National Organizer: Divest from the War Machine Campaign

About the Position:

CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, healthy jobs and other life-affirming programs.

CODEPINK is seeking an experienced, passionate and hard-working National Organizer for the Divest from the War Machine campaign. In this position you will use your high level of professionalism, strong organizational skills and smart strategic coordination to build power to divest our nation’s financial institutions from the corporations that are making a killing from killing.

This position is a 40 hour per week, remote position so you can work from wherever you are.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of organizing experience in social justice movements. We are looking for someone to organize with, build relationships with, who will caretake, engage, and nourish our communities.

Specific Duties:

• Drive, implement and support campaign strategies that support divestment from the War Machine and reinvestment in ethical, life-affirming programs;

• Cultivate, coordinate, support and maintain an active network with both new and established activist groups (nurturing student groups and municipal campaigns in particular);

Work with grassroots organizing team and campaign staff to mobilize grassroots activists; coordinate field actions; and expand, diversify and build leadership within the networks working on these issues;

• Recruit, develop and train new volunteer/activist leaders and groups and identify and cultivate leadership within those groups;

• Implement agreed-upon online and offline campaign activities that build visibility for the campaign and revoke the social license of destructive corporations and build toward creative solutions;

• Design, create and use a range of communications tools (direct actions, direct communication, traditional and social media, briefing sheets, and other tools) to communicate with target audiences and to achieve campaign objectives;

• Draft compelling communications and advocacy materials, including blogs, web pages, email and social media content;

• Represent CODEPINK at events or within coalitions, as well as act as a public spokesperson for CODEPINK;

• Train and educate activists and groups in non-violent direct action, media and communication skills, grassroots organizing, and campaign strategy;

• Work openly and cooperatively with other team members;

• Participate in weekly staff meetings.

Required Qualifications:

• A minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a structured organizing program;

• Proven experience organizing and coaching activist groups to take bold action;

• Strong interpersonal skills; organizational, time management and project management skills;

• Proven ability to multi-task and work on multiple deadlines simultaneously, in a fast-paced campaign environment;

• Experience working in diverse coalitions and with both online and in-person organizing;

• Experience and interest in the new economy, peace and justice movements; and/or corporate campaigning;

• Ability to work to tight deadlines and drive work independently;

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

• Solid computer skills (MS Office-literate);

• Ability to travel regularly;

• Preference given for candidates with campus/student organizing experience and/or direct action experience.

Location: remote/flexible

SALARY

Minimum: $40,000.00
Maximum: $50,000.00

CODEPINK is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We encourage applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ people, disabled people and other members of underrepresented groups. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume, a cover letter, and 2-3 paragraphs which detail the world you envision and a strategy to get there to peaceeconomy@codepink.org

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