International Rivers envisions a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. Armed with on the ground evidence and cutting edge research, International Rivers mobilizes civil society and communities to advocate for improved river basin governance, transparent and accountable energy infrastructure, and human rights. We have been the driving force behind iconic campaigns to protect the world’s great rivers from harmful projects and pioneered global policy solutions.
We are a global organisation based in in the United States with newly established regional offices in Asia, South America and Africa. Our small and nimble team are leading effective campaigns in key regions and river basins around the world. In 2017, we launched our new organisational strategic plan, Our Rivers, Our Water Future, to guide our work over the next five years.
About the Position
We are looking for an exceptional person to plan and execute strategic and effective communications to drive campaign impact, support fundraising efforts and elevate the organisation’s profile. International Rivers is in a period of growth and transformation as we work to our newly minted, visionary strategic plan. The Director of Communications will be a key architect of the implementation of our new organisational strategy and will play an integral role in scaling up our long-standing and impressive history of achieving impact.
We are looking for an entrepreneurial and passionate self-starter, with energy for the long haul, who can roll up their sleeves in a dynamic and fast-paced global team. This is a tremendous opportunity for a communications leader to leave their mark on a well-respected, high-impact organisation as it takes on an ever more ambitious global strategy. The position will preferably be based in Oakland, CA or Seattle, WA. Depending on the candidate, we will also consider placement for this post in our Bangkok or Pretoria regional offices.
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To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. International Rivers strives to bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and diverse perspectives and experiences improve the ways we work. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, and welcome applications regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.