Campaigner (The Americas)

Preferably in the Americas, ideally Eastern timezone Full-time Allows remote

Campaigners are at the core of Avaaz’s advocacy work, from research and development of global and national online campaigns, to offline stunts, campaign deliveries and attracting media attention.

This is an exciting position at the heart of one of the most innovative and promising public organisations in the world today. It offers a unique structure and team to help develop and pursue large scale social change efforts.

As a Campaigner, you will support and help lead the research, development, and running of campaigns on a range of national and global issues, helping to channel the time and money of our members in the most effective ways possible. This position will report to one of Avaaz’s Campaign Directors.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring world events and identifying opportunities for strong campaigns.
  • Consulting with experts and supporting the development of a strong strategy, policy, and message.
  • Drafting campaign emails and other communications.
  • Assisting Campaign Directors in organising campaign actions and logistics, from ad buys to public petition deliveries.
  • Public speaking and media.
  • Publishing and editing high quality online content, including world class petitions, correspondence, research briefs and polling members.
  • Localising and rewriting communications in other languages, depending on fluency.
  • Helping to craft the overall strategic direction of Avaaz and at times supporting internal workings of the organisation including recruitment, team building and management, and special projects.

Qualifications

This is a challenging role that requires hard work, flexibility, good judgment, initiative and an ability to deliver results. The main skills which you will display are:

  • Professionalism, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment and social change.
  • Understanding of how civic advocacy and public campaigning function.
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.
  • Enthusiasm for a wide range of global issues, and a readiness to move swiftly between them, while being able to rapidly focus in on the details of each.
  • Strong strategic mindset and campaign planning skills.
  • Tech savvy and a natural problem solver.
  • Creativity for campaign tactics and strategies.

Fluency in English is a requirement. Additional languages are an asset.

Location
Avaaz is a virtual organisation, with most of our work done over email, telephone and Skype. Our staff are based in cities all over the world and meet at team retreats twice per year. Avaaz covers office costs, either to establish a home office or to rent one, and we support staff to house themselves in local similar organisations when preferred.

This being said - we're looking for up to two Campaigners, with at least one Campaigner based in the Eastern Timezone (GMT -5). 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary varies with location and experience, but is highly competitive with leading nongovernmental organisations. Benefits also range with location, but include 5 weeks paid vacation per year.