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  • Tue 24 Jun, 2014
    Innovation Director (New York or Oakland)
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    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Innovation Director (New York or Oakland)

    Who We’re Looking For
    ColorOfChange is seeking a rule-breaking leader to serve as our Innovation Director. With ColorOfChange’s phenomenal track record in creating real-world change, this position is a unique opportunity to innovate our organizing model and drive our next phase of growth and impact.

    About Us
    ColorOfChange is the nation’s largest online Black political organization with over 900,000 members nationally. We get results – we’ve weakened right-wing legislative efforts by convincing dozens of corporations to pull their support from the American Legislative Exchange Council, improved the portrayal of Black folks on TV by winning the cancellation of COPS and Oxygen Network’s “All My Babies’ Mamas”, and are currently working to divest millions of dollars from the private prison industry. And that's just a small sampling of the victories we've led or supported in our nine-year history.
    Core responsibilities

    The Innovation Director reports to the Managing Director of Campaigns and is responsible for the following:

    • Growing our membership and grassroots fundraising.  The Internet is changing and you’ll need the vision to combine strong writing, past best practices (demonstrated by ColorOfChange and our peer organizing groups) with metrics-driven innovation.
    • Leading ColorOfChange’s Technology Strategy. We get lots of support from partners on technology implementation, but you’ll need to be both our tech liaison and also a tech strategist that sees over the horizon.
    • Leading a team, but with the desire to lead from the front. Our teams are small and agile, so you’ll need the skills to both manage others and do a lot of execution yourself. Successful results will lead to a bigger team.

    Qualifications
    We’re seeking candidates who excel in online organizing, are results oriented, and have strong project and people-management skills. You should have:
     

    • Demonstrated leadership in the world of online organizing with a keen eye for opportunities presented by the 24/7 new cycle
    • Fundraising chops: you know how to create compelling fundraising asks that draw clear connections between giving money and change in the world
    • A data-driven philosophy: testing, evaluating, and iterating are key parts of your modus operandi.
    • Deep understanding of the technologies that power online organizing.
    • A track record of managing complex projects and the ability to oversee staff and consultants.

     
    You are also conscious, not colorblind. Despite the trendiness of terms like “colorblind,” “personal responsibility” and “post-racial,” you understand that Black people face systemic barriers to opportunity and you’re up for the challenge of changing that.
    Experience with statistical packages, SQL, MVP campaigning, and scoping tech projects are bonus skills but not requirements. Be sure to let us know if you have any of these skills!

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should email jobs@colorofchange.org using the subject line “Innovation Director” with 1) a resume; and 2) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position.
     
    Salary is commensurate with experience and highly competitive. This is a full-time exempt position. ColorOfChange also offers a competitive benefits package.

    ColorOfChange is an equal opportunity employer. ColorOfChange prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

  • Tue 17 Jun, 2014
    Campaign Director Media Justice (Oakland or New York)
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    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Campaign Director Media Justice (Oakland or New York)

    Project Overview:  With over 900,000 members nationally, ColorOfChange is the nation’s largest online Black political organization. Every day, we’re growing in power and influence, and winning important real-world changes for Black people and our allies.  Now we’re looking to add a campaign director to our deeply skilled team to lead our media justice program and drive corporate and government accountability campaign work around the open Internet, television and high tech industries.  If you’re an online organizer, writer or lawyer who cares about winning and wants to lead creative, cutting-edge campaigns, we want to talk to you!

    Position Overview: The campaign director will contribute to all aspects of our media justice campaign work:  identifying campaign opportunities, developing strategic plans, drafting materials, staging emails, developing creative content, interacting with colleagues, members, and partners, and evaluating performance. The campaign director will report to the managing director of campaigns.

    Responsibilities: To succeed as a campaign director, we’ve identified three areas of responsibility -- roughly grouped into Campaigns, Technology and Communications.
    Campaigns

    • Live in the 24/7 news cycle. Monitor political and social events in your core areas for their potential to become campaigns, and help foster a “news junkie” culture at ColorOfChange.
    • Generate Campaigns. Be an idea fountain, constantly tossing out campaign ideas. Some will be decent, some will be downright horrible, some will change the game.
    • Strategize. With the support of the managing director, develop campaign plans with strong theories of change, using both proven and experimental online and offline tactics.
    • Iterate. Constantly revise your plans in response to real-world developments. Flexibility is your middle name.
    • Manage people and projects. Oversee external consultants, relationships with movement partners and be able to work well within a team structure.
    • Evaluate. Is it working? Rigorously analyze data, report out on the impact of our campaigns and learn, learn, learn.

