Bookkeeper/Fiscal Specialist

Bookkeeper/Fiscal Specialist  Organization Summary The Highlander Research and Education Center is a 90 year-old popular education center that works with grassroots groups in Appalachia and across the U.S. South to promote social and economic justice. Highlander’s long and proud history includes cutting edge work with labor education and organizing, the Civil Rights Movement, environmental justice in Appalachia, and more recently, the changing demographics of our region. Widely acclaimed as a leadership development center for grassroots activists across race, culture and generations, Highlander is world-renowned as a beacon for progressive organizing. Overview of position: This position will provide bookkeeping support to […]

Human Resources Associate // Asociadx de Recursos Humanos

Human Resources Associate // Asociadx de Recursos Humanos Highlander Research and Education Center [Note: Actual title to be consistent with Highlander’s current titling structure is “People and Culture Specialist”] // [Nota: El título real para ser consistente con la estructura de cargos actual de Highlander es “Especialistx de Personas y Cultura”] The Highlander Mission // La Misión de Highlander  Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. We work with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, […]

Human Resources Manager / Gerente de Recursos Humanos

Human Resources Manager // Gerente de Recursos Humanos Highlander Research and Education Center [Note: Actual title to be consistent with Highlander’s current titling structure is “People and Culture Coordinator”] // [Nota: El título real para ser consistente con la estructura de cargos actual de Highlander es “Coordinadx de Personas y Cultura”] The Highlander Mission // La Misión de Highlander  Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. We work with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, […]

Radical Hospitality: Housekeeping Crew Member

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Radical Hospitality Housekeeping Crew Member (Part-Time Salary) Highlander is searching for a talented, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Housekeeper to serve on the Radical Hospitality team. The Radical Hospitality team provides hospitality to Highlander’s visiting program participants and other guests. As a member of the team with whom guests will often interact most directly and frequently while at Highlander, an important part of this role is clearly communicating the story and work of Highlander. With all of Highlander’s staff, this role will contribute to Highlander’s educational and accompaniment work as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in the […]

Kitchen and Dining Crew Member (Part-Time)

The Highlander Mission // La Misión de Highlander Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. We work with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help create spaces — at our center and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. We develop leadership and help create and support strong, democratic organizations that work for justice, equality, and sustainability in […]

Uganda: Vaccine Apartheid, Linking our Global Struggles: A Collaboration between Highlander and Equal Health’s Campaign Against Racism Chapters

https://vimeo.com/652211981 In this segment of our As We Re/Gather collaboration with Equal Health’s international chapters of its Campaign Against Racism, CAR’s Uganda chapter lays out the impact of vaccine inequity, Western capitalism, and systemic racism on public health and the livelihoods of Ugandans, with clear calls to action on vaccine access and redistribution of wealth and resources: “This inequity we are seeing in vaccine distribution is not an accident. It is a symptom of neocolonial policies driven by capitalist economic models that richer countries have leverage to hold vaccines in the market and leave poorer countries at the mercy of […]

Linking our Global Struggles: A Collaboration between Highlander and Equal Health’s Campaign Against Racism Chapters / India

This period has made it obvious that we are much more connected than we think and that artificial barriers created because of race, gender, caste, class, religion, geography, physical ability, sexual orientation etc. are not so clear cut in the face of a pandemic. Of course the pandemic also laid bare for us the huge inequities that exist and how some communities have been thrown into the deep end because of the pandemic and how health and healthcare access is deeply determined by one’s social location. In India, poverty, nutrition, caste, gender, religion, geography have all influenced outcomes due to […]

Linking our Global Struggles: A Collaboration between Highlander and Equal Health’s Campaign Against Racism Chapters

Over the course of our As We Re/Gather project this year, we invited folks to share their stories and experiences emerging from the last 18 months amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, attacks on democracy, and uprisings to defend Black lives. In the U.S., we have experienced our global connectedness and interdependency in new ways, while systems of white supremacy and globally racialized capitalism have exploited conditions to reinforce false borders and boundaries, deepening existing crises with further harm on public health internationally. Communities across the globe are being impacted by the same root causes and global systems, but white supremacy, […]

adrienne maree brown and Makani Themba on hope and possibilities

Highlander Board Co-Chair Makani Themba and adrienne maree brown joined us at Highlander’s 2021 Homecoming to bring light and love in a conversation about what is possible in this moment and for our emergence from this historic period of loss and change.

How Grief Shapes Our Work

Highlander Co-Executive Directors Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Allyn Maxfield-Steele join in another conversation as part of our As We Re/Gather project, reflecting on how grief shapes our work and is vital to hold and honor in this period of loss and extended uncertainties.  “How do we prepare ourselves for collective grief, and the ways that we act when we are not our best selves, because we’re in the multiple stages of it? How do we hold each other as grieving people, even now? Even in these virtual ways of being together, how do we hold each other with grace and […]