Jobs at Better Future Project

Come join our team! If the posting is up, that means we are still accepting applications.

Please note that our office is on the second floor of a building without an elevator and unfortunately not wheelchair-accessible. 


Campus Organizer

Supervisor: Campus Programs Manager
Position Status: Full-time
Salary Range: $30,000-$34,000 - Salary negotiable based upon experience, and within industry average
Location: Our office in Cambridge, MA - Remote work not preferred but negotiable for candidates with exceptional experience

Overview:

Better Future Project (BFP) is looking for experienced, strategic, and collaborative individuals to join our growing Campus Organizing team in the position of Campus Organizers to support the national student fossil fuel divestment movement! The Campus Organizer provides strategic and coaching support to student-led campaigns for climate justice on college campuses across the country. They will work with the Campus Organizing team to coordinate the Climate Organizing Fellowship, which is a digital and in-person organizing training and leadership development program for college students. Target campaigns focus primarily, but not necessarily exclusively, on fossil fuel divestment and building student power.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help coordinate the Climate Organizing Fellowship by conducting recruitment, leading organizing training webinars, and providing coaching and mentorship to student fellows.
  • Support students in campus divestment campaigns to develop strategy, build student power, conduct negotiations, earn media attention, and develop organizing skills.
    • Some travel to make site visits to campuses will be required.
  • Connect student leaders with opportunities for off-campus engagement, such as major climate and environmental justice mobilizations and relevant political or legislative fights.
  • Guide students to coordinate activities, strategies, and resources across campuses and connect with existing student networks.
  • Assist in the design, recruitment for, and implementation of a summer fellowship program for 2019 that would provide the opportunity for 15-30 student leaders to grow their organizing skills, while connecting with and supporting the broader climate justice movement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of campaigning or organizing experience
  • Demonstrated interest in climate, environmental, and/or social justice
  • Experience leading and designing trainings (can include any of the following topics: organizing skills, organizing theory, climate justice, anti-oppression, leadership development, action planning)
  • Comfort working with undergraduate college students in on-campus settings
  • Familiarity with and passion for building an intersectional movement and learning about anti-oppression and social justice issues
  • Familiarity with movement-building and organizing theory
  • Enthusiasm and strong interpersonal skills
  • Competency with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

An ideal candidate would also possess:

  • Familiarity with divestment
  • Experience working in or with other social movements, such as immigration justice, racial justice, student debt, labor and worker justice, education reform, etc.
  • Familiarity with public colleges and/or community colleges
  • Experience with NationBuilder or other database software
  • Experience with negotiation theories and practice

Terms of Employment:

  • Full time
  • Start date: Summer 2018, ideally June

Benefits:

  • Dental and vision insurance option
  • Generous paid time off, including separate personal, vacation, and sick time

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs[at]betterfutureproject.org with the subject line “Campus Organizer.” Include your last name in your resume and cover letter files. The cover letter should speak to your interest in student organizing and the fossil fuel divestment movement. Please apply by May 31, 2018. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.

Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. While we still have much work to do, we are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. People of color, women, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.


350 Massachusetts Digital Organizer

Supervisor: Director of Organizing
Position Status: Full-time
Salary Range: $30,000-$37,000 - Higher salaries negotiable for candidates with exceptional experience
Location: Our office in Cambridge, MA

Overview:
Better Future Project is building the grassroots climate movement in Massachusetts and beyond. We are looking for an experienced, strategic, and collaborative individual to lead our digital organizing efforts. The Digital Organizer supports the statewide volunteer network 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future (“350 Mass”) using digital tools in service of both on-the-ground actions and in-person meetings, as well as decentralized statewide campaigns. A small percentage of the position’s time will be devoted to supporting the digital strategies and platforms of the organization as a whole.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage volunteer/constituent database and develop and implement internal procedures for staff members to update database
  • Maintain and improve Better Future Project and 350 Mass websites, including overseeing a potential website redesign
  • Grow 350 Mass’s social media presence
  • Lead internal communications within the 350 Mass network and external coordination with press
  • Create and update informational materials including pamphlets, flyers, and digital memes related to 350 Mass campaigns and initiatives
  • Train and support volunteers to use our database, leverage social media, and contact press
  • Work with volunteers to develop campaign messaging and help organization craft overall messaging strategies and branding

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years working on digital organizing, community organizing, or advocacy
  • Experience with NationBuilder or other database software
  • Fluency with social media platforms and digital organizing tools, such as webinars
  • A passion for intersectional movement-building, volunteer engagement, and social, environmental, and climate justice

An Ideal Candidate would also possess:

  • Experience working in or with other social movements
  • Experience leading and designing trainings
  • Experience with grassroots fundraising

Terms of Employment:

  • Full time
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Dental and vision insurance option
  • Generous paid time off, including separate personal, vacation, and sick time

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs[at]betterfutureproject.org with the subject line “Digital Organizer.” Include your last name in your resume and cover letter files. The cover letter should speak to your specific interest in and qualifications for this position. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.

Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer and an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.


Semester & Summer Organizing Internships

Better Future Project offers two paid internship positions each semester for a current or recently graduated student! This internship is in partnership with the Mass Clean Energy Center's Clean Energy Internship Program. NOTE: You must either have attended college in Massachusetts or graduated in the last year and are now a resident in Massachusetts.

We are specifically looking for young people with a demonstrated interest in issue-based community organizing. Past experience with social media, campus or community organizing, and advocacy are desired, but not required.

Compensation: $16 per hour; FALL/SPRING: $3,840 for up to 240 hours; SUMMER: $7,680 for up to 480 hours
Hours: Flexible; FALL/SPRING: Part-time, between 10-20 hours per week; SUMMER: Part-time (25-39 hours per week) or Full-time
Start: SPRING: January or February; FALL: September or October; SUMMER: May or June
End: Approx. 12-15 weeks after your starting week
Location: Our office in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA (Please note that our offfice is NOT wheelchair-accessible.)

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs[at]betterfutureproject.org with the subject line: "Semester Organizing Internship" or "Summer Organizing Internship". Include your last name in your resume and cover letter files.

Unfortunately, we have already hired our interns for summer 2018. If you would like to apply to intern for us this fall 2018, please note that in your email.


Volunteer Opportunities

We also may have other volunteer opportunities in the office. If interested, please e-mail Jobs[at]betterfutureproject.org with your resume and cover letter, including details on your past experience and the type of work you are interested in doing.


Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.