Beyond the Bomb is looking for a dependable, enthusiastic Field Organizer to manage field outreach and engagement across the country. Ideally, we are seeking a West Coast based organizer, but we will consider other geographies.
In this position, you’ll report to the National Field Manager and work closely with the Digital Engagement Manager to help lead Beyond the Bomb’s campaign and mobilization efforts in key regions across the country by developing digital materials, executing trainings, managing volunteers, assisting with Beyond the Bomb’s fellowship program, and leading actions to resist the U.S.’s reckless nuclear agenda. You will bring to the table prior organizing experience (paid or volunteer), high attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for justice. This is a terrific opportunity for a self-starter to help build a movement at the intersection of foreign policy, advocacy, and culture shift.
The Field Organizer will be responsible for the following key activities:
- Activist Organizing & Management: Execute Beyond the Bomb’s campus and community organizing efforts with an emphasis on trainings, escalation and locally-targeted movement building. Guide and promote the work of volunteer leaders by developing campaign materials, running online trainings and calls, conveying campaign priorities via phone and email, and the tracking and reporting of metrics. Support management of our Future First fellowship program, an organizing fellowship aimed at progressive young people;
- Advocacy: Direct local targeting, advocacy and lobbying of key decision-makers;
- Mobilization: Mobilize rapid response actions. Plan and execute large scale mobilizations to draw media and public attention to the threat nuclear weapons pose;
- Digital Advocacy: Build activism tools in programs such as Action Network, national email campaigns, blog posts, and social media to advance No First Use. Edit and review volunteer blog submissions for tone, clarity and accuracy;
- Content Development: Draft clear, concise and engaging content that translates complex nuclear weapons issues into engaging narratives to help us build our movement (it’s ok, you don’t have to be an issue expert to do this).
- Have at least 1 year of field organizing or campaign experience (paid or volunteer will be considered);
- Have an academic background in international affairs, sociology, communications, or a related field (college degree not required);
- Are digitally active on social media platforms and excited to learn about digital campaigning in issue advocacy;
- Are intellectually curious by nature and have a knack for solving puzzles through strategic thinking;
- Are highly organized and occasionally (OK, frequently) described by your peers as “a tiny bit obsessive” about details;
- Are a skilled writer, and good at providing feedback to others on their writing;
- Can communicate clearly verbally and in writing;
- Aren’t afraid to ask questions and pushback on nonsensical ideas;
- Can multitask like a boss and keep cool under pressure;
- Won’t be spiritually crushed by thinking about nuclear weapons on the regular;
- Are ready to turn out yourself and activists to all sorts of progressive rallies, marches, sit-ins, vigils, press conferences, etc., with sunscreen, signs, and your yelling voice; and
- Able to meet the physical demands of the job. This may include frequent travel and occasionally intense hours.
Do you have other skills that we should know about? Here are a few things we think are great but not required:
- Familiarity with WordPress, Action Network, and social media platforms;
- Phone banking, canvassing, and storytelling ninja;
- Spanish language proficiency;
- Experience with platforms like TikTok and Twitch;
- Proficiency in at least one fantasy language (although we have Dothraki covered!)
- Full-time exempt position in a campaign environment (i.e., this isn’t a 9-to-5 office gig and will have lots of peaks and valleys);
- $40,000 starting salary and legit benefits package, including 6 weeks paid leave, 12 weeks paid parental leave, fully-covered platinum health insurance, 10% retirement contributions after a year (on top of salary), cell phone reimbursement and other fringe benefits;
- A whole lot of latitude to do what needs doing, and earnest, talented, compassionate colleagues to dig in with;
- This a remote work from home position, ideally based on the West Coast or Mid-West, but other geographies considered;
- Some field travel required; and
- Endless positive reinforcement and dedication to your professional development.
We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive movement and recognize that’s impossible without first building a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from all, and especially encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ people to apply.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Beyond the Bomb is building a nationwide movement with a scrappy team that consistently punches above its weight. That means every hire we make has to be outstanding. If that’s you, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected] with “Let’s Stop Nuclear War” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority deadline is April 3, 2020.