Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for an associate campaign director to join a fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive.
Why you’ll love coming to work every day
You’ll help change the world by being part of fearless and winning campaigns. 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. When your quest is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and demand what the world needs. For more than 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.
You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of passionate, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.
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 grow in your role.
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 people who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQIA+ folks around the world. Our unique culture has been fostered by a long history of women at the helm. We are actively focusing on the leadership of our staff of color, knowing we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together.
What you’ll do
Water is life–but there are far too many people across the globe who do not have access to the basic human right of safe water. Transnational water corporations are exploiting and exacerbating this crisis to gain control of and privatize water systems, putting profit over the health and livelihoods of millions. And water privatizers and entities like the World Bank are targeting the Global South, and Africa in particular, as an expansion region for the water privatization market. That’s why we need to organize to prevent water privatization globally and promote well-funded, democratically-accountable, and equitable public water solutions. And that’s where you come in.
For almost a decade, Corporate Accountability has partnered deeply with organizers in Lagos, Nigeria, to run a powerful grassroots campaign that has successfully kept the privatization of Lagos’ water systems at bay. Building on the ongoing success of this campaign, we and the Lagos organizers at Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) are teaming up with organizers across the African region and internationally to support local campaigns that will prevent water privatization in countries across the continent. You will build on the momentum behind this campaign and help direct it toward successful outcomes—while attending carefully to Global North-Global South power dynamics and advancing justice and corporate accountability.
Our joint campaign in the African region is built on decades of trust and campaigning between Corporate Accountability and CAPPA. Long before our water campaign was launched, our two teams worked together on the WHO’s global tobacco treaty in the early 2000s—which, thanks in part to our partnership, includes the first corporate accountability measures in an international treaty. Your job will include maintaining and deepening this powerful partnership, identifying and building relationships with new campaign partners, and facilitating and furthering our shared mission in all aspects, from campaigning to fundraising.
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 have a commitment to advancing racial equity and dismantling systems of oppression, and are ready to do this in your day-to-day work. You understand that campaigning for justice must include working to dismantle white supremacy, institutional racism, colonialism, and anti-Blackness.
- You know how to craft a strong campaign plan from goals to tactics, and expertly facilitate meetings and processes to implement your plan. You can bring together a group of diverse participants, build on shared goals and visions, and work toward strategic outcomes. You are skilled at keeping things moving, while also knowing when it’s necessary to slow down; you know how to delegate effectively.
- You are an organizer and campaigner to your core, and you have a deep understanding of power dynamics—including how your own position affects those dynamics. You thrive on building authentic relationships; you know trust is earned and you know how to earn it. You know how grassroots campaigning can impact powerful institutions, how to develop tactics that connect to overall strategies, how to move people to action—all the while paying close and thoughtful attention to complex cultural, political, and interpersonal dynamics.
- You are not afraid to ask for money because you understand that fundraising is an essential part of building power. You have experience framing your and allies’ work in terms that resonate with funders and successfully asking people to financially support work that helps them achieve their vision of the world.
- You have 4-6 years of experience in social justice organizing or other relevant fields.
What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day
- Collaborate with team and key allies to develop and implement strategies and tactics to challenge water privatization and advance the human right to water, with a focus on our joint campaigning in Africa.
- Coordinate strategic planning meetings internally and with allies, facilitate internal coordination huddles, and support the drafting and review of campaigns materials.
- Organize closely with CAPPA, our lead partners in Nigeria, and local activists on the African continent challenging water privatization in their communities and help ensure access to the logistical, technological, research, and communications support necessary to run successful campaign actions.
- Partner with people from government officials to international allies to monitor, develop, and seize opportunities to build international visibility and solidarity for the campaign and stand in solidarity with water justice struggles around the world.
- Represent the organization at ally convenings, in policymaking spaces, and as an organizational spokesperson in the media.
- Provide robust budget management and fundraising support. This includes developing and implementing annual grants fundraising plans, tracking internal campaign budgets and campaign partner expenses, project managing grant submission processes, managing relationships with key funders, and providing major gifts organizers the information they need to power our joint campaigns.
- Actively participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, racial equity work, recruitment, and campaign activities.
Salary and benefits:
- Salary range: $54,100 – $56, 900 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, collaborative, and social campaign environment.
Remote based on public health recommendations around COVID-19 centering the safety and health of our staff, with eventual transition into our campaign headquarters in downtown Boston, MA.
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 are should be our next associate campaign director.
Visit www.corporateaccountability.org/employment-opportunities. Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter. Please include where you heard about the position.
Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, perpetuating systemic racism, 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.
Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, nonbinary people, LGBTQ+ and disabled folks are strongly encouraged to apply. Join more than 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in this dynamic organization with a powerful network of members and allies around the world.