As Next Stage approaches our tenth anniversary, we have been excited to innovate and explore the ways social impact is changing. The challenges and systems that are communities are working to solve are more complex – and more intersectional – than ever. We firmly believe it will take every nonprofit, municipality, neighborhood, private sector business, faith community and neighborhood working together to make it happen, and that the ability to effectively work together will be a critical component of addressing these challenges.


Despite this increased need for collaboration, our team has been struck by the lack of a ‘middle space’ at the center of that intersection. Cultivate, our online platform for collaboration and social impact learning is our solution to this challenge – and what this role is all about. Our desire is to expand our platform through a focus on collective ownership, facilitating agreement and buy-in and listening to a diverse set of community voices.


The Next Stage team is looking for a new teammate who can help build digital communities that drive engagement and a sense of belonging. You can read more details about the role below, but if you are a driven project manager, a strong writer and content developer and love building relationships, then we want to talk to you.

Position Description: Content & Community Manager

Next Stage is seeking a content strategist and creator who will manage multiple communities and digital channels for Cultivate, our online collaboration management and social learning platform. The role includes researching a wide range of social impact topics, designing strategies for sparking learning and trust-building, deploying content on our digital platform, and building relationships with community members.


Next Stage has been advancing its digital platform for the better part of a year, pioneering it as a tool to support the company’s work with clients and initiatives. This role will be critical to managing our digital communities to advance three primary goals:
  •  Collaboration Management – Civic initiatives that bring people together across difference often include convening but no consistent way to facilitate engagement between meetings. We help manage task forces and steering committees with both in-person facilitation and online engagement.
  • Capacity-Building and Social Learning – Like the incubator for which it was named, Cultivate also serves as a platform for learning. We build custom curriculum’s and facilitate learning through in-person workshops that bridge to online exploration of topics and themes.
  • Communities of Practice – We believe the most important sources of information are the people who populate our communities. We build large stakeholder groups and work to create human-centered experiences that activate interpersonal engagement and foster trust. We think this is an essential ingredient to sparking community-level change.

Skills & Experiences

We are looking for someone special, who shares our values of purpose, equity, courage, collaboration and belonging. A number of projects are in development that will make use of Cultivate, and the time is right to add a talented teammate. The ideal candidate will be:
  • An early-to-mid career professional with very strong written and communication skills
  • A project manager capable of managing multiple streams of work across diverse projects
  • A creative professional gifted at human-centered communication
  • A self-starter who can facilitate all aspects of collaboration management (e.g. drafting a meeting agenda, facilitating a small group discussion via Zoom, writing up the main ideas as notes, and sharing them back out for feedback)
  • A dreamer who believes we can advance social good through shared commitment to working together, aligning resources and keeping our care for people front and center


Base salary range is $65,000-$70,000. In addition to a competitive base salary and retirement benefits, Next Stage offers performance-based bonuses based on company profitability.

To Apply

Next Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Next Stage encourages candidates of all groups and communities to apply for this position.

Beginning August 1, send all inquiries, nominations and applications via email to Next Stage ( Applications must include a custom/compelling cover letter and CV to be considered for the role. Please also indicate where you learned of the opportunity. Please note that only those candidates invited for screening will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.