    Technology

    • Innovate. Experiment with creative ways of leveraging technology to make good things happen; and know how to measure what "good" means.
    • Use our tools. Adeptly use our suite of online organizing tools (ActionKit) to stage email blasts, landing pages, donation pages, etc. Basic familiarity with HTML (and/or SQL) and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
    • Manage tech projects. Including scoping and spec'ing out web tools. You don't need to be an engineer, but you may need to talk to one.

    Communications

    • Write. Create powerful, persuasive and poppy emails, blog posts, op-eds, text messages, press releases, etc. If the pen is mightier than the sword, your pen must be mighty indeed.
    • Make headlines. Have the skills and instincts to make campaigns newsworthy and generate press coverage to help them win.
    • Sum it up. Quickly synthesize information and communicate it back out to multiple audiences – members, staff, allies, etc.
    • Conscious not colorblind. Despite the trendiness of terms like “colorblind,” “personal responsibility” and “post-racial,” you understand that Black people face systemic barriers to opportunity and you’re up for the challenge of re-educating the masses.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer who is creative, entrepreneurial, detail-oriented, flexible and cares deeply about social justice. They should be comfortable juggling multiple tasks, thrive in a fast-paced environment and not be afraid to talk about systemic racism.  Most of all, they should have a knack for campaigning: the ability to spot a moment, the willingness to go after any target, and the determination to keep pushing, even in the face of long odds. Specific qualifications include:

    • At least four years relevant campaigning experience in areas such as online advocacy, list building, communications OR work experience/policy expertise on issues related to the open Internet, and/or the high tech industry.
    • Experience managing a small team.
    • Proven writing ability in relevant setting
    • Familiarity with online campaigning
    • High comfort level with technology
    • Knowledge or interest in media accountability work -- specifically television -- a plus.
    • Demonstrated interest/experience working on racial justice issues.

    How to Apply: Interested applicants should email jobs@colorofchange.org with 1) a resume; and 2) a cover letter written in the form of a persuasive email blast, where ColorOfChange is the target, and hiring you is the action you want us to take. Keep it persuasive and punchy, just like you would write an email blast, with an intriguing subject line that includes the words “MJ Campaign Director”

    Compenstation: Salary is commensurate with experience and highly competitive. This is a full-time exempt position. ColorOfChange also offers a competitive benefits package.

    ColorOfChange is an equal opportunity employer. ColorOfChange prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

  • Tue 17 Jun, 2014
    Campaign Manager Economic Justice & Civic Engagement (Oakland or New York)
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    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Campaign Manager Economic Justice & Civic Engagement (Oakland or New York)

    PROJECT OVERVIEW:  With over 900,000 members nationally, ColorOfChange is the nation’s largest online Black political organization. Every day, we’re growing in power and influence, and winning important real-world changes for Black folks and our allies.  Now we’re looking to add a campaign manager to our deeply skilled team to drive our economic justice and civic engagement campaign work. If you’re an organizer, writer or lawyer who cares about winning and wants to lead creative, cutting-edge campaigns, we want to talk to you!

    POSITION OVERVIEW: The campaign manager will contribute to all aspects of our economic justice, voting rights and civic engagement campaign work:  identifying opportunities, developing strategic plans, drafting materials, staging emails, developing creative content, interacting with colleagues, members, and partners, and evaluating performance. The campaign manager will report to the campaign director for economic justice and civic engagement.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: To succeed as a campaign manager, we’ve identified three areas of responsibility -- roughly grouped into Campaigns, Technology and Communications. 

    Campaigns

    • Live in the 24/7 news cycle. Monitor political and social events in your core areas for their potential to become campaigns, and help foster a “news junkie” culture at ColorOfChange.
    • Generate Campaigns. Be an idea fountain, constantly tossing out campaign ideas. Some will be decent, some will be downright horrible, some will change the game.
    • Strategize. With the support of the Campaign Director, develop campaign plans with strong theories of change, using both proven and experimental online and offline tactics.
    • Iterate. Constantly revise your plans in response to real-world developments. Flexibility is your middle name.
    • Manage projects. Oversee external consultants, relationships with movement partners and be able to work well within a team structure.
    • Evaluate. Is it working? Rigorously analyze data, report out on the impact of our campaigns and learn, learn, learn.

    Technology

    • Innovate. Experiment with creative ways of leveraging technology to make good things happen; and know how to measure what "good" means.
    • Use our tools. Adeptly use our suite of online organizing tools (ActionKit) to stage email blasts, landing pages, donation pages, etc. Basic familiarity with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. 
    • Manage tech projects. Including scoping and spec'ing out web tools. You don't need to be an engineer, but you may need to talk to one.

    Communications

    • Write. Create powerful, persuasive and poppy emails, blog posts, op-eds, text messages, press releases, etc. If the pen is mightier than the sword, your pen must be mighty indeed.
    • Make headlines. Have the skills and instincts to make campaigns newsworthy and generate press coverage to help them win.
    • Sum it up. Quickly synthesize information and communicate it back out to multiple audiences – members, staff, allies, etc.
    • Conscious not colorblind. Despite the trendiness of terms like “colorblind,” “personal responsibility” and “post-racial,” you understand that Black people face systemic barriers to opportunity and you’re up for the challenge of re-educating the masses. 

    QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer who is creative, entrepreneurial, detail-oriented, flexible and cares deeply about social justice. They should be comfortable juggling multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced environment and not afraid to talk about systemic racism.  Most of all, they should have the knack for campaigning: the ability to spot a moment, the willingness to go after any target, and the determination to keep pushing, even in the face of long odds. Specific qualifications include:

    • At least two years relevant campaigning or work experience in a communications, organizing, writing or policy-heavy role.
    • Proven writing ability in relevant setting. 
    • Familiarity with online campaigning. 
    • High comfort level with technology.
    • Knowledge about political and cultural issues related to income inequality or bank accountability a strong plus. 
    • Demonstrated interest/experience working on racial justice OR gender justice issues.
    • Basic HTML and SQL a plus.

    HOW TO APPLY:  Interested applicants should email jobs@colorofchange.org with 1) a resume; and 2) a cover letter written in the form of a persuasive email blast, where ColorOfChange is the target, and hiring you is the action you want us to take. Keep it persuasive and punchy, just like you would write an email blast, with an intriguing subject line that includes the words “EJ Campaign Manager.”

    COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position. ColorOfChange also offers a competitive benefits package. 

    ColorOfChange is an equal opportunity employer. ColorOfChange prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

  • Wed 04 Jun, 2014
    Executive Assistant to Executive Director (New York)
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    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Executive Assistant

    ColorOfChange.org is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to our Executive Director. The right candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle competing priorities. This position is ideal for a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with a strong interest in the field of racial justice. In supporting our Executive Director, you will have a unique window into the inner workings of the movement.

    About ColorOfChange.org

    With over 900,000 members nationally, ColorOfChange is the nation’s largest online Black political organization. Using the Internet, we enable our members to speak in unison, with an amplified political voice. In the process, we bring attention to the needs and concerns of Black folks, by holding coordinated events in different parts of the country, lobbying elected representatives, running TV and print advertisements, and demanding that the news media cover our issues.

    Job Responsibilities

    The Executive Assistant is based out of our Manhattan office and reports to the Executive Director. Job responsibilities are as follows:

    • Own the Executive Director’s calendar
      • You mission is to maximize the impact and efficiency of the Executive Director’s schedule – strategic decisions will need to be made. There will always be less time than opportunities.
      • Support the travel schedule by arranging (and changing) travel reservations so that our Executive Director can focus on funder and partner meetings, not on figuring out how to reschedule his cancelled flight.
      • Schedule all-staff and full office meetings.
    • Serve as the Executive Director’s envoy – internally and externally
      • You’ll often be the main internal interaction point for key external stakeholders (like our Board) and so you’ll need to be highly professional in your communications, both on planning work and follow-ups from any meeting. 
      • Internally, you’ll often be assigned the task of rounding up information or coordinating amongst many groups. You’ll often be speaking for the Executive Director, but you’ll need to do it in a way that engenders staff respect.
    • Do whatever it takes to help our Executive Director perform his best
      • The role of Executive Director is not a 9-5 job – there’s a grueling schedule, many evenings/weekends of networking and partnership events.
      • As the assistant to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant is the behind-the-scenes key to helping our ED be the strongest leader possible.

    Qualifications

    In this role, organization, people-skills, and writing ability are paramount. While experience in a similar role in the civil rights sector is not required, a commitment to civil rights and racial justice is. You should have:

    Top-notch organization skills. If the books on your bookshelf are in alphabetical order, your notes utilize colors with specific meanings, and you find long to-do lists energizing, we want to talk to you! There’s a lot to keep track of in this role, and nothing can fall through the cracks. Meeting deadlines is key.

