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Global Communications Associate


Global Communications Associate

POSITION DESCRIPTION  

Title:  Global Communications Associate                      

Reports to:  Director, Member Affairs and Global Communications (MAGC)                

Organization:  The SEEP Network

Location:  Arlington, Virginia

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: 

SEEP is a global learning network. We support strategies that create new and better opportunities for vulnerable populations, especially women and the rural poor, to participate in markets and improve their quality of life.

Founded in 1985, SEEP was a pioneer in the micro-credit movement and helped build the foundation of the financial inclusion efforts of today. In the last three decades, our members have continued to serve as a testing ground for innovative strategies that promote inclusion, develop competitive markets, and enhance the livelihood potential of the world’s poor.

SEEP’s 120 member organizations are active in more than 170 countries worldwide. They work together and with other stakeholders to mobilize knowledge and foster innovation, creating opportunities for meaningful collaboration and, above all, for scaling impact.

POSITION PURPOSE:
The SEEP Network is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Global Communications Associate to provide essential support to the MAGC team in the execution of an integrated communications strategy including utilization of web-based platforms and social media. He/she plays an integral role in and providing communications support to SEEP programs, membership and events.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop and implement communications plans, including messaging, managing production and review schedules, and coordinating distribution/outreach through appropriate channels and across platforms both internally and externally

 -       Design and implement effective communications plans for promotion of SEEP place-based and virtual events

-       Assist with development of member-related communications to attract and retain new members, engage existing members, renewals campaign

-       Work with Program teams to design and implement initiative-specific communications campaigns

-       Develop and maintain relations and carry out communications campaigns with external media and outreach partners

  • Write and edit content on SEEP communications platforms including, but not limited to: website content, mass and targeted e-blasts, press releases, new publication announcements, member news, blogs, updates for outreach partners

-       Leverage the effective utilization of web-based collaboration tools and social technologies

  • Assist with the development of SEEP presentations and collateral materials for the board, members and partners
  • Ensure quality control over event communications, visuals and website content for consistent branding, cohesive identity, messaging and visuals across SEEP communications platforms
  • Ensure SEEP branding, messaging, and copyright guidelines are followed by external design and publishing vendors in the development of SEEP resources
  • Other duties as assigned

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:  The Global Communications Associate will be successful if he/she:

  • Increases the dissemination of SEEP-produced research and learning products
  • Enhances the awareness of SEEP Network activities and events across diverse sectors and geographies
  • Increases the engagement of SEEP members and industry stakeholders in SEEP initiatives and events
  • Effectively carries out project management with respect to quality of work and meeting deadlines

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations, International Development or a related field; Master’s degree preferred           
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly relevant work experience, preferably with a mission-driven organization
  • Experience in developing, managing and implementing communications plans in a global context
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize competing priorities from multiple stakeholders, meet deadlines, and work across time zones
  • Strong capacity for synthesis of new information and creation of impactful and engaging messaging
  • Impeccable professional written and verbal communication skills and understanding of how to tailor messages for diverse audiences; keen attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to build strong relationships and deliver top quality communications
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, experience in multi-cultural environments, flexible and adaptive
  • Experience with Constant Contact, website CMS, Survey Gizmo, Twitter, Facebook, Zoom or similar platforms preferred
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and other graphics program skills a plus
  • Available to work full-time with some travel for events
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of French or Spanish preferred
  • U.S. Citizenship, lawful permanent residency, or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S.

Salary commensurate with experience. ­­
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to recruitment@seepnetwork.org by June 30.
Only applicants that are selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.



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