Most companies “hire.” At Preemptive Love, we do more than that. We recruit. Not just for a job. For a movement.
We get paid, sure, but our team is galvanized around more than a paycheck. We work long. We work hard. We work passionately. We work alongside our families and bring our families along in our work. We work remotely, in the cloud, and we travel the world—going where no one else will go, to love the people no one else will love.
And while we have the joy and honor of feeding people on the frontlines of conflict and disaster, providing medical care to those who narrowly survived being bombed, and empowering refugees families back to life by creating jobs and launching new businesses—the greatest thing we do is push back against the fear that pits us against each other and causes all this violence in the first place.
Ultimately, we’re not in the emergency aid “business.” We’re not in the empowerment “business.”
We’re in the people transformation business.
We press into pain. We push into hard places—even when that journey is primarily inward, even when it’s mostly about us crossing the borders we’ve made in our own hearts that keep us separated from one another.
Our work is about unmaking violence. It’s about the kind of life that comes on the other side of death. It’s about building The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible.
And that work… it’s a long slog.
It takes more than passion. It takes more than a huge exertion of effort, more than self-discipline. It takes all these things, yes. But the change we long for takes endurance, grit, stamina, persistence.
We don’t buzz about from thing to thing, chasing shiny objects. We’re focused on this idea we call preemptive love—because it takes a lifetime to master.
We’re recruiting people who have the grit, endurance, and stamina to walk this road. People who choose to do hard things, intensely, over a long period of time, even when all evidence seems to scream in contradiction.
We’re recruiting people who have a bias for action. People who experiment and debate—but above all, people who listen obsessively to those on the frontlines. To those we serve, to donors and members of our Preemptive Love community, and to each other.
When children are suffocating on the poisonous gas of a chemical strike, when women and men lose everything to violence, when families are besieged by war with no way out—we love anyway.
When our own communities are pulled apart by fear and division, when black lives aren’t sacred, when the lives of the police who protect and serve aren’t sacred, when gay lives aren’t sacred, when Muslim and Christian and Yazidi lives aren’t sacred, when liberal lives and conservative lives aren’t sacred—we love anyway.
When it all seems to be unraveling around us and we’d rather walk away and take a job that numbs us to the pain—we love anyway.
If you’re already on a long walk in the same direction, looking for a community that refuses to see the scary things of this world as enemies to be fought or feared, but rather as people to be loved—and if you think you’ve got the character and skills to join our community—we’d love to hear from you.