Open roles below:

Program Coordinator (Part-Time)

Seeking New Board Members

Internship Applications

Fellow and Mentee Programs

Program Coordinator

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism is seeking a remote program coordinator to support our work researching and challenging male supremacism. The position will support a variety of tasks around administration, program development, communications, and fundraising, especially for the anti-supremacist grassroots organizer training and cohort-building that will be running throughout 2023. The Program Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director. The position is advertised at 24 hours per week at a salary of $30,000 per year. The position title, scope of responsibilities, and hours per week is negotiable based on the candidate’s experience.

Male supremacist ideology is the belief in cisgender men’s superiority and right to dominate, control, or erase “others”: cis and trans women, trans men, and non-binary people. IRMS supports a community of researchers committed to exposing and challenging common narratives that uphold male supremacist ideology. Our research draws on intersectionality and reproductive justice frameworks in emphasizing the intersections of misogyny and transmisogyny with other axes of oppression, such as racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, and heterosexism. Our fellows’ and mentees’ work spans a range of topics, from misogynist incel ideology and mass violence; to rape culture, Title IX, and men’s rights activists; to racist misogyny and violence toward Black women and Asian women. We emphasize structural change, shifting discourse toward investing in longer-term solutions such as comprehensive consent-based sexuality education and organizing at the local and state levels.

The Contractor will support our core initiatives, which include:

  • major events such as the Training Institute on Anti-Supremacist Organizing and a our conferences on supremacism studies (virtual and/or in-person, based on Covid risk);
  • planning workshops to aid writing for either academic or public audiences;
  • working groups on various topics such as designing curricula and reading primary sources (i.e. manifestos and writings by male supremacist perpetrators); 
  • webinars that present on research or bring together experts for topical panels on current events in male supremacism;
  • support for organizers such as designing resources and materials;
  • shaping media discourse and narratives;
  • community-building, networking, and social events through virtual happy hours and other initiatives;
  • institute-sponsored publications (for example, the policy brief on misogynist incel violence copublished with New America or the forthcoming Routledge volume on Male Supremacism in the United States).

The program coordinator is expected to have primary responsibility for coordinating the fellows and mentee program logistics, overseeing a website redesign, media outreach, updating the website and social media, sending eblasts, running crowdfunding campaigns, and organizing and promoting webinars. The program coordinator will support grant proposals, major event organizing, fellow and mentee orientation, intern supervision, and other projects under the direction of the Executive Director.

Preferred qualifications include: program coordination experience; writing, editing, and/or communications experience; fundraising experience; attention to detail; a background in organizing, journalism, or research around gender justice, reproductive justice, LGBTQ justice, or other areas of social justice. We are looking for someone who has prior experience in at least some of these areas and who is a capable and eager learner, able to absorb new information and develop skills in this position. We welcome applications from candidates who might not have all the suggested qualifications looking for a growth experience, especially candidates from historically and systematically marginalized groups.

Required qualifications are a passion for challenging misogyny and transmisogyny and a commitment to principles of social justice and intersectionality. IRMS operates internationally and we will consider applications from English-speaking candidates in any country, though the program coordinator would need to be regularly available during U.S. working hours.

Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to contact@theirms.org with the subject line “Program Coordinator Application [Your Name].” We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, seeking to bring on this support for our operations and programming as soon as possible.

Seeking New Board Members

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about our mission. No previous board experience is required. We believe a diverse board is a better board; we encourage applicants from historically and systemically marginalized backgrounds and communities to apply, especially women of color and trans women. 

We are a working board. This means, in addition to overseeing the operations of the organization, board members carry out the board’s directives. A working board is a transitional stage as a mostly volunteer nonprofit builds sustainable support. This article provides more details on working boards.

As a working board, there is ample opportunity for board members to contribute and build their experience and background in a range of areas, including in:

  • Fundraising
  • Activism and organizing
  • Non-profit administration or media law
  • Finance

These specific needs are in addition to overseeing our mission, strategy, and programmatic work to challenge misogyny and transmisogyny and advance an intersectional feminist vision.

EXPECTATIONS

We are looking for individuals to join our volunteer working board who will:

  • Prepare for and attend monthly (virtual) board meetings;
  • Actively participate in at least one sub-committee (Fundraising, Organizing, Fellowship/Mentorship Programs, Communications, Finance, Nominations);
  • Work with other board members in contributing to program development and content creation in support of the IRMS mission;
  • Work between board meetings to support goals of organization (e.g., reviewing grant proposals, developing mentorship curriculum, etc).

We estimate board members will spend 5-10 hours per month on their board commitments. Board members serve a two-year term.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a C.V. and a cover letter detailing your interest in the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism and what you would bring to the board of directors to contact@theirms.org.

Institute for Research on Male Supremacism Intern

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is seeking a paid intern to support the work of the executive director approximately 5 hours/week. We are seeking a candidate with a strong interest in learning about and challenging male supremacist and misogynist mobilizations. The intern will work directly with the executive director providing support in a variety of areas as needs arise, including updating the website, social media, graphic design, editing/copyediting, fundraising, research, building bibliographies, blogging, and other tasks. The position is virtual.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to contact@theirms.org with the subject line “Internship Application [Your Name].” Please indicate in your cover letter your available start and end dates. We are currently accepting applications for winter/spring interns.

Mentorship and Fellowship Programs

Please visit the mentorship and fellowship program tabs on this website for information about whether we are currently accepting applications and the process. Fellowship applications are open as of November 2022.