350.org is looking for a brilliant & fierce Japan Campaigner, to join our team of dedicated individuals who are building the people power movement and community here in Japan to stop the climate crisis.
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.
About the Japan Campaigner Position
The 350 Japan Campaigner should demonstrate solid coordination and communication skills, and with strong drive and initiative. The Campaigner will be in charge of developing, implementing and monitoring the campaigns in Japan. They will also be expected to collaborate closely with other members of the country team and the wider Asia team. The position will be based in Japan.
- Plan, initiate, coordinate and manage the campaign in Japan, under the supervision of the Japan Team Leader;
- Organize and lead the implementation of the campaign, in collaboration with the digital campaigner and the field organizer (and the communication coordinator) ;
- When the communication coordinator is absent, write and issue press releases, coordinate joint communication work with partners, coordinate translation of press releases in collaboration with translation team, and coordinate media briefing sessions in collaboration with Japan team members to achieve the campaign objectives;
- Sign-off joint letters, joint statements or joint press releases related to the finance campaign;
- Coordinate research, advocacy, and logistical tasks to advance the campaign objectives;
- Build and sustain strategic partnerships and alliances in Japan and with international partners, and support coalition work to achieve the campaign objectives;
- Be the spokesperson upon request by media or other 350.org teams;
- Work and collaborate with 350.org’s teams in Asia and elsewhere in order to coordinate and adapt initiatives and events that contribute to the campaigns in Japan and 350’s regional and global objectives;
- Monitor and report campaign performance and challenges to the regional and global teams in a timely manner;
- Support the Japan Team Leader/Development Team in donor communications such as proposals, reports and meetings;
- Support the team lead and other team members in building and implementing team strategies;
- Support the team lead in editing and proofreading the reports and other publications;
- Maintain the media hit lists.
- Strong interest and passion for climate justice.
- Strategic and creative thinker, able to analyze contexts, events, and to design a strategic vision and action plans.
- Leadership as well as reactivity, in order to constantly identify and seize new campaign opportunities.
- Strong project management and research skills ; capacity to coordinate team / multi-actor projects.
- Good and kind team player with a strong work ethic with the ability to work remotely, effectively and sustainably without day-to-day supervision
- Ability to write an appropriate and persuasive text in a different context in a strategic, timely, and flexible manner based on the best available science and the latest information.
- Willingness to learn and grow with awareness of JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion).
- Preferably 3 years of experience in developing, planning, implementing and coordinating campaigns
- Experience in building partnerships with new partner organizations globally and doing outreach work.
- Willingness and ability to engage with financial sector stakeholders in Japan and related organizations.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience in creating online and offline content – particularly in Japanese.
- Willingness and ability to learn new knowledge needed to implement campaign work including recent climate science, financial issues, and wider justice issues.
- Displays creativity, vision, and energy, combined with the skills to convene, collaborate, and develop relationships with new partners at a national and regional/global level.
- Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team.
- Ability to work in a fast paced working environment.
- Strong understanding of Japanese culture and politics.
- Business level English and fluent Japanese.
Desired (but not required) Qualifications
- Understanding the role of creativity, direct action and alliance building in campaigns, as well as organizing and mobilizing new supporters.
- Experience working internationally across time zones and cultures and working with diverse teams and partners remotely.
- Capacity to understand investment-related and international finance issues.
- Understanding of the media cycle and using the press to advance campaign objectives.
- Experience in group facilitation and coaching, including for remote, online meetings.
- Understanding and experience with online-to-offline strategy development.
- Experience and /or knowledge in finance industry
- Having some network in the media world.
We are looking for someone who is comfortable working remotely, both independently & on teams, and who is highly responsive, able to lead initiatives while also taking direction from others.
Location: Remote within Tokyo, Japan
Position Type: Full Time
350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.
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