• Full Time
  • Remote

Who We Are

Kairos is working for liberation at the intersection of technology, racial justice, and democracy. We believe we can both bring organizing into the 21st century while transforming technology and the internet into a place where everyone can thrive. To be successful, we challenge ourselves to live our values and vision as we build the world we want. Joy, laughter, fun, and rigor are the ingredients we include as we work toward our vision together.

Kairos is a small, nimble, and growing team. Our team consists of seven full-time staff people and a few contractors, with collaborative input and clear decision makers. We are still growing and learning and are looking for someone who will dive in and help shape our organizing work for years to come.

Role Information

The Director of Campaigns sets the vision and strategy for Kairos campaigns and helps build our growing base of supporters through our list, social media, and through key partnerships.

Responsibilities

Specific 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.

General Duties: 

As a member of the Kairos staff, the Director of Campaigns performs certain functions that are not specific to their job, but support the organization as a whole. This includes:

  • Act as backup to other team members as needed

  • Submitting expense reports, time tracking, and other necessary compliance requirements by stated deadlines

  • Attending and preparing as necessary for all staff meetings, team meetings, 1:1 meetings and required trainings and events

  • Participating in organizational development and change processes, including providing input or participating in special working groups as needed

  • Support culture and values; align outcomes, practices, and communications within organizational culture.

  • Manage work independently and collaboratively as needed, and manage others (up, down, and laterally) in order to be successful

  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

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 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, including union and/or community organizing 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.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt, permanent position. Kairos staff work roughly 40 hours a week, understanding that the schedule must flex to accommodate the necessary ebbs and flows of the work and everyday life, such as multi-day trainings, breaking news moments that are crucial for our communities, and personal matters that may require a shift in regular working hours. The salary for this position is $117,000- $133,000, commensurate with experience. Basing compensation on someone’s willingness and ability to negotiate or on their prior pay rates leads to vast inequities and bias in how people are paid, particularly for groups experiencing historical oppression. Therefore, we do not ask for prior pay history from our candidates, and our offer-making process is negotiation-free.

Location

As we are a distributed team, your primary residence may be located anywhere in the United States; current staff are based in Woodstock (NY), Durham (NC), Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and Southern California. Occasional organization-sponsored travel for conferences, Kairos trainings, partner meetings, and face-to-face staff gatherings is required.

COVID Policy

Kairos is a remote organization but participation in in-person gatherings are integral to the success of all roles. Therefore all staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to maximize collective safety when staff gatherings occur. Medical and religious exemptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement

Kairos Fellowship 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 serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status or marital status.

To apply for this job please visit kairosfellowship.recruitee.com.