Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Coordinator, 350.org
We are looking for an experienced and tenacious Campaigner to lead a new kickass grassroots solutions campaign on climate change in the cities of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) in collaboration with the rest of our team and partners.
We are looking for someone who is 100% committed to building a better world as fast as we possibly can, and has the talent and heart to deliver.
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.
About the EECCA Campaigner
The EECCA Campaigner will lead further development and implementation of the new pilot campaign in the region with the small, existing regional team. The campaign aims at mobilizing urban grassroots from a variety of spheres to demand that their municipalities adopt integral climate change solutions policies.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced campaigner able to research, consult, listen deeply, strategise, develop and refine campaign plans, implement and coordinate the campaign in a manner that is collaborative and supports fellow team members to thrive.
This position will be based remotely, preferably in Kyiv or Moscow.
Essential skills and attributes include being:
- Successful with campaign design and implementation
- Experienced with bottom-up political campaigning approaches
- Strategic and creative in thinking
- Tenacious in moving through obstacles and constantly seizing campaign opportunities
- Deeply committed to listening and learning from others
- Experienced in managing people and a team in from a motivating, respectful perspective
- Skilled in project management
- Levelheaded in understanding of regional political and developmental issues
- Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team
- Readiness to travel for work purposes
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience in creating online and offline campaign support content
- Fluency in English and Russian; knowledge of other regional languages is a plus.
Desired (but not required) skills and experience:
- Experience in climate change campaigning
- Good connections within the civil society, progressive political powers and municipal authorities in the region
- High level of expertise in “green” urban solutions
- Experience in building coalitions and making the most of the different approaches coalition members bring to the cause
- Solid understanding of the media cycle and using the press to advance campaign objectives
- Understanding and experience with online to offline strategy development
- Strong group facilitation skills
- Experience managing budgets.
Position type: Full time
Application Deadline: We would like to begin interviews in February 2016, but this position is open until filled
Start Date: 1st March 2016 (flexible)
Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience
Location: Preference for Kyiv or Moscow but flexible in EECCA region for right candidate
350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.
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