Partner, Digital ($80,000 – $100,000)
Global Zero seeks a talented digital architect and creative engagement strategist who is committed to ending the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons and securing justice for communities harmed by the nuclear weapons complex.
The Partner for Digital will be the linchpin in the development of an online full-court press that expands our audiences across multiple platforms, strengthens our ability to raise funds online, and amplifies our message that urgent action is needed to eliminate nuclear weapons globally.
In this position, you will leverage the smarts of a diverse team of campaigners, a global community of senior political leaders, military commanders and national security experts, a growing group of young volunteer activists, a widely recognized and respected international brand, and 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) capabilities. You’ll help us combine creative and bold campaigns with sophisticated digital infrastructure, sharp visuals, engaging content, and clear messages that equip people with the information and tools they need to speak truth to power and pressure decision-makers to act.
We can’t persuade governments to take bold action if we don’t expand our audience and win the story wars, and we’ll need you at the table to ensure that powerful storytelling and cutting-edge digital engagement is a major pillar of our strategy.
As Partner for Digital, you’ll be tasked with building out our digital infrastructure and leading engagement strategy, ensuring our messages break out and break through to new audiences. This is a rare opportunity — at a unique moment of transformation and possibility — to take a leading role at a high-profile and influential organization working at every level to rid the world of nuclear weapons and change the way we think about and manifest security.
In this position, you’ll be responsible for shaping the digital vision and delivering on growth and engagement objectives, while threading the needle between Global Zero’s thought leadership and movement-building work. You will bring to the table current experience with digital leadership and innovation, and a history of engaging online audiences in important policy debates, channeling interest and outrage into action, and winning campaigns, as well as strong message development, writing, and management skills.
The Partner for Digital will lead the following key activities to raise the profile of our issue and organization, expand our reach and build strength over time:
- Online Advocacy: Develop and implement online advocacy strategies, and design and execute plans to grow and leverage social media audiences, email lists, and website traffic.
- Digital Marketing: Oversee all aspects of online public engagement and community management, assure consistent communication of organizational values and policy positions, and design and execute digital communication/marketing plans for Global Zero initiatives.
- Content Management: Create a comprehensive institutional and programmatic digital marketing plan and calendar. Serve as project manager for all digital communications deliverables including email, social media content and ads, and digital campaigns.
- Leadership: Bring strong leadership, organizational development experience, and management acumen, and an affinity for learning and mentoring.
- Collaboration: Work across teams and in deep collaboration with partners to help them develop communications, digital, and engagement strategies to achieve mutual objectives and growth.
- Transformation: Advocate for creative digital thinking and innovative approaches to storytelling and engagement at all levels of the organization.
We’ll be honest: It’s a big job and a lot is riding on it. Digital is an area that is chronically misunderstood, undervalued, and underutilized in the broader nuclear advocacy field, and you’re going to help us change that.
- Are a creative and resourceful strategist who understands the unique power and potential of digital outreach, marketing, and online advocacy;
- Take initiative in everything you do, and understand how to work in deep collaboration;
- Are entrepreneurial and intellectually curious by nature, as well as analytical and technologically savvy;
- Are enthusiastic about experimenting and learning from mistakes, but also respect metrics and outcomes;
- Can prioritize in a rapidly evolving work environment and stay calm, steady, and upbeat;
- Won’t be spiritually crushed by thinking and talking about nuclear weapons and existential threats on the regular;
- Can see the big picture without losing sight of important details; and
- Are eager to help shape a stronger and more intentional culture of impact, trust, empathy, and belonging.
- Up-to-date background in all aspects of a modern digital engagement leadership position, with demonstrable experience working in increasingly leadership-oriented digital strategy roles;
- Strong understanding of digital analytics, including ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data to guide data-informed decision-making;
- Experience using some (or all) of the online platforms currently employed, including but not limited to Action Network, WordPress, and social media channels;
- Values-based message development, writing, and research/testing skills;
- Digital communications, storytelling, and channel management expertise; and
- A commitment to integrity, inclusion, compassion, and totally crushing it on the job.
Do you have other skills that we should know about? Here are a few things we think are great but not required:
- Experience building and leveraging an influencer outreach program to grow the profile and connections of Global Zero staff, movement leaders, and experts;
- Great eye for compelling visuals and design;
- Witty GIF-master and meme-machine;
- Subject matter expertise in peace and security, international affairs and/or nuclear weapons; and, finally,
- Willing to split a pizza with almost any topping (except ham and pineapple, gross).
This is a full-time exempt position being filled at the Partner (I) level, which sits in our $80,000-$100,000 pay band and requires advanced proficiency.
Other benefits include:
- 6 weeks paid leave and 12 weeks paid parental leave;
- Platinum-level health insurance for you and your family at no cost to you;
- 4-day work weeks (and no, we don’t mean squeezing five days into four);
- 10% retirement contributions, work from home allowances, and professional development expenses; and
- Talented, compassionate, and occasionally hilarious colleagues who are committed to the idea that this vital work can and must be joyful.
We do our best to strike a balance between the needs of individuals and the organization. It’s a lot of asynchronous work, virtual work sessions, and online project management/tracking that relies heavily on platforms like Slack, Asana, and Mural.
While a number of staff are located in the Washington, DC area, we’re a remote-first operation and able to hire from any geographic location.
How To Apply
We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others. If that’s you, please click here to submit a cover letter, resume, and samples of your work.
Nuclear weapons threaten every person on Earth and disproportionately harm women and communities of color — and our work must reflect that fact. Global Zero is committed to cultivating and supporting a workplace rooted in the values of diversity, equity, justice, and belonging. We understand continuous learning, meaningful reflection, radical candor, and leading by example in our interactions with others both within and outside our organization are vital to achieve our goals and foster a safe work environment for everyone. We provide structured and unstructured opportunities for anti-bias development and growth to staff and volunteers and build just and proactive organizational policies to ensure we are living our truth in all we do as an organization — and in partnership with the broader movements in which we operate.
We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive movement and recognize that’s impossible without first building a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from all, and especially encourage those who have been traditionally sidelined from nuclear policy and advocacy — including women, Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQ folks — to apply.
We can’t wait to hear from you!