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Digital Organizer

Employer
Namati
Location
Washington, DC; Maryland; Virginia; or Delaware (Partially remote)
Salary
The offer range for this position is likely to fall between $63,500-$73,000.
Closing date
Feb 3, 2023

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Focus Areas
Crime / Legal-related, Environment
Job Function
Marketing / Communications
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Details

A skilled communicator who is adept at using social media and online tools to activate and grow a grassroots movement

 

About the Position

Namati equips people to understand, use, and shape the law to advance justice for their communities. In the US, Namati’s US Environmental Justice program partners with communities and organizers from across the MidAtlantic region (DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) to take on grave, inter-connected challenges including environmental injustice, unemployment, and racial and economic inequity. We are assisting overlooked communities with envisioning the changes they want to see for where they live, identifying and pursuing available federal and other funding sources, and where relevant, tracking the implementation of the funding. We’ve also co-founded the MidAtlantic Justice Coalition (MAJC), which is building people power and forging a just society with good economic opportunities and a safe environment.

We are searching for a dynamic Digital Organizer to help us build and activate a broad grassroots base through strategic, online communications. We’re looking for someone who is tenacious and creative with a burning passion for working with communities to advance economic and environmental justice, and all human rights.

 

The position will be responsible for the following-

Digital organizing:

  • Manage our US Environmental Justice (EJ) program’s social media accounts (for example, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok), including developing social media strategies, creating editorial calendars, sourcing and creating content, and helping us continuously improve our reach and engagement among our diverse target audiences. Respond to messages and comments from social media followers. Track and report on content engagement and social media metrics.
  • Design digital and hard copy promotional materials for organizing and advocacy campaigns, including for specific events and activities. 
  • Capture compelling video, photos, interviews, and stories to advance organizing and advocacy objectives; design content using these materials.
  • Help conceive and collaborate on the production of short videos, audio segments, infographics, and other creative outputs, using tools like Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and Lumen5.
  • Manage a system for collection and sharing of audio, video, and photos of individual stories, quotes, testimonies, etc., from field work and partners and supporters; train and manage partners to regularly organize, caption, tag, and upload their content. Manage secure digital storage and organization of consent forms.
  • Develop, implement, and report on paid web/social media/print advertising campaigns.
  • Create and conduct trainings for grassroots partners, for example around social media usage, and general nonprofit marketing or communications best practices for organizing and advocacy.
  • Collaborate with grassroots partners to develop and execute digital storytelling campaigns that inform and inspire key audiences to take action. 
  • Draft and disseminate periodic advocacy e-mails and updates to our list of supporters. Support updating and maintenance of coalition mailing list data and segmentation.

Website updates, maintenance, and analytics:

  • Work with the Namati team to create engaging web pages.
  • Systematically update websites  to ensure the content is updated and accurate, fix broken links, identify unanchored pages, improve linkages between site content, and otherwise ensure the smooth functioning of the MAJC website. 
  • Manage Search Engine Optimization.
  • Provide Namati’s global communications team with updated copy to ensure description of US EJ efforts on the Namati website are accurate

The position may also hold broader communications responsibilities for the US EJ Program (depending on the individual’s background and experience):

  • Work with Namati team to set and monitor marketing and communications budgets.
  • Support cultivation of relationships with media outlets, including print media, television, radio, and podcasts. Develop strategies to drive traffic to specific press pieces. Track/maintain updated information on relationships with media outlets in our CRM database.
  • Work with the Namati team and contractors to draft and revise various types of communications products for publishing, including press releases, op-eds, blog posts, letters to the editor as well as announcements, updates, and Q&As about our work for use on the website, in the media, and for circulation within communities.
  • Serve as the liaison between the US EJ Program and Namati Global Comms to support coordination and internal knowledge building. 
  • Identify and gather content for the production of compelling impact stories
  • Draft blogs or short summary updates about recent events, milestones or wins
  • Re-frame content originally created for national use, such as an op-ed, to serve a global audience
  • Track media mentions and placements and share this information with the Namati Global Communications team in a timely manner 

 

Here are some things you might tackle in a typical week-

  • Prepare a social media toolkit for a campaign to push local elected officials to revise their infrastructure funding proposals to respond to community priorities.
  • Create accessible infographics for social media and flyering to raise Delaware impacted communities’ awareness of unsafe drinking water and ways to take action.
  • Broadcast a livestream of our community outreach activities.
  • Prepare a budget for paid advertising for a rally at the Maryland state capitol to demand passage of a bill codifying Justice 40 initiative language at the state level.
  • Strategically browse social media and engage with posts and repost as appropriate to amplify campaigns for justice, express solidarity with allies, and grow our online presence and network.

