Purpose builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. We use public mobilization and storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, and philanthropies engaged in this fight, and we create campaigning labs and new initiatives that can shift policies and change public narratives when it matters most.

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, and political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart strategy and powered by participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, and ultimately drives targeted action and creates lasting impact. 


Purpose is seeking a Senior Campaign Director with a commitment to our mission to join our  internationally diverse campaigns team.

This senior level role will be responsible for leading the global campaigns team—supporting and cultivating the campaigns practice at Purpose. The Senior Campaign Director will serve as the principal on campaign projects, and campaigning Labs, and be responsible for proactively seeking out new ways to grow the business,

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of work experience with a demonstrated track record leading large campaigns teams, a portfolio of campaigns and other complex projects, and an enthusiasm for fundraising and managing and developing funder and client relationships. You should also have a strong equity lens that you apply to your work on a daily basis.

We're looking for team leaders with passion, a sharp mind, high integrity, a hands-on attitude, and an entrepreneurial, problem-solving spirit.

This role could be based in Purpose’s London or New York offices, and we will consider applicants from both place. 

This role is offered at the Senior Director tier, with a salary range of $110,000 to $150,000 / £85,000 - £110,000 (commensurate with experience) + benefits, in addition to commission-based incentive structures. Purpose deeply values professional development, and there are many opportunities for growth in this role.


Key Responsibilities

Campaigns Development & Team Leadership:

  • Set strategy and direction for the global campaigns team in partnership with local campaign leads to build the campaigns practice including, skills building, methodology development, and training and learning
  • Collaborate with other leadership team members to drive innovation in campaigning, and building and prototyping new campaigns offerings
  • Lead the implementation of impact measurement, learning and evaluation processes throughout our campaigns practice
  • Provide decision making, oversight and troubleshooting capacity on a number of programs being executed simultaneously 
  • Manage multiple people with their long-term career in mind; develop their skills as managers; proactively seeks unofficial mentorship opportunities; and create an open environment for two-way feedback
  • Set the standard and model leadership on internal and external projects through strong expectation management, direction and delegation; and fosters ownership and commitment in others

Project & Program Leadership

  • Serve in a leadership role on large campaigns projects, and across campaign labs 
  • Build strong teams that deliver innovative and compelling campaigns for clients, in partnership with funders and other key stakeholders 
  • Provide oversight on budget, staffing, and high level deliverables 
  • Become a trusted advisor for senior client contacts with the ability to steer stakeholders towards stronger outcomes and negotiate persuasively to create solutions that address the interests of others

Partnership Management & Business Development:

  • Develop, pitch and lead on large campaign project and labs business development opportunities
  • Integrate into the partner outreach process and identify engagement opportunities for campaign collaboration 
  • Effectively manage partnerships with individuals, organizations and corporations
  • Grow the business pipeline by proactively identifying leads and securing partnerships that help to reach fundraising revenue targets
  • Build new relationships with relevant external stakeholders 


  • 10+ years work experience in a campaign role, ideally from a leading consultancy/agency, electoral campaign, or non-profit advocacy organization, serving as a lead representative with partners and stakeholders, including senior leadership of major foundations, NGOs, and corporations
  • Track-record of having built and sustained a team culture
  • Experience building partnerships with corporates, philanthropists, and government
  • Experience with client services and/or business development and lead generation
  • A global sensibility, global issue and policy expertise and/or global work experience
  • Demonstrated track record of leading complex projects with multidisciplinary teams in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience managing large-scale campaigns from concept through execution, including developing and executing campaigns across channels, including earned and paid media, content-led strategies, and direct action 
  • Experience running campaigns that emphasize experimentation and scaling of success to achieve measurable impact
  • A history of working in partnership to cultivate relationships at large advocacy organisations
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • High bar for quality, rigor, and integrity in your own work, as well as your colleagues’
  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

If these are the things that get you up in the morning, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter that gives us insight into your passion and qualifications for the role.

Purpose is an equal opportunity employer. Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities and backgrounds in different ways. We believe we are stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. People of color, LGBTQ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply for this Job

* Required

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Purpose are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.