DIRECTOR, POLICY COMMUNICATIONS
|Work Location:||US- Washington, DC|
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|Expected Travel:||up to 10%|
|Employee Duration:||Active Full-Time|
|Type of Post:||Not Applicable|
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At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.
This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
CARE is seeking a Director, Policy Communications who will be a strategic planner responsible for identifying policy communications opportunities and creating media moments for CARE. S(he) interprets g policy for CARE’s range of audiences, with a special focus on news media. S/he must be able to anticipate and strategically leverage policy-related moments that get attention in policymaker circles as well as in DC and national media. The ideal candidate has strong media contacts and/or a track record of getting policy and advocacy messaging into media. S/he must be good at analyzing difficult policy communication challenges and finding entry points into news stories and identifying the partners and approaches that help CARE break through. The ideal candidate turns technical policy messaging into pointed soundbites and successfully pitches CARE’s spokespeople and issues to media, particularly DC media. S/he must be a strong, persuasive writer and overall communicator.
The Director, Policy Communications, will oversee the development and implementation of communications plans that advance CARE’s policy and advocacy strategic initiatives. S/he will have a deep understanding of policy related to global poverty. And, as a member of the communications and media relations team, S/he will serve as a critical link to the advocacy team, modeling collaboration and information sharing.
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CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.
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