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Job Opportunities:

ACTION Communications Manager

Digital Media & Design Specialist

 

Internship Opportunities:

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 for 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 large programs— such as Media Champion trainings and international journalist delegations— and supporting ongoing/routine communication activities.

The Communications Manager supervises the communications efforts of all ACTION Associates, fellows, and interns. S/he ensures that the partnership uses traditional and social media, messaging, branding, and marketing effectively and efficiently to further partner and joint advocacy goals on tuberculosis, child health, nutrition, and cross-cutting global health priorities.

Responsibilities:

Communications Strategy and Brand Leadership (40%)

  • Manage creation of joint messaging and media strategies across ACTION to support shared global health advocacy goals
  • Supports partner-specific media and communications success by advising on country media strategies, developing communications trainings and resources, and coordinating partnership communications professionals
  • Manages ongoing process to strengthen ACTION brand/profile among key audiences and ensures brand consistency across partnership
  • Represents ACTION on external communications working groups, and builds and maintains external communications relationships

Management of Joint Communication Activities (40%)

  • Manages ACTION's Media Champion training program, including strategic direction, participant selection, training development, project management, and facilitation
  • Develops and executes joint international journalist delegations across multiple partners and advises on partner-specific journalist delegations and relationship management

Communications Content Development (20%)

  • Oversees 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
  • In cooperation with ACTION Secretariat issue leads, manages elements of issue-specific reports, scorecards, and other publications, including managing contracts with designers and printers

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.


Digital Media and Design Specialist

RESULTS is looking for an all-star Digital Media and Design Specialist to join its team. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Digital Media and Design Specialist is responsible for graphic design, digital innovation, and the management of all online properties of RESULTS. Working as part of a four-person communications team, this role will help advance advocacy, fundraising, marketing, and grassroots expansion goals for the organization. The successful candidate will bring an eye for detail, a knack for creativity, and an unwavering commitment to quality.

About RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund:

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Volunteers receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates. In time, volunteers learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunity. Backed by the in-depth research and legislative expertise of staff, RESULTS advocates realize the incredible power they possess to use their voices to change the world.

Responsibilities:

Graphic Design and Publication Management

  • Design and manage the printing of branded collateral such as flyers, brochures, development materials, etc.
  • Work with graphic design and printing vendors to produce high-quality publications.
  • Conceive and create unique graphics for print/web platforms to support advocacy campaign and fundraising goals.

Social Media

  • Manage social media accounts, curating and producing unique and visually engaging content to advance advocacy and institutional communications goals.
  • Help develop and execute a cross-platform strategy across digital media channels.
  • Monitor reach and engagement analytics for performance improvement.

Website Management

  • Create and update web content.
  • Manage the backend of the RESULTS website.
  • Ensure editorial consistency and maintain web style guidelines.
  • Design and edit graphics as needed.
  • Handle basic website IT needs: e.g. creating user accounts for new employees, troubleshooting website problems.
  • Assist with content development for the blog and materials for advocacy campaigns.
  • Manage relationship with web vendors.

Digital Innovation and Marketing

  • Design and develop new digital advocacy tools.
  • Manage the successful delivery of e-mail marketing campaigns and assist with content creation.
  • Develop ad creative and execute digital advertising campaigns on multiple online platforms.
  • Find creative ways to integrate new media into advocacy and fundraising.

Event Marketing and Design

  • Design and manage printing of marketing and event materials for annual RESULTS International Conference.
  • Create and manage conference website.
  • Serve as a core team member of annual conference planning committee.

Qualifications:

  • Strong command of professional design software, including Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and front-end web development.
  • Technological savvy, with an eagerness to learn new skills and take on challenges.
  • Ability to think "big picture" while maintaining impeccable attention to detail.
  • Readiness to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and balance competing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and professional diplomacy skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people
  • Passion for U.S. and global poverty issues.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience, plus at least one to three years related experience.
  • Experience with photography, digital marketing, video editing, or other communications tools a plus.

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 a writing sample to jobs@results.org. "Digital Media and Design Specialist" *must* appear in the Subject line of your email.

RESULTS 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.


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.