Job Title: Senior Director of Communications
Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 170 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.
The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.
The Senior Director of Communications will run the day-to-day operations of the communications department and oversee the functional teams within communications including digital, editorial and content strategy/development. In this refreshed role, the Senior Director of Communications will serve as the right hand of the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) and serve as the primary liaison between this role and the department. The Senior Director of Communications will work closely with the Director of Communication Projects to make sure deadlines and key communications projects are met, but will primarily serve as the content point for the department and accountable for the operational implementation of the vision and messaging of the organization as established by the CMCO and other key executive team members. The Senior Director of Communications will lead in overseeing messaging, key press strategy decisions, content strategy, communications materials and work with the CMCO to set the broader strategy for the communications team in support of the work of the Center.
The Director/Senior Director will also serve as a key member of the Center's management team, responsible for the day to day operations of their program as well as contributing to the Center's strategy. He/she will embody the values of transparency, collaboration, and open communication to foster and inspire a positive team environment within and across departments. This individual must have demonstrated prior experience coaching, mentoring, and developing team members to drive performance in support of the Center's mission. The individual must be adaptable with the ability to judge multiple competing priorities, switching between strategic and tactical approaches. This is an ideal position for a change agent looking to make a valuable contribution.
This position will be based in New York City.
The Senior Director of Communications primary job responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Communications Team Management
Critical Position Qualities:
Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.
How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this role. It is encouraged to include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.
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