Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for a research director to join our fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive.
Why you’ll love coming to work every day
You’ll help change the world. We’re not kidding. You’ll be joining a team that’s not satisfied with the world as it is -- and has a vision for how it should be. Add a 40-year track record of winning campaigns and ambitious plans to win even bigger, and you’ve got a powerful force to be reckoned with.
You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of seasoned, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.
You’ll be a part of fearless and winning campaigns. When you’re in the business of ending corporate abuses, you can’t be afraid to name names and stand your ground. For 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, Dow Chemical, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.
You’ll be trusted and relied upon to operate at a high level of responsibility. You will take on big responsibilities from the start. You’ll thrive here if you’re ready to take on more as you learn and grow. We pay lots of attention to growing staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you be the best you can be.
You’ll be part of an organization committed to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression. We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of those who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: women, people of color, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ folks around the world. Our unique culture has been fostered by a long history of women at the helm. We know we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together.
What you’ll do
Corporate Accountability’s meticulous campaign development and strategic corporate research have been key to guiding the vision and overall success of our campaigns and organization for the last 40 years. Your job will be to lead the research team -- and the organization -- to be ever bolder and smarter, breaking new ground on our strategic campaigns. You’ll navigate the ever-changing conditions of a corporate campaign while keeping a close eye on accuracy in our communications. Your success in this role will ensure that we are implementing the smartest strategies and tactics to tackle some of today’s most pressing issues. Whether it’s the fossil fuel industry funding front groups to block climate justice or the water industry’s back-room dealing to privatize public water, you’ll confront corporations’ obfuscation and manipulation head on.
You’ll be leading and working with a passionate team of researchers and organizers. You’ll direct the research and play a lead role in campaign development that breaks new ground in our corporate campaigns and keeps our tactics on track. You’ll ensure our publications are fact checked with the same fine eye for detail. You’ll draw on -- and build -- Corporate Accountability’s deep, decades-long relationships with people and institutions around the world. You’ll partner with grassroots movement leaders in the Global South, U.N. bodies like the World Health Organization, government officials, academic experts, and more to make impossible wins possible. And you’ll work closely with a cross-unit team to advance the strategies and tactics that transform the way corporations operate, making them answer to people, not the other way around.
Who you are
What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day
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Location: Campaign Headquarters in downtown Boston, MA.
To apply: Visit www.corporateaccountability.org/employment-opportunities. Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter, a short writing sample, and a list of three to five references. Please include where you heard about the position.
Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around -- a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.
Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Join more than 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in this dynamic organization with a powerful network of members and allies around the world.