Change.org offers the world’s most powerful organising tools to every citizen, activist and NGO. We are a global organisation that provides a platform for millions of people around the world to start, join and win campaigns for social change on the issues they care about. 20,000 campaigns are started on our site every month, on issues from the environment and health to human rights and social justice. And because so many of these campaigns win, we’re growing exponentially. Globally, we’re up to 60 million members and are looking for a Campaigns Director in Germany. The Campaigns Director will lead our team in Germany, support users to craft and execute rapid-response campaigns, build the public’s understanding of the potential to use Change.org to make a difference, and help millions of users start and successfully run their own local, regional, national, or global campaigns for social change. You will be responsible for spotting breakthrough campaigns on the Change.org platform with a significant chance of achieving significant social change, ensuring they are built on a strong theory of change, and then using whatever strategies and tactics are necessary to win.
The Campaigns Director will:
- Manage and lead the Change.org German team, consisting of both campaigns and communications specialists, to achieve ambitious goals.
- Support users who are designing and executing rapid-response social change advocacy campaigns on a broad range of campaigns with the potential for explosive growth and swift victories.
- Leading ongoing engagement with existing Change.org users though email and social medial.
- Collaborate with a global team of organisers to identify opportunities for creating effective grassroots campaigns that win measurable social change.
- Identify promising grassroots campaigns started by activists in Germany or pertaining to regional issues, and help these campaigns win by providing strategic advice, conducting media outreach, and promoting them across the web, and to our members via email.
- Establish and maintain deep partnerships with leading NGOs – local, national, and global in scope – and help them run successful campaigns on Change.org.
- Serve as a public spokesperson for Change.org in Germany.
- Manage the ongoing organisational growth and development of Change.org in Germany.
The ideal candidate should have the following:
- A proven record of leadership and management of high performing teams.
- Innovative ideas for how to use online organising to win local, national, and international campaigns.
- A strong track record of leadership and management experience building high performing teams.
- A deep commitment to our mission of empowering people everywhere to win campaigns on the critical issues of our times.
- A willingness to take risks, to fail and to adapt.
- Extensive experience of public mobilisation or marketing through email.
- A strong network among people seeking to create social change, including NGOs, social movements, and political parties.
- A strong interest in aiding local, member-driven online organising campaigns and developing member capacity for ever larger campaigns.
- A history of online public mobilisation for grassroots social change.
- A strong grasp of politics, the political process and current social justice, economic and environmental issues within Germany and globally.
- A masterful grasp of the German language, and the ability to write and speak in inspiring prose.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
Location is Berlin.Pay and benefits are very competitive.
Change.org is an exceptionally fast-paced agile and collaborative work environment. Your co-workers are high-impact, low-ego, and have a deep respect for our members. We expect you to be the same.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.
We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We’re just getting started, and we hope you’ll join us.