Who Are We?
Our About Page spells it out: from fighting to reduce Pentagon spending, to supporting diplomacy with Iran, to stopping U.S complicity in the Saudi and UAE-led war in Yemen, to putting an end to endless war, we’ve been helping build more peaceful, progressive U.S. foreign policy for almost 20 years.
But who are we?
As individuals, we come from a wide variety of backgrounds — many of us come from outside DC, outside the world of legislation or politics, and many of us started outside of the realm of foreign policy. We are united by our progressive values, a drive to change the status quo, and an activist spirit that propels our work.
As a team, we know the importance of balancing our challenging work with humor, kindness, and a human-to-human connection with our teammates. We strive to create a sustainable work/life balance that values both the issues we work on and our whole lives. We’ve built a supportive team environment that includes flexible working hours, sustainable workloads, and ample time off. We aim to build each other up by giving and receiving both positive and constructive feedback with care. We work collaboratively and respect the leadership and expertise of everyone on our team.
Who Are Our Fellows?
We’re looking for new and aspiring progressive activists, organizers, and campaigners to help us build the future of U.S. foreign policy that we want to see. Our fellows know building the world we want means democratizing foreign policy by making it accessible and actionable to the broader public. And recognizing there are many ways to accomplish this, fellows are excited to bring their ideas and creative energy to our team to turn those ideas into actions.
Fellows are more than the sum of their work and expertise — they are heart-driven, positive, collaborative, fun, kind, and want to be part of a team and network that feels that way too. Our fellows are excited to be in community with our small team as we work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
Win Without War is part of a network composed of organizations representing a diverse and inclusive movement to radically shift U.S. foreign policy away from a violence-first approach. We want our team to include leaders at every level who recognize the communities and movements our policies impact and reflect the diversity of the United States. Communities disproportionately harmed by the militaristic nationalism driving U.S. foreign policy and underrepresented in the broader field of foreign policy – including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates – are strongly encouraged to apply. We can’t wait to hear from you!
The Digital Campaigns and Communications Fellow will work with our Digital Team to keep our activists, donors, and other stakeholders engaged and informed across multiple digital channels and platforms. This may include anything from supporting database updates and platform development, building and writing action alerts, or developing graphics and messaging for social media.
Fellows can expect to learn:
- The basics of planning and executing creative digital campaigns and escalations, and how to translate policy and advocacy asks for an online grassroots audience
- To conduct research on campaign targets, asks, and issues
- To support tracking social media, email, and website analytics to inform our work
- To draft, edit, and support quality control of content including grassroots campaign emails, social posts, messaging guides, and newsletters
- To support content publication and maintenance of social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) on a daily basis
- To create simple graphics, research and develop infographics, and, as necessary or skills allow, to support audio or video content
- To monitor the Win Without War organizational email inbox
- To work collaboratively across the team, which includes supporting other programmatic work as necessary
- To join and report back from coalition meetings to respond to urgent opportunities or crisis moments across the progressive movement
Fellows should have:
- An interest in a broad set of progressive foreign policy issues (global security, climate change, international development, human rights, migration, public health, etc.), key political actors/influencers, and movement partners
- An interest in/knowledge of digital communications strategies and technologies, particularly for grassroots audiences
- Impeccable communication, proofreading skills, and attention to detail
- The ability to work quickly, yet accurately, under tight deadlines
- Comfort taking initiative and working independently
- Excellent, adaptable writing skills in an organizational voice for varying audiences
- An understanding of social media management across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Experience with one or more of the following isn’t required, but is a plus:
- Social media management platforms (we use Agorapulse)
- Web design and content management, particularly WordPress
- Basic graphic design or video editing skills using Adobe, Canva, or Piktochart
- Google, Twitter, or Facebook Analytics
- CRMs or other databases (we use ActionKit)
- Publishing written content
- Knowledge of HTML, CSS, or SQL