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February 13, 2015

The WLP team has two exciting positions available at our Bethesda, MD, office: Program Associate for Advocacy and Communications and Chief Operating Officer. Please review the detailed job descriptions and application instructions below. Only qualified candidates with complete applications may be contacted.

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Program Associate for Advocacy and Communications

Chief Operating Officer

 

Position Opening
Program Associate for Advocacy & Communications

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

February 13, 2015
Deadline for Applications: April 4, 2015



Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women 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

The Program Associate for Advocacy & Communications is based at the WLP office in Bethesda, Maryland (in the Washington DC metro area). 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.
  • Liaise with WLP’s partner organizations in the Global South and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of grassroots training workshops and training of trainer institutes. Gather, analyze, and communicate partner activities and outcomes.
  • 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; and coordinate the development of WLP’s multi-lingual websites.
  • Work collaboratively with WLP program and operations staff to develop and implement fresh ideas for print and web-based promotional materials.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for media inquiries. Monitor and build the Partnership’s visibility in major and alternative media outlets. Promote WLP on key gender and development websites and web-based publications. Work closely with Development to maintain organizational contact database and strategize targeted messaging.
  • Assist with the planning and development of webcasts, video-conferencing, and video interviews with partners.
  • Assist with planning and implementing international conferences and meetings.
  • Track advocacy and communications activities and outcomes against targeted goals. Write reports to funders, board and partners.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment.
  • Graduate degree or significant professional experience with accredited certifications in a related field (women’s studies, international relations, journalism, media and communications, etc.).
  • Minimum 3 years 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.

Preferred Skills

  • Intermediate to advanced fluency in French strongly preferred. Professional working knowledge of Arabic or Russian highly desirable.
  • Basic HTML experience a plus. Experience with content management systems and web content creation in Drupal.
  • Proficiency with common constituent relationship management databases/applications (DonorPerfect, Salsa).
  • Experience with marketing, public relations, and/or branding campaigns and best practices.  
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally.

Compensation

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

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 submit your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line Program Associate for Advocacy & Communications.

No calls please.

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Position Opening
Chief Operating Officer

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

February 11, 2015
Deadline for Applications: April 3, 2015



Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women 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.

Position

WLP is looking for a mission-focused, experienced, strategic minded Chief Operating Officer (COO) to assist the President and Executive Director (ED) to achieve effectively and efficiently the goals of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with the President and ED, to implement the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Serve as the internal administrator of the organization and provide strong day-to-day management of operations.
  • In partnership with the President and ED, lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization.
  • Oversee the development of an annual budget and quarterly financial reports for the Board of Directors; ensure that expenditures are within budgeted amounts.
  • Oversee staff training, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting.
  • Work with the President and ED to set annual fundraising goals, contribute to major donor cultivation and identify new opportunities for funding from both the public and private sectors.
  • Support the work of WLP partner organizations through providing coordination and administrative back-up to WLP liaisons and program staff.

Key Qualifications

  • Dedication to gender equality and women’s human rights.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in the nonprofit industry with a minimum of three years in a similar management role.
  • Advanced degree in international relations, women’s studies, or other related areas.
  • Broad range understanding of organizational operations functions and systems including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources and communications.
  • Proven track record of effectively building organization and staff capacity and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly.
  • A “hands on” manager with a collaborative approach who enjoys working hard and looks for new challenges.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fundraising experience with emphasis on grant writing.

Compensation

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a proven track record. WLP offers an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 403(b), and vacation benefits.

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 submit your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line COO.

No calls please.

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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