We are hiring a Digital Campaigner to take on a key role in our digital team, and help us stop destructive fossil fuel projects in Canada while holding some of the world’s biggest corporate polluters to account.
If you can whip up a compelling action alert or fundraising appeal with your eyes closed, you love the idea of nerding out on new technology, and you can meme the heck out of the biggest news of the day, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.
Applications close: March 17th, 2019
We are seeking a digital campaigner who is fueled by a passion to win campaigns by creating strategic online content & tactics that engage our current supporters and inspire new people to join and take action. Reporting to the Digital Director, the Canadian Digital Campaigner will work on a highly collaborative team that includes campaigners, organizers, and other digital staff in Canada and the US. This person will be embedded within our Trans Mountain campaign team and also play a key role in scaling up our corporate campaigns in Canada – for example, helping to transform the shipping industry’s climate impact by accelerating a transition away from toxic heavy fuel oil. They’ll also support our extreme oil network, which is holding the line against new fossil fuel infrastructure up and down the Pacific coast of North America.
This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will likely be within the range of $50,000 - 65,000 CAD.
The key responsibilities of the role will shift depending on the successful candidate’s strengths and skills, but they’re likely to include:
*Creating compelling multimedia digital content to tell the story of our work and amplify our message – through video, photo, writing and social share graphics/memes
*Working as a part of the digital team to develop and execute online mobilization and organizing strategies for our campaigns across all digital platforms.
*Engaging and growing our online community of 125,000+ activists, donors and online action-takers.
*Spotting and experimenting with new digital tools that could significantly improve the effectiveness of Stand’s campaigns - for example, messenger bots or VR storytelling platforms.
*Strengthening the connection between our online and offline work, and in particular using digital organizing tools to engage people in the movement to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline.
*Maintaining the team’s technical systems and digital tools.
*Training campaigners and organizers to implement smart, effective digital tools and tactics.
*Monitoring news media and social media to identify rapid response campaign opportunities, especially focused on the Trans Mountain pipeline and developments in the Canadian and British Columbian political landscape.
*Online fundraising - creating compelling content that mobilizes small donations to power our campaign work, and spotting impactful fundraising opportunities.
*Passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and juiced up by the thought of convincing governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change.
*A top-notch writer, copy editor and communicator.
*An enthusiastic technologist, with your fingers on the pulse of emerging digital tools and a keen interest in testing and optimizing online content.
*Committed to equity, authentic communications, and continual learning.
*Comfortable working in a fast-paced team that spans multiple offices in multiple cities.
*Able to comfortably manage your workload by setting and tracking key priorities.
*Familiar with the Leadnow / MoveOn / Avaaz model of online campaigning.
*Experienced at managing and growing a large email list, either organically or through paid channels, and using advocacy tools like Engaging Networks, EveryAction, NewMode, Action Network or similar.
*Established success in creating content for social platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
*Enthusiastic about creating short videos, social share graphics and other storytelling content.
There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and mentorship within our digital team in everything from data analysis to social media strategies.
In addition, it’s nice but not essential for you to have some of the following skills or experiences:
*Experience with filming, video editing, photography and/or graphic design, including familiarity with photo and video editing software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite).
*Experience in, or knowledge of, community organizing, or experience working closely with communities affected by our campaigning issues, including people at the front lines of extractives mega-projects and in particular Indigenous communities.
*Deep relationships with partner or allied organizations in British Columbia, and an extensive network of community organizers, non-profit organizations and other advocacy groups.
*Deep knowledge of Canadian politics and the environmental policy landscape.
*A proven track record executing online fundraising strategies and programs.
*Knowledge of HTML and CSS.
*Experience using data and experimentation tools like Google Analytics, Share Progress, Optimizely or similar.
While the preferred location for this position is in our Vancouver, BC office, we will consider outstanding candidates in the Victoria or Metro Vancouver area.
Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the subject line and on each attachment.
In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role, what digital storytelling strategy or tool you absolutely think Stand should be using, and which of the ‘nice to have’ qualifications you’ve got (we certainly don’t expect you to have them all!). Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment process includes a time-bound campaigning task and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.