Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for a Public Health Organizer to join a fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive.
Why you’ll love coming to work every day
You’ll help change the world by being part of fearless and winning campaigns while working alongside a team of passionate, smart, and strategic corporate campaigners. You’ll be joining an organization that’s not satisfied with the world as it is—and has a vision for how it should be. When your quest is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and demand what the world needs. For more than 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.
You can take on big responsibilities as you go. At Corporate Accountability, you’ll be trusted and relied upon to operate at a high level of responsibility. You’ll thrive here as you develop new skills, tackle new challenges, learn, and grow. We pay lots of attention to building staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you become the best leader you can be.
You’ll be part of an organization committed to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression. We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of people who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ+ folks around the world. Our unique culture has been fostered by a long history of women at the helm. We are actively focusing on the leadership of our staff of color, knowing we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together.
What you’ll do
Corporate Accountability’s meticulous campaign development, strategic corporate research, and collaborative organizing with allies, especially from the Global South, are at the core of what keeps our campaigns focused and winning big over the long term. Your role will be to help drive forward two of our campaigns that actively engage with public health issues: our food and tobacco campaigns. Our food campaign focuses on the agribusiness, food, and beverage industries—challenging transnational corporations like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and McDonald’s, that for decades have been the key engines behind the breakdown of our food systems and the epidemic of diet-related diseases. Our tobacco campaign challenges the tobacco industry’s commercial interests in undermining the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Additionally, you will also provide research and organizing support for campaigns such as water, climate, democracy, and our Black Collective initiatives, as needed.
You’ll navigate the ever-changing conditions of a corporate campaigning while keeping a close eye on factual accuracy and conceptual analysis represented in our communications, fundraising, and campaign activities. You’ll research and play a role in campaign development that breaks new ground in our food and other campaigns, and keeps our tactics on track. And you’ll ensure our publications are reflective of our values and fact-checked with the same fine eye for detail. Through it all, you’ll be working hand in hand with a passionate team of researchers and organizers. Your success in this role will ensure that we are implementing the smartest strategies and tactics to confront corporations’ abuse and manipulation of public health holistically.
You’ll draw on—and build—Corporate Accountability’s deep, decades-long relationships with people and institutions around the world. You will help coordinate the alliances between Global South and Global North civil society and other actors from the fields of human rights, public policy, and corporate accountability for knowledge exchange and learning vis-a-vis model policies and campaigns that are effectively challenging corporate control of and interference in public health in general.
Who you are
- The rampant abuses of corporations and the outrageous amount of power they have make you mad as hell—and you want to do something about it.
You understand that changing the imbalance of power in the world, its inherent racial and gender injustice, and the oppression people of color experience is central to your work for justice. You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression.
- You’ve got the rigorous, fact-focused, detail-oriented brain of a researcher, as well as passion for collaborative organizing and social movement work.
- You are fully fluent in English-language reading, writing, and speaking along with strong Spanish language skills, with a minimum of strong reading and writing proficiency and a desirability for speaking fluency as well. What does that mean? You can distill a complex policy paper in a succinct and lucid memo in both languages—and then explain the content to someone who doesn’t know much about the topic clearly.
- You believe in the power of relationship-based organizing to change the world—and you have some experience mobilizing and activating people on issues you care about. You approach your work from a place of respect for people’s inherent power, agency, and ability to create change.
- You are willing to travel four to six times each year to represent Corporate Accountability at conferences, U.N. gatherings, and corporate shareholders’ meetings. Our current approach to travel is staff-led, meaning we will continue to center the health and safety of our staff in these decisions.
- You honor the remote work system by being accountable to yourself and your team, taking initiative on projects, and remaining agile as circumstances change externally and internally. You adjust to the world and workplace changes easily.
- You have at least three to five years of organizing locally, regional or globally and have research experience (strategic corporate research, policy analysis, and/or academic-style research), ideally at a campaign-oriented organization related to food justice, food and nutrition policies, public health, or food economies.
What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day
- Conduct monitoring, research, and analysis on transnational corporate activities, industry trends, and changing political climates to drive forward campaign plans. Synthesize all of this information into clear, compelling written content that could take the form of memos, reports, publications, or internal updates.
- Mobilize people across the world to action, specifically in target regions, as a critical step to advancing the goals of our campaign. Play a lead role in outreach and relationship-building with strategic partners, particularly from the Global South, among others, as a key to challenging the food, beverage, and agriculture industry.
- Foster and build strong, reciprocal relationships with frontline activists, government officials, experts in the public health space, and organizational allies across the world while supporting campaign development, leading organizing, and collaborating on media and communications work.
- Speaking of relationships, you will work closely with our foundations team to build relationships with donors and foundations, discussing some of the most pressing issues facing our society and how our campaigns are addressing them.
- Participate in the development of innovative strategies and tactics to challenge the abuses of transnational corporations as it pertains to public health, in close collaboration with the research unit and with other teams in the organization, including organizing virtual events, partnering with allies, helping develop campaign related publications and other resources.
- Create campaign action materials and toolkits as necessary under the guidance of the Director of Research and Policy or its delegates. Plan, develop, and design materials and toolkits to assist activists and strategic partners in the implementation of campaign goals across regions and scale.
- Coordinate shareholder advocacy work focused on food, beverage, and tobacco corporations among others.
- Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, recruitment, office administration, and campaign activities.
Salary and benefits:
- Salary range: $52,500 to $55,100, commensurate with experience.
- Hours: Corporate Accountability’s full-time staff generally work 32 hours per week, with periods of more intensive work that correspond with the ebb and flow nature of campaigns or projects throughout the year. Our core hours are 10 am – 4 pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with flexibility to determine your remaining hours of the week in coordination with your supervisor and team. Given the nature of campaign and organizing work at an international organization, there will be instances where you would need to be available outside of standard business hours.
- Our comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance (with 90% of the premium for all tiers covered by the organization) and dental coverage (with 100% of the individual premium covered by the organization and the option to add dependents at an additional cost); FSA for transit, health care, and dependent care; and 401(k) with employer match.
- Generous time off policies including one month of personal vacation time, one week of an office closure for collective rest, holidays, and unlimited wellness days to prioritize health.
- Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.
- Energetic, collaborative, and social campaign environment.
Location: This will be a remote position with the option to work hybrid, or eventually transition into our campaign headquarters in downtown Boston. As an organization, we are moving in the direction of enabling our staff to live and work from wherever their personal circumstances take them. Once on-boarded, there will be a more formalized process regarding permanent remote work.
We are looking for great candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. If you don’t exactly fit the job description, but you know you have skills and experiences that are transferable to this position, please apply! Tell us about yourself and why you should be our next Public Health Organizer!
To apply: Visit www.corporateaccountability.org/employment-opportunities. Attach your résumé to the online application and include a short cover letter answering why you are interested in working at Corporate Accountability in this role. Please include where you first heard about the position.
Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around — a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.
Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Join more than 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in this dynamic organization with a powerful network of members and allies around the world.
About Corporate Accountability
We wage strategic campaigns that compel transnational corporations, and the governments that do their bidding, to stop destroying our health, human rights, democracy, and planet.