Senior Associate, Office of the President

Location: New York City
Posted: August 2017
Priority Deadline: October 2 (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.

Summary of the Position:

    The Senior Associate, Office of the President (OOP) in this new role, ensures smooth and effective operations for the CEO & COO and is primarily responsible for running the CEO & COO’s daily operations, ensuring the CEO’s time is managed effectively, and that the CEO & COO are prepared for all internal and external meetings. The Senior Associate works closely with members of the senior team including communications and policy & advocacy, serving as a liaison for internal and external programmatic and operational projects. The Senior Associate works closely with and dual reports to both the CEO & COO.

Accountabilities:

Scheduling, Travel & Logistics:

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the CEO & COO, including the delivery of quality, high-level administrative support, specifically in regard to calendar management, travel arrangements, and meeting preparation/follow up.
  • Manage the CEO & COO’s calendar to reflect strategic priorities and help in effective management of their time toward achieving operational goals.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all internal/external scheduling requests.
  • Assume responsibility for the overall execution, planning, and related advance and logistics for the CEO’s travel schedule, across the U.S. and globally: organize trip planning calls with internal/external stakeholders, develop written, detailed schedules, confirm travel plans and appointments, manage all related transportation and lodging, and accompany as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain processes, templates, and formats related to scheduling, including request templates, event memos, and agendas.

Meeting Preparation & Support:

  • Ensure the CEO & COO are prepared for all internal and external meetings through oversight and organization of all briefing memos, remarks, and additional collateral, coordinating across departments, and anticipating needs and strategizing solutions.
  • Serve as liaison between the CEO and other departments, managing projects regarding the CEO’s external presence: attend meetings, develop agendas, record minutes, maintain records, monitor action items and follow-up.
  • Conduct subject matter research and compile background information on meeting participants.
  • Draft and file meeting notes, follow up correspondence, and key actions and ensure communication thereof with all relevant parties as appropriate.
  • Attend and provide appropriate support to the CEO as needed for meetings/conferences/events (travel may be required).

Communications:

  • Manage the CEO’s incoming email—prioritizing for attention and drafting responses as appropriate.
  • Manage information flow, ensuring follow up with and engagement of appropriate staff.
  • Consult with senior team on the CEO’s outreach (internal and external)—drafting correspondence and managing action steps as appropriate.
  • Assist the CEO & COO in the development of research, reports, presentations and publications as needed.
  • Draft informal talking points and liaison with the communications and policy & advocacy teams as appropriate related to talking points, speeches and other presentation needs.

Special Projects:

  • Board meeting preparation: edit and coordinate reports, assist with logistics, and other duties as needed.
  • Complete special projects as required.

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • Commitment to Women Deliver’s mission, purpose and values.
  • BA/BS required.
  • Minimum 5 years of related, progressively responsible work experience, including scheduling and travel management experience.
  • Experience in support of executive/senior managers faced with the challenge of prioritizing their time in a complex, faced-paced environment.
  • Must be highly organized, with a strong work ethic and attentive to detail.
  • Excellent presentation, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Experienced in project management and ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with frequently shifting priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Solutions-oriented approach with strong analytical/reasoning skills.
  • Professional and friendly demeanor and strong customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work proactively and independently, multi-task, and work under tight deadlines.
  • Dependability, diplomacy, and a sense of humor are necessary.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when needed.
  • Ability to see and understand the big picture and translate into a strategic schedule.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and adept in creating professional PowerPoint presentations.
  • Must be able eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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

SENIOR manager, Women Deliver 2019 conference

Location: New York City
Posted: October 2017
Priority Deadline: November 1, 2017 (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.

Summary of the Position:

The Senior Manager for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference will play a leading project manager role in convening diverse communities in an innovative and inspiring space for dialogue, evidence and solution sharing, accountability, and action in order to ignite collaboration and a bolder movement toward gender equality and improved health and wellbeing of girls and women. The Senior Manager will oversee the activities leading up to, during, and after the conference in Vancouver, Canada, 3-6 June 2019, on and off site.

