Back to top

Communications Advisor--Save the Children Action Network

Washington, D.C., USAWashingtonD.C.USA
Full-time

The Advisor of Communications will develop, execute and implement communications strategies for Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), a 501(c)(4) organization and the advocacy arm of Save the Children. External communications efforts will serve as an integral component of SCAN’s domestic policy agendas around increasing access to high-quality early childhood education as well as international policy agendas related to well-being of kids globally. The Advisor of Communications will sit on SCAN’s Senior Management Team, which helps shape overall campaign strategy for the organization. The position will coordinate online public affairs engagement with SCAN’s Digital Team and will also liaise with leadership from Save the Children’s Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Division to safeguard the overall Save the Children brand. The Advisor of Communications will serve as the day-to-day spokesperson for SCAN.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Work closely with the Senior Director, Political & Public Affairs to develop and implement external communications strategies for SCAN’s various advocacy and electoral campaigns, including the effective utilization of senior leadership. Oversee message and material development for SCAN, its advocacy campaigns, and internal communications. Identify audiences, create tailored messaging, and determine the most effective method(s) for delivery. (30%)
  • Serve as day-to-day spokesperson for SCAN, engaging in high-level national and regional press cultivation of relevant outlets, reporters and analysts across all media formats. (30%)
  • Coordinate with SCAN Digital Team to ensure organization’s external communications priorities are being effectively communicated through online platforms. (15%)
  • In collaboration with Senior Director, Political & Public Affairs, oversee and direct day-to-day work of SCAN Communications staff and consultants. Collaborate with external partners and coalitions on media and communications efforts. (10%)
  • Liaise with Save the Children’s Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Division to ensure coordination of and internal communications efforts. Work closely with the Director of Media & Communications, U.S. Programs & Advocacy, to maximize our brand’s domestic-facing communications efforts. (10%)
  • Support Senior Director, Political & Public affairs with decisions related to political strategy, polling and related research, and related advertising campaigns. (5%)
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience required
Skills/Experience: 
  • Minimum 7-10 years' experience in media and communications 
  • On-the-record press experience 
  • Ability to organize and manage several campaigns simultaneously
  • Strong planning skills, including the development of ambitious communications plans for campaigns
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Pro-active, energetic, patient, detail-oriented, and manages deadlines independently
  • An ability to work effectively and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders 
  • An ability and eagerness to engage across the political spectrum and to champion the organization’s bipartisan approach to effective policymaking
  • Willingness to innovate and take risks
  • An understanding and appreciation of direct federal and state lobbying
  • An understanding and appreciation of grassroots advocacy

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience leading external communications campaigns for political candidates and/or advocacy organizations
  • Experience executing communications plans for high-profile principals
  • D.C./political media press relationships
Compensation/Benefits: 
  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
  • Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
  • Language learning opportunities
  • Continuous Improvement skill development programs
  • Brown Bag information sharing sessions
  • Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Overview
Headquarters: 
Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1964
About Us
Mission: 

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 13 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 13 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US
industry: 
Nonprofit