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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Director of Communications, The New York Women's Foundation, NYC

Director of Communications

Posted on: January 22, 2013


Position Summary:
Reporting to the VP Communications, the Director of Communications will be responsible for the execution of The Foundation's communication strategy. The Director of Communications will oversee all activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation and identify communication goals. The Director of Communications will be responsible for managing the development and production of The Foundation's varied and integrated communications activities and tools including: supporting all events and initiatives, newsletters and other print publications; Website content, E-news and other online communications, social and conventional media and public relations, and marketing.
  • Manage the development and production of all The Foundation's communications tools, including the annual report, marketing collateral materials, event materials, video and electronic communications including The Foundation's website and new media; and manage relationships with associated vendors.
  • Manage production of all marketing and promotional materials.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor communications associate with oversight of the communications intern.
  • Identify media opportunities, and prepare speeches, talking points, presentations and other supporting material as needed
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the communications function including:
Budget oversight and billing reviewPlanning processes, procedures and timetables for project management and timely deliverables.
Supervise, coach, monitor and mentor staff performance and development goals, as appropriate,
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or related field is required.
  • Minimum 7-8 years' experience in a Manager or Director role either in-house or with an agency
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated versatility in writing for all media platforms
  • Creative and strategic application of digital and social media technologies.
  • Experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications.
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for problem solving and developing action plans and managing output.
  • Self-reliant, results oriented, and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and collaborate and develop consensus with staff and colleagues.
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.
  • Background in policy and advocacy communications a plus.
  • Passion for The Foundation's mission.


Please send cover letter and resume to:
The New York Women's Foundation
39 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
Or via email:


39 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, New York, 10006, United States


Start date
January 22, 2013
Application deadline
March 15, 2013
Education requirements
4-year degree
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Job function
Owner's areas of focus
Community developmentEconomic developmentWomen

Digital Director, EMILY's List, DC

Digital Director, EMILY's List

Posted on: January 23, 2013
Posted by: EMILY's List


Digital Director
EMILY's List, the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates, is in search of a Digital Director. This position is based in the EMILY's List Washington, DC office.

Principal Responsibilities

The Digital department is responsible for building and maintaining the organization's online community. The department also works closely with the development, communications and political teams to ensure that our online program advances the organization's fundraising, growth, messaging and electoral priorities. The Digital Director is responsible for developing the strategy and managing the implementation of the organization's online activities including growth, fundraising and communications. She or he works closely with the President, Executive Director and others on the senior leadership team to expand the organization's online presence by engaging new supporters, developing the organization's social media strategy, raising money for EMILY's List and candidates, ensuring that EMILY's List stays on the cutting edge of social media trends and technology, and advising EMILY's List candidates on digital strategies.

Specific Duties

  • Develop strategic plans and budgets for acquisition and fundraising;
  • Develop content and engagement strategy for EMILY's List website, blog and social media outlets;
  • Develop email program to maximize revenue for candidates and EMILY's List;
  • Develop long-term and short-term strategic plans for online growth and fundraising;
  • Oversee online fundraising program, including email communications with members;
  • Oversee development of online technology including website, content management systems, and customer relationship manager.
  • Ensure that all online systems are working seamlessly and supporting the work of other departments;
  • Develop strategy for and manage implementation of content production for EMILY's List online properties including website, email, social media;
  • Work with other department directors to ensure that work is integrated and organization's online needs are being met;
  • Oversee digital staff members;
  • Oversee long term development projects;
  • Develop income and expenditure budget for digital program;
  • Develop and monitor departmental budget;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Candidates for this position must be creative, innovative leaders with 7-10 years of digital experience that includes running robust online fundraising and acquisition programs and managing staff. Candidates should have an expertise in advocacy campaigns, technology management, online fundraising, email communications, list building, content development and social networking. Candidates must have a college degree and an interest in electing pro-choice Democratic women.
EMILY's List offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line: Digital Director. No calls, please.
EMILY's List is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.


EMILY's List offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line: Digital Director. No calls, please.


