June 1, 2023

Managing Director

Location: Remote (anywhere in the world, ability to work fully remotely)

Fix the Status Quo is an innovative startup that is passionate about driving radical change in society. Our vision is to create a progressive, feminist, anti-racist, and sustainable world. We have developed a powerful opensource online campaigning tool called Proca, which aims to make online activism easier and more impactful. Since we started 3 years ago, we have empowered more than 350 progressive organisations to drive real-world impact and foster a diverse online community of change-makers, who took more than 5 million online actions in 40 languages.

About the Role

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Managing Director to join our team and help lead Fix the Status Quo to new heights. As our Managing Director, you will collaborate closely with Xavier, our current Director and co-founder, to co-create the long-term vision of the company. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring the financial feasibility and operational success of our organization, overseeing day-to-day operations and a small multicultural team, and fostering strong relationships with clients and contractors. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference in society by driving progressive change through technology-enabled campaigns.

A Day in the Life of a Managing Director

Your day begins with a short stand up with your team on Zoom. You agree on the priorities for the day and week, divide tasks and focus on removing blockers. After the stand up, you take an hour to prepare for a meeting with the company founder and a prospective funder, during which you give a short presentation about Proca and its community of NGOs. Later, you check on the budget, exchange emails with the accountant to ensure all invoices are issued on time, and have a quick chat with our legal counsel about a new contract we’re about to sign with a new big client. After lunch, you check on the progress of ongoing projects, and chat on Signal to the coordinator of a coalition campaign that’s about to launch using Proca, to ensure alignment on timelines and deliverables. In the afternoon you might join another quick zoom meeting with a colleague to discuss a prospective campaign and feature development, or send a progress update to a large client.


  • Co-lead the company alongside the founder, and contribute to shaping the overall strategic direction and vision of Fix the Status Quo.
  • Collaborate with the founder to ensure financial feasibility and sustainable growth of the company.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including project management, team coordination, and client communications.
  • Support the prioritization of work, ensuring efficient project execution and delivery.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with clients, contractors, and external stakeholders.
  • Drive fundraising efforts to secure resources for the company’s growth and initiatives.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment that promotes teamwork, innovation, and continuous learning.
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and creativity to overcome challenges and seize opportunities.
  • Provide oversight of budgets and financial performance to ensure sound financial management.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proven experience in management, campaigning for change, business or organisational development strategy, and operational leadership.
  • Demonstrated success in getting projects off the ground and delivering impactful results.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with diverse teams and clients.
  • Familiarity with the NGO sector and a passion for driving progressive social change.
  • Strong fundraising capabilities and experience securing financial resources.
  • Project management expertise, including the ability to oversee multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Comfortable with technology and ability to grasp software development concepts (coding skills not required).
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively in a remote work environment.

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of online campaigning tools and experience in the field of activism is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required, and proficiency in other languages is a plus.

If you are an ambitious and driven professional with a strong commitment to social change, we invite you to join our team and help shape the future of Fix the Status Quo. 

Starting date: ASAP 

Compensation: salary (based on location and equity 30k – 60k) and equity (3% – 20%)

Open to 4 or 5 days work week.

We are an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from people from all walks of life, all identities and experiences.


Please send an email to director {at} fixthestatusquo {dot} org with a link to your linkedin profile and some introduction on why you think you’d be a good fit. Don’t hesitate to contact us to have some example of campaigns we ran or any other question.

Please don’t send a traditional cover letter, we know chatGPT is good at writing them, but it doesn’t mean they represent your motivation or experience well.