We are seeking a savvy digital campaigner to create and execute an online engagement strategy and manage Third Act’s web presence. See the job description below.

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, 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 growing cascade of volunteer enthusiasm.

We are currently a team of four paid staff who 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 and just enough hierarchy to keep things moving. We’re founded by Bill McKibben and an Advisory Council led by Akaya Windwood, former President of the Rockwood Leadership Institute.

Position Snapshot

Location: Flexible / Remote
Start date: ASAP (negotiable)
​​Contract: Contract position w/ our fiscal sponsor, the Sustainable Markets Foundation
Compensation: $6,000/mo, 6 month contract with possibility of renewal based on funding. This role will be responsible for achieving certain deliverables, and we estimate that these will require approximately 25 hours per week.
Reporting line: This position reports to the President of Third Act, including a daily 20-min standup and a weekly 1-1 check-in to help manage work plans and deliverables.
Working hours: Must have some working hours in EST.

Application instructions:

Please send resume, cover letter & contact info for 3 references to contact@thirdact.org. Please also indicate where you found this job listing.

Position Description

We are seeking a savvy digital campaigner to create and execute an online engagement strategy and manage Third Act’s web presence. Our ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience managing digital campaigns and channels, creating and publishing great content, building online action pages, and ensuring it all gets seen by the right people.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Crafting and implementing a digital engagement strategy to motivate a 60+ audience across a range of progressive issues, including voting rights & climate justice.
  • Leading on Third Act’s online work, delivering engaging content that meets our organizational and campaigning goals.
  • You’ll be expected to co-write & send 1-2 email blasts per week, post most days on social media, and create/monitor campaign action pages as needed, with occasional other responsibilities directly related to content creation.

Skills

  • Experience with & enthusiasm for in-person volunteer organizing, campaigning within progressive movements and/or with cross-class multi-racial organizing.
  • Knowledge of WordPress, SalsaLabs (or similar engagement & CRM platform), Google Analytics.
  • Basic video editing, and managing larger video projects via outside contractors.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team work skills.
  • Can adhere to budgets and timelines, & can project-manage with the best of them.
  • Have excellent written communications skills with fluency in English. (Spanish language fluency is a plus.)

What Else You Should Know

Third Act is fiscally sponsored by the Sustainable Markets Foundation, and will be filing for non-profit status soon. After a 3-month review, there is a strong possibility that this position could transition into a full-time salaried job with benefits.

Candidates should understand and support Third Act’s campaign tactics, including the use of peaceful civil disobedience.

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.