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Campaigns Director, Russia

posted 2 Mar 2012, 03:08 by Rights in Russia

Campaigners/Organizers | Moscow, Russia offers the world’s most powerful organizing tools to every potential citizen-activist and NGO. currently empowers millions of people around the world start, join and win campaigns for social change on the issues they care about in their community, city, or country. We are growing by nearly 1 million new members a month around the world and are hiring a campaigning lead to launch in Russia.

The Campaigns Director will lead all of our advocacy and campaigning efforts for Russia - crafting and executing rapid-response campaigns and helping millions of activists start and successfully run their own local campaigns for positive social change. This isn’t a normal 9.00-17.00 job: it will be exceptionally fast-paced, exciting and massively rewarding.

The Campaigns Director will:

· Design and execute rapid-response social change advocacy campaigns with the potential for explosive growth and swift victories.

· Collaborate with a global team of organisers to identify opportunities for creating effective grassroots campaigns that win measurable social change.

· Identify promising grassroots campaigns started by activists in Russia or pertaining to regional issues, and help these campaigns win by providing strategic advice, conducting media outreach, and promoting them across the web, and to our members via email.

· Establish and maintain deep partnerships with leading NGOs - local, national, and global in scope - and help them run successful campaigns on

· Represent within Russia, both with the NGO community and Russian media.

The ideal candidate should have the following:

· Innovative ideas for how to use online organising to win local, national, and international campaigns.

· A deep commitment to our mission of empowering people everywhere to win campaigns on the critical issues of our times.

· A willingness to take risks, to fail and to adapt.

· A strong interest in aiding local, member-driven online organising campaigns and developing member capacity for ever larger campaigns.

· A history of online public mobilisation for grassroots social change.

· A strong grasp of politics, the political process and current social justice, economic and environmental issues within Russia and globally.

We are flexible on location for the right candidate. Pay and benefits are very competitive. Working languages: English (used within the organisation) and Russian. is an exceptionally fast-paced agile and collaborative work environment. Your co-workers are high-impact, low-ego, and have a deep respect for our members. We expect you to be the same.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

Please use the field "сопроводительное письмо" to write/insert your cover letter for this position. In this letter please tell us why you are interested in joining the team and how your experience makes you well qualified for this position. The cover letter should be written in English and should not be longer than 500 words.