Director of Strategic Communication

Location: New York City
Posted: November 2016

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 in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The global advocacy organization, Women Deliver, seeks an outstanding Director of Strategic Communications to lead the organization into an ambitious period of communication and advocacy outreach, creation of innovative communication platforms, and programmatic growth. The Director of Strategic Communications 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. S/he 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, as well as the communications team. The Director of Strategic Communication is responsible for developing, implementing, and leading Women Deliver’s strategic communication planning, media work, public relations, digital assets and social media presence, as well as building new communication contacts and programs to advance Women Deliver’s mission. While reporting to the COO, the Director of Strategic Communication will work closely with the CEO/President on tone and priorities.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop, implement and lead 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.
  • Enhance Women Deliver’s digital presence and innovative communication to advance the issues and mission of the organization.
  • Ensure consistent messaging and branding across communication platforms and programs.
  • Promote Women Deliver’s brand; partner with other senior managers to coordinate media outreach; manage and produce media and communication materials, presentations, and digital outreach efforts.
  • Lead and develop new communication initiatives and tools; oversee the ongoing renewal and update of the organization’s website and social media platforms.
  • Proactively identify opportunities, key external events, and priority issues for the organization’s overall communications, media and advocacy positioning for the organization, including fundraising for new initiatives, and coordinating campaigns.
  • Measure and analyze use and effectiveness of communication tools and efforts, to optimize results.
  • Advise the leadership on communication related issues.
  • Represent Women Deliver in partnerships and at external meetings and events, including giving speeches and presentations at key conferences where relevant.
  • Oversee and manage a team of communication professionals. Manage vendor relationships, including writers, designers, researchers, printers, photographers, producers, videographers, illustrators, and media relations.

 

Qualifications, Skills, and, Education, and Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 10 years in fields of communications and digital media/technology.
  • Minimum of 3 years of managing a team
  • Demonstrated experience and proven success in developing and executing communication strategies and campaigns.
  • Strong understanding of communications, marketing, and dissemination systems/technologies, social media platforms, and tracking technologies.
  • Solid understanding of how to analyze campaign effectiveness and adapt campaigns to achieve goals.
  • Master’s Degree in Communications or related field.
  • 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.
  • Strong understanding of and connections in the field of global health and/or gender equality, a must; issue knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, a plus.
  • Strong understanding of advocacy, particularly at the global level.
  • Hands-on, positive, can-do attitude.
  • Passion for Women Deliver’s mission.
  • Ability to travel approximately 25%.
  • Design, video production, and editing skills, a plus.
  • Experience working in a developing country context, a plus.
  • Ability to work in United States without sponsorship.

How to Apply


If interested, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Linda Stone, lstone@womendeliver.org


 

Advocacy and Policy Intern

Location: New York City
Posted: December 2016
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 in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Women Deliver has an immediate opening for a paid part-time, Advocacy and Policy Intern. The internship begins January, 2017 and runs through May, 2017 with the possibility of an extension. This part-time internship will require 2-3 days of work per week. The internship reports to the Senior Associate and Associate of Policy and Advocacy and will work closely with other members of the Women Deliver Team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Collect and synthesize research for advocacy briefings and other materials (including desk research from peer-reviewed sources, grey literature, and other organizational publications).

     

    • Assist with research and logistical tasks associated with the Deliver for Good Campaign, United Nations Events, and other events as required.
    • Support the advocacy team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s networks, working groups, and speaking events as needed.
    • Lead and develop new communication initiatives and tools; oversee the ongoing renewal and update of the organization’s website and social media platforms.
    • Support the advocacy and communication teams’ overall efforts, specifically contributing to writing, editing, and posting blogs and developing and disseminating social media messages.
    • Measure and analyze use and effectiveness of communication tools and efforts, to optimize results.
    • Advise the leadership on communication related issues.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

     

     

    Qualifications, Skills, and, Education, and Knowledge:

    • BA/BS, required in related field, such as policy, human rights, international relations, public health, or other. Candidate for Master’s Degree, a plus.
    • An understanding and appreciation of global advocacy efforts and policy matters as related to gender equality; global health; maternal health; and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
    • General knowledge of advocacy and communications campaigns and experience in using social media.
    • Demonstrated research, organizational, and oral/written communication skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Good sense of humor and ability to work well in a bustling high-energy open-space office.
    • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship.

    How to Apply


    If interested, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Linda Stone, lstone@womendeliver.org


     

    Youth Program Intern

    Location: New York City
    Posted: December 2016
    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 in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

    Women Deliver has an immediate opening for a paid part-time Youth Program Intern. The internship begins in January, 2017 and runs through May, 2017 with the possibility of an extension. This internship will require between 10-15 hours per week and reports to the Senior Manager of the Youth Program and Advocacy, working closely with other members of the Women Deliver Team.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Assist in implementing Women Deliver’s recruitment strategy for the next cohort of Young Leaders.
    • Help track and manage Young Leader’s advocacy efforts and requests for support.
    • Draft and proofread materials, including, but not limited to, contents for the Youth Deliver newsletter, articles and stories for the Women Deliver website, conference abstract submissions, toolkits, etc.
    • Assist with research and logistical tasks associated with national, regional, and international events for Women Deliver youth team staff and youth representatives’ participation.
    • Support the youth team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s youth networks, working groups, and speaking events as needed.
    • Assist in other tasks as needed.

     

    Qualifications, Skills, and, Education, and Knowledge:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required, candidate for Master’s Degree, a plus.
    • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
    • An understanding of the global maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights landscape.
    • General knowledge in advocacy and communications campaigns, and using new media.
    • Experience with working with diverse cultures and/or youth-led or youth-serving projects, a plus.
    • Open mind and good sense of humor, a collaborative team player, and ability to work well in a bustling high-energy open-space office.
    • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship.

    How to Apply


    If interested, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Linda Stone, lstone@womendeliver.org

    Women Deliver is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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