Monday, July 11, 2011

Communications Assistant, Women Deliver, NYC

Communications Assistant

Summary: Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action against maternal deaths. Women Deliver works to promote and advance the health of girls, women and mothers as a core element of the global development agenda. The communications specialist will work primarily on external communications through the website, various web-based platforms, and social networks.
Reports to: Director of Communications and Outreach

Essential Functions:

Creating and updating content for the Women Deliver website,, including the regular blog posts and news updates, as well as managing and editing in-house and guest writers
Expanding and strengthening Women Deliver social networking presence (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
Assisting in expanding the youth-focused communications and advocacy programs of Women Deliver, “Deliver for Youth”
Researching events, initiatives, and campaigns for Women Deliver involvement
Organizing and event planning for major global and regional meetings, such as the Women Deliver conferences
Researching, conceptualizing, and writing content for external email blast communications
Carrying out relevant research including background information and materials for presentations, meetings, external letters, op-eds, events, etc.
Managing the Women Deliver database of subscribers
Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree

One or more years of relevant experience in a similar position

Excellent writing and communication skills (published writing or blog articles are a plus)
Attention to detail
Research skills
Organizational and analytical skills
Ability to work in a fluid, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
Serious team player with resourcefulness and the ability to work with minimum supervision
Enthusiasm and creativity to learn and take on new tasks
Knowledge of global health issues
Literate in Microsoft Office (CMS and database management a plus)
Passion for the Women Deliver mission
Conditions of Service: Full-time
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and education plus fringe benefits

Women Deliver is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest:

careers [at]

No phone calls, please. Only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

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