This job is for you if…you’re super driven and ambitious about building people-power movements for racial justice and in particular justice for Black people; you have lived experience with issues of racial justice so this fight is deeply personal for you; you have deep experience with both online and offline campaigning; you think strategically, enjoy coaching, work really well with people; you’re resourceful – nimble at finding ways to meet needs and shape solutions. You can manage teams and you also are excellent at running an online/offline campaign and its component pieces yourself. This job can be (or build towards) a senior position, for someone who wants to invest deeply and take leadership in the organization’s work and be in the trenches working on campaigns too. The majority of this position’s time will be working with Black-led groups; the balance will be to support white, Latinx, and other constituencies.
Compensation. The total compensation package will vary based on location. SMT’s pay policy adjusts compensation in part based on cost-of-living. We offer support for remote work, access to regular training, and a driven, highly collaborative, supportive work environment. We’d like to start working with you on a contract basis at an hourly rate, but we are looking for this to be a full-time position with competitive compensation for the right person.
Location. Social Movement Technologies is a 100% remote organization. For this position you must be based in the U.S.
What you’ll do:
Assist with and run online training to meet racial justice and other movement needs
Carry out a range of campaign strategy and implementation support for Black-led and other partner groups
Build and maintain relationships with a range of organizing networks
Keep your fingers on the pulse of new tech and digital developments, testing out tools and comparing them so that SMT can help groups sift through the options and stay on the cutting edge.
What we’re looking for in you (as many of these as possible!)
You have a minimum of 5 years of relevant campaign experience, in which you held high-level responsibility that included digital campaigning on racial justice.
You have a knack for campaigning and understand what it takes to make a difference, including how to build power on the issue, who we need with us, messaging that will move people, and the steps to get you there.
You have broad experience of running racial justice and other issue campaigns, for example doing your own memes with a sense for design and messaging, or setting up Facebook ad campaigns – not relying on other staffers for creative or ad setup. You’ve worked as part of smaller teams, not just large.
You have experience with coaching and training people.
You have management and organizational skills that enable you to keep a number of projects on track and delegate to other members of our team and contractors.
You have previous experience working remotely, are highly self-motivated, and need to be doing work that involves constant learning.
How to apply: Tell us about your relevant experience. Share your resume, samples of your online campaign work, and a list of the online tools and platforms in which you have proficiency. This app only allows one doc upload, so please include your list of tools at the end of your cover letter. If you have other work you’d like to share, include a link to a folder of your campaign work or other documents at the bottom of your cover letter. A later step in the process will include a timed live exercise. References will be required.
***You should have an extensive list of digital tools and tactics with which you work, and campaign collateral and narrative. If you are not at this level, the high-level admin support position may be a better fit.***
We regret that we will not be able to acknowledge all applications in a personal way, nor do we have the capacity to have pre-application conversations. We greatly appreciate that time and care is invested in each application. Position will be open until filled.
Social Movement Technologies is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer. SMT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We believe that a diverse staff enables us to better understand and serve our members, audience and community. Women, people of color, and members of low-income, disadvantaged, and LGBTQ communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Social Movement Technologies
Social Movement Technologies’ mission is to provide organizing strategy, training and campaign support to build people-power for justice and win in the digital age. We're a non-profit movement support group, driven 100% to meet movement needs. We're super lean - we do lots with little, just like most of the groups we work with.
SMT’s small but highly effective team has trained staff from over 3400 groups and unions over its first 8 years, and worked with 100+ groups on campaigns more in-depth.
SMT provides the in-depth digital campaign training that staff and activists need in the digital age. Our goal is to expand access by driving down the cost of this training and providing excellent online learning experiences to dramatically deepen digital organizing proficiency. Our focus is on using digital campaigning to amplify in-person action, broaden support, activate supporters, and pressure targets. Our bias is towards meeting the needs of small to medium-size groups.