Associate Director: Global Policy and Campaigns

16 Nov, 2022

Jobs

Associate Director: Global Policy and Campaigns

350.org
Remote

350.org is looking for a brilliant & fierce Associate Director of Global Policy and Campaigns, to join our team of dedicated individuals who lead 350’s global campaigns and campaigning initiatives.

About 350.org 

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.

About the Associate Director of Global Policy and Campaigns role

The Associate Director of Global Policy and Campaigns is responsible for leading the development of 350.org’s policy work, ensuring there are clear and agreed policy positions relating to key issues and areas of work, and that campaigns across the organization can be built integrating substantive, credible policy analysis.

Through developing and maintaining a clear process for analysis of climate policy news and the creation of talking points and responses, as well producing regular briefings for the organization on current geopolitical contexts and trends, the Associate Director of Global Policy and Campaigns will ensure that 350.org is attuned to the latest developments in climate diplomacy and that our campaigns and communications are optimized to respond and relate to them.

This role will also lead global campaigns that contribute to 350.org’s strategy, with a focus on the financing of the fossil fuel industry. A key project that this role will lead on brings together campaigning from 350.org’s Asia, Africa and Europe Regional Teams and external partners. This campaign involves high level negotiations with a major financial institution and navigating a globally distributed campaign coalition through challenging diplomatic territory.

Responsibilities

  • Lead on developing and signing off on cross-organizational policy work;
  • Provide timely inside intelligence on all our key policy areas, as relates to our campaigns;
  • Produce reports designed to brief the organization on current geopolitical contexts and trends and to steer the trajectory of our strategies and decisions on campaigns;
  • Advise 350’s leadership bodies as required on policy related topics and issues;
  • Provide direct leadership and support to teams across the organisation to consider policy insights and geopolitical contexts and trends to the development of their campaigns and communications;
  • Hold key relationships with our ‘inside track’ partners and acting as a representative of 350 in key spaces;
  • Manage any required contractors or freelance staff;
  • Collaborate with digital staff to run effective digital campaigns that answer to campaign objectives;
  • Manage relevant budgets;
  • Create and manage cross-organizational spaces for ideation, sharing knowledge and developing strategy;
  • Engage with partner organizations as needed to support 350’s policy work;
  • Act as a 350.org spokesperson;
  • Collaborate with the Trainings and Organizing departments to develop finance campaign materials and workshops;
  • Engage in initiatives that foster team collaboration, including meetings, trainings, retreats, and special projects;
  • As a member of the Global Campaigns Team, support the development and running of 350’s campaigning ‘Community’, made up of campaigns staff across the organization;
  • Support and input on the development of grant  proposals and other fundraising initiatives;
  • Support the operationalization of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into campaign planning.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the Global Campaigns Director.

Required experience and competencies

  • At least 5 years experience of managing international campaigns in humanitarian or development work, climate justice, social justice, human rights or related work.
    • Expertise in climate policy and diplomacy.
    • Expertise in understanding the role that the US, China and Europe play in climate politics and finance.
    • Experience in global campaign leadership.
    • Proven track record of campaigning in countries in the Global South.
  • Experience in analyzing emerging trends and opportunities, and building strategies and tactics for global and regional campaign, movement building and mobilization.
  • Experience in security management and risk assessments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to cultivate and establish partnerships with colleagues, external partners and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to translate complex data into clear and simple messages for a wide range of audiences.
  • A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), anti-racism or anti-oppression work. Ability to manage across differences and work effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, class, age, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds.
  • Comfort and ease working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong ability to manage and work with remote teams from across the globe.
  • Fluency in English.
  • This role may be required to travel domestically and internationally.
  • This role is expected to work remotely with an ability to work across different time zones.

Desired (but not required) experience 

  • Strong experience of working with campaigners globally to develop campaigns with relevant policy inputs
  • Expertise in understanding the role that the US, China and Europe play in climate politics and finance.

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working remotely, both independently & on teams, and who is  highly responsive, able to lead initiatives while also taking direction from others.

Location: Remote in 1 of 26 countries 350.org works

  • GlobalRemote within the countries 350.org currently operates. Current countries are: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Fiji, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Senegal,Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan,Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom.
  • US: Remote: in the following states CA, CO, GA, MD, MA, ME, MT, NY, NC, PA, VT, VA, WA, or Washington, DC

Position Type: Full Time

Compensation: Level 3.2

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350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

If you have suggestions of improvements we welcome you to share your input with us at jobs@350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’

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Job posted: 2022-11-15