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


 

Finance Associate

Location: New York City
Posted: January 2017

As a leading, global advocate for girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. We build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication, and action that spark political commitment and investment in girls and women.

Women Deliver has an immediate opening for a Finance Associate. This full time position reports to the Senior Manager, Finance and Administration and provides support to the entire office on financial, payroll and outside financial and bookkeeping services.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

      • Oversees all financial statements to identify and resolve any inconsistencies. Produces financial statements as well as ad hoc financial reports.
      • Compiles Chart of Accounts and Class list.
      • Reconciles bank accounts, checking, money market and investment/brokerage and monitors all for accuracy of data.
      • Generates credit card reconciliations.
      • Compiles monthly and annual closing entries for review and finalization by Senior Manager, Finance.
      • Generates all journal entries on timely basis.
      • Reviews general ledger prior to review by Senior Manager on a bi-weekly basis to ensure proper posting.
      • Administers Grant Management with cover page and aligns with contract and generates journal entries.
      • Supports preparation of balance sheet and statement of activities on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
      • Supports cash flow forecasting.
      • Generates and reviews Profit and Loss report on a monthly basis.
      • Supports generation of Profit and Loss by Grants and monitors all transactions are within the budget of donor requirements.
      • Supports preparation of interim and annual financial reports for all donors.
      • Generates Accounts Receivable schedule and Schedule of Net Assets on a monthly basis.
      • Analyzes balance sheet with Trial Balance to ensure data is correct.
      • Monitors Accounts Payable and Receivable, reporting changes to Senior Manager, Finance and Administration.
      • Converts foreign currency for budgets.
      • Analyzes and monitors interim expense reports to ensure all expenditures are within budget.
      • Executes wire and bank transfers.
      • Reviews financial reports to special projects (Film Festival),
      • Maintains and monitors Petty Cash.
      • Generates American Express allocation reports to accurately code and enter data on a monthly basis.
      • Processes A/P, A/R, C/R, GL and GL class coding. Processes A/P and weekly disbursements.
      • Processes expense reports for employees and consultants.
      • Reviews vendor invoices and contracts to ensure proper billing.
      • Processes all cash receipts, incoming wires and maintains check log.
      • Process bi-weekly payroll and quarterly payroll reports. Processes monthly 403B contributions and flex benefits.
      • Reviews W-2’s and distributes.  Generates and distributes 1099’s and 1096’s. Reviews IRS 1099 forms and assists in data reporting.
      • Supports vendor and donor correspondence. Provides assistance to vendors, donors and consultants on any financial related matter.
      • Participates in preparation of documents for annual and conference audit report.
      • Maintains State Registrations and BBB certifications.
      • Implements financial processes for Conference.
      • Codes and Posts data in Quick Books.
      • Reviews timesheets and ensures staff submission in timely fashion with proper coding and posting.

      Provides orientation for new hires on time sheet process.  Handles all exiting employee time issues and payout of unused accrued vacation

       

      Qualifications, Skills, and, Education, and Knowledge:

      • BA/BS in accounting or 3-5 years of relevant experience with 2-3 years of experience in NGO.
      • Knowledge of accrual accounting and bookkeeping procedures.
      • Experience in grant administration.
      • Knowledge of GAAP
      • Knowledge of Operation budgets.
      • Ability to analyze financial data and generate reports.
      • Proficient in MS Office Suite with excellence in Excel.
      • Strong attention to detail.
      • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as in a group.
      • Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
      • Experience with accounting software and QuickBooks.

      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


       

      Communications Intern

      Location: New York City
      Posted: February 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 Communications Intern. The internship begins in March, 2017 and runs through June, 2017 with the possibility of an extension. This internship will require between 10-15 hours per week. This position reports to the Communications Associate, and will work closely with the rest of the Communications Team and other members of the Women Deliver Team to support Women Deliver’s efforts.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

      • 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
      • Curate and source content for Women Deliver’s editorial calendar – including developing contributor asks for strategic partners
      • Assist in media list building, story development, and pitching
      • Assist in upkeep of Women Deliver’s social media platforms
      • Suggest, plan, and support implementation of social media special projects, including campaigns, announcements, twitter chats, etc.

       

      Qualifications, Skills, and, Education, and Knowledge:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Digital Design, Marketing or Related field or a minimum of one to two years of relevant experience
      • Proven experience with HTML and content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, etc). Email marketing systems, a plus
      • Proficient with use and insights of Sprout Social, Twitter for Nonprofits, Facebook for Business, LinkedIn for Companies, and bit.ly as well as familiarity with Flickr, Vimeo, and YouTube
      • Experience in utilizing a media management systems (Cision, Meltwater, etc) to build and maintain journalist relationships
      • Experience following an editorial style guide and selecting engaging, quality photography
      • Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator, a plus
      • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
      • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
      • Proven ability at tracking metrics with critical thinking skills
      • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented with 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 your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Brittany Tatum, btatum@womendeliver.org

      Women Deliver is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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