Job Opportunities

May 31, 2016

 

We're hiring! WLP has a full time position opening for a Program Liaison and a part time paid internship opening for a Senior Associate for Advocacy & Communications. Please see the job descriptions below for details.


 

The WLP team has a position opening for a Program Liaison at our Bethesda, MD, office. Please review the detailed job description and application instructions below. Only qualified candidates with complete applications may be contacted.

 

Position Opening

PROGRAM LIAISON

http://www.learningpartnership.org/en/about/jobs

 

July 5, 2016
Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2016 or until filled

 

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women grassroots activists and leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership trainings on democratic participation and partners with local organizations to help women gain the skills they need to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national level. Over the past decade, WLP's programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached tens of thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women's movements across the globe.

Job Description: The Program Liaison is based at the WLP liaison office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support two key areas of WLP’s work: (1) liaise with international partners on a regular basis and (2) write reports on WLP partner activities and contribute to other new website material for WLP’s online Learning Portal.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and write reports for funders and partners based on program results from the field.
  • Assist with creating, updating, and maintaining WLP web content, to include web stories from WLP partners, e-newsletters, blog posts, and alerts.
  • Assist with the development of WLP’s online community and advocacy campaigns.
  • Coordinate WLP e-courses and video-conferencing for WLP partners.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment and dedication to women's empowerment.
  • Undergraduate degree in English literature, creative writing, or journalism/related field. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Two years (minimum) professional experience.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with computers/word processing and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of contact management databases, event management tools and practices, and email marketing.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant does not require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B) now nor in the future.

Preferred Skills

  • Foreign language skills (Arabic, French preferred).
  • Ability to read and write basic HTML source code. Experience with editing code to customize the text and visual elements of a web page
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or similar graphic design tools.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Please email a cover letter stating where you saw the job opening along with your resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to:
jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line Program Liaison.

No calls please.

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 

The WLP team has a paid internship opportunity for a Senior Associate for Advocacy & Communications at our Bethesda, MD, office. Please review the detailed job description and application instructions below. Only qualified candidates with complete applications may be contacted.

 

Position Opening

Paid Internship: Senior Associate for Advocacy & Communications

http://www.learningpartnership.org/en/about/jobs

 

June 17 2016
Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2016

 

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women grassroots activists and leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership curricula and trainings on democratic participation, and conducts peer to peer capacity building for organizations in the global South to help them empower women to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national levels. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in the life of their communities and societies. Over the past decade, WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women’s movements across the globe.

Job Description: WLP is searching for a graduate student to join our WLP office in Bethesda, Maryland, 15-20 hours per week to advance our communications strategy. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and support advocacy campaigns based on ongoing communications and information from partner organizations, working collaboratively with WLP program staff. Assist with the execution of innovative web-based campaigns for WLP’s human rights advocacy program. Evaluate and/or assess outreach and effectiveness of current campaigns. Identify emerging opportunities and targets for advocacy.
  • Working closely with WLP Leadership and our new web development firm, strategize and implement a plan to streamline and modernize WLP web content across all platforms including: web site, blogs, social media, digital content repository, online learning platform, and other entities. Coordinate with relevant vendors and consultants.
  • Create, update, and maintain WLP communications materials and web content, to include web stories, e-newsletters, blog posts, alerts, social media messaging, etc.; liaise with content authors and editors; use the text editor and basic HTML code to create custom content.
  • Work collaboratively with WLP International co-Executive Director and program associates to implement fresh ideas for print and web-based promotional materials.
  • Proactively reach out to mainstream media in the US and beyond to generate media interest and cultivate strong relationships with strategic media outlets.
  • Promote WLP on key gender and development websites and web-based publications. Work with WLP operations to maintain organizational contact database and strategize targeted messaging.
  • Assist with the planning and development of webcasts, video-conferencing, and video interviews with partners.
  • Track advocacy and communications activities and outcomes against targeted goals. Write reports to funders, board and partners.
  • Occasionally coordinate e-training and e-courses with WLP Partners.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment.
  • Working toward an accredited graduate degree in a related field (women’s studies, international relations, journalism, media and communications, etc.).
  • Undergraduate degree in English or comparative literature, creative writing, or journalism/related field.
  • Minimum 1 year professional experience in a communications role, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Fluency with contemporary and cutting-edge messaging, design, and branding best practices and technologies, particularly in the online space. Ability to think strategically about communications in relation to organizational goals.
  • (Preferred) Ability to read and write basic HTML source code. Experience with editing code to customize the text and visual elements of a web page.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce strong, compelling written and visual content across a variety of communications platforms.
  • Demonstrated project management/project coordination skills.
  • English language fluency. Excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Fluency in using social media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter for organizing or advocacy. Excited about and comfortable with utilizing emerging technologies.

Preferred Skills

  • Intermediate to advanced fluency in French strongly preferred. Professional working knowledge of Arabic or Russian highly desirable.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or similar graphic design tools.
  • Knowledge of contact management databases, event management tools and practices, and email marketing.
  • Experience with content management systems and web content creation in Drupal or WordPress.
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally.

Salary: Waged hourly.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant does not require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B) now nor in the future.

Please email a cover letter stating where you saw the job posting along with your resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to:
jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line Paid Internship: Senior Associate for Advocacy & Communications.

No calls please.

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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