The Senior Manager will demonstrate both exceptional project management skills, and the vision to motivate a team of experts to see the various elements of a three-day event as a cumulative whole with the potential to profoundly affect the global agenda and drive progress for girls and women. The Senior Manager must have the ability to challenge the “way we have always done it” as well as to learn from the lessons of the four previous Women Deliver Conferences, and brand.

The Senior Manager, Conference will serve in this capacity from Jan 2018 – September 2019. The Senior Manager will coordinate several consultants, part-time staff and full-time staff including leads for Plenary Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Virtual Conference, Sponsorship & Protocol and will be supported by an on-staff Senior Associate and work in partnership with the Event Director.

This is an opportunity to guide and inspire a dynamic group of consultants and staff to integrate the latest technologies with world class content to make the world’s largest conference on gender equality a global game changer.

Accountabilities:

  • Serve as project manager and point person for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference.
  • Create and foster a vision of the conference that connect the parts of the conference to ensure team members understand their role and their contribution to the whole conference.
  • Identify potential and/or planned areas of synergy or overlap within the conference program elements to achieve complementarity and consistency, rather than duplication, across program elements.
  • Manage up and across functional teams to achieve conference goals and objectives.
  • Manage consultant relationships and manage Women Deliver staff supporting plenary and concurrent programs.
  • Establish and manage process and milestone timelines.
  • Regularly communicate deadlines and interdependency to ensure established milestones are met and opportunities for innovation are seized.
  • Work closely with:
    • Event Director, who is in charge of the logistics of the venue and vendor contracts related to the conference center, hotels, registration and travel.
    • Finance Team and Event Director to track and manage conference budget.
    • Communications Team to develop integrated branding, collateral, templates, and plan for participant experience across program elements- including conference app and the innovative Virtual Conference.
    • Advocacy Team and digital consultant to implement an advocacy boot-camp and viewing meetings across the globe.
    • Protocol consultant to develop and approve plan for handling conference VIPs.
  • Keep apprised of:
    • Sponsorship and development activities to support the conference and provide support as needed.
    • Communications Advisory Committee activities.
  • Oversee and facilitate planning meetings of the high-level external conference advisory committee.
  • Assist in the convening of high level meetings with donors in support of this work – including materials and recommendations.
  • Serve as the liaison for host country activities with Canadian organizations.
  • Support the Advocacy Team in the convenings of the Ministers Forum and Private Sector Forum.
  • Support Youth Team in the youth pre-conference.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any problems and maintain team spirit despite tight deadlines.
  • Develop report findings and recommendations including contributing directly to report writing, publishing and outreach.
  • Contribute to Women Deliver’s organization-wide strategic planning efforts.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

    • BA/BS required; Master’s highly preferred.
    • 8-10 years of work experience, ideally with emphasis in global development in a project management, event management or high-level stakeholder role.
    • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently while meeting tight deadlines.
    • Demonstrated budget management and financial skills.
    • Ability to apply strategic and creative thinking, while being persistent, motivated, proactive, energetic, and detail-oriented.
    • Superb English language writing and editing skills; professional communication and presentation skills required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with diverse audiences, consultants, and organizations to ensure productive partnerships.
    • Ability to design and implement creative, analytical approaches to improve programs and projects, and to be flexible to change should these approaches need course correcting.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and adept in creating professional PowerPoint presentation.
    • Experience using project management online tools.
    • French language skills preferred.
    • Ability to travel as needed to/from conference host location.

    Must be able eligible to work in the United States, without sponsorship.


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

2017-2018 Internship Program

Location: New York City
Posted: July 2017
Priority Deadline: Rolling (see below for details)

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.

