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Job Opportunities:

ACTION Communications Manager

 

Internship Opportunities:

Organizing and Advocacy Intern: Global Health (North Dakota)​ — Ongoing

Global Education Intern — Ongoing

ACTION Global Health Intern — Spring 2016

Development and International Expansion Intern — Ongoing

Global Poverty Legislative Intern — 2016

U.S. Poverty Campaigns Intern — 2016

 


ACTION Communications Manager

The ACTION Secretariat— collocated in Washington, DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund— is seeking a highly motivated individual to oversee and coordinate ACTION's communication strategies and to manage the ACTION brand.

About RESULTS and ACTION:

RESULTS / RESULTS Educational Fund combines the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to end poverty. By empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change, we leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people in the US and around the world the health, education, and economic opportunity they need to thrive.

ACTION is a global partnership of locally-rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases. We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health. ACTION's primary areas of focus include: the fight against global tuberculosis, expanding access to childhood vaccines, and ending undernutrition.

Position description:

Reporting to the ACTION Director, the Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating ACTION’s communication strategies and managing ACTION’s brand. By creating and supervising the creation of joint messaging and media strategies across ACTION partners and supporting partners’ individual communications strategies, the Communications Manager contributes to the partnership’s overall advocacy impact. The role includes both managing overall media engagement and messaging strategies, supporting ongoing/routine communication activities, and coalition engagement within the health sector and across sectors. The Communications Manager supervises elements of ACTION Associates’, fellows’, and interns’ communications work, and may directly supervise staff as the ACTION Secretariat team grows or adapts to a new strategic framework. Together, the Communications Manager and his/her staff ensure that the partnership uses traditional and social media, messaging, branding, and marketing effectively and efficiently to further partners’ and joint advocacy goals on TB, child health, nutrition, and cross-cutting global health priorities. The Communications Manager works closely with the Communications and Relationship Manager, who is responsible for project management of partnership-wide communication activities and content management.

The Communications Manager is accountable for the successful development of effective media and communication strategies across the partnership and coordination and support of partners’ activities and strategies; acting as a resource to ACTION’s media champions program; and the creation and dissemination of high-quality, consistent and compelling communications content to support ACTION’s shared advocacy goals. The Communications Manager is a key member of the ACTION Secretariat team, a critical support and mentor to ACTION partner communications and advocacy staff, and a key link between ACTION’s work and the RESULTS communications team. 

Responsibilities

1. Communications Strategy and Brand Leadership (60%)

  • Manages the creation of joint messaging and media strategies across ACTION to support shared global health advocacy goals, with the support of an ACTION Associate, fellow(s), intern(s), and partner communication leads
  • Supports partner-specific media and communications success by advising on country media strategies, developing communications trainings and resources, and facilitating a working group of partnership communications professionals
  • Works closely with the ACTION Director on budget decisions within the communications portfolio
  • Manages an ongoing process to strengthen ACTION’s brand and profile among key audiences, and ensure brand consistency across the partnership
  • Oversees the development of ACTION-branded publications and outreach materials, press releases, blogs, op-eds, talking points and other communications as well as content creation for ACTION's website, social media channels, and external listserv, and manages the relevant activities and objectives of the ACTION Associate to meet these goals

2. Support to Joint Communication Activities (10%)

  • Supports ACTION’s media champion training program as a training facilitator, mentor, and by connecting participants to relevant opportunities to work with partners
  • Supports joint international journalist delegations and partner-specific journalist delegations by advising on content, messaging, and journalist relationship management

3. Coalition Engagement (30%)

  • Represents ACTION on external communications working groups, and builds and maintains relationships with external designers, communications consultants, and key communications allies
  • Keeps abreast of communication and media trends in global health and development or other relevant sectors and identifies challenges and opportunities for ACTION communications
  • Represents the ACTION Secretariat or partnership in coalition groups, at conferences, and in joint media engagement in the global health and development sectors

This list is not exhaustive, and may be revised/revisited periodically. 

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required (graduate degree preferred) in relevant field preferably in communications, public relations, journalism, political science/public policy, international development, public health.
  • 5-8 years of experience designing, coordinating, and implementing communications strategies, preferably on international health issues and for non-profit organizations.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of media markets outside of the U.S. necessary
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills and ability to communicate effectively in English. Additional languages used in ACTION partner countries, particularly French, preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including solid knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, Capwiz, MailChimp, HootSuite, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Familiarity with international health issues and bilateral and multilateral official development assistance mechanisms preferred.
  • Superior project management skills, organization and dedication to detail, with experience in managing multiple deadlines and complex assignments from start to finish.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, as well as to work independently and as part of a larger team.
  • Willingness to work effectively and efficiently with interoffice and offsite team members and management.
  • Sensitivity to other cultures and working styles; work experience in other countries or in an international setting desired.
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills; experience conducting training sessions preferred.
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically up to 4-8 weeks of the year.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to jobs@results.org. Please include "ACTION Communications Manager" in the subject line of your email.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, or any other protected status.


