350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.
350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We are committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.
About the Digital Campaigner
The Digital Campaigner is responsible for implementing the strategy, using digital campaigning, organizing and storytelling tools to engage people across South Africa with climate justice issues and mobilize them to take action.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with campaign and organizing teams, project teams, and partners in South Africa and in the region to identify opportunities and support the development of strategic digital campaigns
- Implement digital campaign strategies, monitor progress, identify potential problems and employ appropriate solutions when needed
- Create email blasts, social media and other digital storytelling content (i.e. blogs, graphics, etc.) to share updates, victories, stories and other relevant information about campaigns and climate impacts to amplify campaigns and grow the climate movement in South Africa and in the region
- Manage and update 350Africa.org’s social media pages and channels
- Work with photographers and videographers to produce high quality multimedia for South African campaigns
- Explore and implement strategies to grow 350.org’s audience and mailing list in South Africa, and potentially in the region
- Collaborate with partners on mobilisation strategy, planning, and execution, and attend key local and regional movement/political gatherings
- Train and support South African 350.org partner organisations and local group organisers in digital campaigning
- Cultivate 350.org’s volunteer and partner network in South Africa through digital engagement
- Prepare reports on campaign activities/results when required, and include analysis of the work for improvement
- Perform other tasks as assigned by the Africa Digital Manager
- Understand 350.org’s history, campaigns, and theory of social change, and keep current with basic climate science and policy. From time to time, use this knowledge to represent 350.org’s perspective in varied public venues based on geographic location and areas of expertise.
- From time to time, contribute work towards 350.org’s overall mission that is outside of standard responsibilities and instead relies solely on geographic location or work capacity
Online Campaign Strategy: Strong knowledge of various online campaign strategies and tactics. Ability to clearly articulate and operationalize campaign strategies and plans. Ability to compile a campaign baseline, monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of online campaign activities.
Content Creation: Strong online storytelling skills, including creating content that appeals to multiple target audiences. Ability to expand and grow 350’s audience in the country.
Justice and Equity: Must embrace the principles of workplace justice, diversity and inclusion and apply them to day-to-day work. Must believe and embrace 350.org’s vision, mission and progressive values.
Organised and Prioritisation: Organised, detail oriented and accurate. Able to create work plans and anticipate deadlines. Be comfortable juggling multiple priorities with competing deadlines.
Self Management: Ability to set professional boundaries. Resilient and able to manage self and keep composure in times of stress. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
- 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience
- At least two years of experience in digital advocacy or campaign work
Preferred but not required:
- Previous experience in climate change or environmental role
- Understand South African climate and energy policy and integrate this and other new developments into digital campaigns
- Interest and passion for climate justice, racial justice, women’s rights, LGBTQIA rights, human rights and other social justice issues
- Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack, Zoom, WordPress
- Some experience using some (or all) of: HTML, CSS, Action Kit, Action Network
- Organising and attending events, including protest actions
- Occasional international and domestic travel is required
Salary: ZAR 465,000
Reporting Line: Africa Digital Manager
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Employment Status: Regular, Full-time
Other conditions: Position start date depending on funding availability.
Please send your application to: https://350.org/jobs/?gh_jid=1759706.
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