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Senior Digital Communications Specialist

Company: Jobleads
Location: Virginia
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Global Expertise. Local Solutions. Sustainable Democracy. IFES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Senior Digital Communications Specialist Location: *United States Division: Communications Status: VA-Based Full Time Position Number: 21:008 About the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES): IFES advances democracy for a better future. We collaborate with civil society, public institutions and the private sector to build resilient democracies that deliver for everyone. As the global leader in the promotion and protection of democracy, our technical assistance and applied research develops trusted electoral bodies capable of conducting credible elections; effective and accountable governing institutions; civic and political processes in which all people can safely and equally participate; and innovative ways in which technology and data can positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in more than 145 countries, from developing to mature democracies. We center the rights of marginalized people in the work we do and strongly encourage Black, Indigenous and other people of color; racial, ethnic and religious minorities; women; persons with disabilities; youth; people from working class backgrounds; and LGBTQ people to apply. IFES seeks a Senior Digital Communications Specialist to join a dynamic global team to drive a digital strategy in support of the IFES mission and strategic objectives. Specifically, the Senior Digital Communications Specialist will increase IFES influence and key stakeholder engagement via digital communication channels; produce compelling multi-media content; manage the website redesign and other digital projects; and integrate meaningful analytics into an adaptive digital strategy. The individual in this newly created position will be a valued member of the growing Strategic Communications and Advocacy Team, reporting to the Director. Job Responsibilities: Drive a digital strategy to ensure IFES digital properties and content maximally serve the global strategic communications plan. Modernize IFES' digital communications tools, products, policies, practices and guidance. Develop an analytics reporting process for evaluating IFES digital assets and program in order to facilitate data-driven decisions. Track and assess changes to the digital landscape (the tools and technology available, the behavior of the platforms, peer organizations, policy and market trends, etc.), and identify opportunities for IFES to innovate and adopt new best practices. Multi-Media Content and Virtual Event Production Lead the production of digital assets, multi-media content and virtual events in collaboration with teams across IFES and with support from the Comms team. Implement digital components of a strategic communications calendar. Produce and assist with IFES participation in engaging and strategic virtual events. Draft and curate sharable written content for , email and social media utilizing priority messaging and storytelling. Produce and help to procure original videos and podcasts. Collaborate with the Graphic Designer to create and commission digital design such as interactive reports, data visualization and infographics. Social Media Management Manage IFES social media profiles to engage with key audiences, especially across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Spearhead creative digital campaigns and toolkits and ensure content is accessible. Track social media mentions. Conduct research, maintain lists and plan engagement with relevant influencers and funders using high-impact hashtags. Website Management Project manage the website redesign procurement and implementation. Enhance the SEO and website traffic and engagement. Expand the multi-media offerings and accessibility of the website. CRM and Email Program Management Manage IFES' constituent relationship management system (currently Salsa Labs) and email program according to best practices with support from the Comms team. Integrate email into digital campaigns, promotions and outreach. Grow the external email list among key audiences. Ensure effective communication, coordination and collaboration across IFES, exerting authority as needed, to drive projects forward and deliver results. Train and support IFES executives, experts and teams on digital communications, particularly in strategic social media engagement. Other Outreach and Support Assist with earned media and outreach to journalists, including virtual press conferences and potentially by pitching reporters. Play a key role in supporting the advocacy and business development strategies, especially via social media and virtual briefings. Assist with or manage other special projects and duties as assigned. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Experience: A minimum of 10 years' experience in social media outreach and digital communications, preferably in the political, government or international development fields with a demonstrated interest in democracy, human rights and governance. Related Skills and Knowledge: Skilled and versatile writer known for succinct, clear and compelling prose. A mastery of grammar and editing with knowledge of AP style and/or experience adhering to editorial style guides. Excellent design aesthetic; strong digital graphic design and data visualization skills are a plus. