FSF Job Opportunity: Campaigns Manager

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charity
with a worldwide mission to protect computer user freedom, seeks a
motivated and talented Boston-based individual to be our full-time
Campaigns Manager.

Reporting to the executive director, the Campaigns Manager works on
our campaigns team to plan, carry out, evaluate, and improve FSF’s
advocacy and education campaigns. The team also works closely with
other FSF departments, including licensing, operations, and tech. The
position will start by taking responsibility for existing campaigns in
support of the GNU Project, free software adoption, free media
formats, and freedom on the network; and against Digital Restrictions
Management (DRM), software patents, and proprietary software.

Examples of job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and participating in online and physical actions to
    achieve our campaign goals
  • Setting specific goals for each action and then measuring our
    success in achieving them
  • Doing the writing and messaging work needed to effectively explain
    our campaigns and motivate people to support them
  • Overseeing or doing the graphic design work to make our campaigns
    and their Web sites attractive
  • Supporting and attending special events, including
    community-building activities and our annual LibrePlanet conference
  • Assisting with annual online and mail fundraising efforts
  • Working with our tech team on the technology choices and
    deployments—especially of web publication systems like Drupal
    and Plone—for our campaign sites
  • Being an approachable, humble, and friendly representative of the
    FSF to our worldwide community of existing supporters and the
    broader public, both in person and online

Ideal candidates have at least three to five years of work experience
in online issue advocacy and free software; proficiency and comfort
with professional writing and publications preferred. Because the FSF
works globally and seeks to have our materials distributed in as many
languages as possible, multilingual candidates will have an advantage.
With our small staff of thirteen, each person makes a clear
contribution. We work hard, but offer a humane and fun work
environment at an office located in the heart of downtown Boston. The
FSF is a mature but growing organization that provides great potential
for advancement; existing staff get the first chance at any new job

Benefits and Salary

This job is a union position that must be worked on-site at the FSF’s
downtown Boston office. The salary is fixed at $60,385/year and is
non-negotiable. Other benefits include:

  • Full family health coverage through Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s HMO Blue program
  • Subsidized dental plan
  • Four weeks of paid vacation annually
  • Seventeen paid holidays annually
  • Weekly remote work allowance
  • Public transit commuting cost reimbursement
  • 403(b) program through TIAA
  • Yearly cost-of-living pay increases (based on government guidelines)
  • Conference travel opportunities
  • Potential for an annual performance bonus

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via email to hiring@fsf.org. The
email must contain the subject line “Campaigns Manager”. A complete
application should include:

  • Cover letter, including a brief story of a time you motivated and
    organized others to take action on an issue important to you
  • Resume
  • Two recent writing samples
  • Links to videos of any talks you have given (optional)
  • Graphic design samples (optional)

All materials must be in a free format (such as plain text, PDF, or
OpenDocument). Email submissions that do not follow these instructions
will probably be overlooked. No phone calls, please.

The application window is closed.

The FSF is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate
against any employee or application for employment on the basis of
race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation,
national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status
recognized by federal, state or local law. We value diversity in our

About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to
promoting computer users’ right to use, study, copy, modify, and
redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and
use of free (as in freedom) software—particularly the GNU operating
system and its GNU/Linux variants—and free documentation for free
software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and
political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites,
located at fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information
about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF’s work can be made at
https://donate.fsf.org. We are based in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for
journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

Source: http://www.fsf.org/resources/jobs/fsf-job-opportunity-campaigns-manager-2017

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