Internship Program Summary:

  • The Internship Program aligns with the academic calendar year beginning September, January or June for a period of 3-5 months; with the ability to extend as appropriate
  • Interns are expected to work 2 days a week in the Women Deliver office between 10-20 hours per week at a rate of $15.00 per hour
  • Women Deliver typically hosts a total of 3-6 interns per period across all program and functional teams and each are managed and mentored by an Associate or Senior Associate
  • Internship opportunities are available for all or some of the following departments each period:

Policy & Advocacy Intern:

  • Collects and synthesizes research for advocacy briefings and other materials.
  • Drafts and proofreads materials.
  • Assists with research and logistical tasks associated with the Deliver for Good Campaign, United Nations Events, and other events.
  • Supports the advocacy team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s networks, working groups, and speaking events.
  • Supports the advocacy and communication teams’ overall efforts, specifically contributing to writing, editing, and posting blogs, as well as developing and disseminating social media messages.
  • Special requirements: 1) Bachelor Degree preferred in policy, human rights, international relations or public health; and/or candidate of Master’s degree in these areas, 2) knowledge of advocacy and communications campaigns with emphasis in social media expertise.

Youth Engagement Intern:

  • Helps track and manage Young Leader’s advocacy efforts and requests for support.
  • Drafts and proofreads external (social media) and internal youth-related advocacy and communications materials.
  • Collects and synthesizes research on youth-specific topics pertinent to gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and meaningful youth engagement in order to develop internal memos, policy briefs, and talking points.
  • Assists with research and organizing participation associated with national, regional, and international events for Women Deliver youth team staff and youth representatives.
  • Supports the youth team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s youth networks, working groups, and speaking events as needed.
  • Special requirements: 1) Experience working with diverse cultures and/or youth -led or youth-serving projects preferred, 2) General knowledge of or specific interest in advocacy and communication campaigns

Communications (Digital or Design) Intern:

  • Draft, edit, and post content to the Women Deliver website.
  • Proofread editorial content, newsletters, press releases, reports, educational resources, and other publications.
  • Monitor news coverage and flag relevant stories in the gender equality, reproductive rights, and other related fields to share or comment on.
  • Assist in media list building, story development, and pitching.
  • Assist in upkeep of Women Deliver’s social media platforms, including drafting tweets, developing content calendars, and scheduling posts.
  • Special requirements: 1) Bachelor Degree preferred in communications, digital design or marketing, 2) experience with HMTL, email marketing and CMS systems – WordPress & Drupal a plus, 3) experience with social media & media management systems – Cision & Meltwater a plus, 4) proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator a plus

Internship Program Hiring Process & Timeline:

  • Application Materials:
    • Please include your cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample and 3 references (contact information only)
    • Please indicate clearly in the subject line and in your cover letter:
      • Application Period: September 2017, January 2018 or June 2018
      • Internship Position: 1st choice & 2nd choice (if applicable): Policy & Advocacy, Youth Engagement or Communications
    • Interview Process:
      • 15 min phone screen with Talent Advisor
      • 45 min panel interview via Skype with Intern Hiring Committee
      • 30 min in-person or Skype interview with Department Director
      • Reference Check
Internship Period
(dates may vary upon mutual agreement)
Applications Review & Interview Period Decisions Made & Communicated By
Fall: mid Sept – mid Dec 2017 August 2017 August 31, 2017
Winter/Spring: early Jan – late May 2018 November 2017 November 30, 2017
Summer: early June – mid Aug 2018 April 2018 April 30, 2018

Note: Internship applications are welcome anytime throughout the year however will only be evaluated and reviewed in August, November and April.  Due to the volume of applications Women Deliver will only contact qualified candidates.

General Qualifications for the Internship Program:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, candidate for Master’s Degree, a plus.
  • An understanding and/or demonstrated interest in gender equality and girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing – with a particular emphasis on the global maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights landscape.
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Open mind and good sense of humor, a collaborative team player, and ability to work well in a bustling high-energy open-space office.
  • Ability to work in the Women Deliver office 2 days per week (and develop a consistent and agreed upon schedule with Women Deliver).
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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

2017-2018 Internship Program

Location: New York City
Posted: July 2017
Priority Deadline: Rolling (see below for details)

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.

