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  • Mon 17 Mar, 2014
    Campaign Manager (Oakland)
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    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Campaign Manager (Oakland)


    PROJECT OVERVIEW:  With over 900,000 members nationally, ColorOfChange is the nation’s largest online Black political organization. Every day, we’re growing in power and influence, and winning important real-world changes for Black folks and their allies.  Now we’re looking to add a campaign manager to our deeply skilled team to lead our corporate accountability and media justice campaigning. If you’re an online organizer or writer who cares about winning and wants to lead creative, cutting-edge campaigns, we want to talk to you!

    POSITION OVERVIEW: The Campaign Manager will contribute to all aspects of our corporate accountability and media justice campaign work:  identifying opportunities, developing strategic plans, drafting materials, staging emails, developing creative content, interacting with colleagues, members, and partners, and evaluating performance. The Campaign Manager will report to a Senior Campaign Manager and will be part of a team that includes the Campaign Director, Senior Campaign Manager, Communications Manager and Campaign Associate.


    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    To succeed as a Campaign Manager, we’ve identified three areas of responsibility -- roughly grouped into Campaigns, Technology and Communications.

    Campaigns

    • Live in the 24/7 news cycle. Monitor political and social events in your core areas for their potential to become campaigns, and help foster a “news junkie” culture at ColorOfChange.

    • Generate Campaigns. Be an idea fountain, constantly tossing out campaign ideas. Some will be decent, some will be downright horrible, some will change the game.

    • Strategize. With the support of the Senior Campaign Manager, develop campaign plans with strong theories of change, using both proven and experimental online and offline tactics, but ...

    • Iterate. Constantly revise your plans in response to real-world developments. Flexibility is your middle name.

    • Manage people and projects. Oversee external consultants, relationships with movement partners and be able to work well within a team structure.

    • Evaluate. Is it working? Rigorously analyze data, report out on the impact of our campaigns and learn, learn, learn.

    Technology

    • Innovate. Experiment with creative ways of leveraging technology to make good things happen; and know how to measure what "good" means.

    • Use our tools. Adeptly use our suite of online organizing tools (ActionKit) to stage email blasts, landing pages, donation pages, etc. Basic familiarity with HTML (and/or SQL) and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

    • Manage tech projects. Including scoping and spec'ing out web tools. You don't need to be an engineer, but you may need to talk to one.

    Communications

    • Write. Create powerful, persuasive and poppy emails, blog posts, op-eds, text messages, press releases, etc. If the pen is mightier than the sword, your pen must be mighty indeed.

    • Make headlines. Have the skills and instincts to make campaigns newsworthy and generate press coverage to help them win.

    • Sum it up. Quickly synthesize information and communicate it back out to multiple audiences – members, staff, allies, etc.

    QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer who is creative, entrepreneurial, detail-oriented, and flexible who cares deeply about social justice. They should be comfortable juggling multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced environment and not afraid to talk about systemic racism.  Most of all, they should have the knack for campaigning: the ability to spot a moment, the willingness to go after any target, and the determination to keep pushing, even in the face of long odds. Specific qualifications include:

    • At least two years relevant campaigning or work experience

    • Proven writing ability in relevant setting

    • Familiarity with online campaigning

    • High comfort level with technology

    • Strong preference for candidates in the SF Bay Area

    • Knowledge about political and cultural issues related to media, the high tech industry, and/or internet & telecommunications a plus.

    • Demonstrated interest/experience working on racial justice issues.

    • Basic HTML and SQL a plus.


    HOW TO APPLY: 
Interested applicants should email jobs@colorofchange.org with 1) a resume; and 2) a cover letter written in the form of a persuasive email blast, where ColorOfChange is the target, and hiring you is the action you want us to take. Keep it persuasive and punchy, just like you would write an email blast, with an intriguing subject line that includes the words “Campaign Manager.”


    COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position. ColorOfChange also offers a competitive benefits package.

    ColorOfChange is an equal opportunity employer. ColorOfChange prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.




  • Wed 05 Mar, 2014
    NY Campaign Fellow
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    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Location

    New York, NY

    About ColorOfChange.org

    With more than 900,000 members nationally, ColorOfChange.org is the nation's largest online Black political organization. Using the Internet, we enable our members to speak in unison, with an amplified political voice. In the process, we bring attention to the needs and concerns of Black folks, by holding coordinated events in different parts of the country, influencing decision makers at all levels of society, running broadcast, print and online advertisements, and demanding that the news media cover our issues.

