Associate, Communications, Youth Engagement – Women Deliver

Associate, Communications, Youth Engagement

Location: New York City/ Remote (US work authorization required)
Posted: April 19, 2021
Salary: $55,000 - $61,500 USD + Full Benefits
Priority Deadline: May 10, 2021 (rolling application review thereafter)

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

Summary of the Position:

The Communications Associate for Youth Engagement serves as the daily focal point for communications on Women Deliver’s Youth Engagement portfolio, which includes the award-winning Young Leaders Program and the organization’s normative work on meaningful youth engagement. The Communications Associate reports to the Director of Communications with a dotted line to the Senior Manager for Youth Engagement. 

Accountabilities:

External Communications:

  • Creates blogs, op-eds, and other content to elevate the efforts of Young Leaders working to advance gender equality 
  • Works closely with the Digital Associate to generate content and campaigns for Women Deliver’s youth and social media properties, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn 
  • Reviews quarterly update submissions from Young Leaders and shortlists updates with strong content potential in the Young Leader Storybank, a repository of updates from Young Leaders  
  • Connects Young Leaders to media opportunities from partners and media organizations; works with Director of Communications to ensure Young Leaders are integrated in proactive pitching efforts 
  • Works closely with Senior Associate for Grants on storytelling efforts 
  • Supports Youth senior focal and Young Leaders with messaging ahead of key advocacy priorities 
  • Updates Youth sections of the Women Deliver website, including refreshing the youth webpages as needed 
  • Works with external vendors to revamp Alumni bio pages and update Young Leader bio pages 
  • Serves as project manager for communications efforts for recruitment and announcement of the next class of Young Leaders 
  • Supports drafting and copyediting for key editorial piecesorganizational newsletters, and publications related to Youth Engagement  
  • Supports strategic communications needs for various Young Leaders Program elements, including Digital University, Speakers Bureau, Multi-Country Workshops, and Grants, and moments such as the next Young Leader Program Class recruitment and announcement, International Youth Day, and the Women Deliver Conference in 2023 

 

Capacity-building: 

  • Builds communications capacity of Young Leaders through Digital University media and communications module and webinars  
  • Creates or co-creates skills-building and knowledge-sharing sessions for virtual (and in-person post-COVID-19) multi-country workshops  
  • Supports Young Leader grantees with communications-related orientation 

Other: 

  • Supports youth communications for Women Deliver Global Conference, including working with Youth Engagement and Conference and Convenings teams on conceptualizing and design of programming; media training support to Young Leaders, and media matching. 
  • Manages communications needs such photography and supports design for Youth Engagement events, including Young Leader Multi-Country Workshops and external side events. 
  • Supports projects plans, timelines, and budgets 
  • Organizes and attends meetings, briefings, conferences, and other events, as requested 
  • Supervises interns and consultants, as needed 
  • Contributes to Women Deliver’s organization-wide transformation efforts to become an organization rooted in anti-racist and anti-colonial principles 

 

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • BA/BS in related field such as communications, journalism, international affairs, public health, human rights, or gender studies
  • 2-4 years of media/communications experience in an NGO, UN agency, a communications agency, a media outlet, or corporation
  • Expertise in sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, gender equality, and/or youth engagement  
  • Experience with WordPress and MailChimp a plus 
  • Proven ability to work effectively with communications consultants and vendors on creative outputs across multiple platforms 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong project coordination skills 
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and work 
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to consistently delivering excellent-quality work 
  • Experience working with partners and coalitions on the development and execution of communications strategies and deliverables 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness in solving problems 
  • Commitment to working with humility with advocates across world, many from historically marginalized groups 
  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, if needed 
  • International language skills, particularly Spanish, French, and/or Arabic is a plus 
  • Lived or work experience in a Low to Middle Income country (LMIC) would be preferred 
  • Must be eligible work in the United States without sponsorship 

 

How to Apply

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

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