Avaaz is one of the world’s largest online global campaigning movements, with nearly 70 million people from every country in the world.
Our movement launched in 2007 with an ambitious but simple mission: using the connectivity of the internet to empower people of all nations to act together to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.
Our model enables people to channel their individual voices and resources into a powerful collective force at tipping point moments to impact the pressing global challenges of our time, from climate and ecological crises to human rights abuses and the dismantling of democracy. The organisation is deeply mission focused, and has achieved a broad range of victories over the last 15 years that you can read about here.
At this pivotal point in human history, Avaaz is delivering an ambitious 2030 strategic plan to seize key victories in the crucial next decade – to secure ecological survival, defend democracy, human rights and build healthy and resilient cultures.
The Avaaz team of 100 staff are spread across 6 continents, campaign in 21 languages, and is funded through small donations from individual Avaaz members, with an annual revenue of $25-30m.
We are currently seeking an exceptional senior writer to join our Fundraising team.
This Senior Fundraising Writer will draft compelling fundraisers for Avaaz’s 70 million members, and ensure strong writing across email, website content, social media and member correspondence. The role will additionally play a key role in spotting and developing fundraisers with the wider team.
Fundraisers will include strategic impact opportunities (such as emergency funding for remote tribes) to core-program emails to lift and drive our work on Biodiversity, Climate and a host of other crucial campaigns.
This new role reports directly to the Fundraising team lead, joining a team of 4 in driving the strategy and execution that helps raise over $25 million per year for people-powered campaigning.
Monitoring world events to identify opportunities for strong fundraising campaigns;
Drafting compelling fundraiser emails and materials;
Testing, publishing and editing online content;
Correspondence and consultation (e.g. polling) with members;
Assisting in organising fundraising and granting delivery and logistics;
Rewriting communications in other languages, depending on fluency;
Consulting experts on campaigns and exploring potential partnerships with other organisations (as needed);
Having point responsibility/function on individual fundraising campaigns.
Experience & Qualifications
Successful candidates could have a range of professional backgrounds, but will likely have strong experience in campaign fundraising, copy-writing, speechwriting, journalism or other high level writing roles.
The following list of qualifications is what we believe gives you the experience required to work in our environment and deliver on the responsibilities listed above. You should apply for this role if you feel you have the necessary experience, even if you don’t meet all the requirements below:
Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment, and social change
Enthusiasm for a wide range of global issues, and a readiness to move swiftly between them, while being able to rapidly focus in on the details of each
High skilled writer of compelling action-based communications, likely including fundraising, speechwriting, copywriting or similar products.
Expertise in online fundraising, and ideally granting and public campaigning
Tech skills needed to publish, test and iterate online content
Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure
A growth orientation and a desire to challenge yourself
High professionalism, self-motivation, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines
Ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions and requirements
Creativity, strategic thinking and campaign planning skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Highly proficient in spoken and written English is required, in other languages is desirable
Avaaz is a virtual organization, with most of our work done online. Our staff are based all over the world. For this position, the candidate would ideally be based in the EU/ Africa/ MENA or Americas timezones, although other locations may be considered.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary varies with location and experience, and is highly competitive with leading international nongovernmental organisations. The full-package salary for this position ranges from 51,172 EUR – 85,286 EURO equivalent. An accurate range in local currency will be provided to candidates.
The development of our employees is paramount. To support this, we include these benefits:
5 weeks paid vacation per year
10 paid holidays per year
$3,000 USD for training and development per year
$1,500 USD for language development per year
Out-of-Home Workspace Rental
Avaaz’s Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
As a global organization with millions of members around the world, it’s important to us that our team reflects the diversity needed to lead a movement of people from across the planet, rising to meet some of the most complex challenges humanity has ever faced. We believe we can only succeed by building a diverse team full of fresh perspectives and original ideas, and we are committed to creating a working environment in which everyone has an equitable opportunity to fulfill their potential.
Our team includes native and non-native English speakers, the self-taught and university educated, people with all sorts of professional backgrounds. If doing the job you just read about would make you excited to come to work every day, if you’re talented, hard-working and committed to making a difference – we want you to apply.
Avaaz does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, language and accent, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, family/parental or marital status, religion, socioeconomic class, caste, disability or any other characteristic protected by law
We are committed to ongoing learning, so if you have suggestions for us on how to better put these values into practice in our hiring process, we’d value your input. Please write to us at email@example.com with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’. Please do not apply for this position via email. Follow the procedure on our website.
We’ll provide reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or special needs to participate in the application process, so please let us know if you have such a request when you apply.
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