350.org is looking for a Digital Community Manager who will play a central role in the creation and management of digital systems and resources to support local groups in joining and ramping up their Fossil Free distributed campaigning activities. Together with hundreds of thousands of new people and groups everywhere in the world, the Fossil Free campaign will supercharge the global movement of ordinary people using the power of local action to oppose all new fossil fuel projects and build a 100% renewable energy world for all.
We’re looking for someone who’s able to leverage digital tactics and tools to build real connections and stronger, deeper networks of support for our global community of organisers. We’re looking for someone who has a strong understanding of and affinity with 350.org’s organising vision and ability to propose and implement smart, fresh ideas to support it.
The ideal candidate will be someone who has a deep commitment to furthering climate justice and the aims of 350.org’s new Fossil Free distributed campaign, and the writing and graphic skills to bring it to life in a way that inspires thousands to join.
This role will sit within 350’s Central Digital Team and be a core member of the global team responsible for launching Fossil Free by January 2018. They will report directly to the Global Digital Campaigns Manager.
- Devise innovative approaches to using 350’s tools (ActionKit, Action Network, civiCRM) to bring thousands of organisers into the newly launched Fossil Free campaign
- Establish new systems for onboarding and ramping up Fossil Free local campaigns led by 350’s global network, in collaboration with 350’s global digital staff
- Lead the development of new tools that help connect local Fossil Free campaigners with each other, peer to peer.
- Create written and visual content such as campaign resources and templates for the user journey that connects 350’s existing audience with the new Fossil Free campaign and motivates new, unaffiliated people to become active locally in the movement for climate justice
- Act as point of contact for regional digital campaigners looking to set up and improve their use of Fossil Free tools
- Provide timely, specific input on multimedia projects in support of the Fossil Free project
- Support 350’s Digital Leadership in the process of launching the Fossil Free campaign in a flexible capacity
- 3+ years of total experience in digital campaigning and/or movement organising
- 2+ years of experience at the intersection of online and offline organising, community organising, and direct action.
- Pre-existing experience with at least two of ActionKit, Action Network, Control Shift and/or civiCRM
- Strong written communication skills in English
- Existing technical knowledge of HTML, CSS, WordPress and SQL, or demonstrated ability to pick up similar technical skills quickly
- Basic graphic design skills
- Willingness to work flexibly in a global team and across cultural/language barriers.
- This position can be based anywhere in the world — but requires the ability to be flexible to work across all timezones
Note: Each of these is a plus, but no candidate could bring all of these. The successful candidate may only bring a handful.
- Experience with big organising and/or distributed campaigning models
- “On-the-ground” community organising/volunteer mobilisation experience
- Experience working in the climate and clean energy movement
- Video production skills and/or advanced graphic design skills
- Experience working directly with developers and designers/acting in a product-manager type of role
- Deep expertise with Action Kit, Action Network, WordPress, and/or Control Shift
- Proficiency in languages other than English
- Experience working in a multilingual context, especially with managing a multilingual digital presence.
- Significant experience working in, or with partners from, the Global South
- Experience working with marginalized communities deeply affected by climate change and fossil fuels, such as indigenous communities on the front lines of fighting the extractive industry
- Demonstrated proficiency around equity, diversity, and anti-oppression work inside organizations
- Experience building and maintaining partnerships and networks, preferably in the progressive/grassroots campaigning sector
- Experience working in a virtual office environment
Please apply for this job by going to 350.org/jobs and clicking the name of the job position. You will be directed to the application page.
Instead of a traditional cover letter, answer these 5 questions:
- Why do you want this job? (Max: 200 words)
- Draft the first few paragraphs of an email to go to 350.org’s English-language email list, asking them to attend a meetup with other 350 members near them to plan a local Fossil Free campaign event. Include three subject lines to test; all of the “above-the-link” text of the email; as well as the text of the first link to the event page. (Max: 250 words)
- Make a list of the “Required Qualifications” that you meet, and provide a sentence of explanation where useful. If you fail to meet any of the required qualifications, provide a paragraph of explanation (max: 100 words) for why you think your application should be considered anyway.
- Write a few bullet points listing any particularly valuable skills or experiences you think you would bring to the role that aren’t listed in the Required Qualifications. (Max: 150 words)
- State when you would be available to start in this position, and what time zone you would work from.
The position is open until filled, and applicants will be evaluated on a rolling basis. We will begin the interview process as soon as possible, and our hope is for someone to start by early November.
Compensation and Benefits:
This position is a short-term role for 4 months initially, with the possibility of contract renewal from February 2018. There is also a strong likelihood of converting the position into a full-time role in 2018. This position starts as soon as possible, and is open until filled. Candidates will be assessed on a rolling basis, so apply soon!
Location is flexible and compensation depends on location and experience. Here are the ranges (per annum) for this position for some of our locations:
Berlin – EUR47,800 – EUR59,800
New York – $55,600 – $69,500
Johannesburg – ZAR382,900 – ZAR478,600
Buenos Aires – ARS637,000 – ARS796,300
350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of color, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organizations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.