Internship Program Summary:

  • The Internship Program aligns with the academic calendar year beginning September, January or June for a period of 3-5 months; with the ability to extend as appropriate
  • Interns are expected to work 2 days a week in the Women Deliver office between 10-20 hours per week at a rate of $15.00 per hour
  • Women Deliver typically hosts a total of 3-6 interns per period across all program and functional teams and each are managed and mentored by an Associate or Senior Associate
  • Internship opportunities are available for all or some of the following departments each period:

Policy & Advocacy Intern:

  • Collects and synthesizes research for advocacy briefings and other materials.
  • Drafts and proofreads materials.
  • Assists with research and logistical tasks associated with the Deliver for Good Campaign, United Nations Events, and other events.
  • Supports the advocacy team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s networks, working groups, and speaking events.
  • Supports the advocacy and communication teams’ overall efforts, specifically contributing to writing, editing, and posting blogs, as well as developing and disseminating social media messages.
  • Special requirements: 1) Bachelor Degree preferred in policy, human rights, international relations or public health; and/or candidate of Master’s degree in these areas, 2) knowledge of advocacy and communications campaigns with emphasis in social media expertise.

Youth Engagement Intern:

  • Helps track and manage Young Leader’s advocacy efforts and requests for support.
  • Drafts and proofreads external (social media) and internal youth-related advocacy and communications materials.
  • Collects and synthesizes research on youth-specific topics pertinent to gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and meaningful youth engagement in order to develop internal memos, policy briefs, and talking points.
  • Assists with research and organizing participation associated with national, regional, and international events for Women Deliver youth team staff and youth representatives.
  • Supports the youth team as they represent and contribute to Women Deliver’s youth networks, working groups, and speaking events as needed.
  • Special requirements: 1) Experience working with diverse cultures and/or youth -led or youth-serving projects preferred, 2) General knowledge of or specific interest in advocacy and communication campaigns

Communications (Digital or Design) Intern:

  • Draft, edit, and post content to the Women Deliver website.
  • Proofread editorial content, newsletters, press releases, reports, educational resources, and other publications.
  • Monitor news coverage and flag relevant stories in the gender equality, reproductive rights, and other related fields to share or comment on.
  • Assist in media list building, story development, and pitching.
  • Assist in upkeep of Women Deliver’s social media platforms, including drafting tweets, developing content calendars, and scheduling posts.
  • Special requirements: 1) Bachelor Degree preferred in communications, digital design or marketing, 2) experience with HMTL, email marketing and CMS systems – WordPress & Drupal a plus, 3) experience with social media & media management systems – Cision & Meltwater a plus, 4) proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator a plus

Internship Program Hiring Process & Timeline:

  • Application Materials:
    • Please include your cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample and 3 references (contact information only)
    • Please indicate clearly in the subject line and in your cover letter:
      • Application Period: September 2017, January 2018 or June 2018
      • Internship Position: 1st choice & 2nd choice (if applicable): Policy & Advocacy, Youth Engagement or Communications
    • Interview Process:
      • 15 min phone screen with Talent Advisor
      • 45 min panel interview via Skype with Intern Hiring Committee
      • 30 min in-person or Skype interview with Department Director
      • Reference Check
Internship Period
(dates may vary upon mutual agreement)
Applications Review & Interview Period Decisions Made & Communicated By
Fall: mid Sept – mid Dec 2017 August 2017 August 31, 2017
Winter/Spring: early Jan – late May 2018 November 2017 November 30, 2017
Summer: early June – mid Aug 2018 April 2018 April 30, 2018

Note: Internship applications are welcome anytime throughout the year however will only be evaluated and reviewed in August, November and April.  Due to the volume of applications Women Deliver will only contact qualified candidates.

General Qualifications for the Internship Program:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, candidate for Master’s Degree, a plus.
  • An understanding and/or demonstrated interest in gender equality and girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing – with a particular emphasis on the global maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights landscape.
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Open mind and good sense of humor, a collaborative team player, and ability to work well in a bustling high-energy open-space office.
  • Ability to work in the Women Deliver office 2 days per week (and develop a consistent and agreed upon schedule with Women Deliver).
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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

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