- Bachelor's degree
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills
- High level of comfort with technology, including competence with Microsoft Office and social media.
- Ability to work well independently and with others in a small office environment.
- Support for abolition of the death penalty.
- Familiarity with fundraising databases and CRM databases.
- Written and verbal fluency in Spanish.
- Experience creating WordPress sites, with knowledge of and aptitude for using themes, plugins, and widgets.
- Intermediate to advanced computer, graphic design, and video production skills, particularly with Photoshop, Illustrator, data visualization tools, HTML and CSS coding, and video editing software like iMovie or Final Cut Pro.
- Demonstrated aptitude with digital organizing skills, including content creation and placement, use of petition sites like Care2 and MoveOn, inbound marketing principals, and targeted online advertisements (Facebook, AdWords).
- Familiarity with the laws and agencies that govern California's criminal justice system.
- Experience with the ballot initiative process in California.
About Death Penalty Focus and Taxpayers for Sentencing Reform
With more than 100,000 supporters, Death Penalty Focus is one of the world's largest nonprofit organizations solely dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment, primarily through public education, grassroots and online organizing, original research, and outreach to local, state, and national leaders. The annual organizational budget is between $500,000 and $1,000,000, and there are currently 5 full time staff members, along with 34 working board members, and numerous consultants, volunteers, and interns. Our office is in downtown San Francisco. More info at deathpenalty.org.
In September, 2015, DPF's longtime president, Mike Farrell, took a leave of absence from the organization in order to file a ballot initiative seeking to repeal California's death penalty, and in order to lead its political campaign. Death Penalty Focus supports the work of his 501(c)4 organization, Taxpayers for Sentencing Reform, and seeks to educate the public so that we can achieve our mutual goal of abolition of the death penalty.