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Account Executive, Digital Organizing

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M+R
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Oakland, CA

M+R


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Published 17 days ago

$58,500 with eligibility for an approximate $3,800 year end bonus depending on start date and firmwide performance.

We’re looking for an Account Executive to join one of the best firms in the do-gooder business in our Digital Organizing Practice Area.

When you come work with us, here’s what you’ll find:

Work that is awesome. We only work with clients who are changing the world. And, we say no to clients if we don’t believe in their cause or if we can’t help them.

Colleagues you can count on. Kind, dedicated, passionate people who bring the smarts, get things done, and help you to do your best, too.

So that’s us. Now about the work:

  • We run innovative and strategic online advocacy, digital organizing, and electoral campaigns that build grassroots power and create lasting change. We work with progressive groups working on everything from economic justice to climate change to global poverty – think Planned Parenthood, NRDC, big national unions, healthcare advocacy groups, and more. We work exclusively with outside organizations, not candidate campaigns, because our goal is not just to win an election but to build long-term organizing infrastructure that can hold people in power accountable.
  • Day-to-day, we’re figuring out how to drive the narrative, influence policy, hold corporations and politicians accountable, recruit activists, make the most of news moments, and leave no idea unconsidered that might build power. We have a particular focus on developing new models to mobilize infrequent voters of color. We use every tool and tactic in the book, from social media to digital ads to broadcast and 1:1 SMS to virtual phone banks and relational organizing, integrating as tightly as possible with on-the-ground organizing and media advocacy.

Here’s what you’ll be doing in this role:

  • Work in a team to create and implement effective digital organizing campaigns for clients.
  • Maintain the client relationship by staying in close contact with clients throughout the day via email and phone, leading weekly check-in calls, and presenting at big strategy meetings.
  • Serve as the overall project manager for our work with the client, making sure all deliverables are on time and managing up and down as necessary to get the work done.
  • Research and identify how to use (or not use) new tools and technology to advance client goals.
  • Oversee the many details involved in running and launching broadcast SMS efforts (using tools like Mobile Commons and Phone2Action), peer-to-peer texting (using tools like Hustle and ThruText), and email campaigns (using tools like EveryAction and Action Network).
  • Distill SMS, email, web, advertising, and social campaign results into the important lessons that could change how a campaign performs.
  • Train and work directly with client-side field staff, canvass vendors, peer-to-peer texting teams, and other volunteers.
  • Help draft SMS, email, social, and web copy for your clients’ digital organizing campaigns.
  • Review and/or create agendas, notes, calendars, and data reports for clients.
  • Keep your teams running well to ensure we’re giving the best possible service to our clients.
  • Spearhead strategy documents such as campaign plans and wrap-up reports.
  • Do your part to help us run smoothly - including carefully tracking all of your client hours as well as pitching in with small office management responsibilities.

Skills and experiences required for this role:

  • 3-5 years of organizing experience that includes using digital tools to engage and mobilize supporters.
  • Experience managing peer-to-peer texting, broadcast SMS, and/or email programs.
  • Ability to recognize which organizing strategies and tactics can, and can’t, move the needle for a particular campaign.
  • Understanding of messaging best practices for organizing across channels (SMS, email, paid and organic social, websites, phonebanks, on the doors).
  • Capability to crunch numbers in Excel and ability to interpret organizing and digital metrics and translate them into key takeaways.
  • Demonstrated ability to craft meeting agendas to identify project goals and ensure successful outcomes.
  • Experience supporting the professional development of more junior staff or interns.

Skills and experiences we expect of all M+R employees:

  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize your time to meet deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Strong ability to write clearly, concisely, and logically.
  • Proven track record to successfully pick up new skills on the job, including learning new technologies.
  • Successful experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Capability to tackle big projects by breaking them down into smaller pieces.
  • Ability to see a problem and propose a solution.
  • Drive to seek what can be improved and offer ways to fix any potential roadblocks.
  • Understanding of how your words and actions affect others.
  • Kindness and consideration for others. 
  • Experience bringing a lens of inclusivity to all of your interactions with colleagues.
  • Passion for the role that your work plays in creating change in the world.
  • Drive to work collaboratively - soliciting ideas, seeing each other's perspectives, and always doing what you say you will do. 
  • Comfort admitting what you don’t know and recognizing that seeking and receiving feedback is part of the learning process.

Skills and experiences that are preferred, but not required:

  • Experience organizing within marginalized communities.
  • Have worked in an agency setting or at another consulting firm.
  • Experience working on electoral and/or voter turnout campaigns.

We’re looking for an Account Executive to join one of the best firms in the do-gooder business in our Digital Organizing Practice Area.

When you come work with us, here’s what you’ll find:

Work that is awesome. We only work with clients who are…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Salary, benefits, and some perks:

This is an exempt, unionized position, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. The salary is $58,500 with eligibility for an approximate $3,800 year end bonus depending on start date and firmwide performance. We also offer a generous benefits package, plus some perks:

  • Three week’s vacation as well as paid sick and personal days;
  • Generous health, dental, and vision benefits;
  • 401(k) plan with quarterly employer contributions and an employer match;
  • Professional development stipend;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, dependent care, and transit;
  • Regular brainstorms where we cook up our most creative ideas;
  • All kinds of benefits depending on which office you’re in (once we're back open!). Free lunch once a week. Snack breaks. Cold brew coffee on tap. Records and record players.
  • While our physical offices are closed, we offer reimbursements for cell phones and internet, plus a small monthly working from home stipend to make your work-at-home life a bit more comfortable.

The fine print:

Due to COVID, our offices are closed through at least June 2021. Our primary concern is the care and health of our employees. We are closely monitoring the situation and have yet to determine when our offices will reopen. This position is not a permanent remote role and under normal circumstances, is located in any one of the following offices full-time: 

  • 1101 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC
  • 11 Park Place, New York, NY
  • 262 Washington St, Boston, MA
  • 1611 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
  • 1275 East 6th St., Los Angeles, CA

To apply, use the button on this page. No calls please. 

Of course...

M+R is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered. As a firm we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn and work together to change the world. M+R is strengthened by our staff’s diversity, including race and ethnicity, social class, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, and so much more. We strongly encourage folks from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

About M+R

We are communicators, marketers, fundraisers, and campaigners who unleash the power of people to do good. We work exclusively with nonprofits fighting for a just and sustainable world.

Salary, benefits, and some perks:

This is an exempt, unionized position, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. The salary is $58,500 with eligibility for an approximate…

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Oakland, CA

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