Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for a Membership Organizer to join a fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, 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 by being part of fearless and winning campaigns. You’ll be joining an organization that’s not satisfied with the world as it is—and has a vision for how it should be. When your quest is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and demand what the world needs. For more than 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.
You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of passionate, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.
You can take on big responsibilities as you go. You’ll thrive here as you develop new skills, tackle new challenges, learn, and grow. We pay lots of attention to building staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you grow in your role.
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 people who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, 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 are actively focusing on the leadership of our staff of color, knowing we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together.
What you’ll do
Corporate Accountability’s impact starts with our monthly donors—and you will be working closely with them to help realize all of the power they bring to this movement.
Corporate Accountability is a member powered organization and has been for more than four decades. It’s one of our greatest strengths because our members give us the political independence we need to wage hard-hitting campaigns that challenge deep-rooted power structures. And monthly donors are the backbone of this membership support. Their regular contribution provides financial stability so we can create long-term, strategic campaign plans and the ability to react quickly when things change.
Your job will be to grow and deepen relationships with our members while innovating and expanding the ways we fundraise monthly gifts. You will use your creativity, your people skills, and your digital skills to broaden our fundraising tactics to increase membership from young folks and members of the global majority. You’ll play an important role in the team that’s advancing racial justice and equity through organizing with our members. And, you’ll work with members to take action and create activist leadership opportunities that challenge corporate power and systemic racism, and advances our campaigns.
Who you are
- The rampant abuses of corporations and the outrageous amount of power they have makes you mad as hell—and you want to do something about it.
- You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and ending systems of oppression, and are ready to do this in your day-to-day work. You understand that campaigning for justice must include working to dismantle white supremacy, institutional racism, legacies of colonialism, and anti-Blackness.
- You know how to ask people for money and you are skilled at moving people to financially support work that helps them achieve their vision of the world. You believe activating more people to fund long-term, effective campaigning is essential. You’re enthusiastic about doing so because you know that asking for and giving money are both powerful acts of social change.
- You passionately believe that relationship-based organizing is how we change the world—and you have the experience, relationship-building, and interpersonal communication skills to turn your passion into action. Whether it’s on climate, racial, economic, gender, or other social justice issues, you have experience successfully working across lines of difference in a U.S. context to mobilize and activate diverse groups of people toward a shared goal and vision. You know how to build relationships with trust and integrity, respecting people’s inherent power, agency, and ability to create change. And you are a stellar active listener.
- You’re a problem-solver and solutions-oriented. You’re able to come up with a range of creative and innovative solutions when things don’t go quite as planned, especially when it comes to digital fundraising. You know how to analyze the situation, get the information you need, and propose solutions to solve fundraising needs.
- You are good with technology and troubleshooting. Most likely you’re the one your grandma/uncle/colleagues/friends call when they’re confused with a new digital platform. And you love to help them figure it out, big or small. You’re patient and a good trainer. Plus, you’re an early adopter and eager to test out and learn new apps and systems whenever you can.
- You are willing to travel 3-6 times per year across the Northeast for house parties and member engagement. Our current approach to travel is staff-led, meaning we will continue to center the health and safety of our staff in these decisions.
- You have 1-3 years of experience in fundraising, organizing, campaigning, nonprofits or other relevant fields.
What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day
- Fundraise monthly gifts from new, prospective, and current members. You will use a number of fundraising tactics including peer-to-peer fundraising, in-person events and parties, converting digital-recruited leads to monthly pledgers, and ongoing fundraising phoning.
- Innovate monthly giving fundraising tactics with focus towards a growing digital fundraising landscape and increasing our feedback loop from young members and members of the global majority.
- Seize opportunities to move members to action and activist leadership that furthers our campaign areas and shows members the impact they are making in the world with us. You’ll be responsible for supporting member cultivation tactics: from new member welcome outreach to activist onboarding, you’ll be there to support members each step of the way.
- Coordinate closely with the Senior Membership Manager regarding timing and expected income generated from the monthly giving growth tactics you’re innovatively implementing.
- Lead all-staff fundraising teams that are primarily geared toward growing the monthly giving program.
- Participate in the member and activist base building working group and bring forward new ideas to make our efforts to expand and cultivate our membership base more racially equitable.
- Identify any high dollar leads in our general member base for the major gifts team.
- Actively participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, racial equity work, recruitment, and campaign activities.
Salary and benefits:
- Salary range: $60,000 – $63,495 commensurate with experience.
- Hours: Corporate Accountability’s full-time staff generally work 32 hours per week, with periods of more intensive work that correspond with the ebb and flow nature of campaigns or projects throughout the year. Our core hours are 10 am – 4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with flexibility to determine your remaining hours of the week in coordination with your supervisor and team. Given the nature of fundraising work, rapid response moments, and member house parties, there will be instances where you would need to be available outside of our standard business hours.
- Our comprehensive benefit package includes: health insurance (with 90% of the premium for all tiers covered by the organization) and dental coverage (with 100% of the individual premium covered by the organization and the option to add dependents at an additional cost); FSA for transit, health care, and dependent care; and 401(k) with employer match.
- Generous time off policies including one month of personal vacation time, one week of an office closure for collective rest, holidays, and unlimited wellness days to prioritize health.
- Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.
- Energetic, collaborative, and social campaign environment.
Remote, Northeast based position with the option to work hybrid, or eventually transition into our campaign headquarters in downtown Boston, MA. We follow strict COVID-19 safety measures and prioritize the health and safety of all staff, especially those with roles coming into headquarters in-person.
We are looking for great candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. If you don’t exactly fit the job description, but you know you have skills and experiences that are transferable to this position, please apply! Tell us about yourself and why you should be our next Membership Organizer.
To apply: Visit www.corporateaccountability.org/employment-opportunities. Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter. Please include where you heard about the position. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our current capacity to process applications, we will be responding on a rolling basis and therefore might take between 2-4 weeks to respond to your application.
Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, perpetuating systemic racism, 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. Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, nonbinary people, LGBTQ+ and disabled folks 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.