About Win Without War
The Win Without War coalition is committed to helping build a better, more just and more peaceful world by advancing progressive alternatives to America’s over-militarized foreign policy.
For the past 15 years, Win Without War has supported the foreign policy and anti-militarism work of the diverse array of progressive organizations that make up the coalition, including groups such as the NAACP, National Council of Churches, MoveOn.org, and CREDO Action.
Now, with Donald Trump in office, we’re facing new challenges and new opportunities. So in partnership with the Global Progressive Hub, we’re broadening our mandate and deepening our engagement with our rapidly growing base of grassroots members.
Trump’s belligerent approach to foreign policy means there’s no shortage of hard, important work for us to do. It would be easy to be in a near-constant state of emergency or to adopt a doom and gloom attitude, but we believe those are recipes for failure and burnout. To keep us in the fight for the long haul, we balance passion for our endeavors with a fun and laid back work environment, encourage appropriate work-life balance, support the personal and professional growth of our staff, and promote a collaborative team culture that emphasizes flexibility and a spirit of generosity.
Since the election of Donald Trump, Win Without War’s activism list has grown more than 400% to nearly 400,000 members. We are seeking a Digital Campaigner to join our small but mighty team and manage our day-to-day digital advocacy work.
Are you an experienced digital campaigner and email writer who is highly self-motivated, has excellent communication and critical thinking skills, and can thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic small-team environment? If so, keeping reading!
Here’s what you’d do in the job:
- Identify opportunities for high-impact digital campaigns that will excite and engage our members, grow our activist base, and inspire change.
- Write compelling petitions, emails, and fundraising appeals (often on tight deadlines) to mobilize our activists to take action on a range of foreign policy and national security issues.
- Manage the email process from beginning to end: drafting and editing email copy, securing input and approval, setting up and sending the emails through our CRM, analyzing the results to help us make better decisions going forward, and identifying appropriate next steps in the campaign.
- Plan, support and execute high-impact events such as in-person petition deliveries, rallies, and house parties.
- Represent the organization at relevant meetings and events, on conference calls with allies, and on progressive and foreign policy listservs.
- Drive creative thinking about digital campaigns, storytelling and engagement at all levels of the organization.
- Work with the Digital Director to create engaging digital content and ensure we are appropriately leveraging digital channels (including social media and digital advertising) to best support our advocacy and organizational goals.
- Other duties as needed.
You could be great for this job if you:
- Have a minimum of 2 years of experience* in email advocacy, digital fundraising, or online organizing, including some experience with CRMs, blast email and/or digital activism tools. 3-5 year of experience is preferred, and salary is commensurate with experience.
- Write in a clear and compelling way, whether it’s engaging emails to motivate our activists to take action or concise, informative updates to other staff members.
- Possess a strategic sense allowing you to identify political opportunities where grassroots and online activism can deliver progressive victories, and the ability to articulate the strategic rationale for our actions to diverse audiences.
- Have a strong and consistent attention to detail.
- Can do basic HTML and Excel, or have a willingness to learn.
- Have strong organization skills and the ability to handle many competing priorities without letting key tasks slip through the cracks.
*“Experience” does not necessarily mean full-time, paid experience.
Everyone at Win Without War has:
- A passionate commitment to progressive values and to our vision of an American foreign policy rooted in those values.
- The ability to rapidly develop a working understanding of the politics of national security as it involves Congress, the Executive Branch, civil society institutions, material forces, ideology and political culture.
- The ability to work independently when necessary, manage projects, and execute multiple simultaneous tasks on tight deadlines.
- A healthy sense of humor.
- Fluency in written and oral American English.
Experience in one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a big plus:
- Nuts-and-bolts organizing and/or rapid-response campaigning in an electoral or advocacy setting.
- Managing a large email list (100,000+ subscribers).
- Leading issue campaigns for an organization working on a national and/or global scale.
- Graphic design or videography, particularly anything demonstrating an aptitude for creating creative and compelling social media content.
- SQL or other database experience.
- Familiarity with ActionKit and/or WordPress.
- Building effective partnerships or coalitions with advocacy and/or activist groups.
- Understanding of the operations, structures, and incentives in foreign policy and national security decision making.
- Knowledge and relationships with policy experts, campaigning groups and activists groups in key issue areas.
Location: Washington, D.C. strongly preferred. Highly qualified candidates located elsewhere in the continental United States will be considered.
Salary: Starting at $55,000 per year. Additional experience or exceptional qualifications will merit a commensurate increase to salary. We also offer a generous benefits package, including health, vision, and dental, paid vacation, and a retirement program (403b) with up to a 6% employer match after 2 years of employment. The position is full time, classified as exempt, and is at-will.
Please note, Win Without War is a program of the Center for International Policy, and the Digital Campaigner will be an employee of the Center for International Policy.
Start Date: As soon as the candidate is willing to start, with a strong preference for a start date in September.
How to Apply
Please send a resume and a thoughtful cover letter that specifically emphasizes why you think you’d be excellent in this particular role to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Digital Campaigner” in the email subject line. This is a writing-intensive role, so please use your cover letter as a way of demonstrating your ability to write in a clear, persuasive and engaging manner. The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, August 11, 2017 11:59pm EST.
If you have questions about this role or the application process, please direct them to email@example.com.
The Win Without War coalition is composed of organizations representing a diverse and inclusive movement to radically shift American foreign policy in a progressive direction. We also recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion on the staff level as well, particularly from communities disproportionately harmed by the militaristic nationalism driving America’s foreign policy. We welcome applications from all, and especially encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, veterans and LGBTQ people to apply. We can’t wait to hear from you!