Would you like to help organizations like UNICEF empower the world’s most vulnerable people
with practical knowledge? That’s what we do. We’ve impacted 500,000 people, and we know we
can reach 10 million more people in the next five years—if we find an entrepreneurial and
resourceful Communications Director to share our story and vision. We seek someone who can
develop and execute our small-but-growing organization’s communications strategy.
We enable knowledge sharing with the world’s hardest-to-reach communities, empowering them
to improve their health, income, and quality of life. We do this by amplifying the reach of local
partners through the use of our Talking Book audio devices, which serve people who are often
missed due to illiteracy or living in remote areas. We support these partners with technology,
creation of engaging audio interviews, songs, and dramas, and the analysis of user feedback
recordings and usage statistics to better understand user needs.
We are focused on communicating with two audiences: our program partners and our donors.
We have staff positions dedicated to finding and building relationships with both audiences; but
we need someone to develop, implement, and evaluate the messages that we use to explain
our program, technology, business value, and human-centered results.
STRATEGY: Design a messaging and channel strategy to scale-up our reach to more donors
and partners looking for solutions for the hardest-to-reach communities. Measure and adapt the
strategy based on its impact. Incorporate and leverage our new name and brand, which have
been determined and are launching in March.
MESSAGING AND COLLATERAL: Develop our key messages and create or oversee vendor
production of digital and print marketing collateral and videos, including content for proposals,
program brochures, and annual reports.
NEWS FLOW: Distill program news from our staff and affiliates about our progress, learning,
and successes into simple updates for our stakeholders. Manage content and engagement for
our website, email newsletters, and social media; reach out to news media to spread our news
further. Use analytics for each communication platform to create performance goals, track
progress over time, and shift strategies as needed.
STAFF TRAINING: Train our staff on how to stay on message, describe our work in simple yet
compelling terms, and support all aspects of the communications strategy. Collaborate with our
Learning & Development Manager to provide similar training for our global affiliates.
AWARENESS EVENTS: Determine which conferences offer speaking, exhibiting, or networking
opportunities to support expanding our global partnerships. Consider designing our own series
of learning events to raise awareness of our work in support of the goals of our Development
Director and Global Partnerships Director.
Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience in communications, public
administration, international relations, or related field
• 5-10 years in communications positions, ideally working in global health and development
or a related sector
• Development of messaging strategy and implementation across various digital platforms
• Oversight and/or development of digital and print marketing collateral and/or videos
• Forging positive working relationships with colleagues in program development and
fundraising, and with counterparts at partner organizations
• Strong oral and written communications skills to make a compelling business case while
showing integrity, respect, and mission-driven dedication
• Project management and planning skills with multiple concurrent priorities
• Enthusiasm to operate as a one-person communication shop in a lean, high-impact
nonprofit, and ability to bring in and manage additional resources as needed
• Desired: Creative design skills to support marketing collateral development (or
experience working with design firms)
• Desired: Analytic skills for data-driven communications strategies (or experience making
data-driven decisions based on someone else’s analytic skills)
HOURS: Full-time position. Flexible schedule is available.
COMPENSATION: DOE. Generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid
vacation, and matching contribution to retirement and student loans.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL: This position is based in Seattle and may require occasional national
or international travel a few times per year to conferences or rural areas in low-resource
APPLICATION: Please send your CV/résumé and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your cover letter should include specific examples of how your experience relates to this role.
CLOSING DATE: Priority will be given to applications received by February 16, 2018.