Organizing and Advocacy Intern: Global Health (North Dakota)

RESULTS Educational Fund and its sister organization RESULTS (REF/RESULTS) are seeking a dynamic go-getter for an internship on our Global Poverty Expansion Team. The person selected for this internship will join a team of organizing and advocacy professionals working across the country to support campaigns addressing global health which include maternal and child survival, AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and funding for critical global development initiatives.

The Organizing and Advocacy Intern will learn professional organizing and grassroots advocacy skills including: influencing members of Congress, engaging the media, recruiting community advocates, and building citizen groups to push for global health solutions that address extreme poverty. Hands-on training and support will be provided. This internship is located in North Dakota.

Responsibilities include:

With training and support from RESULTS staff, the Organizing and Advocacy intern will accomplish the following:

Community Organizing and Outreach:

  • Build a list of local community members and organizations who want to take action to improve global health (churches, universities, social groups, etc.).
  • Table at community events to attract those interested in global poverty issues.
  • Host at least three community outreach events to bring community members together to learn about global poverty and take action.
  • Engage and train local community members to take regular advocacy actions.
  • Build a foundation to start a local RESULTS global poverty group in at least one community in North Dakota.

Policy and Advocacy:

  • Develop working knowledge of current trends in global health.
  • Understand federal appropriations and legislative processes and how citizens can have an impact.
  • Develop relationships with members of Congress from North Dakota, their staff, and foreign policy aides.
  • Meet face to face with members of Congress regarding RESULTS issues.
  • Write and publish media in local papers about RESULTS global health issues.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development & poverty issues
  • Some advocacy experience or a strong desire to learn high-impact advocacy skills
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including good telephone manner and presentation skills
  • Must be organized, able to manage time, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use technology, particularly email and Skype video, and social media

Benefits:

Attend in person RESULTS Group Leader training in September.

All internships are unpaid. Any internship related travel and expenses will be covered by RESULTS.

Special Considerations:

  • RESULTS is located in Washington, DC. This internship is part of our Grassroots Team who are based in cities across the country. The Organizing and Advocacy Intern will be based remotely in North Dakota. Interns work from a home office and receive support through regular online meetings and occasional in person trainings.
  • Timing of this internship is flexible, but we are looking for someone who can dedicate at least 15-20 hours per week and intern for at least 6 months starting mid-August 2016.

How to apply:

Please e-mail resume, cover letter specific to this position, and two references to abeals@results.org. Please include "Organizing and Advocacy Intern: North Dakota" in the subject of your email. For more information about REF/RESULTS, please visit our website at www.results.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.


Global Education Intern​

RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) is seeking an intern to support its research and advocacy work in the area of global education. This internship opening is effective immediately and can be for up to six months (until the end of February 2017).

Responsibilities include:

The Global Education Intern will support REF's global education program, including the Right to Education Index (RTEI). The intern will:

  • Work directly with senior global education team staff to support overall global education program needs
  • Contribute to ongoing policy research, analysis, and production of advocacy materials in other areas of REF's global education program, such as work around the Global Partnership for Education and World Bank investments in education.
  • Support RTEI through review of questionnaire responses, data processing and analysis, review of country briefs, and assist in development of the RTEI global report
  • Provide logistical support to REF-organized education events and activities.
  • Participate in and provide reports on team meetings and constituency calls.
  • Assist in special projects and perform administrative tasks as needed.
  • Participate in community-wide education events as desired.Draft blog
  • posts and support other tasks as needed.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in global education, international affairs, or other related fields.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work individually in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently often with a lot of autonomy
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.
  • French, Spanish, Arabic, or Korean language skills (in addition to English) preferred but not required.

This is an unpaid position. Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, your availability (days and times, length of availability), and your preferred start date to internships@results.org.Your subject line must include: "Global Education Intern".

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.


ACTION Global Health Intern

The ACTION Secretariat is seeking an intern to support its international partnership of advocacy organizations focusing on global health.