 

About You

  • Digital campaigns experience. You have at least two years of relevant experience working in digital communities to activate and organize grassroots supporters (in the United States), and are skilled at using various social media platforms, particularly Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. You have basic web design skills and graphic design aesthetics.
  • Passion for environmental and economic justice: You have a passion for addressing the human rights and social justice dimensions of economic and environmental problems, in solidarity with the people who are most affected.  You treat everyone you encounter with a collaborative spirit, kindness, and empathy, and are aligned with Namati's cultural principles (hyperlinked here) and the coalition's mission and principles (hyperlinked here).
  • Excellent communications skills: You are skilled at identifying content, developing messaging, and leveraging creative formats that resonate with widely varying target audiences. 
  • Efficient and skilled process management: You are goal-oriented and have a bias toward action. You are able to prioritize and drive forward multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with minimal oversight and nail your deadlines.
  • All hands on deck orientation: You thrive in a fast-paced, all hands on deck, start-up work environment where things are evolving almost daily.
  • Technologically savvy: You have knowledge and experience with field organizing and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Familiarity with NGP VAN/EveryAction and Strive SMS messaging is a plus but not required.
  • Growth-oriented: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. You welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and others.
  • Driver’s license and access to a car: You are enthusiastic to work hours that maximize the ability to reach community residents, including a willingness to travel up to 50% of the time by car (in accordance with Namati’s COVID policies, updated regularly and informed by the latest federal and local guidance). Both work hours and travel may involve irregular hours and nights/weekends to meet community residents’ schedules. 

 

Location

This is a remote-first position with opportunities for frequent in-person community organizing activities. Our team is spread across the Mid-Atlantic and relies heavily on electronic communications and channels to collaborate and stay in close touch (Slack, email, text messages, Asana, Google office suite, Microsoft office suite, EveryAction, to name a few).

The Digital Organizer can be based in either Washington, DC; Maryland; Virginia; or Delaware, and we are prioritizing candidates who are already located in one of these states. Please note, you must already be legally eligible to work in the US to be considered for the position (Namati cannot sponsor visas). 

 

Compensation

Throughout the hiring process we will seek to understand your specific skills, experience, and abilities as they will fit into our team and our job levels. The offer range for this position is likely to fall between $63,500-$73,000 based on the final job level determined by the responsibility, scope, and complexity of the position. If you have salary requirements, please note them in your cover letter.

Namati offers an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Health insurance- Namati pays 80% of the base plan premium for individuals, and 50% for dependents
  • 3 weeks' paid vacation, 12 sick days, 12 federal holidays (plus the week between Christmas and New Years), 3 personal days, 6 weeks' parental leave
  • 401(k)- Namati contributes 5% of your salary plus matches your contribution up to an additional 5%
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking (Washington DC metro area)
  • Access to professional development opportunities

 

To Apply

Please complete our online application form, ensuring you upload a resume, plus either a) a written or b) a 1-2 minute maximum video cover letter (as a .MOV file, less than 130mb), and 2-3 short work/collateral samples.

Please note, larger movie files may cause the application to take more time to upload when submitting your application. If you experience any technical difficulties uploading your materials, please contact us at usenvironmentaljustice@namati.org

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

No phone calls, please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Company

Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people.

For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction -- or worse, a threat -- but not something we can use to exercise our basic rights.

Namati is building a global movement of grassroots advocates who empower people to understand, use, and shape the law. These “barefoot lawyers” form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.  

In the past five years, Namati and our partners have worked with over 65,000 clients to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship.

We track data on every case and use that information to advocate for systemic changes, like better policies for land governance in Liberia, environmental regulation in India, and healthcare delivery in Mozambique.

And we're joining forces for change. Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network -- over 1400+ groups and 5,000+ individuals from 150 countries learning from one another and bringing justice to communities in every part of the world.

Our work has gained recognition. Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network were recognized with the prestigious Skoll Award in 2016. Honoring CEO Vivek Maru as a fellow, Ashoka called ours the “best law-for-all model we’ve seen.” We’ve been published and featured in the Guardian, the New York Times, and Forbes. And we’ve had some hefty supporters, including an advisory board with leaders like Amartya Sen, Mo Ibrahim, Fazle Abed, and Madeleine Albright.

As we move into our next phase, we’re growing our global team of passionate, results-oriented, big-hearted advocates, united by a common mission and a strong culture:

  • Our mission is our North Star. It’s why we all wake up every day. We pour our hearts into this work. We’re innovators and changemakers. We are a young, energetic social enterprise and we know that our work is urgent. We believe in being nimble and doing what works. Our work makes real, tangible, measurable progress in people’s lives. We take abstract concepts – rule of law and human rights – and make them concrete, helping people find solutions that improve their lives every day. We walk our talk. Our movement is about legal empowerment and we bring this spirit of empowerment and collaboration to all our partnerships. We hold humility as a core value: we lead when necessary and follow when necessary. We are a truly global organization. Our offices are located in Delhi, Freetown, Maputo, Nairobi, Washington DC, and Yangon, and our staff come from all corners of the world. We are united by our common mission. We see our people as our most valuable resource. We bring on individuals of the highest caliber and character and we mentor, train, and support our staff.   We hold one another in the highest esteem. Our work relationships are built on deep abiding respect and love.

For more about what it’s like to work at Namati, please see our Cultural Principles.

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Website
Telephone
202-888-1086
Location
1616 P Street NW, Suite 101
Washington
DC
20036
US
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