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. 


Digital Disruption Manager

Supervisor: Director of Divest Ed

Position Status: Full-time

Salary Range: $44,000-$48,000 - Salary commensurate with experience 

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts or Remote

Send resume and interest letter to: jobs@betterfutureproject.org
Subject: Digital Disruption Manager


The Job

We’re looking for a visionary digital organizing manager to help us deepen and build the support we offer to college students, especially when it comes to online organizing and communications. This position will be amplifying the effect of our work online, and will work closely with the Director of Divest Ed.

You are:
Kind. Grounded. Someone who makes things happen. Wise, but practical; results-oriented, but you also *really* care about how doing work feels; direct, decisive, and willing to face difficult situations with determination and persistence. Laser-sharp-focused; and open-minded, taking things in their whole, true context.

The Specs

Scope

  • Amplifying the 2020 Divest Ed Fellowship
  • Supervision, hiring and leadership development
  • Digital Strategy and Implementation

Responsibilities

  • Manage 1 organizer focused on campus recruitment disruption, and hopefully future digital organizers as we grow our team
  • Work closely with Divest Ed organizers to amplify the program’s work, and determine strategy for digital campaigns and rapid response 
  • Strategize for organizing campaigns with organizational buy-in and student support
  • Manage email and SMS lists by writing content, overseeing production, and developing growth and acquisition strategies
  • Keep online community engaged 
  • Responsible to lead rapid response strategy in our national campaign and local efforts for our digital program, including giving direction and recommendations to colleagues

Qualifications

  • 4+ years demonstrated experience conceptualizing and implementing digital and/or grassroots campaigns from start to finish, including but not limited to petitions, engaging with activists on the ground, social media, and partner engagement 
  • Amazing video, graphics, web, email and social media prowess

The Ideal Candidate demonstrates:

  • Integrated understanding of critical race theory, womanism, and the ability to navigate issues of class, education, physical ability, power and privilege.
  • Passion for naming, interrogating and creating healing alternatives to white supremacy culture as it shows up in social justice spaces.

Proficiencies

  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media best practices
  • SEO, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google Adsense
  • Website building, management and traffic metrics
  • Google Suite, Slack, Zoom, and NationBuilder or Mailchimp

You don’t have to have a degree to apply for this position; just be great at what you do.


Divest Ed Digital Disruption Organizer

Supervisor: Divest Ed Manager

Position Status: Full-time

Salary Range: $38,000-$42,000 - Salary commensurate with experience 

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts or Remote

Send resume and interest letter to: jobs@betterfutureproject.org 

Subject: Digital Disruption Organizer

The Job

We’re looking for a creative and energetic digital organizer to help us deepen and build the support we offer to college campuses, especially when it comes to disrupting on-campus recruitment events hosted by the fossil fuel industry and complicit companies, and bolstering our online organizing and communications to make the divestment movement more accessible and responsive to student life. This position will report to the Digital Disruption Manager and work closely with the Divest Ed Organizers and Senior Organizers.

You are:
Resourceful, off-beat, whimsical, reliable, cooperative, independent, a clear communicator, a believer in setting and achieving small personal wins, ambitious, growing.

The Specs

Required qualifications

  • Excellent writer, able to write concisely, clearly and quickly
  • Some professional experience in online organizing, political campaigns and/or public relations and marketing

The Ideal Candidate demonstrates:

  • Passion for naming, interrogating and creating healing alternatives to white supremacy culture as it shows up in social justice spaces
  • Strong skills of relational organizing, goal setting, strategic action planning, and coalition building, whether in a campus or community context
  • Knowledge in video, graphics, web, email, and social media. If you know code, too?! Seriously, email us.

Responsibilities

  • Campus Organizing + Coaching
    • Support students in campus divestment campaigns to develop strategy, build student power, conduct negotiations, earn media attention, and develop organizing skills. 
      • Some travel to campuses may be required.
    • Specifically strategize, train, and support student organizers interested in disrupting fossil fuel industry/complicit recruitment on college campuses
    • Guide students to coordinate activities, strategies, and resources across campuses and connect with existing student networks
    • Connect student leaders with opportunities for off-campus engagement, such as major climate and environmental justice mobilizations and relevant political or legislative fights. 
  • Fellowship support
    • Help coordinate our annual summer Fellowship by conducting recruitment, leading organizing training webinars, and providing coaching and mentorship to student fellows.
  • Digital Content Creation
    • Develop content for social media, including but not limited to Facebook (FB), Instagram and Twitter 
    • Bottomline the design of original graphics, video, and FB ads

Proficiencies

  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and social media best practices
  • Google Suite, Slack, Zoom, NationBuilder

On-campus experience is ideal; be highly skilled, eager to grow, happy to share, and on. your. job.


350 Massachusetts Digital Organizer & Communications Specialist 

Supervisor: 350 Mass Director of Organizing

Position Status: Full-time

Salary Range: $38,000-$45,000 -  Salary dependent on years of professional 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 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:

  • Work with members to develop campaign messaging and help organization craft overall messaging strategies and branding.
  • Manage the 350 Mass database and CRM and develop internal procedures for staff and members to make the most of the database
  • Train and support members to execute 350 Mass communications work.
  • Maintain and improve Better Future Project and 350 Mass websites
  • 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
  • Support staff and members with communications for mobilizations and other tactics.

Required Qualifications:

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

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:

  • $38,000-$45,000 - 
  • Health, dental and vision insurance 
  • 8 hours flexible remote working time per week
  • Option to contribute to a fossil-fuel free 401k plan
  • 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.

 


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
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 office is NOT wheelchair-accessible.)

We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer session.


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.