Director of Development and Communications


Women's Link Worldwide

Remote (global)
  • Career category:Comms/ Digital/ Media, Legal
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian & Development Nexus
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (global)
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: $ 1200000-150000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Permanent
  • Deadline:14/04/2024
  • Location:Remote (global)
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Women's Link Worldwide (WLW) was founded on the principles of intersectional feminism, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and Global South leadership, our organization is deeply rooted in the mission of advancing feminist movements across Latin America and the Caribbean, East Africa, and Europe. With a robust network comprising over 60 national partners and 40 regional and global coalitions, we strive to dismantle oppressive systems and rebalance power dynamics. Our approach centers on transforming the feminist strategic litigation landscape, breaking down legal barriers, and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities within the legal sphere.

Primary responsibilities
Leadership and Strategy
  • Work with the Executive Director to bring strategic assessment, planning, institutional positioning, and fundraising issues forward to the Board of Directors.
  • Advance the Executive Director’s and Leadership Team’s understanding of large-scale field level trends, movements, and shifts so that they may be reflected in strategy and direction.
  • Coordinate with colleagues to ensure alignment of long-range strategy, positioning, and fundraising within the functional priorities of the organization.

Management of People and Resources
  • Guide the creation and supervision of project teams composed of WLW staff and/or consultants, and others as needed.
  • Supervise work, professional development, and training of fundraising and communications staff.
  • Develop and foster collaborative relationships with partner organizations, legal services, providers, and law firms.

  • Provide executive management all fundraising activities from private donors and foundations. Ensure the optimized use of budgets and people to maximize revenue while maintaining a sustainable balance between different income streams.
  • Create and monitor a budget that optimizes and expands the overall yield and efficiency of the fundraising department and ensures a sustainable balance of different revenue sources.
  • Increase the amount and percentage of Women's Link Worldwide unrestricted income.
  • Sustain and expand an annual giving initiative designed to strengthen the pipeline for support of the major gift program.

Institutional Communications
  • Guides communications team in developing a cutting-edge brand and identity rooted in intersectional feminism, anti-racism, and anti-colonialism, ensuring clear and cohesive communication both internally and externally.
  • Oversee the strategy to advance the identity, position and brand of the organization through communications, marketing, institutional partnerships, and other mechanisms. This includes visual brand strategy including overseeing the design maintenance of the organizational website, publications, and social media.
  • Ensure alignment and mutual reinforcement of strategy and resources with institutional communications efforts and fundraising and programmatic efforts.

  • At least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Leading and managing fundraising and communications in a social impact organization.
  • Experience in an organization operating in multiple geographic and cultural contexts.
  • Experience aligning a communications strategy with the strategic vision of an organization.
  • Experience in a transnational non-governmental organization.
  • Experience in managing people who have supervision responsibilities.
  • Experience with feminist, antiracist, and anticolonial values in transnational contexts.
  • Establishing productive working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in navigating fast-paced, complex environments.

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