Lead - Membership and Constituency Engagement
Location: Flexible / Remote (candidates in the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply)
Organization: Organization: Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
Term: full time - 35 hours a week
Salary: The annual salary for this tier role is $59,150.00 USD
Benefits: Group medical and life insurances. Paid time off (20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days and up to 12 paid holidays). Contribution to retirement savings. Remote work and flexible work arrangements.
Overview of the organization:
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organisation. Our mission is to support feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements to thrive, to be a driving force in challenging systems of oppression, and to co-create feminist realities. AWID envisions a world where feminist realities flourish, where resources and power are shared in ways that enable everyone, and future generations, to thrive and realize their full potential with dignity, love and respect, and where Earth nurtures life in all its diversity.
The position and profile
AWID is looking to hire an energetic and passionate individual who is committed to strengthen AWID’s commitment to building a more politically engaged relationship with our membership and constituencies to collectively advance women’s rights and gender justice. The Membership and Constituency Engagement Lead is a position established to play a key role in membership outreach and relationship building, developing comprehensive engagement strategies with members, especially AWID’s priority constituencies. The MCE Lead will also play a key liaison role between membership and AWID’s programmatic work such as knowledge building and advocacy.
In this role, you will work with the initiative teams in identifying priorities most relevant to movements, and reaching out to potential new constituencies, supporting alignment and minimizing overlaps in communication, lead membership and constituency outreach for select priority constituencies, establishing new relationships as relevant, or picking up existing contacts, and developing engagement strategies with AWID’s membership and priority constituencies
As the right candidate, you will be understanding of AWID’s values, and be sensitive to upholding them in the way you take up the responsibilities of the role.
Successful applicants will have at least five years experience in a similar role, in a non-profit feminist, social justice, or human rights organization(s), ideally, a membership organization. You have demonstrated experience in developing and implementing constituency engagement strategies in a non-profit organization, preferably within a feminist or women’s rights organization. You should have excellent interpersonal understanding, relationship building and interpersonal skills to build strong alliances with diverse constituencies and manage complex politics, positioning and relationships. Being a part of successful membership campaigns, and being comfortable in using new tools and technologies, including new apps and extensions to achieve membership strategy outcomes would be ideal. You are someone who can thrive in a virtual environment working with diverse communities and movements across the globe, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions.
How to apply:
Please submit in English, a current CV, along with a cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you want to work for an international feminist organization and how you would further AWID's goal of building a resilient and impactful feminist organization. Please include “Membership and Constituency Engagement Lead” in the subject line of the email and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 Ocotober 2021 at 23:00 ET. Please see the detailed Job Description.
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls/emails please. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at www.awid.org.
People from and based in the Global South, women; trans, non binary and intersex persons; persons with disabilities and other candidates from historically oppressed groups, of all ages, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
AWID is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AWID are based on organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise AWID of the accommodation measures, if required, which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. All information received in relation to accommodation measures will be treated in confidence.