Summary SumOfUs is looking for a digital campaigner to help us win campaigns against corporations behaving badly. If you love fighting for change, if you are excited about global economic justice, and if you are hungry to experiment with technology to change the world, then this might be the role for you. This role will primarily focus on curbing the abuse of corporate power in Germany and at the EU level and will report to our regional campaigns leader in Germany. Our members power our work and we put them at the center of everything we do. This role will be responsible for identifying impactful campaigns, developing winning tactics and leveraging our member’s power to create fundamental shifts in corporate behaviour and to reshape the global economy for the benefit of people and the planet. We are open to hiring to senior or junior candidates for this role - we want to hire the right candidate to help us increase our impact in the world. Work expectations once hired will be more complex to match seniority. This role requires fluency (written and oral) in German. This role requires familiarity with the political and corporate landscapes in Germany, other German speaking regions, and/or the EU. The position is remote and can be undertaken by anyone between GMT -1 (North Africa) and GMT +2 A bit about us SumOfUs is a global movement of consumers, investors, and workers standing together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new and sustainable path for our global economy. We are a movement of more than 15 million people, brought together by a global team of 35 campaigners, fundraisers, and operations staff who are passionate about creating a more caring, equitable society. We are aiming to fundamentally reshape the global economy to put people and planet over profit, but we know we can not do it alone. We build partnerships with on-the-ground activists and organisers, and we follow their lead. We innovate, experiment and embrace professional and organizational growth. We invest in people and we invest in how we work, because our vision calls on us to build the most effective, global, diverse, and talented team possible. We highly value a diverse team and an equitable work environment where every member of our team is set up to thrive. We have taken steps to nurture this environment including an Anti-Oppression Leadership Team that leads work to transform injustice within the organization. We expect all team members to take responsibility for co-creating an equitable work community where everyone is able to do impactful, world-changing work. We offer benefits including additional sick days for parents and caregivers, flexible working hours, and professional development stipends. We review our policies and practices for equity frequently. We recruit and encourage people identifying with marginalized communities to apply. What you’ll do as part of our team
- Identify, research and develop campaigns targeting corporations in German speaking regions, across Europe, and globally
- Write and edit (and/or translate) compelling emails to engage and mobilize our members to take action, fundraise, and build our power in Europe
- Lead on 1-2 campaigns at a time (on average) and collaborate within the German team and with other campaigns teams, along with our fundraising and product teams
- Identify and develop fundraising opportunities to raise money to grow our movement and create real-world impact;
- Collaborate with partners and coalitions around campaign opportunities, manage relationships, and advance SumOfUs’s goals;
- Draft a press release and (with support and training) pitch reporters to cover our campaigns; and
Assist with managing our membership lists, including monitoring and interpreting how people engage with the emails we send, if the emails are effective in generating action or raising money, and if the email list is growing. Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring: We have no formal education requirements – if you can meet the responsibilities of the role and are willing to grow, that’s all that matters. All roles at SumOfUs require you to be:
- Dedicated to building a fairer and more sustainable global economy;
- Able to write 1-2 impactful and compelling emails to our member list per week;
- Able to communicate in English (English is our primary working language at SOU);
- Able to demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work community; and
- Able to work remotely (SumOfUs provides funds to set-up a home office or to work from a co-working space).
And, this role in particular will require you to:
- Be able to identify and develop inspiring and impactful campaigns;
- Have excellent writing and storytelling skills with a solid understanding of campaigning;
- Have an understanding of political process and how change happens on this level (particularly in Germany or the European Union - you will likely have an understanding of one or both of these regions);
- Be keen to learn and develop new skills, be flexible and solutions oriented;
- Be fluent in German.
Big pluses We know that no one can possibly have all these skills and experiences - you will likely be able to bring 2 or 3 of the following to our team:
- Strong relationship building skills, able to forge and manage relationships with people and organizations working on similar issues or projects;
- Understand basic data analysis;
- Experience designing and running experiments and A/B tests;
- Experience in working with media (eg with writing press releases and doing interviews)
- Experience with market campaigns, shareholder activism, or corporate accountability issues;
- Experience in working with politics (decision makers).
How to apply We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing how someone might fit a role. Instead, use the form below to upload your resume your answers to the following three questions in English:
- Why are you applying for this job? (suggested word limit: 200);
- Name two campaigns you think SumOfUs should be running (suggested word limit: 300 words each). One campaign should be something you think is going to engage all of our members around the world, and one campaign should be something you think will engage our members in Germany that you would like to work in. Make sure to include the target of the campaigns and the “ask”. Check out examples of our campaigns at sumofus.org/campaigns for inspiration;
- List which of the “BIG PLUS” qualifications above you believe you bring to your work at SumOfUs, with a few words of explanation.
Applications close 11:59 pm CET on March 7. Applications are only accepted through our website https://grnh.se/484c5b4e2us Further details Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience, seniority, and where you live. (For some context: this position in Berlin would pay between €37,000-€46,000 EUR per year depending on experience and seniority; the compensation level will be adjusted in other regions based on cost of living.) SumOfUs is a fully remote and distributed team, as such we offer stipends to offset cell phone and internet costs. We offer stipends to set-up home offices or to rent space in a coworking environment. We offer five weeks paid vacation (plus additional sick leave and all major public holidays off and 6 months paid parental leave), contributions to retirement, and the ability to work from home and work with a degree of flexibility outside our core hours of operation. We cover private health insurance premiums for employees and dependents who live in countries without public insurance. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our leave policies and other, similar benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to racial equity and social justice.