Work With Us – Blue Future Executive Director Fellowship

ABOUT US

Blue Future is a national organizing program run out of the Youth Progressive Action Catalyst, the largest progressive, youth-led, political action committee in America. We provide campaigns with the volunteer talent they need to reach voters & win, while simultaneously providing young people with a paid opportunity to build their power, make an impact on campaigns, and launch a career in community organizing.

We envision a world where no matter our color or origin, our income or zip code, desire and determination are the only things getting in the way of young people’s ability to push for a transformative and progressive agenda.

Our Mission
To continuously engage, mobilize, and connect young people across race and place to progressive campaigns, equipping them with the resources, tools, skills, and network to be effective volunteers, organizers, and community leaders.

 

The Blue Future Executive Director Fellowship

Young people are the most diverse and progressive generation America has ever seen. To win improvements in people’s lives, we must elect decision makers who represent our values and who will work with young people to implement solutions that bring America closer to a place where freedom and justice is for all of us.

That is why Blue Future is proud to launch the Executive Director Fellowship program. This leadership management fellowship is a program to strengthen the leadership of diverse young leaders who have a commitment to fighting for freedom and justice for all.

About the Fellowship
Launching in the summer of 2022, the program will sponsor a cohort of two individuals to serve as full-time employees of Blue Future for six months throughout the midterm elections. The fellowship will start on July 1, 2022 through December 30, 2022.

The Blue Future Executive Director Fellowship is a program to identify diverse youth leaders who are looking to embark on a career in social change by giving them access to expert-led, community focused leadership training, as well as direct experience running and managing an entire non-profit organization. Fellows will work directly with the co-founders of Blue Future and will be charged with overseeing all operations of the organization and the members it serves. By being a part of this fellowship, young people will gain valuable management and leadership experience and make a direct impact on the lives of the young people that they will serve.

The fellowship will consist of two main positions:

  • Executive Director of Organizing
  • Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Professional Development

Who should apply?
We encourage applications from young folks who are engaged in progressive politics, electoral and issue advocacy work, and have a passion to lead. Blue Future is not just an equal opportunity organization. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive youth led team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to help build a vibrant democracy that works for all. Blue Future does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, class, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, incarceration or conviction history, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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Key Features of the Fellowship

  • Full-time employment with $48,000 annualized salary and a comprehensive benefits package
  • Role is remote, can be done from anywhere in the United States
  • Organizational practice of a 4-day work week
  • Unlimited paid vacation time and sick leave
  • Access to senior leaders in progressive politics at Blue Future and through our partner organizations
  • Unparalleled, rewarding, real world management experience in the non-profit/startup world
  • Skill development in organizing, management, leadership, strategy, fundraising, digital and communications
  • Community atmosphere with the larger Blue Future team and alumni network
  • Professional development and job placement support following the Fellowship

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  1. Share with us your ideas for engaging youth in progressive politics! We are open to hearing what you think will turn out the next generation of leaders!
  2. The environment is fast-paced and susceptible to change. That being said, an open mind is important for success!
  3. It isn’t hard to organize—if you take it granule by granule, brick by brick.
  4. The measure of a good organizer is the amount of attention she pays to the most minute details.
  5. If there’s something to be done… do it now!

THE DETAILS

Minimum Qualifications

  • A six-month commitment to working  full time with Blue Future through December 2022.
  • A demonstrated commitment or interest in progressive politics, social change, and freedom & justice for all.

Timeline

  • May 2-June 3 Applications are open
  • June 6-June 24 Interviews are conducted
  • July 1 Start date of the fellowship
  • July 1, 2022 – December 30, 2022 is the duration of the fellowship

Executive Director of Organizing

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all programming for the organization around organizing, electoral work, issue advocacy, and training.
  • Oversee partnerships with coalition members and progressive communities.
  • Manage additional staff members and interns who can aid in the development and execution of programs.
  • Serve as the face of Blue Future for our organizers and partners, their main point of contact.
  • Support organizational fundraising initiatives.
  • Support general organizational needs.

Application deadline is June 3rd, 2022 at 12am EST.

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Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire Alumni, Professional, and Leadership Development department of Blue Future.
  • Maintain and update the alumni directory after the end of each Blue Future program and identify opportunities to strengthen alumni communications.
  • Engage with Alumni through coffee chats, events, and other ways to get feedback on Blue Future’s current work.
  • Lead the the Write Yourself Into History Writing Program, Generation Run candidate training program, and the Stride Podcast to support alumni engagement.
  • Support organizational fundraising & general organizational needs.

Application deadline is June 3rd, 2022 at 12am EST.

Apply for Executive Director - Alumni Relations

Blue Future is not just an equal opportunity organization. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive youth led team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to help build a vibrant democracy that works for all. Blue Future does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, class, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, incarceration or conviction history, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.