    A sense of ownership. The Executive Assistant allows our Executive Director to perform at the highest possible level.  A successful candidate will be responsive but also proactive, addressing needs that our Executive Director may not even be aware of. Importantly, you’re able to work calmly and intentionally under pressure.

    A commitment to confidentiality. In this role, you’ll have a window into movement and organizational politics at the highest level – confidentiality is key.

    Strong writing and verbal skills. The ability to communicate information clearly is fundamental to this role. You will be asked to draft documents, edit others, and communicate with a variety of internal and outside stakeholders.

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@colorofchange.org with the subject line “Executive Assistant.”

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    Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position. ColorofChange.org also offers a competitive benefits package.

    ColorOfChange (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law. 

  • Thu 29 May, 2014
    Campaign Manager, Grassroots Organizing (Oakland or New York)
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    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -- Campaign Manager, Grassroots Organizing (Oakland or New York)

    Project Overview: ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest online Black political organization, with more than 900,000 members. Every day, we’re growing in power and influence, and winning important victories for Black folks and our allies. Now, ColorOfChange is launching a member-led campaign initiative to provide a way for ColorOfChange members and partner organizations to launch and manage their own online campaigns with the goals of amplifying our members’ voices and strengthening their political power -- while growing the number of effective and successful member organizers around the country. Successful member-led campaigns and distributive organizing will expand our ability to do more "moment-to-movement" campaigning that diversifies the issues we work on while better amplifying and strengthening the political power of Black communities.

    Position Overview: We’re seeking a full-time entrepreneurial-minded campaign manager to lead and execute the launch and testing phase of this program through the end of 2014. You would be reaching out to organizational partners and member-leaders to move forward exciting and effective campaigns that set a model of good grassroots organizing, utilizing ColorOfChange's base and existing technology. Major issue areas will include economic justice, criminal justice, and media accountability. As a ColorOfChange Grassroots Organizing Campaign Manager, you will report to the Organizing Director, and play a key role in leading a new and exciting area of ColorOfChange’s work.

    Responsibilities:  The work of a successful Grassroots Organizing Campaign Manager can be broken down into the following three areas:

     Campaign and Organizing

    • Recruit: Identify, analyze, and evaluate campaign opportunities that allow ColorOfChange members and our broader network to deepen their engagement and lead campaigns on issues that fit with the ColorOfChange mission and model.
    • Strategize: Provide campaign feedback / content edits and coach campaign leaders throughout the campaign arc. Proactively provide suggestions and thoughts on campaign strategy. Participate in general ColorOfChange campaign strategy sessions, evaluations, and campaign planning meetings.
    • Mobilize: Expand partner local and state organizations’ capacity to leverage, “moment to movement” opportunities that will fully capture the organic energy surrounding the concerns of Black folks and their allies to propel effective action and sustainable change.

    Technology and Communications

    • Use our tools: Adeptly use our suite of online organizing tools to stage email outreaches, landing pages, donation pages, etc. Basic familiarity with HTML is important.
    • Assess: Develop mechanisms for reporting and sharing data / results and analysis of results to relevant staff, members and allies. Highlight member-led victories via our list, the press, and ColorOfChange social media, SMS, and other networks.
    • Collaborate: Manage relationships with partners in prospective campaign locations where campaigns have been initiated / or where there is particularly high ColorOfChange member density.
    • Grow: Manage additional staff and consultants as needed to achieve project goals. Manage relationships with service providers, vendors and contractors. Prepare materials for grant proposals and reports. Support grassroots funding efforts.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has a deep commitment to civil rights and racial justice issues, significant campaign experience, well developed organizing skills, and the ability to work well with partners, members, and allies. We're looking for a strong writer in both narrative and persuasive writing, an excellent strategic thinker, and someone with reliable campaign instincts and organizing talent. A successful candidate will demonstrate skills in effective online and offline organizing and someone who can identify, "moment to movement" opportunities. 

    The following are not required for the job and as such are bonus qualifications:

    • Coaching / guiding / staff management experience.
    • Project management experience.
    • Experience in testing criteria and metrics.

    How to Apply: Interested applicants should email jobs@colorofchange.org with a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (3 pages or less). Applications missing any of those materials will not be considered.

    Compenstation: Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, exempt, temporary position. ColorOfChange offers a competitive benefits package.

    ColorOfChange is an equal opportunity employer. ColorOfChange prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

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