Campaigner, Women’s Rights at Change.org
Campaigner, Women’s Rights
- UNITED STATES AND CANADA (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, NEW YORK, NY, WASHINGTON, DC AND VICTORIA, BC)
- FULL- TIME
Change.org is seeking a highly-motivated individual for a full-time campaigner role starting as soon as possible focused on running social change campaigns in the issue area of Women’s Rights. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to Change.orgs mission of empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see, help petition starters drive systemic change, and drive media coverage and campaign escalation. This work will all be within the context of campaigns focused on issues and themes surfaced by the voices of the #MeToo movement: confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment in businesses, institutions, entertainment, and politics.
Working closely with the North America campaigns, email, and communications teams, you will support petition starters who launch campaigns within this focus area, as well as work to identify petition starters and campaign opportunities that directly address sexual assault and harassment.
Here’s what you’ll do as part of our team:
- Identify compelling petitions started on Change.org and work with petition starters to optimize their petition text, develop strategies around waging their campaign, and work to feature these petitions to Change.org users;
- Think through campaign opportunities that could make for good petitions that address the problem of sexual harassment and a culture of sexual assault, and work to identify possible petition starters to lead those campaigns;
- Build out these campaigns so that they become dominant national stories with significant traction in the press and among Change.orgs userbase;
- Stitch together a narrative of campaigns that goes beyond just one individual petition winning, but to a movement of petitions winning and helping drive tangible systemic impact;
- Work directly with organizations and other groups/coalitions in the space to partner and collaborate on campaigns that tackle sexual assault and harassment;
- Secure media coverage for campaigns started on Change.org and work closely with the communications team to build deeper relationships with journalists covering sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender justice;
- Stay up to date on news, politics, and pop culture to identify opportunities to engage the public in rapid response campaigns;
- Be accountable to rigorous goals related to impact, traffic, media coverage, and campaign momentum;
And here are some things that describe you, as well as the skills and experience we hope you have:
- Depth of knowledge and passion in the news, issues and campaigns confronting sexual harassment and sexual assault in the United States;
- Ability to suss out campaign opportunities and think of possibilities to get ahead of the news cycle;
- Strong organization and task management skills, with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment without heavy oversight, and to keep track of various tasks;
- Previous experience in grassroots organizing or social activism;
- Experience using social media and digital tools to bolster public engagement and reach broad audiences;
- Excellent written and oral communications skills;
- Ability to work remotely — you will need to be comfortable speaking to petition starters via phone, on video calls, and working with colleagues on video conferences, chat platforms, etc.
The is a full-time, 40hr/week position on the North America campaigns team at Change.org, that will be accountable to specific numeric performance goals related to impact, traffic, and campaign momentum. There is a preference for candidates located in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, or Victoria (Canada) but exceptional remote candidates will be considered.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.
We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We’re just getting started, and we hope you’ll join us. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.