Interns will:

  • Work directly with senior team staff to support overall project needs.
  • Prepare, updating, reviewing, and editing fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, policy briefs, reports, press releases, or other written materials related to projects.
  • Assist research efforts (including literature reviews, data analysis, internet searches, etc.) and supporting the development of briefing materials on global policy issues, tuberculosis, childhood vaccines, maternal and child nutrition, advocacy opportunities, etc.
  • Support media efforts, partner activities, and other advocacy activities.
  • Stay up to date on campaign priority items and compiling daily clips.
  • Participate in team meetings, weekly partnership calls and partner meeting.
  • Assist in special projects and perform a variety of administrative tasks, as assigned.

Desired Skills and qualifications:

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work individually in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently often with a lot of autonomy
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

All internships are unpaid.  Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability for the spring (days and times), and your preferred start date to Ms. Evi Harmon at internships@results.org, with the subject “ACTION Global Health Internship”.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.


Development and International Expansion Intern

RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) is seeking a highly competent, enthusiastic Development and International Expansion intern. This is an unpaid position.

Position description:

The Development and Operations intern will assist Development, Operations, and International Expansion staff with a variety of duties, including those listed below. Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs:

  • Working directly with Development and Operations staff to support overall project needs.
  • Preparing, updating, reviewing, and editing fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, reports, or other written materials.
  • Assisting research efforts and identifying foundations/ potential funders to advance program areas and supporting the development of grant proposals.
  • Supporting program development and expansion projects.
  • Supporting preparation and providing logistical support leading up to a major International Conference in DC.
  • Assisting with staff travel arrangements and logistics for events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Providing logistical support for fundraising and grassroots events.
  • Providing overall administrative support such as: phone coverage, photocopies and faxes, preparing envelopes for bulk and mass mailings, and setting up conference calls.
  • Support office manager in managing database of volunteers and donors, along with learning the donor database and mail-merge systems to produce donor acknowledgments.

Desired skills and qualifications:                    

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in Business Management, Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Experience and/or interest in grant writing or proposal development.
  • Experience and/or interest in fundraising.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate ideas.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

How to apply:

To apply please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no more than 3 pages), and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.


Global Poverty Legislative Intern

Position description:

RESULTS Educational Fund is seeking 1 intern to support its U.S. legislative and policy work to support campaign priorities around ending global poverty, which include education for all, global health and microfinance. This intern will:

  • Work directly with senior team staff to support overall project needs.
  • Prepare, update, review and edit fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, policy briefs, reports, press releases, or other written materials related to projects.
  • Assist research efforts (including literature reviews, data analysis, internet searches, etc.) and supporting the development of briefing materials on U.S. and global policy issues, TB surveillance, Education for All, foreign assistance reform, advocacy opportunities, etc.
  • Assist with staff travel arrangements and logistics for events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Support media efforts, grassroots activities, congressional work, and other advocacy activities.
  • Support U.S. legislative campaign efforts coordinated by legislative and grassroots staff.
  • Provide overall administrative support to staff and project needs.

Desired skills and qualifications:

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues and US foreign aid.
  • A background in Business Management, Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

All internships are unpaid though a metro reimbursement will be provided. Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.


U.S. Anti-Poverty Campaigns Intern

Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. This internship is unpaid and requires at least a 3 day/week commitment for 2.5 months or more.  

Position description:

#1: Collaborate on strategic planning for both legislative strategy and grassroots expansion of RESULTS in the U.S.

  • Participate in weekly Domestic team meetings and help strategize on our U.S. Poverty Campaigns. This may include message development, grassroots expansion planning, and legislative/advocacy planning.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and other staff gatherings.
  • Attend briefings, conferences, and other meetings on behalf of RESULTS and providing the domestic team with notes and recommended strategies from such meetings.
  • Set up lobby meetings with members of the intern’s congressional delegation to urge action on our campaigns, and perhaps with other Hill offices where RESULTS has a presence in the district/state.

#2: Provide support to RESULTS volunteers via existing system of conference calls, weekly action alerts, and e-mail newsletters. Activities may include:

  • Write and edit U.S. Poverty Weekly UpdatesDomestic Outreach Actions and Monthly ActionsU.S. Poverty Campaigns background webpages, action alertsblogposts, and other written communications.
  • Provide materials requested by RESULTS volunteers to assist them in their campaign work.
  • Assist in planning and producing monthly conference calls (second Saturday of every month).
  • Participate in occasional evening training calls with our grassroots network.
  • Possible participation in generating media coverage that is supportive of our campaigns. This may include submitting letters-to-the-editor and opinion pieces, helping plan and organize issue-specific conference calls for editorial writers and other journalists, writing and editing background materials for media campaigns, contacting media outlets and providing them with necessary information, as well as supporting RESULTS volunteers in their efforts to generate local media.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.