Accountability Counsel is seeking a Team Coordinator to help support our teams in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and South Asia, as well as other world regions as we grow. This full-time position will be based out of our San Francisco office.
We amplify the voices of communities to protect their human rights and environment. Our team of world-class attorneys works directly with communities challenging abuses financed from abroad. We do not litigate in courts, but instead specialize in the accountability offices that have been created to address these abuses. Our stellar team of policy advocates works to ensure that those accountability offices are transparent, independent, fair, accessible, and effective. We conduct research to track global complaints and expose patterns in data that can be used to prevent harm. We also convene a global network of advocates to foster a movement for accountability in international. We have been recognized as a high impact social enterprise by Echoing Green and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.
In the nine years since our founding, our team has partnered with nearly 40 communities to defend their rights, demand justice, and achieve historic victories. As examples of the impact of our support, Chinanteco communities in Oaxaca, Mexico stopped a hydroelectric project from destroying their critical natural and cultural resources, and nomadic herders in the Mongolian South Gobi desert negotiated a series of agreements that addressed harm from a massive mine that threatened their traditional livelihoods. We have improved accountability policy at every multilateral development bank, at three United States agencies, and within international institutions. Our advocacy has led to the creation of several new accountability offices, and we have a new groundbreaking initiative on impact investing. Our approach pays particular attention to women, children, and other marginalized groups.
The Team Coordinator will report to, and work in close collaboration with, the Global Operations Manager to ensure that Accountability Counsel has the staff, policies, and practice needed to sustain our team and organizational well-being. This position is a chance to identify talent for our staff openings, post-graduate fellowships, and student opportunities, for which we can receive over one thousand applications annually. This position also involves close work with every member of our small, dynamic team that is spread over several time zones. The Team Coordinator will need to participate in early morning and evening telephone meetings on a weekly basis. Occasional travel, both domestic and international, may also be required.
Among other duties, the Team Coordinator will:
A. Support Recruitment and Hiring of Team Members
develop and maintain relationships with key networks to generate qualified applicants for open positions;
manage the recruitment and hiring processes of professional and student positions; and
assist with the onboarding of new staff and students and offboarding as fellowships conclude.
B. Support the Well-being and Health of Our Staff and Organization Through Oversight of Internal Policy, Training, and Support
ensure appropriate policy (through suggested revisions to existing policy and creation of new policy) around staff and organizational health and well-being;
ensure implementation of existing organizational policies around physical security, mental health, cybersecurity, and other human resource policies; and
facilitate training, support to staff, and compliance regarding internal policies.
C. Support Internal and External Community-building
assist staff with annual performance reviews and provide individualized support to ensure team members achieve their professional development goals;
help plan and coordinate the organization’s annual staff retreat;
engage student alumni of Accountability Counsel through network communication and activities;
promote organizational wellness through team appreciation initiatives;
strengthen Accountability Counsel’s relationships with aligned social justice organizations and networks in our community;
support our commitment to intersectional justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and support staff with Good Ally engagement; and
provide other general support to staff as needed.
The Team Coordinator is required to have:
a bachelor’s degree;
high attention to detail and concern for providing an exceptional work product, with a self-directed commitment to professionalism;
a positive and friendly attitude, collaborative demeanor, and a sense of humor;
superb interpersonal and written communication skills and an honest, direct, and transparent communication style, regardless of the message;
demonstrated ability to multi-task, problem-solve, prioritize workload, stay organized, and make decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment;
an understanding of the need to maintain sensitive and confidential information;
an understanding of and appreciation for work in a dynamic, multicultural, nonprofit, public interest environment; and
interest in and commitment to the mission of Accountability Counsel.
Accountability Counsel offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Our superb benefits package includes full health, vision, and dental coverage with the option to add a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); 401(k) retirement plans; and other unique benefits that make Accountability Counsel a wonderful place to work.
To apply, please complete the application form on our website. Your cover letter should state why you want to work with Accountability Counsel and explain how you meet the required qualifications.
Applications will be received and reviewed until Monday, October 15. Due to the expected high volume of response, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding next steps in the application process.
Accountability Counsel is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.