In Europe it is an exciting time as we are dedicating ourselves to work on movement building over the coming months and as we look to hire one European Campaigner to add capacity to our growing European team! We are specifically looking for a person with existing experiences in movement organising with good communication skills (both online and offline) and strategy skills. If this is something for you, carry on reading to see the job description and how to apply…
Position: European Campaigner
Contract: Beginning September 2012, for 6-12 months with possible extension, full-time
Salary: To be determined based on skills and experience (paid by 350.org international office in USA)
Status: Your relationship to 350.org will be that of an independent contractor. You will not be an employee, and are thus responsible for managing your own taxes and any other financial/administrative aspects required by your national labour law. There will be a stipend skype use and other work-related costs.
Over the coming months, 350.org in Europe will be working to really strengthen and deepen the movement through both online and offline support to grassroots organisers in preparation for 2013.
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organising, and off-line mass public actions involve thousands of volunteer organisers in over 188 countries. This international network includes ordinary citizens, students, farmers, artists, musicians, faith leaders, sports people, leading climate scientists and a huge variety of human rights, environmental, health, development and religious organisations.
350 means climate safety. Scientific research shows that our atmosphere can tolerate a concentration of carbon dioxide no greater than 350 parts per million – above that, and the climate gets increasingly unstable and chaotic. As the global carbon concentration is currently 394 ppm, it explains the changes we’re already experiencing to our climate patterns and the impacts such as worsening droughts, storms, flooding, rainfall changes affecting food production, etc.
A climate movement. In order for us to reduce CO2 emissions back down to 350 ppm, we’ll have to radically reduce our use of fossil fuels and switch to sustainable solutions such as renewable energy, human-scale economies, organic food production, low carbon public transportation, etc. And we need a growing movement of informed citizens willing to make their voices heard to challenge leaders to stop listening to the powerful fossil fuel industries and rather focus on socially just and environmentally harmonious solutions.
The 350.org team. We may seem to be a large organisation, but actually we’re made up of a small group of staff scattered about the globe who rely completely on good collaboration with each other, with our partners and with our organisers to do our work. In addition, we’re very creative on stretching our minimal resources, similar to how our grassroots organisers have to operate!
The European Campaigner will be working closely with the European Coordinator to build and strengthen the movement in the region through outreach and communications to partner organizations and 350 supporters/organizers; managing and supporting our growing network of volunteers; support with trainings and workshops; updating our webpage; social networking outreach; materials development; strategy and campaign building; organising translation and more.
An ideal candidate for this position will have a variety of skills, including:
Excellent communication (both oral and written e.g. blogs, press releases, email blasts) and people skills;
Excellent organising/activism skills;
Experience in campaigning for social change;
Capacity to multi-task and work nimbly, balancing multiple priorities and interruptions;
Experience in web-page management (updating content, creating new content);
Experience and skill with graphic design (creating images and graphics that can be used in online campaigns);
Experiences in media work and communications (traditional and social media);
Experience in the climate change field and commitment to resolving the climate crisis;
Effective strategic thinking and networking skills;
Experience working as an effective part of a campaign or organisational team;
Self-starter and independent thinker;
Good organisational and problem-solving skills;
Own computer and mobile, with access to fast internet;
Excellent computer literacy;
Ability to travel on short notice and to work outside of normal business hours;
Experience of working in other parts of Europe, its geography and cultural diversity (a plus);
Interest in and knowledge of climate and energy politics and social movements (particularly of the region and specifically Poland is a definite plus);
Fluency in English (required) and proficiency in languages in the European region (a definite plus)
More than anything, we are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are willing to work hard for a cause they believe in. As a European campaigner, you’ll be joining an international team of young organizers.
Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way 350.org approaches its work, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our team. 350.org warmly welcomes applications from all sections of the community, especially those which are under-represented.
We look forward to you joining us, for the rest of an exciting 2012 for 350 and the climate movement!
Contact for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application process: Please send us your CV and a covering letter stating clearly why you are the right person for this position.
Deadline for Application: This is a rolling deadline, so please submit your application as early as possible. A first review of applications will begin on 27th August 2012.
Additional information: Please visit www.350.org for more information on our work