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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Front Office Coordinator, Rosie's Place, Boston, MA

Front Office Coordinator

Posted on: October 29, 2014
Application deadline: November 24, 2014
Posted by: Rosie's Place

Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974, Rosie's Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love. Rosie's Place accepts no government funds and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work.
OBJECTIVE
Provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for guests and visitors entering Rosie's Place and to act as an effective, respectful liaison for guests seeking to access services.
HOURS
Monday through Friday, 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide reliable, dependable, punctual coverage of the Rosie's Place front office via the front desk.
  • Greet guests and visitors at the main entrance and create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
  • Handle all incoming telephone calls.
  • Check mail and messages, make laundry appointments, fax, copy and assist with donations.
  • Oversee the use of telephone, computer, laundry and showers. Consistently monitor guest areas.
  • Resolve conflicts in a respectful manner to maintain a peaceful environment.
  • Refer guests to advocates and help guests with emergency services.
  • Lock up front office areas in the evening and follow security protocols.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Front Office Manager.
  • Report directly to the Front Office Manager.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Comfortable dealing with diverse groups of people.
  • Adaptable, able to cope with stress, quick thinking, energetic and a good sense of humor.
  • Able to speak Spanish preferred.
HOW TO APPLY

Please email resume and cover letter to jadlerresumes@rosiesplace.org.
Please write "Front Office Coordinator" in the subject line of your email.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Digital Communications Associate, National Organization for Women, Washington, DC

Digital Communications Associate

Posted on: October 27, 2014
Application deadline: November 14, 2014
Start date: November 17, 2014
Posted by: National Organization for Women

OVERVIEW
The Communications Associate will work on a team led by and report to the Online Communications Manager. Primary responsibilities include: contributing to NOW's overall digital strategy, managing social media platforms and the blog, writing advocacy and fundraising emails, and managing the Love Your Body campaign.
RESPONSIBILTIIES
  • Maintain a monthly editorial calendar for NOW's email program, blog, and social media platforms that fits within the overall digital strategy
  • Propose innovative ideas for NOW's editorial calendar for our email program, blog, social media platforms, and Love Your Body campaign to grow these initiatives
  • Draft advocacy emails, fundraising emails, and monthly newsletter
  • Manage blog content, including writing and editing posts written by staff and interns
  • Post content to NOW's website
  • Manage, develop, and grow engagement on all of NOW's social media accounts including, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, and Flickr
  • Create innovative social media campaign proposals including ad campaigns
  • Manage the day to day posting, monitoring, and engagement on all social media accounts
  • Oversee the NOW Foundation Love Your Body campaign poster contest and grow related programs
  • Edit and proofread all content developed by the communications department
  • Manage communications department interns
  • Manage analytics spreadsheets under the supervision of the Online Communications Manager
  • Manage the compilation and shipment of historical materials to our archive at Schlesinger Library
  • Edit and proofread press statements and media advisories
  • Monitor and report on earned media
  • Maintain NOW's branding and messaging consistency
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 1-2 years of digital communications experience
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Women's and/or Gender Studies, Political Science or a related field
  • Passion for and strong background in women's rights and feminism
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience writing advocacy and fundraising email blasts
  • Experience with online advocacy and fundraising in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience maintaining and managing organization social media accounts in coordination with a digital strategy (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +)
  • Highly organized, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Sense of humor, creative energy, proactive, and problem solving skills
  • Enjoys working in a team as well as independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress
  • Stays up to date with digital communications trends
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with Wordpress
    • Experience with Salsa or a similar CRM system
    • Familiarity with HTML
    • Understanding of the importance of analytics and making data-driven decisions. You don't have to know how to run the analytics but you do need to be dedicated to applying the results to improve our digital communications
    • Experience with Facebook and Google ads

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will not be considered without all requested information. Please e-mail resume, cover letter stating why you want to work for NOW, writing sample (maximum three pages) and salary requirement to jobs@now.org. Subject line should read: Application for Digital Communications Associate – Your Full Name. No phone calls please. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Communications Specialist, Girl Scouts Heart of NJ, Westfield, NJ

