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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Media Associate, National Abortion Federation, Washington, DC

Media Associate

Posted on: August 3, 2014
Posted by: National Abortion Federation

The National Abortion Federation (NAF), the leading pro-choice organization representing abortion providers and their patients, has an immediate full-time opening for the position of Media Associate. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing media outreach strategies, be comfortable and successful at pitching to reporters and other media professionals, and be a social media superstar.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with reporters, editors, producers, bloggers, and other media professionals to increase NAF's visibility and ensure the voices of abortion providers and women who choose abortion are included in public debates;
  • Develop and pitch story ideas, respond to press inquiries, and arrange interviews for senior NAF staff;
  • Develop and execute successful short and long-term media outreach strategies;
  • Prepare, review, and copyedit press releases, op/eds, letters to the editor, and other communications materials;
  • Manage all aspects of our social media, including developing and implementing coordinated campaigns;
  • Oversee NAF's Patient Partnership program, which helps women who have chosen abortion share their stories with the media, legislators, and the public;
  • Assist in media training of abortion providers and patients, including messaging and interview preparation; and
  • Manage process for collecting daily news clips.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Strong commitment to a woman's right to choose abortion care;
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of media relations and communications experience, with a proven ability to pitch and place stories;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Strong writing and editing skills; ability to produce original, clear, concise talking points, press releases, and letters to the editor within tight deadlines;
  • Strong copyediting skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a very collaborative team;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; and
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest including salary history and requirements, a resume, and one-page writing sample to NAF; 1660 L St., NW; Suite 450; Washington, DC, 20036; or fax to 202.667.5890; or email to careers@prochoice.org with "Media Associate" in the subject line.

Development Coordinator, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, Silver Spring, MD

Development Coordinator

Posted on: August 14, 2014
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM) and its sister organization, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (Fund) is currently seeking a Development Coordinator. This person will oversee NPCM and the Fund's fundraising and development activities.
THE POSITION
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland seeks a Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator will assist the Executive Director and Outreach and Communications Coordinator in all matters regarding NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund's fundraising and programmatic work.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Plan various fundraising events including house parties, yoga-thons, Phone-a-thons
  • Oversees and implements all aspects in planning the annual Evening of Chocolate Gala
  • Manage direct mail program, write fundraising letters, generate mailing lists, and organize volunteer events related to mailings;
  • Monitor donations and keep database up to date;
  • Manage work-place giving program;
  • Assist with Major Donor cultivation and outreach;
  • Handle administrative tasks such as ordering office supplies, letterhead and envelopes;
  • Assist with programmatic work such as editing publications, writing web site content, and performing research
  • Work with executive director to create and implement a yearly development plan
QUALIFICATIONS
Strong commitment to a woman's right to choose;
  • College degree;
  • 1-3 year previous fundraising experience required
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Ability to multitask;
  • Capacity to work occasional nights and weekends;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment as a team player;
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; prior experience with DonorPerfect and NGP a plus
  • Experience with reproductive rights and/or justice work;
  • Passion for development and fundraising;
  • Working knowledge of various development modalities; and
  • Sense of humor
ABOUT NPCM
NPCM, a 501c4 organization, in concert with NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund, a 501c3 organization, works to educate Marylanders and influence policy about every woman's right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children and choosing legal abortion.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements addressing your experience with the above responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland team. Please submit the names, affiliations and contact information of three references. No calls please.Please send your application for this position to jodi@prochoicemd.org. NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Communications & Events Manager, Making Cents, Washington, DC

Communications & Events Manager

Posted on: August 14, 2014
Application deadline: September 5, 2014
Posted by: Making Cents

