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24 Aug 2023

Freelance Climate Finance Campaigner (Contractor)

Ekō – Posted by SumOfUs Victoria, Australia

Job Description


Ekō is looking for a Climate Finance Campaigner – Asia Pacific to help us win campaigns against corporations behaving badly. If you love fighting for change, if you are excited about global economic justice, and if you are hungry to experiment with technology to change the world, then this might be the role for you.

This role will primarily focus on developing and executing strategic campaigns to cut off finance to fossil fuel projects. Although your focus will be on targets in Asia, you’ll be working with a global team and wider coalition focussed on disrupting the corporate bond issuances of the world’s worst fossil fuel developers. Our members power our work and we put them at the center of everything we do. This role will be responsible for identifying impactful campaign opportunities, working closely with external partners to develop winning tactics to pressure financial institutions and leverage our member’s power to create fundamental shifts in corporate behaviour.

This is a contractor position, budgeted for up to 40 hours per week at $60-80 AUD per hour.

It is our intention for this opportunity to be 12 months with the possibility of an extension. The role is fully remote and will work closely together with our team in Australia. The role can be undertaken by anyone in a timezone between UTC +5:30 and UTC +13.

A bit about us

Ekō is a global movement of consumers, investors, and workers standing together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new and sustainable path for our global economy. We are a movement of more than 21 million people, brought together by a global team of 40+ campaigners, fundraisers, product and operations staff. Our purpose is to challenge corporate power everywhere. We hold the biggest corporations in the world (and their political allies) to account by mobilising millions of people to take collective action.

We are aiming to fundamentally reshape the global economy to put people and planet over profit, but we know we can not do it alone. We build partnerships with on-the-ground activists and organisers, and we follow their lead. We innovate, experiment and embrace professional and organizational growth. We invest in people and we invest in how we work, because our vision calls on us to build the most effective, global, diverse, and talented team possible.

We highly value a diverse team and an equitable work environment where every member of our team is set up to thrive. We have taken steps to nurture this environment including an Anti-Oppression Leadership Team that seeks to facilitate movement towards an organizational community and practice rooted in love and liberation. We expect all team members to take responsibility for co-creating an equitable work community where everyone is able to do impactful, world-changing work. We recruit and encourage people identifying with marginalized communities to apply.

Scope of Work

  • Develop and execute strategic campaigns targeting financial institutions involved in funding coal, oil and gas expansion in the Asia Pacific region
  • Write and edit (and/or translate) compelling emails and campaign material to engage and mobilize our members to take action, fundraise, and build our power globally;
  • Lead on 2 campaigns at a time with direction and support from the Toxic Bonds team and our coalition partners 
  • Develop and deliver creative online/offline actions which gain the attention of our targets and media
  • Be Eko’s point person with key strategic partners coalitions and work collaboratively around campaign opportunities, manage relationships, and advance Ekō’s goals;

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring

We have no formal education requirements – if you can meet the responsibilities of the role and are willing to grow, that’s all that matters. 

All roles at Ekō require you to be:

  • Dedicated to building a fairer and more sustainable global economy;
  • Able to write 1-2 impactful and compelling emails to our English member list per week (English is our primary working language);
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work community; 
  • Able to work remotely.

And, this role in particular will require you to:

  • Develop and implement strategic campaigns targeting banks, investors and fossil fuel companies;
  • Have experience in using research tools to gather information and analyse data and present this in compelling formats, e.g. producing compelling written  content to be used in advocacy;
  • Identify and develop inspiring and impactful campaigns;
  • Be an effective collaborator with experience working productively in coalitions
  • Have excellent writing and storytelling skills with a solid understanding of campaigning;
  • Be keen to learn and develop new skills, be flexible and solutions oriented.

Big pluses

We know that no one can possibly have all these skills and experiences – you will likely be able to bring 2 or 3 of the following to our team:

  • Experience with climate campaigns,sustainable finance and/corporate accountability issues;
  • Experience in developing and executing impactful advocacy campaigns;
  • Strong relationship building skills, able to forge and manage relationships with people and organizations working on similar issues or projects, especially across linguistic or geographic divides;
  • Experience in working with media (e.g. with writing press releases and doing interviews);
  • Experienced in communicating with corporate or political decision makers and have an understanding of power, political process and how change happens;
  • Understand basic data analysis;
  • Experience designing and running experiments and A/B tests.

Further details

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience, seniority, and where you live. (For some context: this position in Australia would pay between $60-80 AUD per hour depending on experience, seniority and location. In other regions, compensation will be adjusted for local currency and local market rates.)

We are an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to racial equity and social justice.

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How to Apply

We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing the way you might fit with this job. Instead, use the form below to upload your resume and your answers to the following three questions in English:
  • Why are you applying for this job? (suggested word limit: 200);
  • Name two campaigns you think Ekō should be running (suggested word limit: 300 words each). One campaign should be something you think is going to engage all of our members around the world, and one campaign should be something related to sustainable finance. Make sure to include the target of the campaigns and the “ask”. Check out examples of our campaigns at eko.org/campaigns for inspiration;
  • List which of the “Big Pluses” qualifications above you believe you bring to your work at Ekō, with a few words of explanation.
  • Are you based in Asia Pacific? (between UTC+5:30 and UTC+13)? 
Applications close 11:59 pm ET on October 1, 2023. Applications are only accepted through our website: https://grnh.se/f23773732us

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Freelance. Job Tags: campaigner, climate change, and Climate Finance. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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