Communications Specialist

Posted on: October 27, 2014
Posted by: Girl Scouts Heart of NJ

The Communication Specialist supports the marketing and communication efforts of this entire non-profit organization, with a focus on branding, communication, public relations and the development of content messaging that is consistent with an national brand/communication strategy. This position reports directly to senior level management and key areas of responsibilities include writing, website and social media management, and graphic design.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Managing marking/content development process by preparing objectives and managing schedules from multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Developing brand strategies, consistent with international standards, and advises brand.
  • Collaborates with all internal departments in areas of sales, editorial, marketing, and design.
  • Conducts research and identifies/tracks trends in non-profit and for-profit industry and keeps abreast of trends in communications, brand initiatives, web content and social media.
  • Works with senior level management to develop brand related positioning and messaging to inform the creative process for all audiences.
  • Develops interactive marketing projects that integrate mixed media plans.
  • Media contact coordination, support, and networking.
  • Designs flyers, brochures, catalogues and reports.
  • Supports the dissemination of news to various constituencies.
  • Maintains the organizations website.
  • Assists with monitoring of all communication platforms and the production of monthly reports.
  • Additional duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and time management.
  • Project management experience-familiarity with Project Manager a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills. Core competencies include: Microsoft and Adobe Suites.
  • Experience writing press releases/articles/web content.
  • Graphic design experience.
  • Bachelors Degree in communications, marketing, public relations or equivalent experience required.

HOW TO APPLY

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Part-Time Administrator, Unchained at Last

Part-Time Administrator

Posted on: October 26, 2014
Application deadline: December 15, 2014
Posted by: Unchained at Last

Unchained At Last is the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriages. Here's your chance to join the Unchained team as a part-time administrator and work toward that important mission.
The part-time administrator works 20 hours per week, mostly via telecommute and occasionally in Westfield, NJ. Under the supervision of the executive director, the administrator is responsible for:
PUBLIC RELATIONS
- Maintaining an active social-media presence
- Regularly updating the Unchained website
- Sending e-newsletters to Unchained's mailing list
- Maintaining Unchained's mailing list
- Identifying speaking and promotion opportunities for the executive director and board members
BOOKKEEPING
- Processing donations
- Paying bills
- Preparing financial reports for board members
VOLUNTEER COORDINATION
- Screening, conducting background searches and arranging for interviews regarding applicants for volunteer positions
- Creating and maintaining records of volunteer applicants
FUNDRAISING
- Identifying potential funding sources
ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS
- Performing general clerical and administrative duties, as needed
QUALIFICATIONS
To qualify for this position you must have:
- A bachelor's degree or higher
- Deep familiarity with social media, especially Facebook and Twitter
- Proficiency in accounting software
- Superior writing skills
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills
- Experience working without close supervision
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send your resume and salary requirements to Jeanne Gordon, board president, at jeanne@unchainedatlast.org. Please include a cover letter that explains why you want to serve as Unchained's part-time administrator and where you heard about the position.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Relief Crisis Counselor, YWCA, Kaua'i, Hawaii

Relief Crisis Counselor

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Posted by: YWCA of Kauai

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

In alignment with our mission; "the YWCA of Kaua`i is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all", the ideal candidate will be able to contribute to a work environment that values diversity, creativity and mutual respect, as well as. . .

1. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people of various ages, cultures and backgrounds.
2. Maintain effective working relationships and be a team player.
3. Demonstrate excellent customer service skills on the phone, in person and on-line.
4. Assume individual responsibility and work collaboratively.
5. Utilize good organizational and multi-tasking skills and be able to handle multiple priority tasks using independent judgment.
6. Perform all duties in compliance with the laws and regulations of the State of Hawai`i and the United States government.

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

1. A combination of education, professional experience and/or life experience which will enable the provision of educational services regarding sexual assault (SA) and Domestic Violence (DV).
2. Capable of empathic response to sexual assault and/or domestic violence victims, who identify themselves at community presentations.
3. Knowledge of feminist issues, sexual assault and domestic violence preferred.  

EDUCATION & TECHNICAL SKILLS

1. Preferrred - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in one or a combination of the following fields: Education, Counseling, Social Work, Women's Studies and Communications or Associates Degree with relevant experience.

