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Care2 is the largest community for good, with more than 27 million members. People are making world-changing impact with Care2, starting petitions and supporting each other’s campaigns – from cracking down on ivory sales on ebay, to overcoming discriminatory school policies, to finding justice for acts of animal abuse. Extraordinary things happen when people who care take action together.

We have openings in our Redwood City, CA headquarters (or other offices if noted) for the following positions:


Paid Acquisition Coordinator – Redwood City, CA

Care2 is seeking a dynamic leader to aggressively drive unprecedented growth in traffic and conversions. Applicants should have a passion for digital media, analytics and optimization, as well as Care2′s socially responsible mission.

We are looking for a data driven individual who is passionate about performance media to join our growing team. The Paid Acquisition Coordinator will be responsible for driving growth through a variety of digital platforms with a focus on optimizing acquisition metrics such as conversion rates, cost per acquisition (CPA), and ROI by channel and media campaign. In this role you’ll drive the online marketing strategy while executing and optimizing platforms including, but not limited to Google AdWords, Bing, and Facebook.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Aggressively increase traffic and conversions by optimizing all channels including search, advertising, retargeting, social media marketing and traffic partnerships.
  • Track performance using Google Adwords and Analytics, and A/B testing to grow reach, engagement, and conversions.
  • Work with performance data to compile and analyze metrics, make decisions and optimize campaign performance and balance.
  • Manage SEM and search marketing consultants.

Skills, Knowledge, & Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in digital media, marketing, or technology. Experience with SEM, SEO, PPC, and media buying.
  • Experience with marketing and conversions from mobile.
  • Experience optimizing advertising spend across all channels.
  • Successful track record of utilizing analytical tools to track and optimize conversion rates.
  • Effective communication, negotiation, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in high-pressure situations.
  • Brings prioritization skills, technical knowledge, and intense creativity together to achieve goals and solve complex problems on the cheap.
  • A keen understanding of Care2′s niche in the media landscape.

About Care2

Care2 is the largest community for good, with more than 25 million members. People are making world-changing impact with Care2, starting petitions and supporting each other’s campaigns – from cracking down on ivory sales on ebay, to overcoming discriminatory school policies, to finding justice for acts of animal abuse. Extraordinary things happen when people who care take action together.

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to marketing_resume@care2team.com and specify “Paid Acquisition Coordinator” in the subject line. Care2 is an equal opportunity employer. This position is based in Redwood City, California. Competitive salary, excellent medical and dental benefits, 401k, paid personal time, weekly catered team lunches.


Online Campaigns Associate – Redwood City, CA

Care2.com is looking for an Online Campaigns Associate who will work with other Care2 campaign staff to craft successful online campaigns for leading nonprofits targeting Care2 web visitors and e-newsletter subscribers with the aim of increasing membership, raising money and driving community participation.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Is a strong copywriter
  • Has solid analytical skills
  • Is passionate about progressive causes (environment, animal welfare, human rights, etc.)
  • Is comfortable balancing competing deadlines and demands

The candidate is equally adept at planning and creating persuasive email messages to engage Care2′s members – often in response to fast-changing current events – and at using spreadsheets and other databases to test, analyze and optimize an email campaign’s response. The Online Campaigns Associate will be comfortable with segmenting and testing campaigns angles and messages.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Research, write, edit and test campaign creative and email newsletters, in consultation with teammates and Care2′s nonprofit clients
  • Launch campaigns, then track, analyze and report results for Care2 and clients (rate of opens, click-throughs and overall response)
  • Interact by telephone, email, and in meetings with broad array of nonprofit organizations
  • Assist Care2 campaigns team with weekly data management for clients
  • Effectively utilize Care2′s inventory of emails and website placements to promote client campaigns
  • Any other special projects/tasks, as assigned.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Superb writing skills
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, the nonprofit sector is a plus
  • Excellent people skills
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent listening and communications skills to interact effectively with teammates, clients and others
  • Strong work ethic and desire to work collaboratively
  • An interest in, and passion for, progressive social issues and the environment
  • Ability to work quickly under pressure and multi-task
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to help drive projects to completion
  • Demonstrated skills in using Excel and/or in managing quantitative data
  • HTML and web graphics skills (e.g. Adobe Photoshop)
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Political Science, International Relations or a related field is preferred.

With more than 27 million members, Care2 is the world’s largest community for good. Thousands of new members join Care2 every day, attracted by our progressive values and commitment to advancing social justice, protecting our planet and leading healthier lives. Care2′s team lives its mission, knowing at the end of the day that we have done a little more to help the world become a better place. Care2 is a certified B Corporation, meeting comprehensive and transparent social and environmental standards, to use the power of business as a force for good.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter, a brief writing sample and resume to campaigns_associate@care2team.com and specify “Online Campaigns Associate” in the subject line. Care2 is an equal opportunity employer. This position is based in Redwood City, California. Competitive salary, excellent medical and dental benefits, 401k, and paid personal time.


Care2 PHP Software Engineer / DBA

Care2.com is seeking an exceptional high level PHP engineer to positively impact the world around us on daily basis.

The right candidate will have 7+ years of LAMP environment experience developing and maintaining complex websites and backend tools as well as a strong mid-level set of skills and expertise in MariaDB/mySQL administration. Our needs are primarily for a PHP developer who can provide us with about occasional DBA engagement as needed. The right candidate will have hands on experience as a key contributor to the growth and evolution of technologies and systems authored in PHP/mySQL. In addition to PHP and mySQL skills, experience with Redis and ElasticSearch will be key in our effort to build out a scalable infrastructure. We are not looking for somebody to maintain the status quo. We need your skills to help us reshape and improve our systems using industry best practices.

