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Executive Assistant and Campaign Support

Fight for the Future Full-Time  Anywhere 13 Jan 2023
Executive Assistant and Campaign Support

Job Description

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & CAMPAIGN SUPPORT (CONTRACT OR FULL TIME)

Founded in 2011, Fight for the Future is a digital rights nonprofit known for organizing the largest online protests in history. Our mission: to ensure that technology is a force for empowerment, free expression, and liberation rather than tyranny, corruption, and structural inequality.

Our small team of artists, strategists, and technologists is known for moving at lightning speed, using our organizing and communications expertise to generate more public attention around an issue in just a few weeks than much larger organizations may have in years. We then channel that awareness into action and score victories others may have written off as unwinnable. Our many accomplishments include: coordinating the largest online protest in history, in which over 24 million people and hundreds of websites were able to defeat the 2012 SOPA/PIPA bills, spearheading the campaigns that won the strongest net neutrality rules in the world; and stopping the use of facial recognition surveillance at at more than 40 of the country’s largest music festivals.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Fight for the Future is currently seeking an Executive Assistant to support the day-to-day work of their Executive Director and Director, as well as the campaigns that they lead. We’re at a critical juncture in our org’s 10-year history, where we are seeing huge growth in the need for our activism and advocacy, and this role will help to keep us at the peak of our organizing skill and capacity. As you collaborate with Fight’s leaders, you’ll touch major tech policy fights that will have direct and lasting impact on issues like abortion access, voting rights, racial justice, and LGBTQ+ protections.

Learn more about our priorities for 2023 here: https://www.fightforthefuture.org/2023

This multidisciplinary role will include traditional EA responsibilities like scheduling, managing donor relationships, and streamlining internal processes. But it will also include direct support on the campaigns led by our Director, with a specific focus on fighting censorship and defending freedom of expression online. You could be tasked with drafting/editing press releases, communicating with coalitions, or doing outreach to lawmaker’s offices. We’re looking for someone with both excellent organizational skills and strong writing abilities, with a high ceiling for growth in both areas.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly organized person to experience the inner workings of a small, tech-focused activist team and work with veterans of the progressive political space. You will develop expertise in tech policy, get direct experience with contributing to and managing campaigns, and have the opportunity to advance and evolve your role on the team.

If this sounds exciting and you feel you could be a fit, we’d like to hear from you. We are a 100% remote team.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the day-to-day work of the Executive Director and Director in the following ways. (30%)
    • Assist with calendar management including scheduling and rescheduling of calls, tech coordination (zoom, jitsi etc.), meeting prep, and a weekly schedule look-ahead email. This will require professionally engaging with external stakeholders.
    • Make travel arrangements, submit reimbursements and complete other misc admin tasks.
    • Help with board meeting prep and logistics, organize team socials, support retreat planning.
  • Provide campaign support for our Director. This work is more writing-focused and could include drafting a petition and social media copy, emailing and coordinating with coalition members, or reaching out to Congressional offices. In collaboration with the ED and Director, you will be assessing what is most needed on a day-to-day basis, and triaging your time between other responsibilities. Depending on capacity, you may take on other writing and copy editing projects for the campaigns team. (40%)
  • Assist with fundraising efforts. Our ED and Director lead our fundraising efforts, but the whole team chips in, so you will be a critical part of keeping it focused and organized. This work will include managing donor lists, preparing slide decks, sending thank you notes, drafting regular communications to our donors, and managing our store and periodic merch drops. (20%)
  • Pick up special projects as needed in order to take things off of the ED and Director’s plates, and to support the overall team. (10%)

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years experience in a setting where tasks were relevant to the job description and qualifications; this could include internships, sustained volunteer work on campaigns or advocacy efforts, or customer service roles.
  • Customer service mindset; displays courtesy and sensitivity to all. Able to navigate high level relationships and sensitive situations with grace and thoughtfulness.
  • Extreme sensitivity to detail; you’re a reliable typo-catcher and a stickler for protocol but you can still move quickly. The perfect won’t be the enemy of the good.
  • Responsiveness; you attentively monitor your inbox during work hours and respond quickly to internal and external requests.
  • Management skillsboth managing up and across the team. You can get your boss to do what is needed and communicate with your peers to ensure you have what you need. You’re not afraid to ask for help or remind people of what you need.
  • Comfort with (and maybe you even enjoy) a fast-paced work environment. You can confidently manage switching topics and contexts. The news cycle is a factor in our campaigns and we sometimes pivot quickly to take advantage of the biggest opportunities.
  • Strong and adaptable writing skills.
  • Systems thinking. You can help to streamline our processes across the organization as needed. You see the opportunities to increase efficiency and relish the opportunity to fix and improve.
  • Deep and critical thinking on politics and technology. You’re committed to Fight’s values in the work we do including a relentless focus on impact; a commitment to fighting for justice for those most impacted; a need to get the substance right and back everything up; a desire to not let partisan politics get in the way of victory; and a hunger for the biggest moon shot wins.
  • Cool with working remotely but place value on getting to know the rest of the team through digital channels. You are fluent in G-suite and obsessed with project management software (we use Asana). You’re a quick learner on new software and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

Awesome but not totally required:

  • Previous EA experience
  • Experience in activism and/or organizing in political movements
  • Fundraising experience
  • Based in Boston or New England for ease of in-person time with leadership

Reports to Executive Director

Compensation: This is a full-time position but we would be open to a contract, at least to start. The salary range for the full time position is $55,000 to $65,000, depending on experience. You don’t need to be based in the U.S. but language fluency and knowledge of the U.S. political system is a must.

Benefits for full time US-based employees at FFTF include:

  • Four Day Work Week
  • Uncapped Paid Time Off policy
  • Platinum Medical Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees and dependents)
  • Dental Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees and dependents)
  • Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Office Equipment Reimbursement
  • Matching 401k
  • 10 weeks paid family leave after the first year of employment

Fight for the Future is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer. FFTF does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We believe that a diverse staff enables us to better understand and serve our members, audience and community. Women, people of color, and members of low-income, disadvantaged, and LGBTQ communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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