• Job Openings at SumOfUs - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 12 April, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • SumOfUs is a movement of consumers, workers and shareholders speaking with one voice to counterbalance the growing power of large corporations. Join us on our journey as we seek to make the world a better place for ourselves, our children and all who share our planet.

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    Managing Director

     

    Summary

    SumOfUs is looking for an experienced non-profit leader to work side by side with our Executive Director. This is a full-time position, requiring a minimum of 32 hours per week. The position can be based anywhere that is compatible with working with colleagues in both Europe and the Americas, and can be filled remotely.

    The Managing Director will be a critical part of our leadership team, responsible for overseeing staffing and team performance, organisational culture and learning, and, in partnership with the Executive Director, organisational strategy.

    The ideal candidate has 8+ years experience supervising staff and working closely with leadership teams, ideally in a campaigning context. If you are passionate about working with people and in fast moving organisations, and are committed to our mission of corporate accountability, then this could be the perfect role for you.

    Here are some things you might do

    Oversee staffing and team performance

    • Work with senior management to develop staffing and resourcing strategies, including hiring plans and budgets, as well as team allocations
    • Manage recruitment and onboarding processes across the organisation, and support new managers in learning how to hire and supervise staff
    • Manage performance review and accountability systems across the organisation, with a special focus on ensuring equity and progressive values are reflected in the way we manage performance and hold staff accountable

    Organisational culture and learning

    • Work with our Anti-Oppression Leadership Team, our HR team, and senior leadership to nurture and help grow SumOfUs culture
    • Manage professional development and learning across the organisation, including identifying and filling training needs, and building learning cycles into our day to day work

    Organisational strategy

    • Support the Executive Director in the development of organisational strategy, and in monitoring and evaluating progress against organisational vision
    • Maintain open lines of communication throughout the organisation around strategy, direction and vision
    • In close coordination with the Executive Director take on special or ad hoc organisation wide projects as needed (specific projects to be determined based on experience and skill-set of successful candidate)

    Management/other

    • Supervise a range of senior SumOfUs staff (specific staff to be determined based on experience and skill-set of successful candidate)
    • Serve on SumOfUs’s Organisational Leadership Team, which guides overall organisational strategy

    The Managing Director will report to the Executive Director.

    We need someone who

    We have no formal education requirements – if you can do and grow with the job, that’s all that matters. This role requires some who:

    • Has experience supervising staff and managing large and diverse teams, preferably in a campaigning or non-profit context
    • Has demonstrated organisational strategy, HR, facilitation, or people management skills
    • Is fluent in written and spoken English (our language of operation)

    Big pluses include

    We don't expect you to have all of these! A strong candidate will likely have 2 or 3 of them.

    • Formal training or demonstrated experience in HR, preferably in workplaces that are unionised or have a staff association
    • Proficiency in major world languages other than English -- especially German, French or Spanish
    • Has a deep understanding of the MoveOn/Avaaz/38 Degrees/GetUp/Campact model of rapid-response digital campaigning
    • Experience working closely with communities affected by corporate accountability issues -- from indigenous communities to low-wage workers
    • Extensive network of community organizations, non-profits and advocacy groups, and a political understanding of key world regions
    • Member focused fundraising experience, or experience managing/running campaigns in a digital context

    Director of Programmes

     

    Summary

    SumOfUs is looking for an experienced non-profit leader to work side by side with our Executive Director. This is a full-time position, requiring a minimum of 32 hours per week, and can be undertaken by anyone on a timezone between GMT +1 and GMT -6.

    The Director of Programmes will be a senior member of the SumOfUs leadership team. They will keep an overview of campaign strategy for the organisation as a whole, and our impact. They will help to manage communications and fundraising work. They may also be asked to cover for the Executive Director at key meetings and media interviews.

    The ideal candidate has 8+ years of campaigns and fundraising experience, with at least two years in a “digital first” or rapid response environment, as well as line management and project management experience. If you are passionate about mobilising people power to challenge some of the world’s largest corporations, while building the strength and skills of a talented staff team to do the same, then this could be the perfect role for you.

    Here are some things you might do

    Maximise our members’ impact through our campaigns

    • Help set impact goals for our organisation, and monitor our progress against them
    • Support our campaigns and fundraising staff to come up with imaginative strategies that will outstrip our campaign targets’ defences
    • Work with staff across product, operations and fundraising - amongst others - to bring in expertise to judge the right risks and bold new tactics to take our campaigns to the next level

    Help to lead our organisation into the next stage of its development

    • Work with our staff team to develop their skills and judgement to grow into even better campaigners
    • Collaborate with partners, funders and others to shape innovative areas of work that will take SumOfUs into the next five years with confidence
    • Bring SumOfUs members along on a journey of growing understanding of how they can challenge corporate power as a member of SumOfUs

    Guide choices about how we can campaign

    • Be a key voice in decisions about regional growth and expansion, widening the languages we campaign in, or developing our increasingly sophisticated mass mobilisation tactics for shareholders
    • Contribute to critical internal conversations about team structure, approaches to staff development and the training opportunities we can offer our team

    Represent SumOfUs to the wider world

    • Stand in for the Executive Director for public-facing work as appropriate, such as media appearances, or meetings with key stakeholders
    • Help to foster key relationships with SumOfUs members, funders and journalists who are keen to learn more about our work

    Management/other

    • Supervise senior SumOfUs staff (specific staff to be determined based on experience and skill-set of successful candidate)
    • Serve on SumOfUs’s Leadership Teams, which guide the organisation overall, including leading the Campaigns Leadership Team
    • Participate or present in Board meetings as requested or needed

    The Programme Director will report to the Executive Director.

    We need someone who

    We have no formal education requirements – if you can learn and grow with the job, that’s all that matters. This role requires some who has:

    • A track record running and winning campaigns using mass mobilisation approaches
    • Deep familiarity with the MoveOn/Avaaz/38 Degrees/GetUp/Campact model of digital first campaigning
    • Experience of fundraising from one-off and regular (recurring) small donations
    • Fluency in written and spoken English (our language of operation)
    • Experience supervising staff and working as part of a diverse team

    Additionally, the role requires at least one of the following:

    • Fluency in another language used by SumOfUs (French, German or Spanish)
    • Experience of shareholder campaigning
    • Experience of devising effective campaign strategies to win campaigns against corporate targets
    • Familiarity with using technology as a tool to drive social change

    Big pluses include

    We don't expect you to have all of these! A strong candidate will likely have 2 or 3 of them.

    • Proficiency in widely spoken languages other than those listed above
    • Experience working closely with communities affected by corporate accountability issues -- from indigenous communities to low-wage workers
    • Extensive network of community organizations, non-profits and advocacy groups, and a political understanding of a range of geographical regions
    • Experience of working with or as part of a board
    • Expertise in any of the areas of public policy associated with the appropriate regulation and oversight of corporations (e.g. corporate tax, labour regulations, data regulation and privacy)
    • Experience of a working for a number of different organisations, including those in the private sector or government sectors (at any level of seniority)

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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