Engineering Responsibilities:

  • Develop PHP/MySQL code to meet the continued business needs of new site features and refinement of existing functionality.)
  • Define and contribute to the creation and maintenance of internal systems supporting the company’s various departments
  • Identifying and rectifying coding issues as bugs in new or existing tools surface.
  • Contribute to architecture direction and discussions, and assist in the progressive evolution of our existing code base.

DBA Responsibilities:

  • MariaDb/Mysql backup, restoration, and optimization
  • Database design, installation and maintenance of constraints
  • Administration of database objects including tables, clusters, indexes, views, sequences, packages, etc.

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of ongoing daily engineering experience working with PHP and MySQL.
  • 2+ years of mid-level experience administrating MariaDB or mySQL databases
  • Work experience developing software in a business environment, preferably with Linux/UNIX/Apache.
  • Database, application architecture and software systems design experience.
  • Comfortable functioning as an architect as well as contributing as an engineer.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, a firm grasp on algorithms, and able to find and implement simple, modular, scalable solutions.
  • Engineering experience managing WordPress as a CMS.

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid vacation and personal time
  • Generous training/continuing-education opportunities
  • Full medical/dental/vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Extensive training and opportunities for career growth
  • Fast-moving, start-up work environment, with significant opportunities for advancement
  • Weekly catered team lunches

To apply, send your resume and a brief cover letter to phpposition072014@care2team.com.

Care2 (www.care2.com) is the largest and fastest-growing online social network of “do gooders” who take action every day to make a better world. Founded in 1998, Care2 has grown to 25 million members, with a monthly unique audience of more than 11 million people, and is consistently ranked by Quantcast among the top 200 U.S. web networks by traffic. Nearly 10,000 new members join Care2 every day, attracted by countless opportunities to discover, share and take action. Care2′s members tend to be well-educated women between the ages of 25 and 60 (average age is 39), with strong “green” values and a desire to support social justice, save the environment, protect animals and live healthier, more sustainable lives. For more than 700 leading nonprofit organizations, Care2 has become a preferred source for recruiting new members, supporters and donors online. A rising number of these nonprofits have made Care2 a central component of their strategy to attract new grassroots donors and win major advocacy victories. Care2 has also significantly extended the reach and impact of its clients’ campaigns by creating the Care2 Take Action Platform, a vertical ad network of about 130 partner websites — including Grist, Mother Jones, AlterNet, TreeHugger, MTV, Ms. Magazine, eNature.com, CafeMom, Woman’s Health, Prevention, LinkTV, DailyKos, Talking Points Memo, Wonkette and many others — that promote Care2 campaigns via a widget and email placements to a combined 100 million additional civic-minded people who are similar to Care2′s own millions of members.


Care2 Editorial Intern for Healthy Living and Causes

Care2.com is recruiting a paid editorial intern to work with Care2′s Healthy Living and Causes channels.

The ideal candidate is a strong writer who understands current online content trends and is passionate about holistic health, animal welfare, progressive causes and sustainable living.

We’re looking for someone who…

  • Has a creative, engaging and insightful writing and editing style;
  • Has a keen understanding of the diverse range of topics covered on both Care2′s Causes and Healthy Living channels (health, animals, sustainable living);
  • Can not only find meaningful stories, videos, photos and infographics for our readers, but can also package them in interesting and easily digestible ways;
  • Is active on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, etc.

As a Care2 Editorial intern, you will:

  • Aggregate a steady stream of interesting content and package it for promotion in a way that generates interest and buzz;
  • Write compelling copy to accompany infographics, videos and news stories;
  • Upload content daily into our CMS, WordPress;
  • Optimize articles and their images, headlines and ledes;
  • Monitor all forms of media (print, TV, digital, blogs and social), hunting for exclusive news reports, compelling health/animal stories and/or trending content that will drive traffic;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in the web publishing process — from editing to marketing.

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Knowledge of social networks and social media tools including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, StumbleUpon, Tumblr and Reddit;
  • Proficiency in basic HTML and web graphics production using Adobe Photoshop (or a similar program);
  • Knowledge of basic office programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Enthusiasm for Care2′s mission.

We are looking for someone near Asheville, North Carolina (to telecommute) or near Redwood City, California (to work at our main office). Dates of the internships are flexible and preference will be given to candidates who are available to work 40 hours a week (full-time). The internship pays $15 per hour.

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and 3 writing samples to editorial@care2team.com. Bonus points for including Twitter and/or Facebook messaging with sample.

About Care2

With more than 27 million members, Care2 is the Internet’s largest social network for people who want to make a difference. Thousands of new members join Care2 every day, attracted by our progressive values and commitment to advancing social justice, protecting our planet and leading healthier lives. Our mission is to empower Care2 members to take action so that they can help “make a difference.” We achieve this mission with action-oriented tools and content on Care2.com and ThePetitionSite.com, enabling our members to rapidly pool their resources and produce lasting change. Care2 powers its members’ activism via cause-driven education, activism and fundraising campaigns that benefit more than 500 of the world’s best-known nonprofit organizations. Care2′s team lives its mission, knowing at the end of the day that we have done a little more to help the world become a better place. Care2 is a certified B Corporation, meeting comprehensive and transparent social and environmental standards, to use the power of business as a force for good.

Care2 is an equal opportunity employer.