Join the Global Campaign to Demand Climate justice to coordinate the campaigns, communications and strategies of a large network at the forefront of one of the most vibrant global movements.
Job title: Global Coordinator
Contract: Initial 4 month probationary period and, following evaluation, a renewable 2-3 year contract with additional benefits.
Reporting to: The position will be hosted by one of the DCJ member organisations, determined by the location of the successful candidate.
Salary: Compensation is negotiable but will be commensurate with experience and location, with a minimum floor of USD $28,500 per annum (pro-rata)
Hours: Flexible 28 hours per week. This is an average as the position will include occasional weekend and out of hours working as well as busy periods.
Benefits: Flexible working hours and ability to largely set your own schedule and holidays. We strive for attractive benefits package which can be discussed and fleshed out with the successful candidate.
Location: Remote. Candidates based in or from the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply.
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume as attachments to email@example.com with “DCJ COORDINATOR ROLE” in the subject line.
Application deadline: 30 August 2021. We review applications on a rolling basis.
Interviews: We aim to hold interviews the week of 6 September but depending on schedules may conduct some interviews on a rolling basis.
Start date: 22 September 2021, preferably sooner.
The Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice is looking for an outstanding activist and progressive thinker with movement building experience to help coordinate our efforts to strengthen the climate justice movement globally. You will contribute to the urgent task of organizing the Demand Climate Justice network and play a key role in building a successful team across geographic regions to strengthen our demands for systemic change. You will support the building of our key campaigns and advocacy fighting against extractivism and false solutions and will work to help us propose and advance real climate just solutions. The successful candidate will be independent, self-motivated, and willing to learn.
Key tasks and responsibilities
This role is open to being shaped by the candidate and will naturally evolve over time depending on the successful recruitment of other positions and the personal attributes of the successful candidate. Below are indicative tasks and responsibilities in order of priority which we are happy to discuss further.
Political Coordination and Strategizing
- Work with the DCJ Global Coordinating Committee (DCJ-CC) to develop and coordinate advocacy and movement-building strategies and work-plans to deliver on DCJ’s overarching aims and areas of work;
- Ensure that agreements of the DCJ-CC are acted on, outputs are delivered and that all deadlines are met;
- Ensure a fully representative DCJ-CC is in place and meeting regularly;
Networking and organizing
- Be a point of contact for DCJ members and allies in all regions;
- Organise regular DCJ-wide meetings with DCJ’s membership base;
- Help deepen and grow DCJ’s membership engagement;
- Enable and support engagement in DCJ by new and current members;
- Provide a link to regional nodes bringing their work, approach and politics in to global formation
- Work with other staff roles to develop and deliver DCJ campaigns.
- Organise in-person DCJ activities during key moments such as (but not limited to)UN Climate Change negotiations, including daily assemblies, regular press briefings, actions etc.
- Identify and work to provide solidarity and amplification of campaigns in different regions
- Coordinate and provide guidance with communication officer to develop and disseminate DCJ key messages, including via press, social media, website, briefing papers, reports etc. (as long as there is no comms officer in place)
- Collaborate closely with the communications officer to develop and disseminate DCJ key messages as appropriate (when comms officer is in place)
- Acting as organisation representative to a wide range of audiences including media, activists, and decisionmakers and supporting DCJ spokespeople to gain access to these audiences.
Fundraising, reporting and project management
- Work with members of the CC to support funding applications and support liaising with funders;
- Implement projects and manage the project with its key deliverables including time narrative and financial reports to the funder.
Significant, demonstrable and relevant experience including the following:
- Designing and running campaigns, particularly grassroots campaigns, ideally around climate justice;
- Working within a global team of staff and volunteers;
- Working within diverse coalitions or networks, both remotely across multiple time-zones and in-person;
- Working with frontline communities, marginalised groups, and social movements; adept at navigating across cultures and backgrounds;
- Experience in being a spokesperson and representation to a wide range of audiences.
- Excellent in coordinating large and diverse groups;
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and fluency in English; ability to speak language(s) other than English a plus;
- Experience with different social media channels and organizing tools;
- Experience in fundraising and reporting and project management
- Capacity to work independently while being a team player, following a pro-active and results-based working approach.
- Understanding of and demonstrable commitment to climate justice;
- Good understanding of the global politics of climate change, energy, economics, gender justice, racial justice, etc. and of global justice movements;
- Good knowledge on climate/environmental/grassroots organizations/movements and networks and its dynamics;
- Some knowledge of the issues within the UNFCCC;
- Knowledge of grassroots organizing.
- Willingness to travel long distances (during non-pandemic times) for periods between 5-20 days;
- Willingness and ability to work with a complex network structure;
- Willingness to work occasionally weekends and in different timezones.