Campaign Coordinator

18 Sep, 2022

Jobs

Campaign Coordinator

Public Citizen
Washington, D.C.

The International Campaigns Coordinator works with the Deputy Director to design and implement aspects of Global Trade Watch’s (GTW’s) international and issue-specific program work. Currently, this includes helping to implement the international components of GTW campaigning on the intersections between trade policy and climate justice and Big Tech accountability, as well as specific ongoing trade negotiations, such as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), World Trade Organization (WTO), U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) negotiations. It also includes domestic components of GTW campaigning on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) regime, access to medicines, and labor rights  and human rights issues, as well as other  GTW campaigns as priorities shift.

Global Trade Watch designs strategies and campaigns that operate simultaneously on the local, national and international levels to challenge the current corporate-led globalization model and fight for more economically fair, socially just, environmentally sustainable and democratic alternatives. “Trade” agreements, such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), have become powerful tools to expand corporate power and lock in new corporate rights. Decisions that affect our daily lives are shifted to venues where those who will live with the results have no role. Even when governments or public opinion change, once established, these strongly enforced rules are nearly impossible to alter.

Unless this “trade” regime is changed, many hard-won public interest policies – regarding financial regulation, environmental and food safety protections, climate change and the environment, affordable health care, internet freedom, and more – are at risk of challenge and rollback. The goal of our work is to empower people, the majority of whom are the losers under the status-quo “trade” model, to build demand for change. Given the role that the U.S. government and corporations play promoting the current damaging globalization model, GTW’s commitment to changing U.S. policy is a key contribution to the inspiring global justice movement with whom we work internationally.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Work with the Deputy Director to develop international and issue-specific campaign plans implementing outreach, coalition building, public education and issue advocacy campaigns.
  2. Help to maintain GTW’s extensive international relationships, including communications with key international allies, recruiting country-specific organizations to join campaigns, organizing aspects of international actions, managing international listservs, providing materials and information to international contacts, conducting outreach to schedule, build attendance for and then administer international coalition strategy calls relating to IPEF, TTC, WTO and more.
  3. Represent GTW in meetings on international and issue advocacy campaigns.
  4. Help to coordinate social media campaigns with international partners and work with the Deputy Director to ensure that the sections of GTW’s website dealing with GTW’s international campaigning are up-to-date.
  5. Work with the Deputy Director to plan organizing, outreach and materials strategy on emerging domestic campaigns and to implement those plans
  6. Drafting blogs, fact sheets, infographics, op-eds and other materials.
  7. Provide copyediting and quality control for GTW written materials including research, field, press, and foundation documents;
  8. Work with Deputy Director to provide support for our foundation fundraising program.
  9. Monitor social media posts on GTW’s issues from oppositional organizations. Draft responses to relevant posts for review and work with the Online Program Associate to schedule posts on social media platforms.
  10. Travel on behalf of GTW and represent GTW to allies as needed.
  11. Develop and maintain expertise on substantive trade policy relevant to GTW campaigns.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Education: College degree required.
  2. Knowledge: Familiarity with international civil society and target-country governments preferred. Knowledge of globalization and trade issues and concepts required. Knowledge of foundation fundraising and legal compliance issues preferred.
  3. Work Experience: At least three  years of organizing, campaign, congressional office, electoral and/or media experience at the state, national or international level. At least one year of foundation fundraising experience preferred.
  4. Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent editing and copyediting skills, including excellent facility with English grammar and syntax; good motivational and interpersonal skills; well organized; good computer skills, familiarity with databases; highly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Design skills a plus. Basic oral and written Spanish language skills preferred.
  5. Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. Ability to juggle multiple tasks and manage time, prioritization, project tracking and follow-through; excellent attention to detail; ability to undertake projects with minimum supervision.  High level of professionalism and good judgment. High energy and enthusiasm.
  6. Conditions: Some travel required. Strong interest in and commitment to the public interest and promotion of the goals of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.  Interest in developing new skills

 

SALARY and BENEFITS:

 

Competitive salary between $69,179 and $82,200  dependent on relevant experience and qualifications and generous benefits package. Public Citizen staff are represented by SEIU Local 500 and our salaries are set according to our collective bargaining agreement.  Public Citizen does not negotiate salaries.  This is a one year, grant contingent position, with possibility of renewal pending continued funding.

Below is a list of some of our benefits (please note that some benefits have eligibility requirements).

  • Great medical and dental coverage, 100% paid by PC, including full coverage for children
  • Three weeks paid vacation for new employees, plus five personal days
  • 401K plan with a 5% contribution from PC after one year of employment
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after one year of employment
  • Sabbatical after 10 years of employment
  • Student loan reimbursement program

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to GTWapplicants@citizen.org.

Public Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBT candidates are encouraged to apply. Public Citizen employees are proud members of SEIU Local 500.

Job posted: 2022-09-18