Open Positions:

Uplift is looking for a Lead Organiser

Uplift is a community of like-minded people who together are holding political and corporate decision makers to account. We campaign on issues like housing, climate change, racial and gender equality. Through clever campaigning, digital technology, we organise and take coordinated collective action.

The local and European elections are looming and a general election is highly likely next year. We want to hit the ground running to make sure that all candidates are crystal clear about the policies and changes we want politicians – local, national and at EU level to advance.

Your role will be to shape and implement member mobilisation plans ahead of the election – focusing primarily on housing, climate change.

You’ll be joining a small agile team to build on an organising and campaign model that combines large-scale member engagement and smart strategic campaigning underscored by a commitment to continual improvement through sophisticated testing and analytics.

So if you’ve got a talent for organising people, are comfortable with digital technology, have a quick strategic mind, and a passion for helping hundreds of people to take action for a better future – then this position could be for you.

Read more about the role here

To apply: Please complete this application form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15QFS_32cw3fDTzadfdIy2GYSEGZXmvw9X0niHSKx7s0/edit Deadline is March 12th, 5pm. Interviews will be held March 21st in Dublin.

Position locations: You can be based anywhere in Ireland but must be willing and able to travel. Uplift has an office in Dublin

Compensation: 35 hours a week, €30,000 starting salary. You will also have access to top class learning opportunities and will work with world leaders in digital technology, people powered campaigning and movement building methodologies.

Communications and Campaigns Role with Uplift

Do you want to be involved with Ireland’s largest people powered campaigning organisation? Are you interested in developing your campaigning and communications skills? Have you time between now and August 2019?

If you are interested in being part of the Uplift team and having access to world class learning and development opportunities complete this form by 5pm March 12th 2019.

Ideally we need someone who is available 20 hours a week (during the core hours of 9.30 to 5.30pm) for a six month period. Volunteers will be given an allowance to cover basic expenses (up to €100/week).

Working with the Uplift team you will be helping to run effective campaigns with a strong focus on communications and social media. You will be a member of the core team and an integral part of day to day decision making and the smooth running of our people powered community. Specifically this role will include

  • Generate high quality, engaging sharable visual content for sharing across multiple mediums
  • Help coordinate postings and material for sharing on social media channels
  • Track metrics and monitor progress towards key communication targets.
  • Support the development and implementation of Uplifts social media strategy
  • Communicate with members via email, phone and social media platforms
  • Support the implementation of campaign plans and member mobilisation actions
  • Help secure media coverage

 

Member contributions are really important.  As a member-owned organisation, your support is vital to Uplift’s success. To help protect our independence, the ultimate aim is to run entirely on small donations. We have already started on the road to achieving this goal.  Many people who believe in Uplift have committed to give regular donations: ranging from €5 to €100 a month. Once-off donations and regular contributions are really welcome.  If this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, please take a look at our donate page for the many ways you can make your donation.  If you have new ideas about how funds can be raised, please do let us know.

Take Action

Uplift is about people-powered action, and one of the best ways of being involved is to help organise activities that help make campaigns successful. Organising community-based events is a really important way of being involved.  This includes meeting politicians to hand in a petition; coordinating a ‘call in’ to a local radio station; organising a rally or a vigil, a film night, a public debate, a house meeting, a town hall meeting or a fundraiser.  Please share your ideas about what you think might work or what you would like to do yourself.

Send Us Your Pictures

Uplift is for everyone and we want to know what is happening. One way of being involved is to send us images and photos. Where possible, we will publish the most relevant photos on the website or repost on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. Take photos of your slogans or artwork too, but don’t worry – we always give photo credits! Use the hashtag #upliftireland when posting.