Founded in 1999, Making Cents International is a woman-owned social enterprise based in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. We increase economic opportunities for youth, women, smallholder farmers, and vulnerable populations around the globe by helping them start and grow businesses, participate in profitable value chains, access finance, and obtain meaningful work. We achieve this by building the capacity of local institutions to develop and deliver products and services tailored to the needs of these populations. Corporate site: www.makingcents.com
In 2006, Making Cents International initiated a Knowledge Management platform (KM Platform) to Increase Youth Economic Opportunities. The platform is comprised of an annual global Summit (www.YouthEOSummit.org), online learning hub located at www.YouthEconomicOpportunities.org .
THE POSITION
  1. Manage all marketing & communications for the Knowledge Management Platform activities;
  2. Manage the development of and updates to all Making Cents websites;
  3. Responsible for managing events and ensuring deadlines and budgets are adhered to related to annual Summit and other Co-Lab learning events;
  4. Work on discreet client projects that intersect with the Co-Lab communication platforms;
  5. Development of written technical briefs and management of communities of practice;
  6. Participate in the development of and implement Making Cents' corporate communications and branding strategy
RESPONSIBILTIES
This is a hands-on role, and involves working as part of a collaborative team. S/he must be able to complete a wide range of activities requiring clear communication, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
S/he will also have experience in planning events for +400 people with the ability to manage all logistical processes as well as market the event to appropriate stakeholders in order to increase registration and sponsorship opportunities.
S/he will develop and implement Making Cents' corporate communications strategy which includes print, on-line and social media. S/he will be able to digest information about a project and be able to develop collateral that will communicate project outcomes externally.
S/he will work with senior-level staff to develop and be responsible for implementing a communications strategy to strengthen the youth economic opportunities (YEO) field and build the KM Platform brand within the field.
S/he will support the communication, marketing and operational needs of the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, http://www.YouthEOSummit.org.
S/he will create and manage Co-Lab's communications channels including refinement and postings on www.YouthEconomicOpportunities.org, and build collaborative partnerships and strategic communications relationships with existing and potential partners and/or clients that invite contributions to this portal in new and fresh ways.
S/he will have experience working on website development and be able to make small updates independently and also manage vendors/developers on larger projects.
S/he will create and disseminate a bi-weekly newsletter; manage communications aspects of monthly webinars, and conduct social media outreach while demonstrating a proven ability to write succinct and compelling copy that requires minimal or no editing.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
·Bachelor's degree in business, communications, marketing or equivalent preferred 
·Six or more years of experience in marketing/communications in progressively more senior positions
·Six or more years of experience in event planning & management, especially for +400 person events
·Experience working in a small business, entrepreneurial environment
·Experience with venue selection & management and travel booking an asset
·Track record of successful project management experience related to communications and event management
·Communications strategy development and execution, especially at small to mid-sized entrepreneurial organization(s) including copy and design
·Experience with being a part of website design and/or managing a portal designed to foster exchange
·Writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media
·Experience interfacing with external clients
·Brand development and marketing experience
Preferred Experience:
·Experience related to knowledge management
·Experience related to on-line community management
·Experience in the international development sector
·Exposure to the economic growth and/or youth economic development opportunities field
·Basic to intermediate knowledge of Nation Builder, html5 and Drupal CMS an asset~.~
Skills & Competencies:
·Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, with a strong attention to detail
·Interfaces effectively with senior management, able to manage up, articulate opinions and present resourceful alternatives. 
·Works well independently and as part of a team
·Strategic and innovative thinker bringing strong analytical and problem-solving skills
·Creative writer and designer with the ability to consolidate large amounts of information and present it in new, fresh ways
·Results-oriented approach which is expressed in a positive, can do attitude
·Knowledge of and active engagement in social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube required
·Understands how to leverage IT systems to manage projects & suggests improvements or recommendations to improve company performance. Accurately scopes, plans and organizes human and technical resources. Strong command of all project details; translates information effectively into reports on project status using both structured written and verbal forms of communication.
·Able to deliver technical assistance or training services on behalf of MCI in one or two disciplines/ technical areas
·Develops and/or adapts drafts of materials for use with project partners
·Works well in a fast-paced environment that requires communicating with team members while working on a variety of initiatives simultaneously. Must be able to self-manage and think on their feet
·Flexible – willing to work outside of job description and to multi-task, self-prioritize, and manage several different projects or team functions at one time, especially during busy periods team
·Fluent in English
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at www.makingcents.com with cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample. Application deadline is September 5, 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Executive Assistant - Equality & Culture Project, UltraViolet

