Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for a Major Gifts Organizer to join a fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive.
Why you’ll love coming to work every day
You’ll help change the world by being part of fearless and winning campaigns. You’ll be joining an organization that’s not satisfied with the world as it is—and has a vision for how it should be. When your quest is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and demand what the world needs. For more than 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.
You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of passionate, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.
You can take on big responsibilities as you go. You’ll thrive here as you develop new skills, tackle new challenges, learn, and grow. We pay lots of attention to building staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you grow in your role.
You’ll be part of an organization committed to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression. We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of people who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ+ folks around the world. Our unique culture has been fostered by a long history of women at the helm. We are actively focusing on the leadership of our staff of color, knowing we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together.
What you’ll do
Corporate Accountability is at an exciting moment in our four-decade history: We’re running hard-hitting, world-changing campaigns that are advancing the human right to water, holding the Big Polluters driving the global climate crisis accountable, and stopping Big Tobacco and the fast food industry from devastating people’s health. We’re challenging the racist systems that fuel corporate power, and reclaiming democracy from their corruptive influences with our Black Collective, Movement Power and grantmaking programs. And we know that people taking action together is the way to stopping these abuses. Corporate Accountability’s success comes from the people who fuel our resources and make our campaign impact possible. That’s where you come in.
Our campaigns are driven by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Your job will be to organize the committed, inspiring members at the heart of Corporate Accountability to give more boldly and more deeply than they ever thought possible and bring new people in to join us as well. You will build relationships with the people who power our campaigns and help them understand and act on the impact they can have toward building a world rooted in justice. You will organize events throughout the year to engage our members and build relationships with those who haven’t given before. You’ll build an in-depth expertise on our issue areas and campaigns, and be ready to speak at the drop of a hat to the problems our world faces and the people powering the solutions.
You’ll do it all with the expertise of a decades-strong campaign organization known for its ability to build and maintain people power over the long haul. You’ll be trained, motivated, and inspired by a team of organizers that sees injustice in the world and knows the only way to solve it is to talk to one person at a time. And in doing so, you’ll bring hope to people around the country who believe a better world is possible and are just waiting for you to ask them to get involved.
Who you are
- The rampant abuses of corporations and the outrageous amount of power they have makes you mad as hell — and you want to do something about it.
- You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and ending systems of oppression, and are ready to do this in your day-to-day work. You understand that campaigning for justice must include working to dismantle white supremacy, institutional racism, legacies of colonialism, and anti-Blackness.
- You passionately believe that relationship-based organizing is how we change the world—and you’ve got the relationship-building and interpersonal communication skills to prove it. Whether in person, on the phone, virtually, or through written communications, you make connections and build and maintain relationships for the long term. You are particularly skilled at building relationships across race, language, cultural, and gender differences. You’re a stellar active listener, adept at responding to nonverbal and verbal cues, and can quickly adjust your communication style to what works best for the context.
- You have asked people for money to help achieve their vision of a more just world. And you’re excited to learn from Corporate Accountability’s decades of experience of a people-powered organizing and fundraising approach. You believe that asking for and giving money are both powerful acts of social change and are committed to resourcing long-term effective campaigning.
- You can easily adapt and shift when conditions change or opportunities arise. You view unexpected situations as a chance to come up with creative solutions that might be even better than the original plan. And you’re ready to move forward with new pathways to challenges that come up when heading towards your goals.
- ou care about the details. You are ready to make connections between the threads you hear in a conversation in order to remember them for the next time you’re in touch. Whether it’s tracking folks’ gift commitments to noticing a wrong address in our database, you’re organized and accurate in keeping records.
- You know who you are and what you need to bring your best self forward and do your best work in an independent setting. You’re always learning, reflecting, and integrating what you learn to keep yourself motivated and on track towards your goals. You are comfortable getting feedback from others and applying it into how you approach and practice your work.
- You are excited to travel to cities and metro-areas across the U.S. as a part of your role. You are ready to travel 5-8 times a year for house parties or fundraising events, in-person meetings with donors, and/or donor network gatherings. Our current approach to travel is staff-led, meaning we will continue to center the health and safety of our staff in these decisions.
- You have 1-3 years of experience in fundraising, organizing, campaigning or other relevant fields.
What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day
- Build relationships with current and prospective members and philanthropic partners to raise and bank gifts that will enable us to scale up our transformative campaigns. Maintain a portfolio of donors of around 75 donors, engaging them to take action that furthers our campaign areas and working alongside members to make an impact towards a more just world. You’ll be connecting with folks over the phone, via email, by video meetings, and sometimes in person.
- Drive the effective cultivation and stewardship of our members: Through deep relationship-building, inspire them to get involved in ways ranging from increasing their giving to bringing in new people to taking high-level action to advance our campaigns. This might look like having deep one-on-one conversations with members to increase their engagement, selecting campaign updates to share based on your knowledge of their values and vision, or thanking a brand new donor for joining our work.
- Help bring on new members, leading engagement with people who are interested in our mission at events or virtually. Maintain relationships with potential donors, engaging them in our campaigns. Work with the entire fundraising team to implement strategic tactics for meeting new people which could include hosting events in-person, webinars, etc.
- Ensure solid record keeping on your conversations and key notes from your members to carry our relationships forward in our Salesforce donor database and systems with our financial team.
- Collaborate within our team and with other units to help ensure we have what we need to fundraise. This could look like reaching out to the campaigns team for the latest updates, working with communications on materials, or giving input on systems that support our team to evolve them as we go.
- Travel 5-8 times a year for membership cultivation, meeting with members in our membership base and donors in your portfolio.
Actively participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, racial equity work, recruitment, and campaign activities.
Salary and benefits:
Hours: Corporate Accountability’s full-time staff generally work 32 hours per week, with periods of more intensive work that correspond with the ebb and flow nature of campaigns or projects throughout the year.
Our core hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4: 00p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with flexibility to determine your remaining hours of the week in coordination with your supervisor and team. Given the nature of campaigning, rapid response moments, and working with organizers and activists at an international organization, there will be instances where you would need to be available outside of standard business hours.
Our comprehensive benefit package includes:
- Health insurance (with 90% of the premium for all tiers covered by the organization) and dental coverage (with 100% of the individual premium covered by the organization); Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for transit, health care, and dependent care; voluntary life insurance; an employee assistance program; and 401(k) with employer match.
- Generous time off policies including one month of personal vacation time, one week of office closure for collective rest, holidays, and unlimited wellness days to prioritize health.
- $40/month home office stipend with $250 provided at the time of hire to go towards setting up a home office.
- Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.
Remote based on public health recommendations around COVID-19 centering the safety and health of our staff.
We are looking for great candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. If you don’t exactly fit the job description, but you know you have skills and experiences that are transferable to this position, please apply! Tell us about yourself and why you should be our next Major Gifts Organizer.
To apply: Visit www.corporateaccountability.org/employment-opportunities. Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter. Please include where you heard about the position. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our current capacity to process applications, we will be responding on a rolling basis and therefore might take between 2 – 4 weeks to respond to your application.
Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, perpetuating systemic racism, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around — a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.
Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, nonbinary people, LGBTQ+ and disabled folks are strongly encouraged to apply. Join more than 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in this dynamic organization with a powerful network of members and allies around the world.