Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #659
Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is a global women’s advocacy organization for a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality, and the integrity of the environment.
Women's Environment & Development Organization — wedo.org WEDO is a global women’s advocacy organization for a just world that promotes & protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment.
Senior Communications Manager
Position Title: Senior Communications Manager
Reports to: Director
Location: New York, NY (remote work is possible but Candidates must have permit to work in the United States)
Salary Range: $75-$90k
The Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is a women’s global advocacy organization based in New York. Officially founded in 1991 in the run-up to the Earth Summit (UNCED, 1992,) WEDO, a champion for women’s rights, has built a reputation as a trailblazer in promoting human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment, notably in sustainable development.
The Senior Communications Manager will join the WEDO team to shape an entirely new division at our organization. This is a leadership position within an established, global advocacy organization, and the person filling this role will play a key role in developing and implementing a communications strategy to support our strategic plan and programmatic priorities. They will partner with staff across our organization to translate our feminist policy goals for multiple audiences, increase our brand visibility, and drive advocacy efforts.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Partner with WEDO staff and leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to achieve WEDO’s short- and long-term goals, including establishing key metrics and measurements of success;
Develop content for WEDO’s communications channels, including social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), email, and our website;
Improve the WEDO website in partnership with external consultants and staff experts;
Build relationships with key journalists, develop press releases, and write op-eds in order to advance media coverage at the intersection of gender equality and environmental justice;
Create systems for storybanking and storytelling;
Enhance WEDO’s position as a key expert through media and other writing and speaking opportunities;
Develop and monitor a communications budget;
Source and manage multiple outside vendors and consultants, including designers, developers, and PR agencies;
At least five years’ experience managing communications in a nonprofit environment;
Demonstrated comfort working with media and journalists;
A culture change or narrative change orientation to communications;
Experience across digital and traditional mediums, demonstrating continuous learning and a desire to stay abreast of trends and standards;
Excellent writing ability;
Ability to manage complex projects and competing priorities under tight deadlines;
Familiarity with civil society participation in international policy, particularly the United Nations, and international movement-building;
Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice and intersectional feminism;
Fluency in English, with proficiency in another language as advantageous;
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a small-team-oriented environment while also carrying out responsibilities with considerable independence;
Comfort with uncertainty and ambiguity;
Critically thinking, positive and fun individual.
USD 75,000 - USD 90,000
WEDO is an equal opportunity employer and encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work. WEDO provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. We offer a rewarding, friendly, supportive, and collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and employer pension contributions when eligibility criteria are met.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should submit their application, via this link, including Resume and Cover Letter, no later than September 10. Applications are requested as soon as possible, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
We appreciate all who are interested, but only successful candidates will be contacted. Please, no telephone enquiries. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.