Campaign Organizer

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/24/2021 2:31 PM)
Job ID
2021-1850
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Fairplay

Overview

Fairplay (fairplayforkids.org), formerly known as Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), educates the public about commercialism’s impact on kids’ wellbeing and advocates for the end of child-targeted marketing. Our work routinely makes headlines around the world, most recently for campaigns holding Facebook and YouTube accountable for their practices which impact children, and calling out the potential harms of a proposed Instagram for kids. Our advocacy has led corporations such as Google, Mattel, Disney, and Nickelodeon to change their marketing practices. We are also the home of the Children’s Screen Time Action Network, a collaborative group of family professionals and practitioners working to reduce kids’ screen time.

 

Fairplay is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org).

Responsibilities

Fairplay is seeking a full-time Campaign Organizer to support our “Risky by Design” initiative, a multi-faceted campaign that will build on CCFC’s successful advocacy to hold platforms accountable for their failures to protect children’s privacy.  This campaign will promote support for a Design Code to protect young people in the United States, similar to the Age-Appropriate Design Code being implemented in the UK.

 

Ideal candidates are curious, highly organized, detail-oriented, and passionate about reducing corporations influence on childhood. Ideal candidates will reside in the Boston metropolitan area and be able to work at our Boston office in person at least three days a week, with the remainder of work done remotely.  We will also consider candidates residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (where much of our advocacy work takes place), working mostly remote, provided they can travel occasionally to Boston. 

 

Essential Functions

 

Campaign planning and advocacy (Approx. 75%)

  • Monitor, and review developments in child-targeted business practices, relevant academic research to consider their impacts, and relevant laws and policies;
  • Build coalition to support campaign, including organizations, lawmakers, policy makers, experts, industry, and parents and caregivers;
  • Assist in formulating campaign strategy, setting measurable goals, and assessing progress;
  • Represent Fairplay in communications with partners, press, and the public, to build and maintain support for campaign;
  • Promote and track development of federal and state laws and policies which support campaign;
  • Draft and copyedit advocacy materials and other campaign communications with guidance of Communications Manager;
  • Draft social media, newsletter, and website content for campaign, and assist with maintenance of communications calendar;
  • Assist in outreach to communities and other advocates;
  • Keep Fairplay staff apprised of campaign developments;
  • Coordinate and communicate with Children’s Screen Time Action Network, Tech Advisory Board.

Administrative (Approx. 25%)

  • Provide administrative support as needed for various aspects of Design Code campaign, including but not limited to scheduling meetings, tracking activities of Fairplay and coalition partners, management and purchasing of supplies, copying and printing, and scheduling meetings and travel;
  • Maintain and update databases regarding research and other evidence supporting campaign, coalition members, press contacts, Fairplay website;
  • Liaise between Fairplay and printers, tech support, and other third-party office support;
  • Manage administrative and technical aspects of campaign activities;
  • Provide other administrative support as necessary for Campaign Manager and Executive Director.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to listen for understanding;
  • Passion for collaborating with people across sectors, cultures, and identities;
  • Willingness to help build an equitable and inclusive work environment, and work towards anti-oppression personally and professionally;
  • Project management skills. Ideal candidates are strategic thinkers just as interested in process as outcomes, and are able to see both the “big picture” and the small details needed to get from step to step; 
  • Non-profit advocacy campaigns and/or community organizing experience a plus; 
  • Interest in and understanding of concerns relating to the impacts of commercialism and tech on kids, including corporate data practices, privacy issues, and health outcomes. Interest in social activism and justice;
  • BS/BA Degree or equivalent, or two years of experience in a campaign organizing role;
  • Editing skills, including both close proofing and broader content shaping;
  • Ease in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Familiarity with Zoom or other video call software;
  • Familiarity with online community platforms, for example Slack or listservs;
  • Enjoy working in fast-paced environment with multiple competing projects and deadlines;
  • Able to work well both collaboratively and independently;
  • Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 -15 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

 

Location: Work will be primarily performed in Boston office at least three days a week, with the remainder of the work done remotely. 

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $45,000 - $50,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

People with disabilities, BIPOC, AAPI, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQIA candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fairplay is committed to developing a diverse and talented staff. If you are excited about this role but unsure whether you meet all of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply. Please submit your thoughtful cover letter and resume.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to David Monahan, david@fairplayforkids.org. We will accept applications until we have found the ideal candidate, but hope for a start date of August 15, 2021.

 

Fairplay, and its fiscal sponsor TSNE envision a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE and Fairplay will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law. 

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