FUNCTION

1. Assist with coordination and delivery of crisis intervention services for both SA & DV.
2. Report services delivered as required.
3. Help assure coordination of services among all agencies and organizations involved in providing sexual assault services utilizing a victim centered approach.
4. Coordinate issues related to administration of services.
5. Represent the YWCA in a professional manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provide crisis intervention and follow up services including case management and legal advocacy activities on weekends, holidays and at other times to cover for staff on vacation.
2. Participate in, as needed, initial, ongoing and system-wide training for all staff whose duties are related (direct & indirect) to crisis services.
3. Assist with administrative functions for Sexual Assault Treatment Services; facility, clerical support.
4. Provide Family Violence Shelter crisis phone coverage as required.
5. Obtain educational and promotional material for distribution via the media and brochures for clients.
6. Ensure that SANE waiting room is fully equipped with up to date materials for Relief Crisis Counselors and food/drink/clothes/toys for clients.
7. Work with program evaluation tools collecting and processing data for all reports as required.
8. Assist with establishing and maintaining liaison with community groups and agencies in order to promote SART and encourage utilization of SATP services.
9. Perform other functions as needed or assigned.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Valid driver's license, vehicle and proof of insurance.
2. Current First Aid and CPR certification.
3. Willing and able to travel around the island for meetings.
4. Willing and able to travel off-island for training and meetings.
5. Willing and able to work nights, weekends, overnights and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY

Application DEADLINE: NONE (continuous recruitment)

Applications need to be received in the administrative offices of the YWCA of Kaua`i at 3094 Elua Street, Lihue, HI 96766. You may deliver in person, by mail, by fax or by e-mail at hr@ywcakauai.org

Interested applicants may come by our administrative offices to fill out and submit an application in person. In-person applicants are encouraged to attach a resume. A cover letter and a resume may be submitted in place of an application. Applicants who choose to submit by mail, fax or e-mail must include a resume with complete job history and work or volunteer experience.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Administrative Assistant, Crittenton Women's Union, Brighton, MA

Administrative Assistant

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Posted by: Crittenton Women's Union

WHO WE ARE
As a leading nonprofit innovator that combines program delivery, independent research, and public advocacy to help lift low-income women and their families out of poverty, Crittenton Women's Union (CWU) offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. When you join CWU, you become part of deeply committed team that serves between 1,100 and 1,500 people annually through its mobility mentoring, housing, education, and workforce development programs.
Crittenton Women's Union is a high-performing and innovative organization whose work is achieved through the fundamental values of inclusiveness and diversity, mutual respect, support, and learning.
Position: Administrative Assistant for Supportive Housing and STEPS Scattered Sites Program
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for administering all activities required to maintain and enhance the operations of the Supportive Housing and STEPS Scattered Sites programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining relationships with property managers/landlords regarding maintenance of apartments, maintaining leases, overseeing furniture and apartment supplies; and, providing administrative support to the management team such as, assisting with housing search activities, development of and participation in workshops/groups that promote focus on guest well-being and self-sufficiency, data management, and general clerical work. The goal of this position is to ensure efficient operations in order to obtain program and organizational goals. This position is non-exempt.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Suite skills; Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to details.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a diverse environment with a focus on quality customer service.
  • Strong problem solving skills and decision making.
  • Ability to work independently with assignments achieving timely completion.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School or GED is required; some college is preferred.
  • At least two years of full time or equivalent part time, secratarial experience with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic functions.
  • Access to a reliable car.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching and ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. 
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. 
  • Work is performed in the community and in an office environment. 
  • Work may be stressful at times.
HOW TO APPLY

To be considered an applicant for this position, please complete the online employment application:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Economic Justice and Financing Consultant, Association for Women's Rights in Development

Consultant - Economic Justice and Financing for Women's Rights

Posted on: October 22, 2014
Application deadline: November 2, 2014
Start date: November 10, 2014
Posted by: The Association for Women's Rights in Development

