Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #451
Win Without War is committed to helping build a better, more just, and more peaceful world by advancing progressive alternatives to the United States’ over-militarized foreign policy.
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Senior Digital Campaigner
About Win Without War
Win Without War is a diverse network of activists and organizations working for a more peaceful, progressive U.S. foreign policy — and that’s put us on the forefront of the fight against some of the most frightening and inhumane foreign policies of this Administration.
We’re leading campaigns to end U.S. support for Saudi and Emirati-led war in Yemen — helping pass an unprecedented bipartisan Congressional rejection of Trump’s policy. We’re working with congressional allies to pass legislation that’d take Trump’s finger off the nuclear button. And we’re a leading voice in a powerful coalition campaign to make sure John Bolton and Trump don’t lead us into a war with Iran.
We believe that by democratizing U.S. foreign policy and providing progressive alternatives, we can achieve more peaceful, just, and common-sense policies that ensure that all people — regardless of race, nationality, gender, religion, or economic status — can find and take advantage of opportunity equally, equitably, and feel secure around the world.
It’s a big, ambitious agenda, but our team is small and mighty: organizers, advocacy and issue experts, political strategists. Every day we bring our activists into Washington’s foreign policy debates and support a network of partner organizations as we advance progressive solutions. We’d love you to join us.
Are you an experienced digital campaigner and email writer who is highly self-motivated, has excellent communication and critical thinking skills, and can thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic small-team environment to advance a more peaceful and progressive foreign policy for the United States? If so, keep reading!
We are looking for a skilled senior campaigner – a storyteller, a fundraiser, an organizer – who can expand and strengthen our growing activist audience across multiple campaigns that push members of Congress, corporate executives, elected officials, and political appointees to act more consistently with progressive foreign policy principles. This role is suited for a mid-career professional and will work within our Digital Team.
Here’s what you’d do in the job:
Identify and test opportunities for high-impact digital campaigns that will excite and engage our members, grow our activist base, inspire change, and strengthen the movement for progressive foreign policy.
Drive creative thinking about digital campaigns, storytelling, and engagement at all levels of the organization and with movement partners.
Create more opportunity for our work to succeed by weaving a larger story through multiple campaigns that help show the why behind our work while also centering equity.
Write compelling petitions, emails, fundraising appeals, and other CTAs (often on tight deadlines) to mobilize our activists to understand and take action on a range of foreign policy and national security issues.
Manage the email process from beginning to end: drafting and editing email copy, securing input and approval, setting up and sending the emails and action pages through our CRM, analyzing the results to help us make better decisions going forward, and identifying appropriate next steps in the campaign.
Plan, support, and execute high-impact events such as in-person petition deliveries, rallies, and in district meetings.*
Represent the organization at relevant meetings and events, on conference calls with allies, and on progressive and foreign policy listservs.
Work with the Digital Team to create engaging digital content to leverage all our digital channels (including web, social media, email, and digital advertising).
Support the creation of basic visual content as needed.
Other duties as needed.
*This requirement is subject to Covid protocols - we will not be hosting in person events until it the team feels safe to do so.
You could be great for this job if you have:
A minimum of 2 years of experience* in email advocacy, digital fundraising, or online organizing, including experience with CRMs, blast email, and/or digital activism tools. Action Kit experience preferred.
The ability to write in a clear and compelling way, whether it’s engaging emails to motivate our activists to take action; providing input on toolkits that will be used movement-wide; or sharing concise, informative updates to other staff members.
Possess a strategic sense allowing you to identify political opportunities where grassroots and online activism can deliver progressive victories, and the ability to articulate the strategic rationale for our actions to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to self-direct and handle multiple competing priorities.
A strong and consistent attention to detail.
Basic skills in HTML and data analysis in Excel/Google Sheets.
*“Experience” does not necessarily mean full-time, paid experience -- what we’re looking for here are the skills you have - from past paid work, through volunteering, working on campaigns or taking part in community action.
Everyone at Win Without War has:
A passionate commitment to progressive values, and to our vision of a U.S. foreign policy rooted in those values.
A willingness to be nimble and work without ego as part of a proactive team of leaders.
A commitment to the necessity of equity and working to dismantle systems of oppression.
The ability to rapidly develop a working understanding of the politics of national security as it involves Congress, the Executive Branch, civil society, the media, social justice movements, material forces, ideology and U.S. political culture.
The ability to work independently when necessary, manage projects, and execute multiple simultaneous tasks on tight deadlines.
A healthy sense of humor.
Fluency in written and oral American English.
Expertise or experience in one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a plus:
Leading issue campaigns for an organization working on a national and/or global scale.
Nuts-and-bolts organizing and/or rapid-response campaigning in an electoral or advocacy setting.
Managing a large email list (100,000+ subscribers).
Graphic design or videography, particularly anything demonstrating an aptitude for creating creative and compelling social media content.
SQL or other database experience.
Familiarity with Wordpress.
Building effective partnerships or coalitions with advocacy and/or activist groups.
Understanding of the operations, structures, and incentives in foreign policy and national security decision making.
Knowledge and relationships with policy experts, campaigning, and activists groups across the progressive movement
Location: Washington, DC, or Remote position. If remote some travel will be required to DC. (outside of pandemic times)
Salary: $67,000 annually, commensurate with experience per year. We offer a generous benefits package, including health, vision, and dental; unlimited paid vacation; phone stipend; and a retirement program (403b) with up to a 5% employer match after six months of employment. The position is full time, classified as exempt, and is at-will.
Start Date: November 1, 2020
Thoughtful cover letter that explains why you’d be a great fit for this role. This is a writing-intensive role, so please use this letter as a way of demonstrating your ability to write in a clear, persuasive and engaging manner.
3 professional references, including their relation to you and contact information (phone and/or email)
If you have specific questions about this role or the application process, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials that are sent to this email instead of submitted through our website will not be considered.
Win Without War recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion, particularly from communities disproportionately harmed by the militaristic nationalism driving U.S. foreign policy. We welcome applications from all, and especially encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, veterans and LGBTQ people to apply. We can't wait to hear from you!
How to Apply
Please find the posting and submit materials to the application form as a PDF on our website at https://winwithoutwar.org/career/current-job-openings/. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, September 16, 2020.