WESTERN MINING ACTION NETWORK (WMAN)
CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY CLOSING DATE: Feb. 19, 2021
WMAN is seeking a team member to coordinate the various network activities to help build strong, diverse, equitable and ethical relations among our collaborators, participants, committees and our co-contractors.
CONTRACTOR TITLE: WMAN Network Coordinator
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: One year Independent Contractor, renewable (no benefits)
($30 USD/hour, up to 20 hours/week – 1040 hours/year)
LOCATION: Remotely (USA or Canada)
START DATE: April 1, 2021 or soon thereafter.
REPORTS TO: WMAN Executive Committee & WORC
ARE YOU THE TEAM-PLAYER WE’RE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a highly-motivated, independent, take initiative, multifaceted professional to support our mutual endeavors to build capacity and bridge alliances to respond more effectively to the current challenges and opportunities faced by hardrock mining-affected communities. The ideal candidate will have experience in multi-interests network coordination, diversity and cross-cultural work setting, grant writing and reporting, budget and database management, conference logistics, as well as social media management skills.
WHO WE ARE:
Founded in 1997, Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) is a USA & Canadian network of grassroot and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Indigenous Peoples and organizations, legal and technical experts, rural communities and individuals dedicated to our mission: “to foster and support a strong network that protects communities, land, water, air and wildlife.” Our network, close to 300 organizations and individuals strong, brings together diverse and disparate groups of people to collectively create positive social change surrounding the impacts of hard-rock mining. We collaborate with one another on reforming archaic hard-rock mining practices and holding governments and corporations accountable for the degradation they cause to the natural water systems, the environment, and to many disenfranchised communities. We do this work by offering our network a Mini-grant program, technical support, training, conferences, and more.
Western Organization of Resource Council (WORC), located in Montana, is our fiduciary organization and long time partner. The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is our long time partner who we collaborate with to provide technical assistance and guidance to Indigenous communities affected by hard-rock mining in the US and Canada.
IF YOU ARE INTRIGUED AND FIT THE FOLLOWING PROFILE, PLEASE APPLY:
- Highly-motivated, independent, dedicated, hard-working, organized and flexible, with experience working independently in a demanding role with significant responsibilities and accountabilities, including working with confidential materials and management of a budget;
- Experience working in collaboration with diverse groups, including Indigenous Peoples, and those working to protect the environmental, health and social organizations;
- Excellent relationship building skills, an ability to bring people together, and a commitment to personal learning, growth and development.
WMAN NETWORK COORDINATOR – DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work closely with the WMAN’s Co-chairs, Executive Committee, Steering Committee, and Indigenous Peoples, following WMAN’s mission to provide assistance to community members and public interest organizations affected by mining in the USA and Canada;
- Collaborate and work closely with the Indigenous Caucus Coordinator on overlapping duties and responsibilities;
- Work closely with the Steering Committee and WMAN’s partners, IEN and WORC, to implement the Mini-grant program, including but not limited to schedule announcements for the mini-grant funding cycles and deadlines for applications and grantee reports (3 cycles per year), and provide technical assistance and outreach support to applicants who need help in applying, budget writing, and reporting;
- Grant research, writing, and submissions, to support the Biennial Conferences, face-to-face Steering Committee meetings, and/or other specific projects;
- Maintain good relationships with funders, complete grant reports in accordance with those funders’ guidelines and deadlines;
- Participate in, help plan, and provide logistical assistance for the Biennial Conferences and the Steering Committee’s face-to-face meetings as scheduled;
- Maintain and post updates to WMAN’s regional and caucus list-serv groups, website, and social media;
- Coordinate weekly and/or monthly calls with Steering Committee, Executive Committee, and other committees and caucuses as needed, set draft agendas, take meeting minutes, capture and follow-up on decision and action items;
- Provide monthly invoices with brief activity reports, brief quarterly reports and brief End of the Year report to WORC and WMAN Executive Committee.
- Higher Education preferred and/or equivalent background and work experiences;
- Ability to communicate proficiently in English (oral and writing), multilingual abilities is considered an asset;
- Proven track record in grant writing and reports, time management, and attention to detail;
- Organizational skills for project-related paperwork and computer files, ensuring all necessary materials are current, properly filed and stored;
- Knowledge of various computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Facebook, WordPress, List-serve database, etc.);
- Content writing for social media audiences;
- Skilled in taking meeting minutes;
- Ability to travel in the U.S. and Canada (passport), with extended stays up to a week;
- This is an Independent Contract position
- Rate: $30 USD per hour, maximum hours at 1040 hours per year, up to 20h/week.
- Paid monthly with submitted and approved invoice and brief activity report.
- Three-months probation and the annual renewal is contingent on funding with an annual performance review.
- A modest monthly stipend for phone, communication costs, and travel expenses for WMAN meetings will be provided. Other expenses may be reimbursed upon approval.
WMAN/ WORC is committed to diversity and cultivating and preserving a work environment that is built on the premise of equity. We welcome qualified people of all backgrounds and abilities to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Email your Cover Letter and Resume (in one PDF) by February 19, 2021 to:
Dr. Sue Moodie, WMAN’s Hiring Committee Chair
Email to: WMAN2021JobPosting@gmail.com
If selected for an interview, three professional references, writing samples, and/or other materials may be requested.
For more information about WMAN go to our website at: www.wman-info.org.
Please check out our Facebook page.