Job opening: 350.org is looking for a coordinator for Asia

 One of our favourite global movements, 350, needs a coordinator for Asia. See details below.

350.org Global Coordinating Team Member – Asia Coordinator

Through relentless campaigning over the past three years, 350.org has helped build a global grassroots movement to fight climate change. Working with diverse allies and volunteers, our small team of young organizers has energized millions of people around the globe, demonstrated sustainable solutions and influenced the debate on climate in the media and among politicians. 2011-12 are key times to scale up the international movement, bring in massive numbers of new people, hold polluters accountable, and increase the strength and number of climate champions.

The global coordinator will be responsible for working with the global coordinating team to shape and execute 350.org’s overall global campaign strategies and plans.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a creative thinker, an effective team player, tech-savvy and an articulate writer and speaker. 350.org is a dynamic, young, hardworking organization, and this position lets you in at the ground level of an exciting new campaign.

CORE RESPONSIBILITY
In conjunction with the Global Co-Directors and Global Core Team, establish and manage volunteer leadership teams and some hired field staff and interns to meet 350.org’s global, regional, and national-level campaign objectives and build a broader, deeper and more committed movement.

MAIN DUTIES
● Help develop and implement a robust mobilization strategy for 2011-12, taking into account 350.org’s campaign objectives.
● Build, support, and/or manage national and regional teams internationally.
● Guide and mentor staff and community leaders, and provide opportunities for them to develop their organizing skill set.
● Recruit, mobilize and develop buy-in from key allies and leaders at the national, regional, and global levels.
● Maintain a working knowledge of the issue and of the political, legislative, regulatory and economic framework relevant to the campaign.
● At times, represent 350.org and the campaign at events, and with grassroots activist groups, decision-makers, donors, and other allies, including the environmental community at large.
● Keep Global Coordinating Team and core strategy team informed of local activities and changes in tactics, or strategies if necessary.
● Collect and disseminate stories of victory and struggle from all around the world on a regular basis, using new media and other communications tools.

QUALIFICATIONS
We don’t care much about years of experience, CVs or degrees – mostly, we’re looking for an individual who is creative, hardworking, organized, dedicated, self-motivated and a fast learner.

Skills:

  • Proven leadership in campaign execution
  • Strong staff management and delegation instincts
  • Highly organized and competent at managing multiple projects at once
  • Excellent verbal and written communication (English required, other languages a plus)
  • Problem solving, strategy-development, and creative thinking
  • Ability to use new media, mobile, web and other technologies effectively

 

Assets:

  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team, including managing staff working remotely.
  • Commitment to empowering others and building grassroots power as a means to affect change.
  • Demonstrated experience in cross-class/race/generational/international organizing.
  • Experience in coalition-building and an ability to recognize and develop the diverse strengths of different kinds of organizations and organizers for one cause.
  • Willingness to travel for site visits, training, and events and ability to work well from remote locations.
  • Experience as an activist and organizer in the climate movement is a plus.

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@350.org. Position open until filled.

POSITION TYPE: Full Time Permanent (for at least 6-12 months)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling Until Hired

COMPENSATION RANGE: Dependent on Experience

HOURS PER WEEK: Full-Time

REPORTS TO: Global Directors

Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way 350.org selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns. 350.org strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, indigenous people and other under-represented communities.

Image taken from Treehugger

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2 Responses to “Job opening: 350.org is looking for a coordinator for Asia”
  1. Durga says:

    Hi Olivia,

    This sounds like a dream job! Would you by any chance know if this position is still available?

    Thank you!

    Yours sincerely,

    Durga

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