The Vermont Releaf Collective has launched a search for its first staff-person. In this role, the Network Manager will be responsible for supporting internal community building and network collaboration for our membership-based collective. This Network Manager will help us build and strengthen relationships within and across the community and with peer organizations/businesses and allies, develop and support intentional programming, and serve as the administrative backbone to the Collective’s internal processes.
This is a full time position (40 hours/week), reporting to the Liberation Ecosystem Vermont Releaf Collective Board of Directors. There is some flexibility in actual working hours. Access to reliable personal transportation is required for this role (mileage reimbursement available). This position is mostly remote with some in-person meetings and in-state travel required. Ideal candidates will be willing and able to work occasional evening and weekend events, specifically to support the Organizing Squad during biweekly evening meetings and to participate in community events (2-4 times per month).
Releaf centers equity and liberation through our values and practices as an organization. As a network created by and for BIPOC in so-called Vermont (unceded Abenaki territory), we prioritize living out our values of collective care and liberation for communities of color. Our work centers our community members - people of color in Vermont who are interested in land, environment, agriculture, and food.
We value the time and involvement of community members in the Collective, and recognize that folk of color in Vermont are often asked to provide unpaid labor in many spaces. This is why we emphasize the importance of compensating folks for facilitating, providing feedback, and other support shared with the community. We also play an active role in encouraging this culture across Vermont, and practice this by including our job posting guidelines as prerequisite information for external opportunity requests that are shared with our community. Feedback is a critical component of the Releaf community, and space for feedback within the Releaf team will continue to be a key facet as we bring on this new staff person.