourage diverse applicants to apply.