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Working Together for a Sustainable Future

We’ve helped hundreds of leaders across the country transform their schools or districts from good to green and their students from test-takers into changemakers. Our talented team believes in a sustainable future that allows all to work, learn, play, and thrive in an equitable and sustainable community. Want to join us in shaping education for a sustainable future? Explore our job openings below. 

***All positions are remote indefinitely.***

Managing Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Overview

The Green Schools National Network is a network of remarkable local education leaders across the U.S. who believe that sustainability is the driver of innovation and that education for sustainability is key to preparing students for an uncertain future.  Our network schools share their stories and track data to help others understand how to transform their schools and districts.  Because one and six people go to work, learn and play in a school every day, we believe that investing in equitable, healthy, and sustainable schools will breathe life back into communities that are torn by economic, social, and environmental inequities undermining our capacity to thrive.  We envision schools where abundance and joy are central, leadership and power are distributed, and the curriculum empowers marginalized students to make an impact in their communities. Our work enables collaboration, ideation, and adoption of educational beliefs and values that empower communities that have been the most marginalized. We are a five-person, fully remote organization (and growing). Our culture values equity, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, and experimentation.

Position Responsibilities

We are at an exciting point of growth. Due to the unprecedented circumstances of this past year, including COVID, Movement for Black Lives, the global climate justice movement, and efforts by young people to keep their schools safe from gun violence, the time is now to step into our role as an intermediary working to shift power and resources to schools serving Black, Indigenous, people of color, Southern, and rural communities. The Managing Director (MD) will capitalize on this success of our current work and, in partnership with our Executive Director, our enterprising team to implement a strategic plan designed to scale our work and impact. 

This is a highly entrepreneurial position. The MD will report directly to the Executive Director and put systems and structures in place to allow GSNN to move our work to scale. Current responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Leader implementation and evolution of the organization’s strategic plan’s implementation and evolution, including expanding our current network of leaders, our membership program, and a growing need for high-quality content creation and policy initiatives. 

  • Plan, align, and hold teams accountable to the strategic plan goals and initiatives.
  • Plan and support efforts within the organization to embrace equity and keep us sensitive to the needs of the Black, Indigenous, people of color, Southern, and rural communities that we serve.
  • Empower and grow a highly entrepreneurial and engaged team to meet critical objectives, starting with four direct reports
  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight on the design and development of fundraising and other vehicles for investment schools and school districts
  • Develop and oversee a business model and strategy for our consulting services, publications, and membership program.
  • Guide and coach team members on consulting engagements and due diligence with prospective partnership opportunities
  • Support the development and implementation of the fundraising program and then develop the Fundraising Team 
  • Be a brand ambassador by contributing to GSNN’s thought leadership (writing, speaking, and social media presence)

Executive Team Responsibilities

  • Serve on the senior leadership team and help set organizational priorities and budget.
  • Provide thought partnership to Fundraising and Finance Teams to further strengthen the financial sustainability of the organization
  • Ensure cross-department collaboration and communication

Desired Qualifications

  • Proven track record of success in organizational management.
  • Passion and experience in addressing the link between equity and sustainability.
  • Experience utilizing anti-racist and participatory practices in the development of products and practices related to impact investing
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting, developing, and empowering effective remote teams with a high standard of excellence and accountability
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders across different geographies and subject areas
  • Exceptional strategic thinking skills, with a high level of intellectual curiosity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Willingness, interest, and capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower leaders from the bottom up, cultivate a culture of initiative and learning, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the team to position people to succeed
  • Strong written communication skills that include the ability to assess and analyze investment approaches and share findings with internal and external audiences

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range is $80,000 – $100,000 without benefits in 2021.  TBD beyond 2021 

Fully remote and flexible work options

20 days of PTO and ten holidays

How to Apply

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GSNN does not discriminate against applicants or employees due to their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical ability, hairstyle, previous incarceration, or length time spent unemployed. We strive to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

 To apply, please email a PDF version of your cover letter, resume, salary expectation, one example of thought leadership in the field, and up to 3 references to “Managing Director Hiring Team” to jseydel@greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org.

