Program Description

Generation Rising is a national fellowship program of Seed the Vote that develops emerging BIPOC organizers and serves as a pathway into movement for young people of color living in swing states. This program provides training and support for fellows to work in grassroots organizations in swing states to defeat the right and build systemic change for the long-haul.

Founded in 2020 after the George Floyd uprising, GenRising harnessed young people’s desire to become involved in social justice efforts and continues to provide a space to learn, take action collectively, and think strategically about long-term power building.

GenRising fellows will support campaigns led by working class communities and communities of color doing primary and general election work through door knocking, phone-banking, relational organizing, and other work as assigned by the partner organization on the ground. The program focuses on curating a container for the political education, skills, and community building that strengthens the electoral organizing power of young people of color within a broader vision to build the left and defeat rising fascism.

Position Overview

The Generation Rising Manager will develop and manage the Generation Rising fellowship program. The position will be responsible for coordinating with partner organizations, overseeing the recruitment and application process for fellows, developing and maintaining a budget for the program, and ensuring the smooth operation of the program. This position will report to the Seed the Vote Executive Director, and will supervise the Generation Rising Coordinator.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Development of fellowship program

Develop the vision for the 2024 fellowship program
Develop the work plan and accountability systems to ensure the work gets done
Coordinate with partner organizations in swing states for the design of the program and for duration of the fellowship
Coordinate with staff as needed to effectively delegate roles and responsibilities

Weekly Reflection, Skills & Political Education Curriculum & Facilitation

Provide thought partnership and direction across all sessions
Lead one weekly cohort session (skills/PE or healing and reflection)

Distributed organizing model

Providing fellows with the tools, structure, and support to recruit and sustain pods of 5-7 volunteers over the course of the field work

Supervision & Team Development 

Supervise the GenRising Coordinator, invest in their political and leadership development, and ensure that work is being completed
Ensure that there is team culture building and sustainability in the work culture

Essential Qualifications

A commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, bottom-up social change and building social movements
Experience with electoral, community, or labor organizing
Experience running fellowship or internship programs with young people
Experience with supervising other employees
Strong interpersonal, team-building (e.g. facilitation of small and large group meetings) , and emotional intelligence skills (e.g. conflict mediation, accountability)
Ability to problem solve and initiate solutions
Excellent attention to detail, follow-through, and project management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong computer skills with expertise in G-Suite and Microsoft Office

Physical Demands

Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation.
Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard and other technology.
Able to see or read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids.
Able to speak clearly and in audible tones on the phone and in person and to be understood by others.
Able to hear and understand speech at typical levels in person and over the telephone.
Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work Environment & Length of Assignment

This position may be remote or a remote/in office hybrid. STV has an office in the San Francisco Bay Area, but the employee can live anywhere.
This is a temporary position which will begin in January 2024 and end December 2024.
This is a full time, benefits eligible position.

Compensation: The annual salary for the Generation Rising Manager is between $60,000 – $70,000, final salary is dependent upon candidates experience and qualifications. Seed the Vote provides competitive benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and paid time off.

How to Apply: Submit your resume, cover letter and three references through this portal. The position is open until filled.

Seed the Vote and Everyday People PAC contract with Resilient Strategies LLC for backend and operational support including hiring and employment. Resilient Strategies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply. Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment