Freedom Forward is hiring for a Campaign Director in Washington DC.
Position Status: Full-time
Location: Washington DC
Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: $80-$100K depending on experience, with benefits and paid leave.
Freedom Forward is hiring a Campaign Director to manage and implement campaigns to expand global freedom by ending U.S. ties to non-democratic governments. In 2019 and 2020, Freedom Forward’s primary focus is on withdrawing U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal monarchy.
The Campaign Director works closely with and is remotely supervised by the Executive Director.
About Freedom Forward:
Freedom Forward works to build a world anchored in peace, freedom, and prosperity for all. Far too many societies are ruled by repressive and non-democratic governments that stand in the way of human rights and human development.
Many people across the U.S. believe deeply in the values of human rights and freedom. Unfortunately, our government maintains ties to kings, dictators, and apartheid rulers who undermine these values. This is especially true across the Middle East, where multiple U.S.-backed governments actively undermine the freedom and prosperity of the communities they rule over.
Freedom Forward works to expand global freedom by ending U.S. alliances with these repressive non-democratic rulers. We work to end the business, civil society, and governmental relationships that tie the U.S. and U.S. society to these brutal governments.
In 2020, our primary focus is on withdrawing U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s dictatorship. The Saudi monarchy has slaughtered thousands in Yemen, imprisoned countless human rights advocates at home, and backed dictatorships across the region. Saudi rulers and other repressive allies have also repeatedly pushed the U.S. towards war with Iran.
We see our work to end the U.S.-Saudi alliance as intimately connected to the freedom struggles of communities across the Middle East and beyond. We campaign in active solidarity with communities that seek freedom from oppressive rulers worldwide, including communities that seek freedom from other repressive governments that receive support from the U.S.
The Position: Campaign Director
Freedom Forward is hiring for the position of Campaign Director. The position is responsible for managing and implementing online and offline strategies that mobilize large numbers of people to help end the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia’s brutal monarchy.
The position has an initial one year term, with the possibility of renewal. The position is based in Washington DC and remotely supervised by the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage and launch online and offline Freedom Forward campaigns that push civil society, private sector, and government entities to end their relationships with the Saudi family dictatorship and other repressive governments.
- Build and manage relationships with allies and stakeholders for key campaigns. Work in coalition with allies, including partner organizations, diaspora communities, individual advocates, and Freedom Forward advisers.
- Use major digital activism platforms to engage and mobilize the public. These include public platforms of progressive digital organizations, as well as third-party vendors.
- Build “ladders of engagement” that enable activists and supporters to deepen their involvement in our campaigns, starting with online petitions and moving to offline actions that include phone calls, pressure on selected targets, protests, media, and more.
- Write, edit, and produce compelling online campaign content. Create petitions, email alerts, issue briefs, webpages, social media, and other online and offline materials.
- Write online fundraising appeals for Freedom Forward supporters, and track results.
- Recruit and supervise interns as needed and when useful for campaign support.
- Work closely with the Executive Director and contribute to Freedom Forward’s success.
Skills and Background:
The ideal candidate possesses many of the following skills and experiences:
- Campaigning expertise: Experience with diverse campaigning strategies and tactics, including focusing on private sector, civil society, and government actors. Strong knowledge of strategies for building public support, driving pressure on targets, shifting public discourse, and changing targets’ behavior. Experience with building issue campaigns, public mobilization, and online activism.
- Building coalitions and teams: Experience with recruiting allies, building coalitions, and working with allied organizations, networks, and communities.
- Online campaigning experience: Experience with online strategies and platforms for recruiting, engaging, and mobilizing large numbers of people. Proficiency in online petition and organizing platforms, including Action Network and major third-party petition platforms, such as MoveOn, Change.org, etc.
- Offline campaign experience: Experience with strategies for building public pressure on campaign targets. These include media engagement; generating constituent pressure through grassroots phone calls, volunteer-led protests and events; meetings with target decision-makers, etc.
- Strong writing skills: Clear and efficient English-language communicator across multiple formats and styles — succinct petitions, engaging email alerts, activist materials, phone alerts, social media, etc.
- Diaspora experience: Experience and familiarity with Muslim, Arab, and/or Middle Eastern communities, especially including diasporas in the United States. Proficiency or fluency in Arabic is helpful but not required.
- Issue and regional knowledge: Demonstrated interest and knowledge of human rights, peace issues, and anti-militarism concerns, including women’s human rights, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, financial and business relationships between the U.S. and Middle East economies, governments, etc.
- A spirit of experimentation: We are a new project in a rapid growth phase, building new campaigns to drive a dramatic transformation in human rights and U.S. foreign policy. The ideal candidate is comfortable trying different ideas, dropping unsuccessful tactics, learning from failure, and sprinting towards success.
- Courage: We are challenging brutal governments and powerful interests that use violence to maintain power. The ideal candidate is comfortable pushing oppressive entities and their enablers to change their behavior.
- Operations mindset: Comfortable building systems to measure and track success. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Commitment to anti-racist and intersectional campaigns that build power across diverse communities.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, work independently, and function as a member of a team.
- Proficient in basic office productivity platforms, including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, video and audio conference call platforms, etc. Proficient in major online marketing and social media platforms, including MailChimp, WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Freedom Forward is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for International Policy (CIP). All full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, long term disability, generous paid leave (vacation, sick and holiday) and retirement benefits.
The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample as one single PDF document via email to email@example.com with “Campaign Director” in the subject line.
The writing sample should demonstrate your capacity for campaign-oriented communication that is engaging, clear, and succinct.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis.