Senior Climate Organizer

  • $47,500.00 - $55,000.00/year
  • The take-away
    Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society—including the fossil fuel industry? We’re looking for a senior organizer on our climate campaign 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. 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. Add a 40-year track record of winning campaigns and ambitious plans to have an even bigger impact, and you’ve got a powerful force to be reckoned with.
    You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of seasoned, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.

    You’ll be a part of fearless and winning campaigns. When your quest is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and stick to your guns. For 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, Dow Chemical, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.

    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 become the best leader you can be.
    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 those who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: women, people of color, 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 know we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together. 

    What you’ll do
    People who have contributed the least to the climate crisis—Global South countries, indigenous communities, communities of color, and low-income communities—are currently experiencing the most devastating impacts of climate change, while those who are directly responsible for the crisis—Big Polluters and their government proxies—are trying to set the rules for how to respond. Corporate Accountability’s climate campaign goes straight to the heart of this deeply unjust global crisis, and we are looking for an experienced organizer to play a leadership role in liberating climate policy from corporate capture.
    That means you’ll develop and execute strategies to successfully remove Big Polluters from climate policy, and ultimately hold these corporations responsible for the destruction they have caused. To do that, you will organize with people around the world: government delegates, Global South allies, U.S.-based environmental justice allies, and Corporate Accountability members and activists. 
    Our organizing model is rooted in person-to-person relationship building. So you’ll travel frequently to build and cultivate relationships in person—from international meetings on the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to coalition meetings around the United States. And, you’ll maintain those relationships and organize people around the world from our campaign headquarters in Boston. 
    In so doing, you will play an integral part in leading the change we need to ensure our collective, global survival.
    Who you are
    • The rampant abuses of corporations and the outrageous amount of power they have make you mad as hell—and you want to do something about it. 

    • You understand that changing the imbalance of power in the world, its inherent racial injustice, and the oppression people of color experience is a critical part of your work for justice. You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression.

    • You passionately believe that organizing is how we change the world—and you have the experience to back it up. Whether it’s on climate, racial, economic, gender, or other social justice issues, you have experience working across differences to mobilize and activate diverse groups of people toward a shared goal and vision.   

    • You’re just as comfortable holding high-level meetings in formal spaces like the U.N. or the halls of Congress as you are rallying crowds at a grassroots event or running a petitioning drive on the street. The secret to your success? You know how to build trust from your first “Hello,” and you move from a place of mutual respect and integrity in all your interactions. 

    • While you are not a policy wonk, learning and becoming familiar with complex international policies doesn’t scare you. As importantly, you understand that advancing policy solutions requires building political will of policymakers—which means effectively organizing the people to whom they are accountable.

    • You thrive on building relationships with all sorts of people. You’re the person at any given party connecting with as many new people as you can, and you are particularly skilled at building relationships across language and cultural differences. You do it so well because you interact from a place of genuine openness, curiosity, and humility.

    • Are you at a UNFCCC meeting and is the U.S. delegation trying to undermine the tactic you’ve spent months organizing? No problem: You are cool under pressure, work well under stress, and can come up with creative solutions when unexpected situations arise. 

    • You have at least five years of organizing experience, ideally in climate justice or related work. 

    What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day
    • Develop and execute tactics toward ending Big Polluters’ stranglehold on international and national climate policy.

    • Organize with government delegates and allies in the Global South to advance and implement policies at the UNFCCC that curb corporate power and advance meaningful, sustainable, and equitable solutions globally.

    • Build and deepen relationships with a broad range of allies and global coalitions to advance the campaign, including Global South climate justice and U.S.-based environmental justice organizations.

    • Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with key government officials and reporters.

    • Organize and build the leadership of current and potential Corporate Accountability members and activists to execute campaign tactics.

    • Develop skills in compellingly communicating our policy priorities to a wide range of audiences, including decision-makers, the media, and Corporate Accountability members.

    • Enthusiastically participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, recruitment, and campaign activities.
    Salary and benefits: 
    • Salary range: $47,500 to $55,000, commensurate with experience.  
    • Our generous benefit package includes health insurance and dental coverage; FSA for transit, health care, and dependent care; and 401(k) with employer match.
    • Generous vacation, sick time, and holiday policies.
    • Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.
    • Energetic Campaign Headquarters complete with open, collaborative work spaces and a big, social kitchen.

    Location: Campaign Headquarters in downtown Boston, MA. 
    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 senior climate organizer. 
    To apply: Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter, and a list of three to five references. Please include where you heard about the position.
    Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, 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. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people 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.

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