1120 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, District of Columbia, 20036, United States


Education requirements
4-year degree
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
None specified
Job function
Writing and editingCommunications,AdvocacyFundraisingProject management
Owner's areas of focus
WomenCivic engagement

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ASSISTANT, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, DC


Posted on: January 23, 2013


ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1994, the mission of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families, and their communities through public education, policy advocacy, and community mobilization.
BACKGROUND: NLIRH seeks an experienced, resourceful and innovative individual with strong multitasking and problem-solving skills to work out of our Washington, D.C. office as a full-time Government Relations Assistant. The Government Relations Assistant will help promote a national policy agenda designed to protect the reproductive health and rights of Latinas. The person in this position will work as part of a dynamic team both in DC and NYC (with field staff in Texas and Florida), providing vital support – both administrative and programmatic – to the organization.
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
The duties of the Government Relations Assistant shall include:**
Responsibilities: To oversee and coordinate all administrative and programmatic needs of NLIRH's DC Government Relations Office. The Government Relations Assistant will work closely with the Director and Associate Director of Government Relations, the NYC-based Operations Manager, and the Government Relations team on an array of tasks related to office management, events planning, policy research and writing, internal and external communications, and financial support. The Government Relations Assistant will report directly to Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs.
Specific duties include:
Administrative Support
  • Provide direct administrative support to all staff members with particular emphasis on coordinating the schedule and travel for senior staff;
  • Manage day to day office operations including answering phones, maintaining office equipment, supplies and filing systems, and corresponding with outside vendors; keep an organized and clean work environment;
  • Plan and organize internal and external meetings, hill and coalition briefings, and ad hoc events. This includes logistics planning (venue selection, invites, etc), preparation and gathering of materials, backstopping, and follow up as needed;
  • Assist with the development and distribution of public education and policy materials;
  • Provide research and writing assistance on project and policy initiatives;
  • Produce reports on programmatic accomplishments for donors and the Board of Directors.
  • Enter and update data for individuals and organizations in NLIRH's databases and produce reports when needed for events and programs;

Financial Support
  • Serve as main liaison with the Operations Manager in NYC office on all administrative and financial issues;
  • Track invoices and related office expenses in coordination with Operations Manager;
  • Track, maintain and report all expenses for DC Government Relations team;
  • Uphold positive working relationships with external vendors; troubleshoot any discrepancies with external vendors;
  • Maintain files, equipment and office supplies;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated commitment to reproductive freedom, immigrant women's rights and social justice;
  • Experience working on policy/government relations and/or reproductive health and rights issues;
  • Associates degree, bachelor's degree or working towards a degree;
  • 1-2 years of work experience;
  • Strong, professional written and oral communications
  • Excellent organizational abilities; especially ability to prioritize and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects and requests;
  • High levels of initiative, dependability, and flexibility
  • Tech savvy. This includes expertise with social media tools like Twitter and Facebook and proficiency with Microsoft office programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required


Application Process: Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to via email to by February 8th , 2013. Please include in the subject line: Government Relations Assistant Position.


1901 L Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia, 20036, United States


Application deadline
February 8, 2013
Education requirements
2-year degree
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Entry level
Salary details
Commensurate with experience
NLIRH offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, vacation and sick leave.
Job function
ActivismAdministrationPublic policy,AdvocacyDatabase management
Owner's areas of focus
LGBTImmigrationHealth and medicine,Community developmentRace and ethnicityWomen

