Network Director

Project: Ocean Sewage Alliance

Position: Network Director

Location: Remote office 

Classification: Full-time, two year position with potential for extension 

Reporting to: Ocean Sewage Alliance Steering Committee and Multiplier’s Executive Director 

 

Seeking an experienced fundraiser with strong leadership and partnership development skills.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Ocean Sewage Alliance (OSA) is a project of Multiplier. We are a diverse collective of organizations and academic partners committed to reducing the threat of ocean wastewater pollution and increasing the health and wellbeing of both humans and nature. The OSA launched in June 2021, includes twenty diverse partners across conservation, academic, sanitation and private sectors and has established five working groups. 

The goals of the alliance include:

  1. Build an evidence-based case to drive action and support decision making to reduce wastewater pollution.
  2. Catalyze and support cross-sector collaboration.
  3. Be a united voice that encourages and supports action.
  4. Serve as a knowledge and learning hub to support successful implementation of solutions.
  5. Expand donor network and funding to both support the OSA and drive funds towards action.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Network Director position is newly-created and will be a critical next step in managing a growing collaborative. This position is essential to bringing together the many organizations, universities, cities, utilities, development banks and businesses that are working on the issue of ocean wastewater pollution, but not yet working together. With a diversity of cross-sector partners, a newly launched awareness building campaign and social media presence, and a growing pipeline of interested potential new member organizations, OSA is at an exciting point in establishing itself as a solutions-driven network of experts, cross-sector collaborators and as a knowledge hub for driving action. 

The Network Director, with the support of the OSA Steering Committee and Multiplier, will leverage this growing momentum by establishing new systems and structures to lead the OSA, fundraising for the needs of the OSA and serving as the primary face of the OSA.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Alliance Development and Management 

  • Work with OSA partners to develop, refine, and implement structure and governance vision, strategy, and priorities
  • Lead development and implementation of the OSA’s growth plan, including partner recruitment, staffing, communications, fundraising and working groups 
  • Plan and facilitate monthly Steering Committee meetings and manage Steering Committee member recruitment
  • Facilitate and oversee planning of OSA quarterly meetings 
  • Oversee coordination of working groups and their engagement with Steering Committee

Fundraising and Budget Management (in collaboration with Multiplier)

  • Strategically manage budget and cash flow in a resource-constrained environment, ensuring  there is sufficient, ongoing funding for project expenses
  • Identify and cultivate new donors, manage funder relationships 
  • Write proposals for funding opportunities
  • Manage grant reporting for the OSA  

Administrative Management 

  • Lead onboarding and provide supervision of Network Coordinator 
  • Ensure that project records and documents—financial and otherwise—are maintained in compliance with current laws and regulations, and provide these details to Multiplier when requested
  • Serve as the project liaison to Multiplier staff regarding expenses and contracts; keep Multiplier’s Executive Director abreast to critical changes in the OSA’s programming, staffing, and funding

Communications and external relations

  • Develop content and presentation materials in collaboration with OSA partners (blogs, white papers, press releases, website copy, presentation slides) 
  • Summarize and translate technical concepts and resources to different audiences with support of OSA partners
  • Represent the OSA to project stakeholders, funders and the public at speaking engagements, meetings and events   
  • Manage campaign and oversee coordination of campaign assets including branding and communications materials
  • Oversee creation of data visualizations and graphics to develop a visual narrative

Website and Social Media Management

  • Manage social media strategy and content approval for awareness building campaign, influencer growth and partnership development. Web and social management to be supported by Network Coordinator.
  • Oversee website management


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal Network Director will be passionate about OSA’s mission and an accomplished fundraiser with experience attracting new donors and diverse partnerships. They will have the ability to manage multiple diverse work streams with attention to detail while balancing competing priorities, meeting deadlines and delivering quality results. 

They will be an excellent and compelling communicator and spokesperson, comfortable driving a diverse cross-sector network toward action. They will be an inspiring ambassador with demonstrated experience leading a start-up or entrepreneurial environment, working towards organizational growth and driving a path forward in uncertain conditions without upper management.

With an eye toward diversity, equity and inclusion, the ideal candidate will have exposure to various cultures, geographies, nationalities, ethnicities and points of view, appreciating the basis of each person’s worldview. They will have exposure to various economic sectors in order to appreciate the vastness of experience and expertise. They will demonstrate respect for involvement with a diversity of people, communities and cultures, with awareness and sensitivity to their economic realities.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
We recognize that each applicant for this role will bring unique skills, knowledge, experiences, and background to this position. We welcome diverse experiences and perspectives in our applicant pool, and will be looking for candidates who possess many, but not necessarily all, of the following qualifications and experience:

  • 7-10 years of fundraising experience and working with diverse funding sources
  • Experience developing a new organization, program, or project from inception or an early stage
  • Experience managing a steering committee, advisors or Board 
  • Demonstrated leadership in project management using online collaborative tools
  • Excellent collaboration skills across sectors of industry and cultural norms with ability to work with international partners, diverse teams and across organizations and coalitions 
  • Comfortable with daily navigation across a variety of roles and responsibilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with a variety of audiences
  • Comfortable with media and external communications
  • Experience with: 
    • campaign leadership and strategy development
    • public speaking and event management
    • financial oversight and management of program budgets 
    • supervising one or more direct reports
    • desk research skills (e.g., synthesizing existing documents, preparing written reports, etc.)
    • developing social media content
    • capacity development and training
    • partnership development and outreach
  • Experience with and/or education in any of the following: wastewater management, sanitation, water pollution, coastal and marine conservation, natural resource management and/or policy
  • Ability to lead through informal or indirect influence
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A proactive and flexible demeanor 
  • Authorized to work in the United States. Location flexible, but must be able to receive payment from a United States address.

COMPENSATION
Multiplier provides a comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salary (starting at $80,000 and dependent on experience), excellent medical and dental benefits, retirement savings, and generous vacation and sick leave policy.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Flexible working arrangements and work schedule with occasional ability to work outside U.S. business hours
  • As pandemic conditions allow, travel to conferences, events and fundraising related meetings will be required
  • Network Director will be supported by the OSA Steering Committee, Multiplier and a Network Coordinator projected to be hired in the first year and.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be accepted until position is filled with review of applications starting the week of October 18th. Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single document to “careers@multiplier.org“ with “OSA/Network Director” in the subject line explaining your interest in this position. Please describe your relevant experience, qualifications, and include salary requirements. We respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.

*Position is available for work from a home office in the following states unless otherwise specified: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Multiplier and Ocean Sewage Alliance:

  • celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 
  • are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. 
  • prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factor. 

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