Communications Manager, Conference – Women Deliver

Communications Manager, Conference

Location: New York City (remote during COVID)/ US work authorization required)
Posted: September 8, 2021
Salary: $80,000-$90,000 USD + Full Benefits
Priority Deadline: September 27, 2021 (applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis)

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.

Women Deliver Conferences bring together advocates from around the world and galvanize momentum toward collective action for girls and women. As one of the largest and most impactful convenings in the gender equality space, Women Deliver’s globally recognized Conferences aim to improve policies and programs and set the stage for political and financial commitments that advance gender equality and SRHR. The Women Deliver Conference consistently attracts diverse participants from around the world. 

The Women Deliver 2023 Conference will promote a robust civic space for feminist action, organizing, and mobilization. Grounded in advancing gender equality and SRHR, WD2023 commits to developing an inclusive, diverse, accessible, and consultative convening that is co-led and co-created. Women Deliver’s Conferences foster new ideas and inspire action — convening thousands of decision-makers from diverse fields, including civil society, government, the private sector, and international agencies, alongside women’s rights organizations and movements, youth-led and LGBTQIA+ organizations, and advocates representing the intersectional identities of girls, women, and underrepresented populations in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), to identify solutions and drive change.

Learn more about the Women Deliver 2019 Conference here: 

 

Summary of the Position:

The Communications Manager, Conference serves as a key member of the Communications Team. The Communications Manager will be instrumental in leading, designing, and implementing engaging communications and marketing strategies in the lead-up to — and at — the next Women Deliver Conference in 2023 (WD2023). The Communications Manager will play a leading role in developing communications that support the organization’s fundraising strategies, working closely with the Conference & Convenings Team, External Relations Team, and key donors and funding partners. The Communications Manager will report to the Director of Communications and work closely with the Senior Focal for WD2023.

Accountabilities:

Strategic Communications

  • Leads drafting and copyediting for key editorial pieces, organizational newsletters, and publications.
  • Creates blogs, op-eds, and other content.
  • Develops messaging ahead of key advocacy priorities and policy windows.
  • Drafts, copyedits, and reviews content for digital platforms.
  • Creates and executes campaigns around priority milestones and policy windows.
  • Provides detailed proofing support of key external communications across the organization.

 
Women Deliver Conference (WD2023)

  • Works in close coordination with the Conference & Convenings Team to strategize and implement Conference-related communications in the lead-up, during, and after the next Women Deliver Conference (WD2023).
  • Project manages and supports the refresh of all conference sponsorship communications deliverables (i.e. logo usage, website content, onsite branding, co-created materials) with vendors. 
  • Leads, with support from the Director of Communications and Senior Manager, Conference and Convenings, the Conference Announcement. 
  • Manages and updates the WD2023.org website via WordPress. 
  • Supervises the WD2023 Communications Agency's execution of:
    • Maintaining WD2023 brand and visual identity across messaging, materials, and campaigns 
    • Partner-led design sprints to set the Conference theme and programming
    • Social media and digital campaigns in the lead up and at WD2023
    • Regional roll out of WD2023 via communications led by Conference regional hosts
    • Press conference strategy and media matching strategy and onsite execution, and in the selection, coordination, and onsite support of scholarship journalists at the Conference 
  • Leads the Communications Advisory Group, including meeting facilitation, agenda-setting, note-taking, and follow-up. Manages relationships with other communications leads as it relates to the Conference, including taking exploratory meetings, discussing joint products and initiatives, etc.  
  • Works closely across teams on Conference & Convenings communications to ensure integration and support. 
  • Serves as the focal for communications around both regional events and the Global Dialogue (virtual 6-month out programming for the Women Deliver Conference), including outreach to global and national media, external announcements, and content for event outreach. 
  • Supports the research, vetting, selection, pricing, design, and ordering of conference merchandise. 
  • Assists with project management of the Conference mobile app, including user experience design, feature development, content upload, testing, and roll-out.
  • Contributes to Women Deliver’s organization-wide communications planning efforts, specifically on Conference-related opportunities.
  • Supports post-Conference surveys, reports, and other publications.
  • Supports institutional communications as requested.  
  • Organizes and attends meetings, briefings, conferences, and other events, as requested. 

 
Fundraising & Donor Communications

  • Works in close coordination with the External Relations Team to contribute to and implement donor communications, particularly fundraising related to WD2023. 
  • Project manages and supports the design and publication of Annual Reports with external vendors. 
  • Leads the development and/or refresh of key fundraising materials.  
  • Leads copyediting and proofing of proposals, donor reports, and other materials. 
  • Creatively features donor and funding partnerships in Women Deliver’s external communications, including the website, social media, and our publications. 

 
Other

  • Supports project 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 required in a related field such as communications, journalism, international affairs, public health, human rights, or gender studies.
  • 6-8 years of strategic communications experience (agency or digital marketing experience is a plus). 
  • Experience with leading communications related to conferences and/or large events.  
  • Expertise in sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and gender equality is a plus. 
  • Proven ability to effectively project manage multiple communications projects with internal and external teams.
  • Experience with WordPress and MailChimp.   
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and manage 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. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness in solving problems. 
  • Commitment to working with humility with advocates across the world, many from historically marginalized groups. 
  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, if needed. 
  • International language skills, particularly Spanish, French, and Arabic, are a plus. 
  • Must be eligible to 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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