Could you be the next great addition to the 18MR team?
18MR.org was founded to promote AAPI civic engagement, influence and movement by leveraging the power of technology and social media. For the past four years, we’ve convened a network of creative, tech-savvy, and passionate individuals and organizations working in and with AAPI communities in every U.S. state and territory.
Our theory of change involves empowering AAPI communities from within while cultureshifting the perspectives of those outside our communities. We work on a wide variety of projects, including year-round civic activity locally and nationally; campaigns to hold corporations accountable; building interracial coalitions; and developing our shared identities through popular culture and online engagement.
We’re agile, inspired, and create opportunities by bringing diverse partners into unlikely coalitions. 21st century community power can be built through smart tech and good organizing, and our campaign wins and vision are testament to how we can bring them together to advance rights and justice in our communities, in our country, in our nations of origins, and beyond.
We are hiring for the role of Campaigner. Campaigners are the core of 18MR’s activities: keeping in touch with partners, prospecting and developing new campaigns and projects, ensuring that members have meaningful opportunities to participate, and co-creating the voice of the organization in coalitions, social media channels, and both online and traditional news coverage.
You’ll join a small, nimble team that is ambitious, detail-oriented, and highly engaged in everything from the nuts-and-bolts of campaigns and projects to shaping our analysis and vision of the world we want to build.
The ideal candidate thrives within a team but can work independently remotely day-to-day; is comfortable navigating the internet and developing online communities; excited by the fast pace of rapid-response campaigning; has an understanding of Asian American and Pacific Islander movements and history; able to think outside the box and pivot into rapid response quickly; and passionate about building the reputation of 18MillionRising.org (18MR) as a leading voice social, political, and cultural issues impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The Campaigner will report to the Campaign Strategist.
- Prospect for potential campaign opportunities (rapid response, short term, and long term campaigns).
- Develop and execute effective engagement strategies using a variety of online (and occasionally offline!) tools.
- Write email alerts, outreach materials, and other Web content/social media assets for campaigns and general organizational outreach.
- Develop creative online organizing tactics using new and emerging digital platforms.
- Leverage technology to advance campaign goals, including tracking and managing social media metrics and performance.
- Create communications that distill complex policy issues into tangible and accessible terms.
- Participate in evaluating and analyzing our online organizing and engagement efforts on a regular basis and apply lessons to future efforts.
- Monitor political, social, and technological developments in our campaign areas.
- Manage multiple simultaneous projects and campaigns, from development to execution and evaluation.
Required Skills & Qualifications
- Exceptional writing ability, and the capacity to write for various formats—including email, press statements, research briefs, and campaign plans. Clear, precise, and evocative written communication is essential.
- A track record of work in a deadline driven, high output campaigning or advocacy team. Strong preference given to digital/online campaign experience.
- Campaigning chops: you can identify and implement winning campaigns that contribute to building the organization. This means having an eye for identifying strategic opportunities, the willingness to go after any target, and the determination to keep pushing and adapt, even in the face of long odds.
- Strong racial justice analysis and ability to articulate connection between concepts and principles and current events.
- Nimbleness: you should be able to pivot and take calculated risks. We are looking for someone to step into a leadership role who is excited to grow with the organization.
- A great sense of humor and flexibility: we are a distributed team working across multiple U.S. time zones.
- Copy editing and attention to detail.
Preferred Skills & Qualifications
- Graphic design skills and capacity with a design program such as Photoshop or InDesign.
- Problem-solving skills with online platforms.
- Understanding of social media analytics and optimization.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience, between $45,000 and $60,000/year.
As we are a distributed team, your primary residence may be located anywhere in the United States; current staff are based in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Through our fiscal sponsor, Allied Media Projects, we offer a competitive benefits package including generous vacation; full health, dental, vision and flex benefits; 403b program; ongoing training opportunities; and allowances for coworking space in your area.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Campaigner Candidate
About 18MillionRising.org (18MR.org): 18MR.org is an unprecedented Asian American Pacific Islander online organizing and civic engagement organization that leverages the power of technology and social media to advocate for justice for our communities and allies. 18MR is comprised of a network of a AAPI activists, artists, organizations, and digital media influencers, ranging from community based organizations and print magazines to Asian American blogs and YouTube channels. By harnessing cutting edge online tools and tried-and-true organizing methods, 18MR.org creates opportunities for popular education and wins campaigns to shift policy, culture, and corporate behavior to help build a more just, equitable society for and with the diverse communities comprising over 18 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide.