To apply, please read the following and fill in the form below by Sunday Sept 6.
About the position
Who we are
The Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign is driven by a collective of volunteers – artists, medical workers, students, activists – from 29 countries around the world. This project is the revolution baby of two non-profit organizations; Universities Allied for Essential Medicines and the Center for Artistic Activism, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical need for a vaccine and treatments that are free for all. To better understand the scope and context of the role, dive into the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 Campaign world!
Who We are Looking For
The Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 Campaign is seeking a Campaign Manager with breadth and depth of expertise to champion its coordination and impact. To be successful in this role, you must possess experience in organising and leading people, in simultaneously managing a range of small projects, in building digital experiences, and creating compelling content. You must have a strong creative sensibility, a genuine interest in the activist and/or access to medicines advocacy landscape, and a hands-on understanding of content production for digital media channels.
In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating and organising diverse advocacy teams to build on their advocacy and activism efforts to deliver impactful messages and effective solutions around the goals of the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign.
This is a contract position averaging 30 hours per week to start ASAP to January 2021. Timeline and working hours per week are determined by the contractor. The work will be entirely remote and any meetings will occur between the hours of 9 am-6 pm EDT, with some scheduled calls between 6 pm-10 pm EDT.
What you will do
- Manage and guide project managers, interns and students in their day to day project work and the creative advocacy work of our teams,
- Coordinate the Free the Vaccine community by helping participants, partners and others with barriers, questions, concerns and opportunities.
- Help train groups and individuals in advanced creative access to medicines activism
- Perform campaign activities, including communicating roadblocks to campaign leadership and efficiently ensuring completion of participants’ projects within the given timeframe
- Assist with fundraising, communications, partnerships and outreach.
- Motivate, guide, and challenge teams to produce impactful actions
- Manage cross-functional teams across different locations that are collaborative and efficient.
- Work closely with campaign leadership on campaign strategy
- Support the campaign leadership by creating systems and processes to ensure weekly goals are met
- Oversee and create content as related to weekly goals and actions
- Manage assigned resources to ensure timely execution of campaign deliverables, and support team projects with various partners and allies to support campaign priorities and/or special initiatives.
Who you are:
Self-Motivated ⇒ A proactive self-starter who can work well independently, and as part of a larger team.
A Builder ⇒ An innovator with a strong point of view and distinct voice, who smartly uses processes as a means to get to an end. Influences without authority and fosters an environment of shared accountability.
A Strong Communicator ⇒ Able to communicate project status, required steps, or roadblocks to internal and external stakeholders. Ability and appetite to bring people together to create and inspire solutions.
Optimistic and collaborative ⇒ We are working with a lot of unknowns – you thrive in fast-paced environments and are comfortable with adjustments on the fly
Activist at heart ⇒ Social injustice makes you livid. You want to dig deeper into different aspects of health inequity and use your voice and channel your creativity into something impactful.
What You Will Need:
- 2-3+ years of experience in community organising and project management, ideally in an activist or access to medicines context.
- 2-3+ years of experience managing projects focusing on social justice themes,with ability to multi-task and handle various concurrent projects.
- Experience driving creative solutions and digital/social content creation and organising groups online.
- Creative activism experience is a plus.
- Technology experience is a plus (specifically up-to-date experience with WordPress and Gutenberg, Discourse or other online forums, and vector design programs like Illustrator). Or if no tech experience, a proven curiosity and willingness to dive deep into web-related categories of work.
- High Emotional Quotient (EQ) and the ability to read what a team needs to help motivate them.
Our recruitment process will assess your relevance to the post as follows:
- A qualification and experience assessment
- A pre-recorded video interview for selected candidates from the pool of applicants
- A (digital) face to face interview for successful candidates to the video interview
To apply, please fill in the form below by Sunday Sept 6.
The Free the Vaccine campaign is an initiative for all, by all. We intentionally encourage applications from individuals from marginalised groups of the community and ensure that no applicant will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.