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.
As the dangers of a direct confrontation between the United States and Iran escalate and the US continues to support the murderous repressive regime of Saudi Arabia, CODEPINK is seeking a passionate and hard-working Middle East Campaign Coordinator to strengthen our work on ending the US-Saudi relationship — weapons sales and logistical and intelligence support — building peace with Iran, supporting the Yemeni community, and ending the US support for other Middle Eastern human rights abusing countries like Egypt and Israel. This position requires someone who is bilingual in English/Arabic, and possibly Farsi, and ideally has spent time in various Middle Eastern countries/has connections with Iranian, Yemeni or other Persian/Arab community in the United States. The person must be committed to working towards peaceful relations between the US and Iran and an end to US wars. We are looking for someone with strong organizational skills and creativity to build and nourish networks of activists/organizations, promote people-to-people ties, and support advocacy initiatives. Read more about CODEPINK's Iran work here and campaign to boycott Saudi Arabia here.
This position is full time and preferably based in Washington, DC or New York City. Starting date is flexible. Salary is based on experience.
- Cultivate, coordinate, support, and maintain an active network with both new and established groups/individuals in the US and elsewhere focused on peace with Iran, ending US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, and ending US military engagement in the Middle East
- Organize CODEPINK delegations to Iran
- Implement online and offline campaign activities that give Americans a greater understanding of the Iranian people, the situation in Yemen, and the repressive situation facing Saudi women and dissidents
- Help identify appropriate targets, such as entertainers, entertainment firms, PR firms, tourism networks and promoters that can be asked to boycott Saudi.
- Work on agreed-upon campaigns, such as Lush Cosmetics (2 stores in Saudi).
Follow and support work already being done to ask universities, PR firms, think tanks, and others to stop taking money from Saudi Arabia.
- For example, there is a campaign at Yale University being led by students calling on the institution to divest from Saudi Arabia.
- Advocate for legislation to prevent a US war with Iran, end US support for Saudi Arabia, and more.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with individuals/organizations in Iran
- Represent CODEPINK at events and within coalitions, and to the press
- Work openly and cooperatively with other team members
- Participate in weekly staff meetings.
- Help with fundraising
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Bilingual in English/Arabic
- Proven experience organizing, training, and working in a coalition;
- Strong interpersonal skills; organizational, time management and project management
- Proven ability to multi-task and work on multiple deadlines simultaneously, in a fast-paced campaign environment;
- Experience working with both online and in-person organizing;
- Experience and interest in advocacy regarding Iran and/or peace and justice movements
- Ability to meet tight deadlines and drive work independently;
- Solid computer skills (MS Office-literate & experience working with Google Drive);
Location: In or around DC or New York City
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com
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.