Director, Network Engagement

Organization Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-profit organization. We invest in women leaders who are tackling the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying leaders with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. What sets Vital Voices apart is that we make long-term, wholistic investments in leaders with bold ideas for change — providing them connections, capacity, a network of their peers, financial support, and visibility for their work. We have provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Laureates, US Youth Poet Laureates, Prime Ministers, award winning innovators and breakthrough social entrepreneurs. Over the past 24 years, we have directly invested in more than 18,000 change-makers across 182 countries, who in turn have improved the lives of millions of people in their communities and countries.

Today, Vital Voices has a staff of nearly 70 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years we have a bold vision to dramatically scale our impact. In early 2022 we will be opening the first ever Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, a 30,000+ sq. ft. historic building just blocks from the White House on 16th Street. It will be a hub of activity, events, and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

We are seeking a talented, motivated professional with community engagement, project management, and digital engagement skills for the position of Director of Network on the Global Network & Regional Engagement department as a part of the Vital Voices team.

Summary: 

The Vital Voices Network of over 18,000 women changemakers across 186 countries is our greatest asset. Vital Voices is seeking a Director,  Network Engagement to Vital Voices team to lead our Network engagement and activation.  Reporting to the VP, Global Network and Regional Engagement the Director will develop and implement strategies to support the Vital Voices network to catalyze our impact globally. The Director of Network Engagement works in close collaboration with the Issue Advocacy, Leadership & Social Impact, and Tech & Innovation teams through various matrix teams to support network engagement.

Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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  • Network Strategy: Create and implement a network engagement and community building strategy that integrates the Vital Voices Chapters, program alumni, allies, partners and the Vital Voices Community Hub.
  • Network Communications & Content: Act as a liaison between the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network and the organization, building relationships with network members, responding to outreach from network members in a timely manner and trouble-shooting any conflicts. Create a network communications strategy in collaboration with the Communication & Events team at Vital Voices that highlights the power of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network externally and streamline how we communicate with our alumni network. Oversee and approve network newsletter and other communications targeted at our network audience. Create content for the purpose of engaging the network and building usership on the Vital Voices Community Hub.
  • Subaward Portfolio Management: Lead the management of the Vital Voices Investment Portfolio, a group of privately funded subawards that connects network members to the financial resources they need to achieve their goals. In this capacity, you will liase with funders, communicate internally to identify nominations for awards, identify finalists for awards, coordinate with awardees, oversee and assist with processing subaward agreements and reporting.
  • Program & Events Management – Oversee and support the planning and execution of network engagement events, such as the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walks, including virtual and/or in-person logistical preparations and the development of the content and other related materials.
  • Chapter Management: Create a strategy for engaging and communicating with the Vital Voices Chapters and Affiliates, serving as the primary point of contact for Chapter and Affiliate leaders.
  • Technological Management: Collaborate with the Technology & Innovation team to identify and implement strategies for leveraging the Vital Voices Community Hub, a custom-built network and program management platform. Oversee the implementation of organizational technology standards within the scope of the Network initiatives and programs. Stay up-to-date on the latest technology and digital engagement trends.
  • Research & Data: Research and monitor issue area and subject matter discussions and developments to inform decision-making, program strategy, community engagement practices, and broader advocacy efforts. Oversee the compiling and managing of network member information and needs, assisting when needed with information management and support on analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • DE&I: Model the Vital Voices commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to disrupt and evolve systems and behaviors that negatively impact women and BIPOC employees and network. Ensure that this commitment is integrated in our network strategies and reflected in network spaces.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field, plus 5-7 years of relevant work experience required, OR Graduate degree in in international relations or a related field, plus 2-4 years of work experience REQUIRED;
  • Strong demonstrated experience in global women’s issues and human rights, preferred.
  • Strong soft skills and relationship-building experience both online and in-person
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Experience with database management preferred.
  • Experience with collaborative decision-making and coordinating across multiple teams or departments to implement goals.
  • Experience creating online content such as blogs, social media postings, newsletters, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, sometimes under difficult or challenging circumstances.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and self-awareness.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e., Salesforce).

This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. If and when it is safe to travel, domestic and international travel up to 20% may be required for the position.

The starting salary range for this position is $80,021 based on experience and ability to have broad impact early. The compensation package includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k match, and generous PTO including wellness flex days, generous parental leave, sabbatical time and volunteer leave as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, HSA, EAP, and a professional development stipend.

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

How to Apply:

Click the following link:  https://jobso.id/ectt

Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:

· Salary expectations

· Resume and Cover Letter

· Three references with contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

No phone calls or recruiters please.

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