Network Weaver at Narrative Initiative

Network Program Manager - Action Lead

Position: Network Program Manager - Action Lead

Reports to: Program Director, Network

Location: Remote, US based preferred

Salary: $85,000 - $95,000, exempt

Deadline: Apply by April 18, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Who We Are

Narrative Initiative weaves the power of narrative with other social justice strategies to achieve long term equity. We maximize opportunities to nourish and grow narrative power, equip narrative changemakers, and bond communities to pursue long-term progress for social justice. We engage the trees to serve the forest, working with community leaders who are committed to meeting the moment with an eye towards a bigger vision for durable social and racial justice created by bonding our communities and linking our fates.

We believe people have the right to shape the narratives that impact our lives. We believe that serving the collective good and transforming exclusionary narratives requires authentic listening, two-way communications, and respect for many voices, perspectives and experiences. We believe in building collective strength by sharing resources, knowledge, and power. We believe that narrative, when combined with organizing and action, will shift political, cultural, and economic power relations to improve our lives and help our communities thrive.

Job Description

Working in collaboration with the Network team to achieve our mission, the Network Program Manager - Action Lead will work on long-term, durable change using their background in campaigns and movement work to engage both organizing and strategic communications for narrative change. In this role, the Network Program Manager - Action Lead will bring narrative change work closer to the ground and find ways to engage within the push and pull of movement and campaign work through narrative alignment. You will be responsible for leading our narrative organizing work within our engagements and partnerships.

What You Do

  • Lead our work in multiple narrative alignment partnerships at different geographic scales (local, state, national, international).
  • Actively oversee our actionable narrative alignment and the Narrative North Star processes.
  • Act as a champion for our Narrative North Star process as an effective approach to
    enacting narrative strategy in coalitions and networks.
  • Operationalize narrative strategies and frameworks with external partners, supporting
    partners in translating a shared narrative orientation into strategy, planning, campaigns, and evaluation.
  • Provide project management in the day-to-day to deliver on-time deliverables and results, often in collaboration with external partners.
  • Collaborate internally on programs through program design, planning, execution, and evaluation. Set shared goals and build shared accountability.
  • Manage alignment of new and existing networks in this emerging field, finding ways to ensure stakeholders in narrative change work are building off each other’s work, learning together and from each other, and leveraging existing resources to share maximum impact.

Who You Are

  • Have 3-5 years experience in related work.
  • Have demonstrated expertise in narrative strategy, tactics and communications.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to adapt to an organizational “voice.”
  • You’re motivated by the power of working in alignments that cross issues, movements, and geographies and know that’s what is needed to win.
  • Think in systems and have a high level of comfort with both complexity and long term thinking.
  • You want the whole progressive field to win, not just your client or partner.
  • Have excellent writing skills and a compelling, pithy communications style.
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptive and reflexive

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description.


Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

Hiring Statement

Narrative Initiative is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.


To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at