Senior Policy & Outreach Advisor, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
Senior Policy & Outreach Advisor
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Washington DC, USA
Organization: George Washington University
The Global Women’s Institute at The George Washington University is committed to carrying out rigorous research on women and girls and ensuring that the research is made accessible to different constituencies to improve policy and programs. The Senior Policy and Outreach Advisor will help develop a vision for GWI’s policy and outreach activities based on research priorities and findings and implement a robust portfolio of projects. The position works in close collaboration with the Director of Research to manage policy engagement, outreach programs, communications and civic engagement/student outreach of GWI with support from the Policy Associate and Program Assistant.
Lead research uptake by monitoring public and private sector developments and relevant legislative activity affecting the well being of women and girls. Translate research findings into a variety of different communication products, including reports, policy briefs, etc. to provide information analysis of the various program/policy issues. Facilitate dialogue and foster understanding among policymakers. Utilize social media, increasing the impact of the weekly e-newsletter, refining the website and keeping it up-to-date, and drafting brochures and other materials.
Maximize GWI’s presence within the GW community to building and maintaining partnerships within the university (administration, faculty and students) by educating them on research findings. Identify and maintain external partnerships for the purpose of building coalitions and networks to amplify the mission of GWI (including management of any outreach and uptake related to I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators developed by GWI). Provide oversight and support to technical staff. Identify new networks and coalitions on key policy areas related to the mission of GWI and maintain existing partnerships.
Promote civic engagement and student outreach on the GW campus on global women’s issues, partnering with student organizations for on-campus events and campaigns, developing campus-wide campaigns, and exploring ways to be more active in the national conversation on sexual assault on college campuses.
Cultivate GWI presence within the university by extending network of affiliated faculty and creating opportunities for them to be more involved in the work of GWI through research or programs, including monthly faculty research and networking events.
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications A Master’s degree or PhD and 8-10 years of experience in the field or related area. Experience must include 2-5 years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work to be performed; experience must include planning, conducting and reporting as primary responsibility.
Experience in international human rights/gender equality work, strong verbal and written communications skills, and be an excellent team player.