The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks a VP for Communications. This position works with staff at all levels of the organization to design and implement comprehensive strategies that advance WOLA’s advocacy on behalf of human rights in the Americas. WOLA seeks a bilingual, talented leader who will join the organization’s senior management team and who will build on WOLA’s success, guiding the organization to expand our impact and external reach through three pillars: advocacy-focused press and media relations, strategic communications and innovative multimedia content and campaigns, and audience expansion and engagement through strategic marketing and outreach.
Vision for Communications at WOLA:
The VP for Communication will drive the strategy on how WOLA can be most effective in these pillars along with collaborative efforts across teams. New resources will be required to expand WOLA’s impact in the medium to long term, especially in the second and third pillars. The Communications team is currently structured for a VP, two direct reports, and a Senior Fellow as strategic advisor. WOLA is seeking resources to expand the team, and the strategy developed and implemented by the VP will be essential in obtaining those additional resources.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate initiative, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish. This position brings a committed individual into contact with journalists and other members of the media, as well as human rights, religious, cultural, and foreign policy communities in Washington, Latin America, and Europe.
WOLA is an organization in which everyone is self-motivated, goal-oriented, and passionate about our work. We are committed to what we do. Our leadership works hard to support us with a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. WOLA has twice been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of D.C.’s “Best Places to Work” and by The Washington Post as one of D.C.’s best-managed nonprofits.
WOLA’s office has a full-time staff of approximately 25, plus seven interns and six senior fellows.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Media Relations and Messaging:
Digital, Social Media, and Multimedia:
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Full health, dental, vision, and life insurance 100% paid by employer; four weeks annual vacation.
DEADLINE: April 5th
START DATE: As soon as possible.
TO APPLY: Please submit, in English, the following items in one PDF document: cover letter, resume, and two one-page writing samples, one in English and one in Spanish. Please also include a list of three references with daytime telephone numbers and email addresses and send the application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-No phone calls please-
WOLA values a diverse workplace and encourages minority candidates to apply. WOLA is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based upon race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or any other status protected by applicable law.