AWID
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.
Terms of Reference: Mapping of relevant advocacy spaces and processes to advance economic justice and women's rights
INTRODUCTION
Mainstream notions of economic growth and development have failed to address a context of multiple crises contributing to the persistence and reproduction of impoverishment, exploitation and injustice, including gendered inequalities and violations of women's rights. Equipped with our new strategy, the Economic Justice & Financing for Women's Rights (EJ&FfWR) team within AWID is embarking on a re-assessment of the relevant spaces to influence with a vision of transformation, based on our priorities and intended impact. Beyond seeking equality for women within the existing global economy, we focus our efforts on bringing about just and healthy economies, which would contribute to form the basis for the realization of the fulfillment of women's rights.
We aim to assess, from a feminist perspective, the potential and opportunities for impact of economic justice and financing for women's rights related spaces, processes and events within which AWID and other feminist groups, organizations and movements may conduct advocacy, alliance building and engagement. In order to make this mapping and analysis useful more broadly we intend for the exercise to be two prong: one which focuses on AWID's those that are more relevant for us institutionally within the framework of our strategy; history, achievements and partnerships; value added; and approach and the second that provides an broader overview of these for our partners, allies and constituents. In doing so, we will seek to critically assess the challenges and opportunities of these spaces and provide a tentative roadmap to the processes that might be provide opportunity for transformative change.
FOCUS OF THE MAPPING ANALYSIS
Based on the lessons learnt so far by AWID and our partners' advocacy, alliance building and engagement work, mainly at the UN and within philanthropy spaces, the mapping should look at alternative, innovative or overlooked spaces and their potential for transformative change. Our suggestion is that the mapping analysis has three key parts:
The first part should help to set the scene of the current context of global governance and the evolving of key spaces for decision-making around development, human rights and women's rights. It should look at the historical underpinnings of the involvement of feminist movements in spaces ranging from (i) the UN related conferences (including ILO, ICPD, CSW, CEDAW, Rio+20, OHCHR, UN DCF, post-2015 process, UN HRC, WB, IMF etc); (ii) powerful blocs like the OECD, BRICS, G20, G8, OIC or the World Economic Forum; (iii) alter-globalization spaces like the World Social Forum (WSF), spaces like Solidarity Economy networks gatherings, trade unions confederation meetings, occupy movements mobilizations, etc.
Following this context setting of historical processes, a second chapter should focus on an in-depth analysis and mapping of the current spaces gaining relevance and others losing ground. This exercise should include, but is not restricted to, putting these spaces to the test with questions like:
i) How far are these spaces more or less receptive to women's rights and gender equality issues into their agendas?
ii) What is the level and terms of participation of civil society organizations and of women's rights organizations in particular?
iii) What examples of social and economic transformation worth noting have these spaces promoted, if any?
iv) What impact have the decisions or agreements had at multiple levels?
v) Who are the influential actors in this space or process? How democratic is decision making and how participatory is this space or process?
Analysis will be based on desktop research, interviews with feminists, women's rights, human rights and other advocates as well as with, where relevant, policy makers.
The third and final part should focus on drawing main conclusions and giving recommendations to AWID as well as to women's rights organizations and advocates working for economic justice and human rights, on the lessons learned from other advocates engaging in these spaces, the potential impact and opportunities.
TASKS & KEY DELIVERABLES
A consultant will be engaged to conduct the mapping and analytical study, with accompanying recommendations for AWID as well as a popular tool in a short and accessible format for use by wider feminist and women's rights movements. The consultant will work with the EJ&FWR team of AWID. The mapping study should be no more than 10,000 words approximately and all outputs should be completed by December 2014.
Under the supervision of the EJ&FWR team, the consultant will be expected to:
  1. Conduct extensive desktop research
  2. Conduct at least 10 interviews with relevant actors
  3. Produce an annotated outline as background for the mapping of around 1,000 words for review
  4. Produce a first draft of the mapping and analysis report of approximately 10,000 words for review
  5. A final draft of the mapping and analysis report of approximately 10,000 words
  6. Create a popular tool in a short and accessible format for use by wider feminist and women's rights movements detailing specific spaces, their challenges and opportunities as well as the groups who are already engaged in these spaces and the impact that they have had.
EXPECTED TIMELINE & FEE
Start date: To be determined, but preference would be November 10, 2014
Expected number of work days: 15 days
Fee: US$7500
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit in English, your CV and cover letter to jobs@awid.org by Sunday, November 2, 2014 including an outline of the methodology you would use and an outline of the mapping to be conducted (limit of one page).
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please. AWID encourages, promotes and support diversity in all aspects of its work. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at www.awid.org.