About Third Act
Third Act is a new effort to organize Americans over 60 for a fair and stable planet. We are inspired by the power of youth-led movements for justice, and believe that elders can and should play a large role in advancing progressive action on climate change, racial and wealth inequality, protecting our democracy, and the other unfinished business of our generations. We coordinate actions, mobilizations, campaigns, trainings, webinars, and more. Third Act is a start-up seeking to build our infrastructure and staff in order to channel a cascade of volunteer enthusiasm.
We approach our work with determination, kindness and joy. We do not aim to become a large NGO – we favor a lean, mostly-flat structure with transparent work plans. We’re founded by Bill McKibben and an Advisory Council led by Akaya Windwood, former President of the Rockwood Leadership Institute.
Location: Flexible / Remote
Start date: ASAP (negotiable)
Contract: Full-Time, with benefits
Compensation: The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience. Third Act covers 100% of health insurance costs for full-time staff.
Working hours: Must have some working hours in EST.
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We are seeking a digital associate to support Third Act in bringing our work to supporters who want to engage with our campaigns and community. This position will be responsible for implementing various nodes of our digital events, email, campaign, and organizing programs. Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with digital event coordination, CRM/engagement tools, building online action pages, and will be deeply committed to Third Act’s working principles.
- Coordinate pre-event and post-production needs for Third Act’s public Zoom events with organizers, celebrities and staff;
- Help anchor technology during most public events, and coordinate roles with other staff who can occasionally share these responsibilities;
- Implement Third Act’s email editorial calendar, ensuring drafts and graphics are submitted, reviewed, approved, formatted, and published;
- Create & monitor event, action, and organizing web pages (WordPress);
- Develop appropriate reporting to keep our team apprised of key metrics and performance data;
- Occasionally update CRM, run reports and queries, maintain membership database and analytics
- Other projects as assigned.
- Advanced knowledge of Zoom webinar and meeting functionality, WordPress, SalsaLabs or EveryAction (or similar engagement & CRM platform), Google Analytics.
- Experience using digital project management & productivity tools (like Slack, Notion, etc)
- You sweat the details.
- You have well-developed interpersonal skills, and enjoy working in teams.
- You can adhere to timelines, & can project-manage with the best of them.
- You are creatively-minded and a proactive problem solver .
- You are flexible and nimble, can roll at a fast pace, can pitch-in where needed in a start-up environment.
- You have excellent written communications skills with fluency in English. (Spanish language fluency is a plus.)
- You are passionate about protecting our democracy and safeguarding our environment, and you keep up with related news & analysis.
What Else You Should Know
Candidates should be able to handle multiple projects at once and understand that digital isn’t a 9 to 5 kind of job. Evening and weekend work will be expected as public events and rapid response needs demand. Every person on our team will be committed to the diversity of our supporters, partners, and staff, and to working in a start-up environment. The Third Act team is determined to make good trouble; candidates should understand and support Third Act’s campaign tactics including the use of peaceful civil disobedience. We are also determined to work together in a way that centers interdependence, kindness, joy, and an appreciation of good playlists.
Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people over 60, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. We strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.