Executive Assistant - Equality & Culture Project

Posted on: August 19, 2014
Application deadline: September 1, 2014
Posted by: UltraViolet

UltraViolet is an online community of women and men fighting to expand women's rights and combat sexism everywhere—from politics and government to media and pop culture. We're looking for an Executive Assistant to support our Equality & Culture Project in schedule management, presentation preparation, human resources administration, logistics coordination, and other duties as needed.
With over 500,000 members across every state and congressional district, we make our voices heard to further the cause of full equality, empower women, and fight attacks on women's rights. Since our launch in early 2012, millions have spoken out in favor of fair pay, equal representation, and health care, and protested against far-right attempts to control women's health and lives. We've successfully campaigned to have Facebook add the first woman to its corporate board, got over a hundred advertisers to drop the Rush Limbaugh show, pushed Reebok to withdraw its sponsorship of rapper Rick Ross due to his sexually violent lyrics, and forced the architect of the Komen Foundation's decision to defund Planned Parenthood to resign.
Equality at a higher frequency is what we're all about.
THE POSITION
The UltraViolet Executive Assistant would work closely with the Campaign Director and staff of UltraViolet's Equality & Culture Project to ensure that the daily operations of the project run smoothly. The person in this position would be charged with ensuring timely and efficient management of the Campaign Director and key staff's schedules, including interactions with donors and foundations, political leaders, and nonprofit allies. The Executive Assistant will manage travel and financial reimbursements, prep background materials for important meetings, assist in logistics arrangements for events, and be a resource to key project staff.
We are a fast-growing, fast-moving organization looking for someone to help keep us on track. If you're comfortable managing up, tracking dozens of minute details simultaneously, and have a passion for women's rights, this is the job for you.
The Executive Assistant will report to the Campaign Director, Equality & Culture Project.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Schedule Management:
  • Schedule and arrange meetings and activities for the Campaign Director and key staff
  • Prepare background materials on upcoming meetings for the Campaign Director as needed
Meeting & Event Logistics:
  • Coordinate schedules, arrange conference lines, and handle all logistics for in-person meetings on behalf of the Campaign Director and key staff
  • Coordinate logistics for in person or phone/videoconference meetings among Project staff as necessary
  • Prepare briefings and documents before meetings as necessary
  • Coordinate logistics, including vendor contracts, for project events across the country
Travel Logistics:
  • Handle travel arrangements for the Campaign Director; assist other Project staff with travel arrangements as needed
  • Manage expense reimbursement requests for the Campaign Director; assist other staff with reimbursement requests as needed
Staff Support
  • Develop reports and presentations in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word as requested
  • Handle office needs such as printing and mailing documents, purchasing office supplies, and more
QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, comfortable juggling multiple tasks, excited to work in a fast-paced environment, and able to work both independently and take direction. A professional demeanor and comfort interacting with people in positions of power, including partner organizations and donors, is crucial, as is the ability to manage up. Strong writing skills and experience gathering and synthesizing important background information are a must. A sense of humor and ability to work with our small and growing team is a must. Specific qualifications include:
  • At least two years experience in a role providing administrative support
  • An extremely detail-oriented nature
  • A self-starter who can work independently, but who is also able to take direction and run with it
  • Flexibility, including the ability to provide evening or weekend support as needed
  • Expertise at Microsoft Office Suite (especially PowerPoint and Excel) as well as Google Documents
  • A high degree of professionalism and tact, as well as a respect for confidential and sensitive and information
  • The ability to proactively anticipate needs and plan at a moment's notice
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Comfort with a virtual office.
  • Knowledge about political and cultural issues related to women's issues is a plus
  • Familiarity with HTML and Photoshop (or similar programs) is a plus
HOW TO APPLY
Contact — Send your resume, a cover letter, and 3 references
Timing — The application deadline is September 1st
Location — Flexible.
Salary — Commensurate with experience and skills. Competitive benefits package.
UltraViolet is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Computer Instructor for the Women's Empowerment Program, YWCA, New York, NY

