Development Director

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 Development Director to help secure the resources necessary to support an ambitious period of communication and advocacy outreach, creation of innovative communication platforms, and programmatic growth. The Development 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 investment in 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 create partnership opportunities, manage high-level relationships, and generate support (financial and political) for Women Deliver to achieve greater, more sustainable impact. In this newly created position, the Director will work closely with the President/CEO to achieve a tone and strategy for the Development program that is consistent with the mission, values, and vision of our creative, bold, and growing organization.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Create and implement a fund development strategy for Women Deliver, including
    • setting annual fundraising targets and monitoring progress
    • preparing and submitting grant proposals
    • identifying and cultivating new and existing prospects to develop multiple revenue streams from individual, corporate, foundation, and government donors in order to build strengthen existing Women Deliver initiatives and programs- including the Women Deliver Global Conference, and Family of Woman Film Festival, and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization.
  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the Women Deliver team to advance the fundraising goals of the organization, and build/strengthen opportunities with select partners.
  • Monitor trends in the target donor communities or regions and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary.
  • Develop and manage financial tracking of strategic partnership activities, including timely and accurate reporting.
  • Oversee the creation and administration of a donor database.
  • Fulfill a core function within the Women Deliver Global Conference Management team by:
    • Overseeing corporate sponsorships for the Women Deliver Conference, including support to major donors.
    • Working closely with the advocacy team on the private sector forum at Women Deliver Conference.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications, Skills, and, Education, and Knowledge:

  • Seven to ten years’ experience in partnership development and fund raising, preferred with some consideration to those with a minimum of five years’ experience.
  • Prior and direct management experience, demonstrated planning and budget experience
  • Established track record successfully cultivating individual donors and securing new grants from foundation, corporate, and government sources.
  • Job experience in issues related to health, rights, and well-being of girls and women.
  • Intellectual agility and demonstrated ability to think strategically.
  • Passion for the mission of Women Deliver.
  • Strong analytical capabilities with attention to detail.
  • Articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively.
  • Self-motivated, organized, with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with limited support staff.
  • Ability to work calmly and resourcefully within high-pressure environment with changing needs.
  • Master’s Degree required.
  • Ability to travel 20%.
  • Eligible 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


 

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

Women Deliver is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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