Communications Officer

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Washington, DC, United States
Job Type
Fellowship
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
apply@ghcorps.org

Overview

The Communications Officer provides integral strategic communications support to the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)’s approach to achieving gender equality. The Communications Officer’s primary objectives are: (1) to support the implementation of CHANGE’s communications strategy, and (2) to contribute to the organization’s growth by developing individual giving and digital fundraising campaigns. This position requires a deep understanding of the integral role communications plays in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The officer will report to the Director of Communications. S/he will also work with the Research Analyst and Senior Communications Associate to help maintain CHANGE’s website, email list, press lists, and other databases as well as track and advance our social media presence. Responsibilities below collectively reflect a yearlong commitment to supporting the completion of the organization’s 25th Anniversary project.

Responsibilities

Strategic Communications
Write concise and compelling copies on short timelines
Support the development and implementation of key messages across all communications vehicles
Support staff members’ fundraising meetings, conference presentations, and exhibitions
Assist staff members with brand adherence for all external communications — including supporting staff trainings
Support brand compliance of function-specific documentation (e.g. newsletters, fundraising reports, etc.), ensuring branded templates are in place and in use
Monitor and report on key performance metrics and personal performance on a monthly basis
Work closely with the Research Analyst to translate evidence and data into messages for policy makers and other key stakeholders

Digital Engagement
Support the ongoing governance and maintenance of core content on our website—including implementing SEO activities for the website and tracking web traffic against targets
Support our social media presence (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram)
Generate website content such as blog posts, program pages, etc.
Contribute to documenting and growing the organization’s photo and video library
Support the development and implementation of online giving campaigns

Media Relations
Keep abreast of (and appropriately communicate to the team) developing trends and news items related to our vision, strategy, and objectives via media monitoring
Increase the public’s awareness of our offline presence and profile

Skills & Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Demonstrated experience in producing content across all print and digital media*
Knowledge and comfort of using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.)*
Experience evaluating social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.)*
Three years of experience in a related field, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights, and journalism
Intermediate user of Microsoft Office software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher
Database management experience with Salsa and/or Blackbaud
Strong writing skills
Demonstrated commitment to women’s rights and public health and a strong commitment to the organization’s mission and to high-level performance
Cultural competency and commitment to social justice
Passion for using strategic communications to advance women’s rights
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Strong accountability and attention to detail

Additional Information

Go to the following website to learn more about the application process: https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/