Location: Fully remote, with some required travel to Austin, TX.
Time period for position: Mid-September 2023 – March 1st, 2024
Compensation: $40 per hour
Estimated time commitment: 10-20 hours per week, with increased time commitment and in person availability needed in late February
Welcoming Neighbors Network (WNN) is seeking an energetic, proactive, well-organized, and collaborative Events Coordinator to provide logistical coordination for upcoming gatherings of pro-housing organizers and advocates.
In partnership with the rest of the Welcoming Neighbors Network coordinating team, the Events Coordinator will manage the necessary logistics to enable strong participation of WNN member-leaders in the YIMBYTown pro-housing conference in February 2024, as well as a WNN member gathering scheduled the day before the conference.
Through coalition-building, community organizing, policy development, and grassroots lobbying, Welcoming Neighbors Network member organizations advocate to legalize abundant housing options, lower the cost of housing, reduce the displacement of marginalized communities, and ensure all Americans can find safe, stable housing that fits their needs and budgets. As a national network, WNN members come together to hone strategies, support one another, share lessons, replicate successes, avoid mistakes, and tackle challenges creatively.
Coordinate logistics for the WNN pre-YIMBYtown gathering
- Identify, secure, and coordinate with event venues (as needed)
- Manage logistical needs for the gathering (A/V, room set-up, etc.)
- Coordinate logistics for meals during the gathering (as needed)
- Develop and share a basic registration form
- Communicate logistical information about the gathering to WNN member-leaders
Manage attendance and travel logistics for the YIMBYtown conference and the WNN pre-conference gathering
- Help turn out member-leaders to both gatherings and maintain an up-to-date attendee list
- Develop a process for WNN member-leaders to apply for and access scholarships to offset travel and accommodations costs
- Communicate to WNN member-leaders about available scholarship opportunities and how to apply
- Manage scholarship applications and process accompanying paperwork
- As needed, provide logistical support to WNN member organizations as they coordinate their teams’ travel
- Respond to member-leaders’ questions about the gatherings and related logistics
- Process travel reimbursement requests and expense reports
Other related deliverables as needed
Pay: This is a remote contract position paying $40 per hour. There are no additional benefits beside the agreed upon compensation terms.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit a resume and brief cover letter identifying your experience organizing and managing events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will be considered open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by Sunday, September 10th.
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About Welcoming Neighbors Network
The Welcoming Neighbors Network (WNN) is a confederated network of independent, place-based organizations using proven, inclusive, alliance-building campaign strategies to enact zoning and other housing policy changes that will:
- Enable fast-growing states and metros to grow their populations and economies more freely and fairly, without seeing the housing crises that plague places like the California Bay Area,
- Create more integrated communities with high social capital and other determinants of a healthy civil society, and
- Reduce the sprawl that socially isolates Americans, robs families of quality time, and destroys open spaces.
The Welcoming Neighbors Network is a hub for local pro-housing groups and leaders to connect with one another across state lines. The Network documents and shares organizational and campaign resources, based on the successes and learning from across the membership. WNN also helps on-the-ground members and partners build capacity and power by providing access to their national relationships and economies of scale.
WNN facilitates collaboration and peer-support of network members across the country and targets resources to maximize campaign impact. We embrace incremental victories on the way to transformative goals and we incorporate a wide variety of allies to navigate different political contexts to achieve policy goals.
Welcoming Neighbors Network commits to building an organization that empowers the leadership of directly impacted communities, especially Black, Indigenous, Asian American, Latine, immigrant, and low-income or working class communities. WNN prioritizes policy priorities that improve social and economic outcomes for historically oppressed communities, especially communities of color.