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Senior Climate Finance Campaigner - Asia Pacific - Remote / Work from Home

  • Contract, in Asia Pacific area


SumOfUs is looking for a Senior Climate Finance Campaigner to help us win campaigns against corporations behaving badly. If you love fighting for change, if you are excited about global economic justice, and if you are hungry to experiment with technology to change the world, then this might be the role for you.

This role will primarily focus on developing and executing strategic campaigns to cut off finance to fossil fuel projects. Our members power our work and we put them at the centre of everything we do. This role will be responsible for identifying impactful campaigns, developing winning tactics and leveraging our member’s power to create fundamental shifts in corporate behaviour and to reshape the global economy for the benefit of people and the planet.

This is a contract position for 6 months (40 hours per week) beginning in February 2022, with possible extension. The role is remote and can be undertaken by anyone in a timezone between UTC +5.5 (India Standard Time) and UTC +13 (New Zealand Standard Time)

A bit about us

SumOfUs is a global movement of consumers, investors, and workers standing together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new and sustainable path for our global economy. We are a movement of more than 15 million people, brought together by a global team of 35 campaigners, fundraisers, and operations staff who are passionate about creating a more caring, equitable society.

We are aiming to fundamentally reshape the global economy to put people and planet over profit, but we know we can not do it alone. We build partnerships with on-the-ground activists and organisers, and we follow their lead. We innovate, experiment and embrace professional and organisational growth. We invest in people and we invest in how we work, because our vision calls on us to build the most effective, global, diverse, and talented team possible.

We highly value a diverse and inclusive team and an equitable work environment where every member of our team is set up to thrive. We have taken steps to nurture this environment including an Anti-Oppression Leadership Team that leads work to transform injustice within the organisation. We expect all team members to take responsibility for co-creating an equitable work community where everyone is able to do impactful, world-changing work. We recruit and encourage people identifying with marginalized communities to apply.

What you’ll do as part of our team

  • Identify, research and develop strategic campaigns targeting decision makers, corporations and financial institutions globally and regionally;
  • Write and edit (and/or translate) compelling emails and campaign material to engage and mobilise our members to take action, fundraise, and build our power globally;
  • Lead on 2 campaigns at a time (on average) and collaborate within your regional team and with other campaigns teams, along with our fundraising, communications and product teams;
  • Identify and develop fundraising opportunities to raise money to grow our movement and create real-world impact;
  • Collaborate with partners and coalitions around campaign opportunities, manage relationships, and advance SumOfUs’s goals;
  • Draft press releases and (with support and training) pitch reporters to cover our campaigns;
  • Assist with managing our membership lists, including monitoring and interpreting how people engage with the emails we send, if the emails are effective in generating action or raising money, and if the email list is growing.

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring

We have no formal education requirements – if you can meet the responsibilities of the role and are willing to grow, that’s all that matters.

All roles at SumOfUs require you to be:

  • Dedicated to building a fairer and more sustainable global economy;
  • Able to write 1-2 impactful and compelling emails to our English member list per week (English is our primary working language);
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work community;
  • Able to work remotely.

And, this role in particular will require you to:

  • Develop and implement strategic campaigns targeting banks, investors and fossil fuel companies;
  • Have experience in using research tools to gather information and analyse data and present this in compelling formats, e.g. producing compelling digital content to be used in advocacy;
  • Identify and develop inspiring and impactful campaigns;
  • Have excellent writing and storytelling skills with a solid understanding of campaigning;
  • Be keen to learn and develop new skills, be flexible and solutions oriented.

Big pluses

We know that no one can possibly have all these skills and experiences - you will likely be able to bring 2 or 3 of the following to our team:

  • Experience with sustainable finance, market campaigns, shareholder activism, or corporate accountability issues;
  • Experience in developing and executing impactful climate campaigns;
  • Strong relationship building skills, able to forge and manage relationships with people and organisations working on similar issues or projects;
  • Experience in working with media (e.g. with writing press releases and doing interviews);
  • Experienced in communicating with corporate or political decision makers and have an understanding of power, political process and how change happens;
  • Understand basic data analysis;
  • Experience designing and running experiments and A/B tests.

How to Apply

We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing the way you might fit with this job. Instead, click Apply Now and use the form to upload your resume and your answers to the following three questions in English:

  • Why are you applying for this job? (suggested word limit: 200);
  • Name two campaigns you think SumOfUs should be running (suggested word limit: 300 words each). One campaign should be something you think is going to engage all of our members around the world, and one campaign should be something related to sustainable finance. Make sure to include the target of the campaigns and the “ask”. Check out examples of our campaigns at sumofus.org/campaigns for inspiration;
  • List which of the “Big Pluses” qualifications above you believe you bring to your work at SumOfUs, with a few words of explanation.

We will be reviewing and processing applications on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply early.

Further details

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience, seniority, and where you live. (For some context: this position in Australia would pay between $60-80 AUS per hour depending on experience and seniority; the compensation level will be adjusted in other regions based on cost of living.)

We are an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to racial equity and social justice.

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