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||Director, Learning for All Campaign
||Women Thrive Worldwide
||DC Metro Region
||Women Thrive Worldwide, one of the most effective advocacy organizations working on global poverty and women?s issues, seeks a Director to lead our Learning for All Campaign. The primary goal of the campaign is to secure a Sustainable Development Goal on learning as part of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals process of the United Nations. This is a rare opening for a visible leadership position for a passionate, creative and talented advocate. The director reports to the Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs and will also work closely with the organization?s co-founder and president, Ritu Sharma.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working with the Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, the Director of the Learning for All Campaign brings the leadership, strategic thinking, political, coalition building, and organizational skills necessary
-Set long and short-term advocacy goals, and problem solve and implement tactics to achieve the goals. This includes managing a work plan, budget, staff, consultants and/or interns, tracking progress, and course correcting.
-Lead, build and manage a broad-based coalition across a variety of stakeholders from the global north and south to create awareness, credibility and support for policy goals.
-Foster and manage relationships with policymakers and provide policy recommendations to achieve short and long term goals.
-Represent Women Thrive before policy makers, in coalitions, with other organizations and publicly.
-Manage policy-related event planning, research and writing, including the production of advocacy materials.
-Work closely with the Global Partnerships team to keep southern advocates and stakeholders engaged and participating in the campaign.
-Work closely with the Communications and Outreach teams on campaign activities.
-Support the Vice Presidents of Policy and Government Affairs and Organizational Advancement in donor reporting, proposal writing and relationship management.
-Work collaboratively to raise funds from foundation, corporate and individual donors for the organization and campaign.
The successful candidate for this position will have:
-A Bachelors and/or Masters degree in a field related to global development, preferably in education.
-At least 6 years of experience overall and at least 3 years directly in advocacy on international education issues. Please note that candidates with no prior advocacy experience will not be considered for this senior level position.
-Experience with advocacy campaigning and coalition management.
-Fluency in English as well as either French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
-Current status to legally work in the United States. Please note that we are not able to sponsor work visas for potential candidates.
Women Thrive offers an extremely competitive compensation package with generous benefits.
-A cover letter outlining your experience with education advocacy, what motivates you to work in this area, and how you believe you could successfully run such a campaign.
-An updated resume or CV
-2-3 non-academic writing samples.
-Incomplete applications may not be considered.
Send your materials to Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President, at WTWeddirector@gmail.com. No phone calls, please. For more information on Women Thrive Worldwide please see our website at www.womenthrive.org. We are an equal opportunity employer and both men and women, minorities and international candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be legally able to work in the U.S.
||Dec 4 2012 12:00AM
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