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Title: Youth Engagement and Communications Associate - Global Campaign for Education
Organization: The Global Campaign for Education-US
Location:Washington DC
Deadline:August 31, 2017. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applications received by Monday, July 31, 2017, will receive top consideration.

Summary


The Youth Engagement and Communications Associate will work closely with GCE-US staff, youth advocates, coalition members, partners, and media to advance global education with key policymakers and develop GCE-US’s youth-led global education advocacy and leadership training program.

Background

Our mission is to promote education as a basic human right and mobilize to create political will in the United States and internationally to ensure universal quality education, which is at the core of all human development. The Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) is a broad-based coalition of over 70 member organizations dedicated to ensuring universal quality education for all children and youth. GCE-US was founded in 2003 (initially housed at the Council on Foreign Relations and RESULTS) and incorporated as an independent 501(c)3 organization in 2014. GCE-US is part of a global network of Global Campaign for Education efforts and coalitions in over 100 countries, with an international secretariat in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Our pilot youth advocacy and leadership training program engaged and educated young people ages 18 to 25 from around the US about the school experiences of their peers in developing countries, and the global impact of those experiences, providing in-depth training on international education issues, policies, and actors, and building cross-cultural awareness and understanding. Participants received skills training in public speaking, event planning, community mapping, grassroots, and online organizing. The workshops culminated in policymaker meetings, organized by the youth participants, to promote global education. In their communities, youth advocates have organized movie screenings and community fairs, integrated the issue of global education into their classrooms, and held other awareness raising and mobilization events.

GCE-US is looking for a visionary, youth community organizer to expand this initial pilot program and develop GCE-US’s youth-led global education advocacy and leadership training program to build political support for global education, positively reach policymakers, mobilize via strategic communications and social media, and engage new youth leaders in the global education/human rights social movement for generations to come.

Responsibilities


• Lead and build GCE-US’s global education advocacy and leadership training program.
• Engage youth to mobilize their local communities and political representatives to promote global education.
• Implement youth advocacy and leadership training activities, including webinars, calls, meetings and sessions, guest speakers, advocacy days, and continual evaluation to strengthen program.
• Map and conduct targeted outreach to engage grassroots and grasstops advocates for global education.
• Coordinate and support youth advocates to hold global education events and policymaker meetings in key states, especially California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.
• Lead strategic communications, earned media, social media, action alerts (we currently use Mail Chimp), op eds, statements, press releases, and blog and website management.
• Conduct youth advocate surveys and easy mechanisms to invite regular feedback.
• Support fundraising and funder reporting.
• As a key player on a small but mighty team, collaborate with other staff to strengthen the GCE-US coalition, achieve policy advocacy and partnership goals, and develop the organization.

Requirements

Essential Qualifications:


• Minimum 2-5 years experience in community organizing, event planning, advocacy, outreach, mobilization, and/or coalition building.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Technology-comfortable and/or savvy.
• Self-starter able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
• Passion for empowering youth and global education.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant area.
• The right candidate loves the challenge of starting something new, has a talent for building relationships and organizing people, and is comfortable jumping in to develop initiatives.

Preferred:


• Strategic communications and/or social media management experience.
• Experience working with children and youth, particularly those who have been traditionally marginalized, including immigrants, refugees, people of color, LGBTQ populations, young women, and young people with disabilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample, and list of references to: gceus.hr@gmail.com
Please include in your cover letter:

• Youth Engagement and Communications Associate Application in the subject line
• Why do you want to work with GCE-US in this role? Please be specific.
• Tell us about a time you led and inspired a group of people, including how you overcame challenges and what was successful.
Your salary history and rate / pay expectation
• How did you hear about this opportunity?

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applications received by Monday, July 31, 2017, will receive top consideration.
Only applicants legally eligible to work in the United States should apply, as GCE-US is not able to process work permits for applicants.

Location: The position is based in Washington, DC. No relocation funds are available with this position. Applicants must be able to work in Washington, DC.

Position Type: Fixed-term contract, full-time until March 2019 (with possibility of extension).

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.


• Location: District Of Columbia, Washington

• Post ID: 34052493 dc
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