    Position Summary

    The ColorOfChange.org Fellowship was created to develop new leadership in the movement for racial justice, and to provide a unique opportunity to build experience in online activism by working in ColorOfChange.org offices and being supervised and mentored by ColorOfChange.org's campaign staff. The NY Fellow will work with and report directly to the Senior Campaign Manager in New York. The Fellow will assist with the day-to-day execution of ColorOfChange.org's social media and Economic Justice campaign work, as well as with the longer-term strategic planning necessary to ensure success across these platforms. This position can be full-time or part-time (20-40 hours/week), depending on the needs of the Fellow.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with creation of campaign materials: research for emails, petition text and calls scripts, op-eds, social media, press releases, etc.;
    • Monitor political and social events for their potential to impact and shape campaigns;
    • Plan, write, edit, and proofread materials including web content and other documents as needed;
    • Collaborate in curation of third-party media content to be highlighted by ColorOfChange.org, and in production of original media content;
    • Support the coordination of on-the-ground events, e.g., petition deliveries, community events, legislative district meetings;
    • Conduct research projects, and handle routine writing and administrative tasks; and
    • Complete other tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer who is creative, entrepreneurial, detail-oriented, flexible, able to juggle multiple tasks, and thrives in a fast-paced office setting. The candidate should be excited about working in a campaign-style environment and willing to take on new responsibilities as they arise. Specific qualifications include:

      • Excellent oral and written communication, research and organizational skills;
      • Demonstrated experience/interest working on racial justice issues;
      • Familiarity with online organizing;
      • Demonstrated experience/interest in economic justice;
      • Background in economics, public policy, and/or social science is a strong plus;
      • Eye for graphic design and technical skills to generate effective visual aids (print and digital) are desirable.

    Compensation

    The Campaign Fellowship is a full-time or part-time, 9-month (through December 2014) temporary appointment, and Fellows are paid $12 per hour for 20-40 hours/week (hours determined by part-time or full-time status). Fellows are classified as temporary, non-exempt employees, and earn pro-rated paid time off and holidays.

    Application Submission

    Email: jobs@colorofchange.org. The title of the position ("NY Campaign Fellow") MUST appear in the subject line of the email. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Interested applicants should email us with a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (no more than 2 pages). If applicable, applicants are additionally encouraged to include a link to a relevant audio or video sample, ideally a self-produced podcast or clip.

  • Mon 09 Dec, 2013
    Campaign Director (Rapid Response)
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    With over 900,000 members nationally, ColorOfChange is the nation's largest online Black political organization. Every day, we're growing in power and influence, and winning important real-world changes for Black folks and their allies. Now we're looking to add a senior leader to our deeply skilled team – a Campaign Director in charge of our rapid response campaigning. If you're an experienced online organizer who cares about winning and wants a leadership role in a dynamic team, we want to talk to you!

    POSITION OVERVIEW:

    As the Campaign Director, you will report directly to the Executive Director, serve on the senior leadership team and play a vital role in achieving ColorOfChange's mission. Primarily, you will run the organization's rapid response campaigning – plucking campaign ideas out of the 24-hour news cycle and engaging our members at the speed of the Internet. So you'll need a nose for powerful campaigns, and exceptional online organizing skills to make those campaigns pop. Fast.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    To succeed as Campaign Director, we've identified three areas of responsibility – roughly grouped into Campaigns, Technology and Communications.

    
Campaigns

    • Live in the 24/7 news cycle. Monitor political and social events for their potential to become campaigns, and help foster a "news junkie" culture at ColorOfChange.
    • Generate Campaigns. Be an idea fountain, constantly tossing out campaign ideas. Some will be decent, some will be downright crazy, some will be gamechangingly awesome – and you'll have the judgment to know which is which.
    • Strategize. Develop campaign plans with strong theories of change, using both proven and experimental online and offline tactics, but ...
    • Iterate. ... constantly revise your plans in response to real-world developments. Flexibility is your middle name.
    • Manage people and projects. Oversee external consultants, on-the-ground organizers, relationships with movement partners, and project teams within the staff.
    • Evaluate. Is it working? Rigorously analyze data, report out on the impact of our campaigns, and learn, learn, learn.

    Technology

    • Innovate. Experiment with creative ways of leveraging technology to make good things happen; and know how to measure what "good" means.
    • Use our tools. Adeptly use our suite of online organizing tools (ActionKit) to stage email blasts, landing pages, donation pages, etc. Basic familiarity with HTML or CSS is important.
    • Manage tech projects. Including scoping and spec'ing out web tools. You don't need to be an engineer, but you'll need to speak geek.

    Communications

    • Write. Create powerful, persuasive and poppy emails, blog posts, op-eds, text messages, press releases, etc. If the pen is mightier than the sword, your pen must be mighty indeed.
    • Make headlines. Have the skills and instincts to make campaigns newsworthy and generate press coverage to help them win.
    • Sum it up. Quickly synthesize information and communicate it back out to multiple audiences – members, staff, allies, etc.

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    The ideal candidate should have a proven knack for online and offline campaigning: the ability to spot a moment, the willingness to go after any target, and the determination to keep pushing, even in the face of long odds. Specific qualifications include:

    • At least five years relevant campaigning experience, in areas such as online advocacy, list building, rapid response and online fundraising.
    • Exceptional skill at writing for online action: subject lines, emails, social media posts.
    • A track record of winning campaigns; not all, but at least some good ones.
    • Experience editing and providing feedback to others.
    • Experience/interest working on racial justice and progressive issues.
    • High comfort level with technology and emerging web platforms.

    
CONTACT:

    
Interested applicants should email jobs@colorofchange.org with 1) a resume; and 2) a cover letter written in the form of a persuasive email blast, where ColorOfChange is the target, and hiring you is the action you want us to take. Keep it short and punchy, just like you would write an email blast.

     

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