Openings at MiCAN

Network Manager

Salary Range: $48,000 - 56,500 (commensurate with experience) with benefits
Deadline to apply: Open until filled
Target hire start date: Immediate
Type: Full-Time
Location: Virtual; Flexible within Michigan
Reports to: Executive Director

About the Michigan Climate Action Network

The Michigan Climate Action Network (MiCAN) is the statewide network of over 130 organizations and thousands of individuals working to address the climate crisis by building a more powerful and justice-centered movement, elevating climate to be a top priority in Michigan, and moving forward ambitious and equitable solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. MiCAN serves as the megaphone for the statewide climate movement, and our primary mission is building a well-trained, well-coordinated, strong network of advocates that demand equitable climate action. We engage over 5,000 people to take action each year, advance ambitious policies, support the work of dozens of partner groups, and convene hundreds of people at the annual Michigan Climate Summit. MiCAN follows the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing and is committed to addressing the systemic and interconnected crises of justice and climate. We are housed at the Michigan Environmental Council which serves as the fiscal sponsor for our organization.

Position Summary

The Michigan Climate Action Network (MiCAN) is seeking a full-time Network Manager to build, support, and coordinate our growing network, which experienced over 60% growth in group membership just last year. Equal parts administrative operations, member services, and engagement; we seek a dynamic, multi-talented, and skilled problem solver who enjoys helping others while building power for the climate movement. The successful candidate will drive membership growth, support member group advocacy, streamline internal network processes, maximize the impact of a variety of MiCAN’s communities and coalitions, and provide administrative support to both member groups and the MiCAN team.The Network Manager will be a key member of the MiCAN team working to move Michigan to more ambitious and urgent climate action. Specifically, key duties and responsibilities include:

Member Services (30%)

  • Update internal systems to continue to grow the network, onboard new members, and maintain a database of individual, organizational, and business members;
  • Schedule, organize, and facilitate member group, steering committee, education committee, board of directors and other MiCAN group meetings;
  • Manage donor contact database, track direct contributions, send thank you notes, and coordinate targeted snail mail and digital fundraising initiatives;
  • Deploy an annual member group survey, compile and publicly share results with the network.

Engagement (30%)

  • Promote collaboration, connection, shared priorities, and campaigns with member organizations and coalition partners;
  • Implement innovative programming to support climate leaders, and host a variety of online, in-person and hybrid events, trainings, and networking opportunities in partnership with members;
  • Actively promote perspectives from a diversity of new voices, select storytellers on a variety of climate initiatives,collect and disseminate member/partner events, news, research, and reports for amplification;
  • Connect individuals to the climate justice groups and coalitions in their geographic area, and build out resources to support and invest in local climate leaders.

Administrative Operations (30%)

  • Maintain an organized filing and calendar system, keep subscriptions updated, and manage the network’s business relationships with Nation Builder, G-Suite, Zoom, Mighty Network and other accounts;
  • Maintain the inventory of MiCAN swag, order and purchase materials and equipment, and maintain relations with vendors;
  • Secure logistics for events, make travel and lodging arrangements for staff and members/partners, manage invoices, and make occasional social media posts;
  • Assist Executive Director in monitoring financial activities in relation to members and member groups, including invoices for events, materials, travel, stipends and other budget requests.

Team Support (10%)

  • Work collaboratively with and support all staff in contributing to the overall mission of MiCAN.

Required Skills and Proficiencies

  • Experience managing membership/donor databases, gathering formal and informal member input, volunteer coordination, and conducting outreach to individuals and groups;
  • Project, operations, campaign, or event management capabilities, including light financial and budgeting skills; 
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the ability to maintain an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion;
  • Understanding of Michigan energy and climate policy, including interactions between federal, state, and local entities;
  • Outstanding organizational skills with keen attention to detail and deadlines;
  • Proficiency with G-Suite, Zoom, Canva, Mighty Network, Nationbuilder and/or comparable software programs; 
  • A proven ability to work independently and be self-directed while collaborating well with others in a team setting;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Shared values, including an interest in and passion for the climate justice movement, dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a commitment to building a healthy work culture based on collegiality, teamwork, collaboration, partnerships, and public engagement.

Compensation, Workplace and Application Procedure

This is a full-time position with flexible hours, generous vacation and health benefits, retirement contribution matching, and a competitive salary range. This is a manager-level position, with a salary range at $48,000–56,500. The position location is flexible within the state of Michigan, primarily a virtual/remote-work environment, with the expectation to keep regular M-F business hours, and be available for occasional evenings, weekends, and limited travel.

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references to [email protected], with the subject line: Network Manager. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

MiCAN is committed to creating a diverse workplace and seeks a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. People of color, persons with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply. MiCAN is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.


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