Beyond the Bomb is a people-powered campaign working to free our planet from nuclear violence.
Our activists work to build power every day on the local, state, and national levels to prevent nuclear war and put an end to the exploitative and morally bankrupt system that supports these horrific weapons.
We are looking for a diplomatic, engaging Partnership Coordinator based in Washington, DC.
In this position, you’ll report to the Director and will help lead Beyond the Bomb’s partnerships with allied organizations, outreach with Congressional offices, and relationships with the broader DC community. You will bring to the table prior partnership, campaigning, or organizing experience, strong interpersonal and communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and a passion for justice. This is a terrific opportunity for a self-starter to help build a movement at the intersection of foreign policy, advocacy, and culture shift.
The Partnership Coordinator will be responsible for the following key activities:
- Represent Beyond the Bomb to key coalitions, advocacy groups, think tanks, and allied organizations to identify and promote grassroots campaign strategies within the broader anti-nuclear movement and beyond;
- Monitor developing action opportunities on Capitol Hill, within federal agencies, and and liaise with coalition partners and the Beyond the Bomb field team to determine strategic actions;
- Identify, secure and prepare for opportunities for Beyond the Bomb to influence policies at the federal level, including commenting on proposed legislation and rules, submitting statements and letters, preparing advocacy materials, and organizing and conducting meetings with elected and administrative officials and their staff;
- Lead United Against Nuclear War coalition calls and project manage coalition activities;
- Build intersectional grasstops and organizational partnerships at the national level; and
- Support mobilization of rapid response actions, including planning and execution of large scale mobilizations to draw media and public attention to the threat nuclear weapons pose.
- Have at least 2 years of advocacy, campaigning, or organizing experience (paid or volunteer will be considered);
- Have worked with coalitions and understand the nuances of engaging diverse stakeholders;
- Have a background in international affairs, sociology, communications, or a related field (college degree not required);
- Know your way around Capitol Hill well enough to visit a Congressional office, make an intelligent ask, and leave without sweating through your suit;
- Are intellectually curious by nature and have a knack for solving puzzles;
- Are highly organized and occasionally (OK, frequently) described by your peers as “a tiny bit obsessive” about details;
- Can communicate clearly verbally and in writing;
- Aren’t afraid to ask questions and pushback on nonsensical ideas;
- Can multitask like a boss and keep cool under pressure;
- Won’t be spiritually crushed by thinking about nuclear weapons on the regular; and
- Are ready to turn out to all sorts of progressive rallies, marches, sit-ins, vigils, press conferences, etc., with sunscreen, signs, your yelling voice and an ability to lift boxes of campaign chum up to 30 pounds.
Do you have other skills that we should know about? Here are a few things we think are great but not required:
- Familiarity with Wordpress and/or Action Network;
- Spanish language proficiency; and, finally,
- Proficiency with finger whistling (in case it comes up).
Beyond the Bomb is building a nationwide movement with a scrappy team that consistently punches above its weight. That means every hire we make has to be outstanding. If that’s you, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample with “Let’s build partners not bombs” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority deadline is October 15, 2018.
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