Vice President, Partnerships and Development, Girls on the Run International, NC

Vice President, Partnerships and Development

Posted on: January 23, 2013



Girls on the Run is a physical activity based youth development program for 8 to 13 year-old girls. We teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Our aspiration is to serve 900,000 girls with 300,000 volunteer coaches over the next five years.
With projected headquarters annual revenue of $2.4 million and collective organizational revenue of $20 million in FY2012, the organizations staff and Board are committed to creating a development strategy that ensures the highest quality and maximum, measurable outcomes possible for the children it serves and communities it works within. To this end, the organization is currently seeking a person to serve in the position of Vice President of Partnerships and Development.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President of Partnerships and Development will create and direct Girls on the Run Internationals fund development strategy. Consistent with the mission of the Girls on the Run International,(s)he will be responsible for developing and successfully implementing a plan for generating contributed income to benefit the organizations multi-site model. The Vice President of Partnerships and Development will oversee all fundraising activities of the organization with the objective of maximizing growth and financial sustainability of both headquarters and councils. (S)he is responsible for overseeing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate partners, private and corporate foundations and individual donors to ensure the organization can meet the growing demand for its programming. As a member of the senior leadership team, (s)he also develops and implements strategies across the organization. The Vice President of Partnerships and Development directly supervises a staff of two and must be able to thrive in an autonomous and rapid-paced environment.

Principal Responsibilities

This job description reflects managements assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
  • Responsible for ensuring organization meets annual contributed income revenue budget as determined by the Board of Directors
  • Work closely with President and Board of Directors to establish and implement a comprehensive financial development strategy with measurable performance goals
  • Devise concepts and work cross-functionally to cultivate, secure and develop innovative corporate sponsorships, cause marketing campaigns and programs to increase awareness of and funding for Girls on the Run, and engage consumers and employees in supporting our mission
  • Develop and negotiate partnership terms and agreements ensuring alignment with industry best practices and standards for cause marketing, sponsorships, and corporate partnerships
  • Oversee execution of partnership agreements and ensure fulfillment of benefits by councils and HQ including annual partner reports
  • Serve as key contact and relationship manager for GOTRI national corporate partners with the goal of delivering long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Create and implement online fundraising strategy incorporating website and social media platforms
  • Establish Fund Development Board Committee and serve as staff liaison
  • Assess and recommend planned giving strategy to complement and strengthen individual giving campaign
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of fund development processes that are designed to ensure sustainability and scalability at both the council and HQ level
  • Work closely with Director of Programming to create compelling case for support
  • Monitor financial development results and provide monthly updates to Board of Directors
  • Directly supervise Partnerships Manager and National Grants Manager

General Responsibilites

  • Embrace and nurture a culture that promotes leadership, alignment with core values, innovation, strategic thinking and data-driven outcomes.
  • Advance the organizations culture of mindful and open-hearted leadership;
  • Instill a communication dynamic oriented towards connectedness to ensure maximum value from national brand;
  • Serve as a role model for Girls on the Run; exhibit its core values and work to achieve the mission
  • Develop positive relationships with council directors, volunteers, board members, community members and staff
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the President and/or Board of Directors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Seven or more years of fundraising experience with a demonstrated ability to create and successfully implement a strategic development plan
  • Experience in successfully managing marketing programs and/or sponsorships from the corporate, agency or non-profit partner perspective
  • Demonstrated track record supervising and leading others to achieve goals
  • Previous leadership experience working with a national, multi-site organizational model highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to rely on experience and discernment to cultivate, steward, secure and maintain funding in an environment where foresight, business acumen and strong interpersonal relationship skills are essential.
  • High degree of self-motivation, proven ability to work independently, consistently multi-task and manage a varied and heavy workload;
  • Emotional intelligence; with an ability to keenly listen to and understand funder needs in order to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • High level of maturity with an ability to build trust, influence others and relate to a wide variety of stakeholders in order to achieve goals;
  • Capacity to strategically identify, initiate and build relationships with prospective funders and elicit confidence by leading through the vision and values of Girls on the Run;
  • Ability to innovatively develop funds while managing the complexity of a growing multi-site organizational model;
  • Analytical and able to translate data into options for action with an understanding of comparative value;
  • Enthusiasm combined with a genuine commitment to and passion for the mission of Girls on the Run.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

This position is based in Charlotte, North Carolina there is no possibility for remote employment. Travel required. Performs all administrative functions expected at this level.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include Vice President of Partnerships and Development in the subject line of your email.


120 Cottage Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28211, United States


Application deadline
February 22, 2013
Education requirements
4-year degree
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Salary details
Commensurate with experience
Full Benefits
Job function
FundraisingFund Development
Owner's areas of focus