Director of Communications

Location: New York City
Posted: March 2017
Priority Deadline: April 7 (applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress particularly in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The global advocacy organization, Women Deliver, seeks an outstanding Director of Communications to lead the organization into an ambitious period of growth. In this refreshed role, the Director of Communications will drive innovation in using communications to advocate and create change in our global community. The Director will grow, develop and sustain innovative communication platforms, partnerships and programmatic growth. As a member of the organization’s senior management team, the Director will bring exceptional leadership and strategic abilities, strong understanding of gender equality and global health within the global development sector, and a deep sense of respect for the power of communication and advocacy to advance the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. The Director will display excellent emotional intelligence and will have senior-level experience, which will be used to skillfully develop an innovative new communications strategy for Women Deliver, and manage the implementation of it, while also managing and mentoring the communications team.

The Director is responsible for proactively developing, implementing, and leading Women Deliver’s strategic communication planning, media work, public relations, digital assets, social media presence, and communications materials for use in fundraising- as well as building, in collaboration with the senior management team, new communication contacts and programs to advance Women Deliver’s mission. While reporting to the COO, the Director will work closely with the CEO/President providing continual strategic communications counsel with particular emphasis on setting priorities.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a high quality integrated communications strategy that conveys, promotes, and positions the issues and Women Deliver’s mission, programmatic areas, advocacy goals and core messages; guided by this strategy, partner with the CEO/President and senior management team on innovative communications plans or sub-strategies for specific events, platforms and initiatives.
  • Proactively identify opportunities, key external events, and priority issues for the organization’s overall communications and media, including fundraising for new initiatives, and coordinating campaigns.
  • Cultivate a communications culture internally which promotes strategic thinking using evidence based strategies and advocacy.
  • Oversee, manage and mentor a growing team of communications professionals currently including 3 FTEs, interns, communications consultants and vendors.
  • Represent Women Deliver in some partnerships and at external meetings and events, including giving speeches and presentations at key conferences where relevant.
  • Ensure consistent messaging and branding across communication platforms and programs.
  • Promote and uphold Women Deliver’s brand; partner with other senior managers to coordinate communication outreach; manage and produce media, communication and fundraising materials, presentations, and digital outreach efforts.
  • Enhance Women Deliver’s digital presence and innovative communication to reach key audiences and advance the issues and mission of the organization.
  • Lead and develop new communication initiatives and tools; oversee the ongoing renewal and update of the organization’s website, newsletters, social media platforms, and other commercial vehicles.
  • Measure and analyze the use and effectiveness of communication tools and efforts, to optimize results.
  • Manage vendor relationships, including writers, designers, researchers, printers, photographers, producers, videographers, illustrators, and media relations.

Qualifications, Skills, and, Education, and Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 8 years or more of cumulative work experience in positions of increasing responsibility in communications and media relations.
  • Staff and program management experience required.
  • Strong understanding of and connections in the field of global health, global development and/or gender equality, a must; issue knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, a plus.
  • Strong understanding of advocacy, particularly at the global level.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven success in developing and executing communication strategies and campaigns.
  • Must be an experienced manager capable of providing guidance, coaching and feedback to staff.
  • Strong understanding of communications, marketing, social media platforms, and tracking technologies.
  • Solid understanding of how to analyze campaign effectiveness and adapt campaigns to achieve goals.
  • Experience with public speaking and the ability to represent the organization in a variety of settings, including media.
  • A truly collaborative personality with the ability to work cross functionally and articulate a point of view.
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication, presentation, and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Hands-on, positive, can-do attitude.
  • Passion for Women Deliver’s mission.
  • Ability to travel approximately 25%.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working in a developing country context, a plus.
  • Comfort in working across time zones using video technology as a primary communications tool.
  • Ability to work in United States without sponsorship.

To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

Advisor, Human Capital & Talent (Consultant)

Location: New York City
Posted: March 2017
Job Type: Consultant
Priority Deadline: April 30

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress particularly in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Women Deliver seeks a consultant to support its Human Capital & Talent work and to serve as a key partner cultivating and delivering a high touch and amazing experience for potential candidates, staff and alumni at Women Deliver. The Consultant serving in the capacity of Advisor, Human Capital & Talent will report to the Chief Operating Officer and partner with leadership in order to foster the development of staff and talent from diverse professional environments including sexual and reproductive health and rights, global health and development, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, communications and beyond, with gender equality as a cross-cutting focus.

Women Deliver is poised to grow. The consultant will help prepare Women Deliver for this growth by enhancing and/or creating key initiatives to engender an organizational culture that embraces change and both attracts and grows talent, including performance management, professional development, review cycle, employee engagement, HR best practices and policies as well as talent management and recruiting.

This role is ideal for a consulting professional who is looking to build a collaborative client relationship including less than 20 weekly and scheduled office hours as well as remote and project based work. The consultant will be paid monthly at an agreed upon hourly rate.

Consulting Role:

  • Talent Management – oversee the design and execution of our Talent Strategy including management of our talent acquisition process from beginning to end to drive quality hires at all levels
  • Create and implement a sourcing strategy to meet expanded staffing needs for 2017 and beyond (up to 7 hires in Year 1)
  • Ensure best practices are utilized from job descriptions, to interview process and questions, to references, and offers for each hire, and build staff understanding and uptake of these; manage contracting of temporary support.
  • Maintain and grow relationships to enhance the pipeline of talent including collaborating with peer organizations, colleges and universities and leaders in the field
  • Professional & Staff Development – oversee the design and execution of our Professional & Staff Development Strategy ensuring that our staff are building their skills and are growing and thriving
  • Support staff to implement the recently refreshed performance appraisal process and create an associated process for yearly reviews, promotions and merit increases
  • Partner with leadership in the creation of development and career pathways at the organization and employee level which incorporate the future growth of the organization
  • Human Resource Administration – oversee and ensure that the organization continues to utilize best practices in the field of human resources, meet key compliance, regulatory and policy regulations related to HR and oversee the direct management of the benefits and compensation program
  • Serve as an HR business partner on matters related to personnel policies, benefits, compensation and support
  • Develop and administer policies and procedures in partnership with outside employment counsel to ensure compliance with New York State and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Coach and train managers related to employee relations issues, including onboarding
  • Refresh and maintain HR systems including policy/handbook, job descriptions and research HR and ATS options that align with the organization’s size and budget

Consulting Profile:

  • Minimum of 6-8 years of relevant work or consulting experience recruiting talented people and developing effective programs to support them, ideally in a global organization that is entrepreneurial, mission based and fast moving
  • Experience in talent acquisition and general management, including creation of development and career pathways, in a high growth or start up setting
  • Excellent people and communications skills and have a strong presence in order to represent the organization and interact with all levels of candidates
  • Collaborative and creative approach, proactive, positive outlook and enjoys supporting and working in small teams
  • Dedicated to working within the global health and development and advocacy sector with a focus on gender equality; prior experience and professional networks in these sectors are preferred
  • Discretion and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Experience in New York State and federal employment law compliance is a plus
  • Experience in compensation and benefits, benchmarking process is preferred
  • Experience in using Human Resource Enterprise software and Applicant Tracking software is preferred

To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

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