CARE aims to treat not just the symptoms of poverty but also to address its underlying causes – the social norms and customs as well as the laws and institutions that result in some people having relatively less power and opportunity than others solely as a result of the gender, caste, race or class into which they happened to be born. History has taught us that creating that kind of fundamental social change requires more than a community development project or a one-off advocacy campaign. It requires the power and sustained action over time of a broad-based social movement.
CARE seeks to better contribute to this movement (or movements) and act as a platform or portal through which people can learn more about extreme poverty and its causes, engage with others in the movement, and find/create a variety of ways they can take action both globally and in their own communities (both through CARE and our partners).
CARE Is seeking to hire a Social Movement Advisor to lead the development and implementation of a plan for CARE to more purposively and strategically contribute to the U.S. part of the global movement and create space that catalyzes the movement(s) globally.
- Lead the development and implementation of a plan for CARE to more purposively and strategically contribute to the U.S. part of the global movement to end extreme poverty and its related injustices (or movements within that larger movement).
- Contribute content to CARE Action, including http://www.careaction.org, social media and other digital platforms, through which people can be educated about poverty and its causes and identify/create opportunities to act in a variety of ways and with a range of partner organizations.
- Create special initiatives/campaigns based on our regional programs that have shown high impact and capacity to be scaled up. (e.g., our work with women factory workers in Asia).
- Identify and develop relationships with key domestic and trans-national partners in the movements, which are well positioned to compliment and advance CARE’s poverty-fighting work.
- Coordinate learning across the organization on working with and as part of social movements.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience;
- 5 + years’ experience and proven track record of movement building and digital engagement;
- Social/ and political campaign experience and policy analysis;
- Strong collaboration and influencing skills;
- Strong networks with organizers, media makers and other actors in this space;
- Experience working in global, matrixed organizations;
- Deep understanding of social change and the drivers of it;
- Visionary strategic thinker;
- Strong inter-personal skills;
- Comfort working across cultures;
- Comfort with autonomy and self-starting.