Careers Senior Associate

270 Strategies is looking for a Senior Associate to join our team. 

The 270 Team 

270 Strategies helps causes, campaigns, and companies meet people where they are and inspire them to act. From leading billion-dollar campaigns to incubating new causes and companies, we’ve been there. Now, we help organizations recruit and activate the people they care about — and share the stories of their successes.

We partner with our clients to build winning campaigns and put their ideas into action. We believe that the best way to engage people in the 21st century is to integrate people-centered, grassroots organizing with sophisticated digital strategies, effective communications, and a data-driven approach. 

In short: we help campaigns, causes, and companies reach their goals by engaging, inspiring, and mobilizing their target audiences in authentic ways — both online and offline. 

We are committed to diversity among our staff, and deeply believe that our continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to clients and constituents. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and it is 270 Strategies’ policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

The Senior Associate Job

Associates are the engines of our teams. The practical ones. The do-ers. They provide critical organization and logistical support to client teams, while also contributing to strategic development and creative brainstorming. They make everything possible with their attention to detail and drive to execute, and are provided opportunities to learn and grow from working directly with our senior leadership.

As a Senior Associate, you will be primarily responsible for 1) helping execute on client strategy and 2) providing support to client teams. 

You’ll do things like: 

  • Contribute to public engagement strategies for campaigns, companies, and causes
  • Draft proposals, plans, presentations, and campaign materials for prospective and current clients
  • Help execute campaign initiatives
  • Design and manage reporting on benchmarks and progress to goal 
  • Coordinate with internal and external teams by taking notes, sharing updates, and scheduling meetings  
  • Create training materials and help facilitate trainings 

Two-Year Commitment

This role will be a two-year commitment that’s designed to provide a broad foundation of best practices for strategic engagement. In your first year as a Senior Associate, you will play an integral support role on our client teams. You will develop polished consulting skills and will produce presidential level work. After completing your first year, you will play a bigger role managing client relationships and leading projects. Toward the end of your second year at 270 Strategies, we will help you find your next role. 

Over the course of two years at 270, you will apply and develop your analytical, creative thinking, and leadership skills. You will also receive professional development opportunities to augment your work experience and will have the opportunity to tap into 270’s expansive alumni network. 

Fully Remote

270 Strategies is fully remote. We come together at least once a year for a staff retreat and get together, and meet in-person for some client projects. 

You

You believe in the power of people coming together to make change — and are excited about helping campaigns, causes, and companies activate and harness that type of energy.

You are a creative, collaborative self-starter with strong project management skills, attention to detail, and 1-3 years of experience with organizing strategy — whether that’s online, offline, or a mix of both; whether paid or as a volunteer. 

Your experience

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have: 

  • 1-3 years of experience in non-profit advocacy, grassroots organizing, or electoral campaigns (paid or unpaid) 
  • Motivation to get things done in a remote environment 
  • Strong writing skills and proven ability to produce written material on a deadline
  • Experience creating polished presentations on PowerPoint or other similar programs
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and translate ideas into understandable and actionable language
  • Strong problem solving skills 
  • A track record of working with diverse partners
  • Confidence and professionalism while engaging with contacts ranging from grassroots volunteers to high-level public officials
  • A demonstrated commitment to high quality work, delivering in the face of obstacles
  • Enthusiasm for a team-based work environment 
  • A sense of humor; a willingness to embrace both your own quirks and others’; the flexibility to play many different roles; and a passion for progressive issues

Not all of these are required, but having at least a few of these skills or experiences will help you be even more successful in this role: 

  • An understanding of organizing principles
  • An understanding of digital engagement strategy
  • Experience recruiting, managing, and training volunteers 
  • Experience using social media to engage an audience 
  • Experience using advanced functions in Excel 

Salary + Benefits 

We’re a fully remote office, so you can be based anywhere, but will be expected to join meetings and calls during U.S. work hours. This position may require some travel. The salary range is $70,000-$75,000 for the first year, and includes a robust benefits package. 

Our benefits include:

  • Smart, funny, passionate colleagues who are leaders in their field 
  • Mission-driven clients, bent on changing the world 
  • Twelve weeks paid parental leave
  • Flexible work schedules and vacation
  • Generous 401(k) options
  • Professional development resources
  • Competitive health benefits, including vision and dental
  • Contributions to your mobile phone and internet costs

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a resume, a brief (1-2 page) writing sample, and three (3) professional references to hiring@270strategies.com. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject of your email.