Computer Instructor for the Women's Empowerment Program

Posted on: August 21, 2014
Posted by: YWCA of the City of New York

YWCA of the City of New York is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The Computer Instructor's primary responsible is to train mid-to-low income adult woman to re-renter the workforce in an entry to mid-level administrative assistant capacity. This position is a part-time position reporting directly to the Women's Empowerment Coordinator.
JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Deliver workshops covering Microsoft Office subjects such as: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Conduct group and one-on-one tutorials to clients preparing for job interviews and graduates needing brush-ups
  • Participation in staff meetings, case conferences and other departmental meetings
  • Prepare and input client's computer skills progress into the New York State Dept. of Labor's One Stop Operating System (OSOS).
  • Work closely with other instructors to ensure workshops fit overall curriculum
  • Work closely with senior computer instructor and MIS director to upkeep the department's technology
REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree with two years relevant experience or four years of instructional experience
  • Strong group and workshop facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office a must,
  • A team player with strong work ethics
  • Adhere to a level of excellence with regard to record keeping
  • Initiative and creativity in delivering workshops are important

HOW TO APPLY

Please forward a cover letter and resume to Resume3@ywcanyc.org
Please refer the title on the Subject Line.
The YWCA of the City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Student / Farmworker Alliance National Co-Coordinator, Campaign for Fair Food, Immokalee, FL

Student / Farmworker Alliance National Co-Coordinator

Posted on: August 25, 2014
Application deadline: September 14, 2014
Posted by: Campaign for Fair Food

AREAS OF WORK
MOBILIZATIONS, TOURS AND NATIONAL ORGANIZING
  • Educate and organize with students and other communities regionally and nationally to plan mobilizations and tours (often involves travel);
  • Plan logistical elements and coordination of events and actions;
  • Develop and carry out press strategy;
  • Produce internal media (written, photo, video, social media).
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
  • Co-present and facilitate workshops with CIW members during Immokalee visits and at conferences and gatherings;
  • Raise consciousness and engage base though targeted outreach, online actions, institutional endorsements and sign-on letters;
  • Oral interpretation and written translation between Spanish and English for campaign literature;
  • Develop and disseminate materials and newsletters;
  • Maintain listservs, website, and social media presence, and supporter database.
STUDENT/YOUTH ORGANIZING
  • Co-coordinate a youth leadership development program, including campaign strategy gatherings, skills trainings, and regular communication with SFA's Steering Committee;
  • Build and maintain relationships with SFA members and allies around the country, including local SFA chapters, national and local student organizations, individual students and youth, and professors/teachers/university staff;
  • Help design and carry out student-led organizing campaigns to further the goals of the Campaign for Fair Food.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Joint fundraising and grant-writing;
  • Administrative work and book/record keeping;
  • Organizational development of Student/Farmworker Alliance and the Alliance for Fair Food.
SUPPORT FOR CIW AND FARMWORKER COMMUNITY
  • Assistance with with interpretation, rides, wage-theft cases, low-power FM radio station, technology and more.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Deep commitment to social and economic justice
  • Prior organizing experience, including student organizing
  • Bilingual in Spanish-English
  • Skill working with a broad range of peoples
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency (web and design skills a plus)
  • Willingness to work long hours when necessary
  • Ability to take initiative and responsibility for projects
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Experience living or working in low-income, immigrant, or multi-cultural communities
  • Commitment to anti-oppression, collective liberation and building diverse movement leadership
  • Minimum two year commitment

HOW TO APPLY
To request an application, contact organize@sfalliance.org or call Claudia at 239-503-0605. In addition to the application, we will request a cover letter in English and Spanish, resume, and two letters of recommendation.
Given our commitment to developing a diverse leadership, we strongly encourage people of color, women, working-class, LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, and differently-abled people to apply.

