Managing Director of Movement Collaborations

Managing Director of Movement Collaborations

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Movement Alliance Project
September 21, 2022
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Bryan Mercer



Movement Alliance Project (formerly Media Mobilizing Project) has been a part of Philadelphia’s movement ecosystem since 2005. Over recent years, Movement Alliance Project (MAP) has developed into a hub for local movement building for justice, dignity, and power.

We’re conveners, facilitators, administrative professionals and former campaigners who enjoy working together. We strive to build the strength of the local movement ecosystem so that social movements can transform material conditions for Black, brown, poor, and working people to reflect the care, well being, and dignity all people deserve.


Movement Alliance Project works to build a healthy movement ecosystem where organizations succeed in making transformational social change. We collaborate with organizations and alliances to develop strategy, collectivize administrative capacity, and convene groups to deepen the interconnection and solidarity within and across sectors of organizing.

Movement Collaborations Team

What would be possible in Philadelphia if our movements had the political infrastructure to build real power? This is a guiding question for MAP’s current political work. Seeing political infrastructure as one of the three faces of power, we believe the right movement collaborations can give our movements the power to set the political agenda.

We believe that long term relationships between organizations rooted in principled struggle are key to building a strong movement ecosystem. That’s why we’re developing a team of experienced and skilled facilitators, strategists, and movement scientists dedicated to building spaces where organizations can engage in processes of developing shared strategy, peer learning, and making collective assessments of the political terrain. While MAP isn’t new to being conveners and facilitators of tables, coalitions, and alliances in Philadelphia, we’re developing a new holistic approach to this work. We’re looking for people who are as excited as we are about what’s possible when organizations come together strategically, and who are ready to roll up their sleeves to bring a new department into existence at MAP.


The Managing Director of Movement Collaborations, as a senior leader in the organization’s leadership team, works to ensure the success of MAP’s mission to build a healthy movement ecosystem where organizations succeed in making transformational social change. The Managing Director possesses expert-level professional skills, knowledge and connections.

The Managing Director of Movement Collaborations convenes the Movement Collaborations Team, shaping the development of collaborations, alliances, and learning communities MAP initiates or joins. The Managing Director of Movement Collaborations should be skilled at assessing the movement terrain, and able to train and support others one-on-one at understanding that terrain and opportunities for power building and transformation. Internally the Managing Director should be a skilled manager, supporting an expanding staff team to set realistic and ambitious goals, accomplish those goals, and evaluate work for lessons and improving future practice. The Managing Director of Movement Collaborations will be accountable and take full charge of developing the Movement Collaborations program, deciding on 1-3 additional staff member hires for the program in the coming 12-18 months.


  • Lead the Movement Collaborations team, including development of strategic alliances, learning communities and other initiatives to support a healthy movement ecosystem
  • Manage a growing program staff team, through effective project management skills, sound supervision practices, work plan development and evaluation of staff
  • Thoughtful development of staff leadership, team management, and effective practices to build a healthy staff culture
  • Ensure the ongoing assessment of the movement ecosystem, including identifying needs, state of movement and opportunities for new movement collaborations, strategic alliances and learning communities
  • Oversee budget development for the Movement Collaborations Program and assist in fundraising efforts to ensure the sustainability of the program
  • Work closely with Director of Resource Mobilization to identify fundraising opportunities for collaborators and sponsored projects
  • Take leadership in strategic planning processes, shaping and deciding the contributions of the Movement Collaborations program to meeting MAP’s mission and other needed interventions



  • 8+ years of significant experience in building grassroots and political power through base-building, civic engagement, and movement building.
  • 3 or more years of director level experience offering organizational leadership
  • Excellent people skills, able to work with people from various communities
  • Effective strategic planning, program evaluation and project management skills
  • Experience fundraising for nonprofit programs, and ability to engage grassroots and institutional donors
  • Experience supervising staff and managing program teams of 3 or more staff



Reports to: Executive Director, Bryan Mercer


Movement Alliance Project offers, upon request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities during the application, interview, and hiring process. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please contact us.

Movement Alliance Project is a hybrid workplace rooted in Philadelphia. Employee chooses if they want to work in person, hybrid or 90% remote with ability and willingness to attend in-person events in Philadelphia multiple times a year when safe to gather. As a community-based organization, preference will be given to candidates in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties.



The Managing Director of Movement Collaborations salary is $95,000 – $100,000 per year based on experience.

Benefits include, health care (MAP pays 90%), 25 vacation days, 8 holidays, July 4th week and December 24th-January 1st paid break. MAP’s benefits also include sick, bereavement and parental leaves, and some scheduling flexibility.



We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, because we believe that communities impacted by structural racism and capitalism are best positioned to make powerful interventions to transform our society.

If your experience doesn’t exactly match the qualifications listed but you believe you would shine in this role, we want to hear from you! Please apply and tell us why you’re the right person for the job.

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and answers to our application questions here.

Application deadline: We will accept applications on a rolling basis until October 28, 2022. We will prioritize applications received prior to Friday, October 14, 2022.

Hiring process: We will begin scheduling screening interviews in October. After screening interviews, we will invite candidates moving forward to engage in a 2 to 3 round interview process, including a brief exercise component.

Target start date: We would like to have the selected candidate start in January 2023 or sooner if possible.



Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, immigrants, women and femmes, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and formerly convicted, incarcerated, or systems-impacted people are highly encouraged to apply.

Movement Alliance Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, political affiliation, exercising one’s right to family care and medical leave, medical condition, including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are not offering US visa sponsorship at this time.

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