- Senior International Policy Organizer, USA
Location: Boston, MA
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Experienced
Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for a senior international policy organizer to join our fierce, smart team challenging global corporations and the governments that do their bidding, 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. We’re not kidding. You’ll be joining a team that’s not satisfied with the world as it is -- and has a vision for how it should be. Add a 40-year track record of winning campaigns and ambitious plans to win even bigger, and you’ve got a powerful force to be reckoned with.
You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of seasoned, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.
You’ll be a part of fearless and winning campaigns. When you’re in the business of ending corporate abuses, you can’t be afraid to name names and stand your ground. For 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, Dow Chemical, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.
You can take on big responsibilities as you go. You’ll thrive here if you actively take
on more as you learn and grow. We pay lots of attention to building staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you be the best 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 those who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: women, people of color, 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 know we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together.
What you’ll do
Transnational corporations have global power: Just look at how Big Polluters have obstructed climate justice for decades, borrowing tactics directly from Big Tobacco’s deadly playbook. But global institutions like the U.N. can rein in corporate abuse. And Corporate Accountability is rare for our combination of both the policy and organizing expertise to help ensure they do so.
That’s where our international policy team comes in: You’ll be part of the smart, dynamic crew that advances groundbreaking policies to curb corporate power globally. Your job will be to organize people from around the world, from activists to experts to policymakers. Together, you’ll secure precedent-setting policies that advance climate justice, stop corporate abuse of human rights, protect the human right to water, and rein in Big Tobacco. And you’ll be conducting the policy research and analysis necessary to help policymakers and advocates alike.
You’ll work with a powerhouse team of organizers, researchers, and policy experts from across our four campaign areas. You’ll be drawing on -- and building -- Corporate Accountability’s deep, decades-long relationships with people and institutions around the world. You’ll partner with grassroots movement leaders in the Global South, U.N. bodies like the World Health Organization, government officials, academic experts, and more to make impossible wins possible. And you’ll be advancing policies that break new ground in the movement to make corporations answer to people, not the other way around.
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’ve got the heart of an organizer and the mind of a policy expert. You can conduct policy analysis and monitor corporations’ abuses with an eagle eye -- and you can’t wait to roll up your sleeves, hop on the phones, or board a plane to global treaty negotiations to turn your research into reality.
You see the imbalance of power in the world, its inherent racial injustice, and the oppression people of color experience as part of your work for justice. You have experience advancing racial equity and working to transform systems of oppression.
You’re a skilled communicator: Whether you’re writing policy briefs for U.N. government delegates, speaking on a panel about corporate abuse, or holding a one-on-one planning meeting with a coalition partner, you build strong relationships, bring others along with you, and move them to action.
You thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure, high-volume environment. You’re nimble: you can shift gears on a moment’s notice. And you approach challenges as opportunities to bring forward innovative solutions.
You have mastered a second world language. Ideally, you are fluent in Spanish and/or French.
You have at least three years of experience in organizing or advocacy in a nonprofit setting, ideally with a focus on international policy analysis and development. Bonus: You have experience organizing or developing policy around climate justice and/or tobacco control.
What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day
Play a lead role in developing and implementing Corporate Accountability’s campaign plans with a focus on our international policy program.
Organize a wide range of people, from coalition partners to policy experts to U.N. delegates to grassroots activists, to advance precedent-setting international policy on climate change, corporate abuse and human rights, the human right to water, and tobacco and public health.
Conduct policy analysis and development, and develop advocacy materials to educate and organize people to support our campaigns and people-first international policies.
Conduct monitoring, research, and analysis of transnational corporate activities and industry trends.
Organize international, national, regional, and local actions and events to build the grassroots muscle behind our climate and tobacco campaigns, and to ensure transnational corporations can’t violate people’s human rights with impunity.
Be the face and voice of Corporate Accountability at conferences, U.N. gatherings, corporate shareholders’ meetings, and in the media.
Enthusiastically participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, recruitment, and campaign activities.
Salary and benefits:
Your salary will be commensurate with experience.
Our generous benefit package includes health insurance and dental coverage; FSA for transit, healthcare, and dependent care; and 401(k) with employer match.
Generous vacation, sick time, and holiday policies.
Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.
Energetic Campaign Headquarters complete with open, collaborative work spaces and a big social kitchen.
Location: Campaign Headquarters in downtown Boston, MA.
To apply: Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter, a short writing sample, and a list of three to five references. Please include where you 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.
Job posted on 29th December 2017
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