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Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Deadline:

Location: USA

Organization: WECAN

The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will work remotely, under the guidance of WECAN International’s Executive Director - and contribute to writing and storytelling; strategic media and press efforts; network-building and outreach communications; social media management; and other varied support of WECAN International's projects and efforts to uplift women's rights, Indigenous rights, Rights of Nature, and rights of future generations in all climate action, resistance efforts, and decision-making.

Position Details:

  • 30 hours per week.
  • This is a remote position which will be carried out from the Coordinator’s home location.
  • Coordinator expected to have their own reliable computer and internet access.
  • Minimum 2 year commitment, however the ideal candidate is dedicated to long-term work with WECAN International.
  • Estimated start date: March 15, 2019. The ideal candidate will also be available to begin initial training calls/meetings ASAP following candidate selection.
  • Compensation to be discussed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee media/press strategy; management of press release writing and press outreach; and ongoing press list development and long-term coordination/relationship building with members of the media.
  • Research, create content, and manage the WECAN social media accounts (directly, and via the training/oversight of social media volunteers). This includes Facebook and Twitter (current), and launching of Instagram (future).
  • Coordinate and contribute to content writing and editing of articles, blog and other storytelling efforts along with WECAN Executive Director and other team members.
  • Coordinate content writing and lead-out technical management/updating of the WECAN website.
  • Maintain and update WECAN newsletter email database - and lead-out newsletter writing, technical management, and editing/finalization of content by other team members.
  • Manage WECAN general ‘info’ email account and provide timely responses to general email inquiries from the public.
  • Flexibly support various WECAN programs with communications, media, and outreach needs.
  • Maintain organizational partnership lists, and build-out long term trajectory of partner/ally relationship - including coordination of communications, updates, and strategic expansion of partnership connections.
  • Provide on-the-ground support at WECAN International events (candidate must be available for an average of 2-3 weeks of work travel per year)
  • Manage photo documentation and archiving of documentation for all WECAN events and actions.
  • Manage WECAN video filming, planning, production, and editing directly and/or through oversight of volunteers and contributing filmmakers.

Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. based.
  • Completed Associates or Bachelors degree.
  • Significant previous work experience with a non-profit, NGO, campaign, or community organization.
  • Professional communications background, superb writing and editing skills, and an enjoyment and ease in quick turn around with writing efforts.
  • Strong digital literacy and confidence in managing platforms including social media accounts, Constant Contact, Canva, Zoom, Wordpress, blog pages, etc.
  • Highly self-motivated and happy working independently with a remote team.
  • Enjoyment and ease with working collaboratively.
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle many tasks at once, and comfort with management-level responsibility.
  • Developed background in the current climate justice/environmental landscape and significant knowledge and experience with many of the topics and campaigns central to WECAN’s work, including: environmental and climate justice, women’s rights, rights of nature, Indigenous rights, environmental racism, fossil fuel resistance, forest protection, just transition and divestment, false-solutions critiques, non-violent direct action, community organizing, political advocacy, and violence against land defenders.
  • Willingness to dedicate personal time to expanding understanding of critical climate justice themes and the WECAN frameworks and focus areas.

Preferred Qualifications (not required, however the ideal candidate will have some or all of these skills):

  • Professional level Spanish competency.
  • Video filming, editing and production skills.
  • Previous work experience with a climate justice, women’s rights, Indigenous rights, or human rights focused organization.
  • Demonstrated personal committment to living life as a 'woman for climate justice’ and care for the Earth.

 

How to apply:

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as we will close the process as soon as we find a match.

Please send your cover letter and resume (including reference contact) to: emily@wecaninternational.org

We suggest candidates carefully review our website, newsletters, and Facebook account to ensure alignment before applying.

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