Please answer the following questions in your cover letter with no more than 3-5 bullet points per question: How does this role align with your current career trajectory? What aspects of your experience are you most eager to contribute toward this role? Anything else you would like us to know. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive, and the position will remain open until filled.

Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly Editor

(Temporary)

Position Summary

The Editor of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly works closely with the Assistant Editor and Editorial Board to shape the journal’s direction and content. The time commitment is approximately 50-60 hours per quarter. This is a voluntary position.

 

Responsibilities

  • Chairs Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly Editorial Board. This includes:
    • Helping the Assistant Editor plan meeting agendas and lead bi-monthly calls.
    • Identifying and conducting outreach to new board members, as needed.
    • Working with editorial board members to make changes to the journal’s scope/direction, as well as policies that govern the journal’s publication.
    • Working with editorial board members to identify future issue topics, potential authors, and thought leaders to serve as guest editors/brainstorm partners.
  • Holds weekly calls with the Assistant Editor to discuss issues encountered, publication updates, and concerns raised during the course of the writing and review process.
  • Works with Assistant Editor to determine content line-up for each issue. This includes:
    • Holding calls with thought leaders to identify authors and/or article topics.
    • Conducting outreach to potential authors to gauge interest in writing for the journal.
    • Identifying gaps in topics that need to be covered in each issue.
    • Developing an editorial spreadsheet that identifies feature article/column/book review
      topics and their corresponding authors/reviewers.
  • Assists Assistant Editor in editing/reviewing content, as needed, and creating each issue’s From the Editor opening letter.

Interns

Green Schools National Network welcomes college students or recent graduates to join our team. The Intern Program is designed to provide students with fulfilling experience in possible careers and a unique opportunity to have an impact on K-12 education.

Accepting applications now.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in GSNN and why you would be an exceptional candidate to our Intern Coordinator Usha Arun at usha@greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org. In the subject line, please include “INTERN TITLE – AND YOUR NAME.”

Fundraising and Grant Writing Intern

Who should apply: Graduate Students or Recent Grads interested in a nonprofit career

Duties include:

Fundraising: 

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of fundraising initiatives
  • Coordinate and send donor communications
  • Write fundraising campaign materials
  • Attend team meetings, as needed
  • Provide administrative support, as needed

Grants: 

  • Assist with the management of grant materials and information packets
  • Assist in researching new granting opportunities
  • Assist in the compliance and reporting requirements for grantors/funders
  • Provide administrative support, as needed

You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising preferred but not required
  • Experience with CRM software or managing donor databases
  • Great attention to detail  with strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivation to determine and honor deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Reports to: Project Manager and/or Intern Coordinator

Time Frame: Internships are available for 2021 spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week

Stipend: TBD

Marketing and Communications Intern

Who should apply: Current enrollment in a related Bachelors or Masters degree program

Duties include:

  • Collaborate with staff on ideation and execution of marketing campaigns
  • Write for GSNN’s online presence – website, blog, social media
  • Assist in planning, writing, and managing newsletters
  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts, and other stories
  • Update the GSNN website when needed
  • Research and manage leads in CRM
  • Support event planning and promotion
  • Provide administrative support, as needed

You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Solid understanding of different marketing and communications techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, Google Drive
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and online applications (e.g. WordPress, Hootsuite, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite)

Reports to: Project Manager and/or Intern Coordinator

Time Frame: Internships are available for 2021 spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week

Stipend: TBD

Design Intern

Who should apply: Current enrollment in a related Bachelors or Masters degree program

Duties include:

  • Assist with development of marketing campaigns, program and fundraising materials
  •  Design/layout of publications and print collateral
  •  Design logos and branding for programs 
  •  Create templates for social media, email, and presentations
  •  Manage website updates

You could be a great fit if you have:

  • A portfolio that showcases solid conceptual, color,  layout, and typographical skills 
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Proficient use of Google Drive, Adobe Creative Suite, or other design software (e.g. Canva, Sketch)
  • Familiarity with content management systems (e.g. WordPress)

Reports to: Project Manager and/or Intern Coordinator

Time Frame: Internships are available for 2021 spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week

Stipend: TBD

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GSNN does not discriminate against applicants or employees due to their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical ability, hairstyle, previous incarceration, or length time spent unemployed. We strive to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.