Digital Director - Equality & Culture Project, UltraViolet

Digital Director - Equality & Culture Project

Posted on: August 26, 2014
Posted by: UltraViolet

UltraViolet combines innovative, cutting-edge organizing with grassroots, people-powered actions to fight for equality and progress. UltraViolet is building an online community of women and men fighting to expand women's rights and combat sexism everywhere—from politics and government to media and pop culture. With over 550,000 members across every state and congressional district, we make our voices heard to further the cause of full equality, empower women, and fight attacks on women's rights. Since our launch in early 2012, millions have spoken out in favor of fair pay, equal representation, and health care, and protested against far-right attempts to control women's health and lives.
THE EQUALITY & CULTURE PROJECT
UltraViolet's Equality and Culture Project is a major new effort tapping into the limitless power of women and men who believe women deserve opportunity, freedom and equality. The project aims to expand the cultural conversation about how women lead their lives. There is an increasingly public dialogue about what a woman should and shouldn't do, how she should or shouldn't be at work, at home, with children, with partners and more. At the same time, our political discourse is often limited to fighting back on limitations to reproductive rights, rather than a proactive discussion of our productive rights, of how women can be productive in any facet of our lives and the reality of the lives we live. Through the Equality and Culture Project, we believe that we can unite and create a new moral standard for the lives women are leading today.
THE POSITION
The Equality & Culture Project Digital Director will create and guide the project's national digital strategy, from conception to implementation. As Digital Director, you will identify engagement opportunities, lead the project's digital strategy, and oversee all tech-based outreach efforts. The Digital Director should be an expert in email outreach, social media management, and the analysis of digital metrics with a strong background in project and staff management, ready to spearhead the digital component of this fast-expanding project.
The Equality and Culture Project Digital Director is a senior project position--we're looking for someone who has a proven ability to run high profile, media-genic outreach efforts that engage hundreds of thousands of people and make a mark culturally and socially. If you have a passion for engaging people, an eye for media-worthiness, and a finger on the pulse of America's diverse and ever-changing culture, you should apply for this position.
The ideal candidate for this position has successfully run a state or national-level digital program, including email outreach and social media platforms, with proven experience in project management, staff management, and digital program strategy. This person should be both detail-oriented and flexible, and able to comfortably juggle multiple tasks. A sense of humor and ability to work with our small (and mighty) team is a must.
The Digital Director will report to the Project's Campaign Director. UltraViolet operates a virtual office and has staff throughout the country.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create and manage the Equality and Culture Project's overall digital strategy, including email, social media, and website channels.
  • Manage the online launch of the Equality & Culture Project as well its integration and coordination with other UltraViolet campaigns.
  • Identify, hire, and manage a team of digital staff.
  • Monitor cultural and social events for potential collaboration and new campaign approaches.
  • Manage the testing and launch of the Equality & Culture Project's online identity and establish systems for open-source curation of content and creative assets.
  • Develop detailed campaign plans working with team members and partners.
  • Work with the Equality and Culture Project Director, the UltraViolet team, and consultants to develop campaign materials and ensure that digital assets are maximized in key markets.
  • Coordinate with on-the-ground organizers to integrate online and offline activities.
  • Continually analyze and report out on data and the impact of the campaign's digital program.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • 5 years relevant campaigning experience; specifically, experience managing a national or state-level digital program, including email outreach and social media platforms.
  • Experience with communications and media strategies; proven track record of generating earned media.
  • At least two years staff oversight experience.
  • A demonstrated project management background.
  • Proven writing ability in relevant setting (a.k.a., action emails, not thesis papers)
  • Ability and willingness to turn on a dime when opportunity knocks.
  • A team player who also can work and manage projects independently.
  • High comfort level with technology.
  • Comfortable with a virtual office.
  • Knowledge about cultural issues related to women's issues is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Contact — Apply for this position at http://ultraviolet.theresumator.com/apply/
Timing — Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Location — UltraViolet operates a virtual office and has staff throughout the country. Location for this position is flexible.
Salary — Commensurate with experience and skills. Competitive benefits package.
UltraViolet is an equal opportunity employer.