Search

Job

Director of Campaigns

Posted by
Kairos Fellowship
|
Detroit, MI
New
|
Published 27 days ago

Kairos Fellowship and, our 501(c)4 arm, Kairos Action work toward building a society where tech works for all of us. To do this, our campaign team focuses on the intersection of technology, democracy, and racial justice. We have launched Tech Is Not Neutral as an umbrella campaign that has so far focused on content moderation problems on the Nextdoor app, Facebook’s undermining of the election, and the way tech companies continue to aid police despite claiming that Black Lives Matter. 

This has all been in just our first year of campaigning. And we’re looking for a talented Director of Campaigns to continue to lead this growing team toward greater success. 

The Director of Campaigns understands that building power requires creativity, strategy, strong relationships, and a whole lot of elbow grease. The Director of Campaigns is a self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative strategist, and strong project manager who has a compassionate yet results-driven approach to team management. The Director of Campaigns will lead a team of 3-5 campaigners and consultants to continue developing Kairos’ burgeoning tech accountability and governance work. 

The ideal person will have a track record of 5-7 years of digital campaigning. They must care about and have a track record of racial and gender justice work. They are able to combine all these factors to build trust and collaboration rooted in clear decision-making roles throughout a team. 

Kairos is a small, nimble, and growing team. Our team consists of nine full-time staff people and several part-time consultants. Everyone pitches in on each aspect of the work and we believe in collaborative input with clear decision-makers. We are still growing and learning and are looking for someone who will dive in and help shape our work for years to come. The Director of Campaigns will report directly to the Executive Director, be part of the Senior leadership team, and work closely with the other members on the team.

General Duties:

  • Support and lead a team in crafting strong digital campaigns, including rapid response and long-term. 
  • Write and create compelling, well-sourced content to organize members and constituents to take action.
  • Supervise a team of 3-5 staff Campaign Managers and consultants on our core issue areas around technology: surveillance, law enforcement use of technology, antitrust, and tackling disinformation through content moderation.
  • Continue to refine our already-built digital infrastructure by adding in new tools and improving existing ones.
  • Help manage, coach, and grow the skillsets of Digital Campaign Managers.
  • Support Campaign Managers to assess organizations’ capacity for digital campaigning work, and support them in filling the gaps.
  • Participate in the culture of and contribute to the broader Kairos team spirit, ethos, and organizational strategy, including quarterly and yearly planning. Participate and contribute as a senior leader of the organization.

Required skills and experience:

  • A movement builder with deep ties to communities of color, and committed for the long-term to build winning power for marginalized communities.
  • An experienced manager with a proven track record of developing junior staff to become excellent strategists and campaigners.
  • An exceptional listener; a strategic, collaborative, and imaginative problem-solver.
  • Direct and collaboration-oriented communicator, able to manage group dynamics in order to move discussions toward decisions and action.
  • Self-reflective, able to receive and implement feedback, self-motivated, disciplined, and rigorous.
  • 5-7 years of digital campaigning experience.
  • Experience and proficiencies with digital tools to be able to organize both broadly and deeply.
  • Impeccable personal boundaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with humility, grace, and flexibility.
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects simultaneously; able to remain poised and effective while juggling competing priorities under pressure.

Nice to have skills and experience:

  • Union and/or community organizing experience
  • Participation in a leadership development program like BOLD, Rockwood, etc.

If you are an organizer who is passionate about social justice and disrupting structural violence in all forms, wants to lead on digital strategies and campaigns to build power at the local, state, and national level, then this is the role and team for you!

Kairos Fellowship and, our 501(c)4 arm, Kairos Action work toward building a society where tech works for all of us. To do this, our campaign team focuses on the intersection of technology, democracy, and racial justice. We have launched Tech Is Not…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$100,000 - $110,000Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Through our fiscal sponsor, Allied Media Projects, we offer a competitive benefits package including generous vacation; full health, dental, vision, and flex benefits; 403(b) retirement plan; ongoing training opportunities; compensation for local coworking space and incidentals related to the role. 

Allied Media Projects is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status, disability, height, weight, veteran status or marital status. Given Kairos’s mission to uplift and build power with historically marginalized and oppressed communities, people of color, women, new immigrants and trans folk are encouraged to apply.

Through our fiscal sponsor, Allied Media Projects, we offer a competitive benefits package including generous vacation; full health, dental, vision, and flex benefits; 403(b…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
4126 3rd Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201, United States

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.