Senior Climate Organizer

Corporate Accountability Published: October 9, 2019
Location
Boston, MA
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Outreach / Advocacy /
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Description

~ Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around—a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential. ~

Position Overview

Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society—including the fossil fuel industry? We’re looking for a Senior Organizer on our climate campaign to join a fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive.

Location: Campaign Headquarters in downtown Boston, MA. 

Why you’ll love coming to work every day

  • You’ll help change the world. You’ll be joining an organization that’s not satisfied with the world as it is—and has a vision for how it should be. Add a 40-year track record of winning campaigns and ambitious plans to have an even bigger impact, and you’ve got a powerful force to be reckoned with.
  • You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of seasoned, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.
  • You’ll be a part of fearless and winning campaigns. When your quest is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and stick to your guns. For 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, Dow Chemical, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.
  • You can take on big responsibilities as you go. You’ll thrive here as you develop new skills, tackle new challenges, learn, and grow. We pay lots of attention to building staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you become the best leader you can be.
  • You’ll be part of an organization committed to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression. We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of those who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: women, people of color, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ folks around the world. Our unique culture has been fostered by a long history of women at the helm. We know we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together. 

What you’ll do

  • We live in remarkable times. The climate crisis is posing an existential threat to all of us, people are stepping up to make a difference. In the U.S., more people than ever before are ready for big-picture thinking and action. They are looking for effective avenues toward fundamental change. They are longing for a new way of relating to each other and the planet we live on. 
  • In this role, you will harness this nationwide desire for action by organizing people to hold those most responsible for climate change to account. You will help grow the movement to kick Big Polluters out of climate policy and make them pay for their decades of deception.
  • As part of a global climate team, you will be responsible for organizing people in the U.S. to put pressure on public officials to hold Big Polluters accountable, as well as to put direct pressure on corporations. You will also support the international campaigning to remove Big Polluters from climate policy.
  • Our organizing model is rooted in person-to-person relationship building. You’ll travel frequently to build and cultivate relationships in person—from organizing and collaborating with Corporate Accountability members around the country to build local power, to being part of national environmental- and climate-justice coalitions and gatherings. And, you’ll spend a considerable amount of time maintaining those relationships and organizing from our campaign headquarters in Boston, via phone and video. 
  • In so doing, you will play an integral part in leading the change we need to ensure our collective, global survival.

What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day

  • Organize current and potential Corporate Accountability members and activists in the U.S. to execute campaign tactics to hold Big Polluters accountable and end Big Polluters’ stranglehold over climate policy.
  • Support the leadership development of people across the U.S. who are eager to do their part in addressing the climate crisis, via in-person and virtual trainings and one-on-one conversations.  
  • Drive the creation of, and implement, strategic campaign tactics that are informed by and build the power and impact of Corporate Accountability members and activists.
  • Manage complex organizing projects and coordinate with a global campaign team.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the campaign: internalize campaign messaging and be able to skillfully communicate with reporters and interviewers on the record or on background, on the phone, on radio or TV, or at live events.
  • Enthusiastically participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, recruitment, and campaign activities.

Who you are

  • The rampant abuses of corporations and the outrageous amount of power they have make you mad as hell—and you want to do something about it. 
  • You understand that changing the imbalance of power in the world, its inherent racial injustice, and the oppression people of color experience is a critical part of your work for justice. You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression.
  • You passionately believe that relationship-based organizing is how we change the world—and you have the experience to back it up. Whether it’s on climate, racial, economic, gender, or other social justice issues, you have experience successfully working across lines of difference in a U.S. context to mobilize and activate diverse groups of people toward a shared goal and vision. You do it so well because you interact from a place of genuine belief  in and respect for people’s inherent power, agency, and ability to create change.  
  • You have solid experience managing projects from start to finish, meeting tough deadlines, and managing both up and laterally to get what you need. You are successful at creating and managing your own work plans that track toward weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. 
  • You can work under pressure, and can come up with creative solutions when unexpected situations arise. When something doesn’t go as planned, you’re ready to adapt to changes and challenges and adjust to get back on track.
  • You’re a self-starter. You work well with a team, but you’re equally happy setting off on your own to organize, creatively solve the problems that arise, and drive toward your goals. 
  • You have at least three to five years of organizing experience, ideally in environmental justice, climate justice, or related work. 

Salary and Benefits 

  • Salary range: $47,500 to $55,000, commensurate with experience.  
  • Our comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance (with 90% of the premium for all tiers covered by the organization) and dental coverage (with 100% of the individual premium covered by the organization and the option to add dependents at an additional cost); FSA for transit, health care, and dependent care; and 401(k) with employer match.
  • Generous vacation, sick time, and holiday policies.
  • Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.
  • Energetic Campaign Headquarters complete with open, collaborative work spaces and a big, social kitchen.

Note: We are looking for great candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. If you don’t exactly fit the job description, but you know you have skills and experiences that are transferable to this position, please apply! Tell us about yourself and why you should be our next senior climate organizer. 

Compensation

  • Salary is $47,500.00 - $55,000.00.

To Apply

  • Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter.
  • Please include where you heard about the position.

Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, nonbinary people, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Join more than 50 smart and driven staff and interns working in this dynamic organization with a powerful network of members and allies around the world.

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