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Communications Manager (English/Spanish bilingual)

Women's Equality Center

Women's Equality Center

Full-time
Remote
75,000 – 80,767 USD per year
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

Position Summary:

The Women’s Equality Center provides strategic communications and campaign support to the reproductive health, rights, and justice field at all levels, developing long-term, big-picture messaging frameworks around emerging issues and complementing and strengthening the work of organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean via grants, integrated policy and communications campaigns, and rapid-response operations.

We’re an unusual organization, and this is an unusual role. WEC is a highly collaborative environment in which we keep structure, hierarchy, and reporting lines intentionally loose and the boundaries between roles flexible to ensure that we’re bringing the full range of expertise, experience, and perspective of every team member to the strategies we’re developing and work we’re doing. Everyone does a little bit of everything here. We’ve worked very hard to establish an organizational culture based on collaboration, candor, transparency, and a great deal of mutual respect and trust. We take it very seriously, and we will need you to as well.

Reporting to the Director of Strategy & Communications, the Communications Manager will manage the organization's key contacts and relationships with media consultants and individual journalists throughout the Americas. This is a great opportunity for someone who is proactive, creative and has a deep understanding of how to use press to shape narratives and help sway public opinion. The Communications Manager will need to be bilingual, and fluently speak, write, and read in Spanish and English.

Essential Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Contribute to overall communications strategies and tactics - with a focus on shaping strong narratives and pitching stories to reporters and journalists that further WEC’s mission and work.
  • Ensure timely updates to press clip trackers, contributing to the maintenance of up-to-date records of media coverage.
  • Design and develop press strategies and materials, including press kits and events.
  • Serve as one of WEC's contacts for the press in the United States and Latin America.
  • Coordinate press interviews for WEC principals and partners as needed.
  • Work with partners on the ground to develop media strategy and materials specifically tailored to them; support partner organizations to improve their press and media reach.
  • Draft press releases, talking points, memos, op-eds, and other materials as needed in both English and Spanish.
  • Support special projects, such as media grants, foreign delegations, and other projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as required.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and qualities:

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in communications work aimed at pushing policy, political, or cultural progress.
  • Complete fluency in both Spanish and English. Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, with a knack for creative and engaging copywriting and an eagle eye for editing.
  • Have a keen understanding of how to reach different audiences, especially when using persuasive messaging.
  • Strong virtual communication and collaboration: ​efficiency and comfort with Slack and Google Suite, responsiveness via email, and willingness to participate in weekly group calls or as needed.
  • Comfortable multitasking and managing many projects simultaneously, and under tight deadlines.
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment, and open to criticism and compromise. High attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with and respect people of different cultures and viewpoints.
  • Passion for making a difference; a growth mindset, can-do attitude, versatility, and openness to engaging in a spectrum of work.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, up to 25% of the time, some of which may occur over weekends or holidays.

Benefits

The Women's Equality Center, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund, provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 4 weeks paid vacation, and the week between Christmas and New Year off,
  • 80 hours of health leave,
  • 16 hours of casual leave,
  • 20 hours of volunteer leave,
  • 13 paid holidays,
  • fully employer-paid health/dental/vision insurance for employees and their families,
  • 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment,
  • 401k retirement plan with a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match,
  • cell phone and fitness stipend,
  • professional development stipend,
  • Pre-tax transportation benefits,
  • short/long term disability insurance, and
  • a flexible work environment.

Level of Language Proficiency

The Communications Manager will need to be bilingual, and fluently speak, write, and read in Spanish and English.

New Venture Fund Careers:

Women’s Equality Center is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@newventurefund.org.

E-Verify

NVF participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States. Job candidates and employees with the right to work may not be discriminated against on the basis of national origin or citizenship status.

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@newventurefund.org.

How to Apply

Send resumé, cover letter and a writing sample (please include a sample in both English and Spanish, and the sample should reflect your press release writing skills) to HR@la-wec.org, using the following subject line format “Last Name, First Name_Communications Manager”. For shortlisted candidates, there may be up to two additional forms to complete, to which we’ll send you a link when at that stage.

Women's Equality Center is an equal opportunity employer.