Communications Program Officer, All Children Reading (Program, Quality, and Impact)

Country: United States of America
Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 14 Jul 2021

World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership, a development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. Globally, we have over 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. Just over 1000 of us call World Vision USA home.

The Job: World Vision, on behalf of the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Partners, is seeking a Communications Program Officer to lead communications and marketing activities that advance EdTech innovation and research to improve reading outcomes for marginalized children in low-resource contexts.

At All Children Reading (a partnership of USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government), we are passionate about finding solutions for the 387 million children globally waiting for the opportunity to learn to read. We believe technology, when applied appropriately, can instigate breakthrough progress in advancing child literacy around the globe.

You'll make a real impact by guiding and implementing a communications strategy designed to champion our funded innovations and research; grow our community of global EdTech innovators, Ministries of Education, education implementers, and collaborators; and amplify our thought leadership in the global EdTech for literacy space. As the next Communications Program Officer, you'll develop and implement comprehensive engagement and communications campaigns for global competitions; develop creative content for blogs, social media, and our website, AllChildrenReading.org; and manage and champion the All Children Reading brand.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Direct and manage an internal and external communications strategy designed to catalyze action to expand the reach of EdTech solutions that improve children's reading and language skills.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive engagement and communications campaigns for global competitions.
  • Measure the effectiveness of communications tactics using Google Analytics, social media analytics and search engine optimization (SEO) tools.
  • Develop and write creative content, including blogs, social media and website copy.
  • Manage and champion the All Children Reading brand in ways that amplify and advance our goals.
  • Direct content marketing and media relations efforts, including the development of press releases, media kits, and pitches to targeted internal and external channels.
  • Manage ongoing development and maintenance of AllChildrenReading.org
  • Engage our 4,000+ subscriber community through development and distribution of a monthly newsletter.
  • Manage an efficient and accessible asset management system of logos, photos and videos.
  • Develop and design marketing collateral including presentations, social media images and infographics.
  • Support the coordination of events including global conferences and webinars.
  • Manage contractors who provide complementary expertise (e.g. graphic design and video production) to ensure projects are timely and strengthen our strategy and brand.
  • Work collaboratively to leverage ACR GCD Partners’ communication activities and channels to promote our shared investment.
  • Champion accessibility of all communications to ensure compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

You Bring These Skills:

  • Strategic communication
  • Digital media and analytics
  • Writing and editing
  • Website management
  • Social media management
  • Brand management
  • Graphic design
  • Contractor management
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field or equivalent work experience (eight years). In addition to education or education equivalent, requires 7 years of work experience in marketing and communications, including professional writing and editing. Understanding of international development issues and/or sector area

How to apply:

To Apply Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online. For more information on World Vision USA, please visit our website: www.worldvision.org.

Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



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