2014-03-11T18:07:03Deadline: Vacancy Announcement, Director of Communications (IGLHRC)Event Link
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) a 23-year old organization, advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights worldwide. Based in New York City, the Director of Communications develops, manages and implements a communications program that supports IGLHRC’s mission under the supervision of the Executive Director.
•Conceptualize, plan, and apply press, social media, and public engagement strategies in relation to traditional and emergent media about IGLHRC and LGBT rights globally.
•Advance IGLHRC as a resource to key media and influential stakeholders internationally.
•Elevate IGLHRC’s reputation and profile globally.
•Identify organizationally appropriate means to engage communities-at-large, online and in-person, in solidarity with LGBT communities globally.
•Demonstrate strong commitment and know-how in relation to integration of development and communications priorities.
•Write, edit and supervise production of content—including press releases, op-eds, newsletters, annual report, social media and web content.
•Oversee the enhancement of the design and functionality of the IGLHRC website and related infrastructure.
•Ensure that public information about IGLHRC activities is consistently branded, appealing and accessible.
•Collaborate closely with relevant executive, program and development staff.
•Respond to media requests.
•Proactively pitch stories.
•Serve as an organizational spokesperson.
•Initiate and maintain relationships with strategically placed media outlets internationally.
•Liaise with executive, development, program and operations to ensure organizational vision and branding is reflected in written output, fundraising, and hiring.
•Supervise communications staff (1 full-time Digital Communications Manager and 1 half-time web manager/graphic designer), consultants, vendors and interns.
•Oversee annual departmental budget and review all related spending.
•Minimum of 5 years experience in communications.
•An understanding of international human rights as well as the ever-changing means in which content is delivered and consumed.
•Excellent writing and editing skills in English.
•Ability to write and edit in a language other than English is highly desirable.
•The dexterity to work in a fast-moving, frequently changing environment, capable of rapid response, deliberation and consultation with regard to timing and the release of sensitive information.
•Dedication to accuracy.
•The capacity to communicate complex issues to diverse audiences.
•Experience with social media, digital marketing and developing engaging content for the web.
•A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Human Rights, or a related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
•Passionate commitment to the pursuit of liberation from persecution based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression within the broader context of a desire to eliminate all intersecting forms of oppression.
(3) How to Apply
Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume/CV, links to 5 most recent media placements, and 2 writing samples (one should be an op-editorial) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional clipping samples upon request only. Please refer to “Director of Communications” in the e-mail subject line.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
IGLHRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of Color, transgender/gender-variant individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.