VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone. Our vision is a world where every person has the health care needed to thrive. Our programs focus on building people-centered health systems that make sure health products and services are available when and where they are needed, with a focus on developing scalable, high-impact solutions. We are driven by a passion for collaboration and partnership, as we believe strongly that collective action is the only way to achieve sustainable change. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 35 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach is incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.
The Communications team at VillageReach influences audiences to support VillageReach’s mission while building equity in the organizational brand. The Senior Associate, Communications reports to the Senior Manager, Communications and will work with the broader Advocacy and Communications team to increase visibility of VillageReach, its programs and impact.
We are seeking an individual with exceptional writing abilities and a breadth of communications experience to join us in delivering world-class communications that engages and inspires. Digital communications is a central focus for this position, in addition to managing integrated campaigns, media relations, the shaping of a conference strategy and occasional light design needs. Responsibilities will include supporting the Director, Development with fundraising communications. The Senior Associate will also help the Senior Manager, Communications to build an organization of storytellers.
The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SOCIAL MEDIA –. Well-versed in designing social media strategies and plans that mobilize people to take action. Proven experience in community management of social channels is critical for success in this role.
WRITING - Exceptional writing skills for a wide range of audiences and vehicles is an absolute must. This includes editing, proofreading and producing content, such as articles, blog posts, quarterly newsletters, press releases, presentations and collateral for donors, governments and other stakeholders.
STORYTELLING – Deep understanding of the elements of storytelling with persuasive messages and clear call-to-actions.
BRAND – Conversant with brand principles as applied to non-profits. This includes supporting the development of messaging, providing guidance to organizational brand ambassadors and the management of assets such as brand, language and photography guidelines.
MEASUREMENT – Knowledge of digital key performance indicators based on campaign objectives is necessary.
PROJECT & VENDOR MANAGEMENT – Must have experience with creating workback schedules to manage and meet project due dates.This is a fast-paced work environment with multiple projects, and in some cases you will work with outside vendors.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Education & Experience:
Environment and Physical Demands
VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our Seattle office and our Country Offices and location of other global staff, US based staff are expected to be available for early morning meetings starting at 6am. In addition, our global HQ and Country office staff are expected to be available for late afternoon/evening meetings up to 6pm.
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until flled. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal: http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.
VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire about salary history.
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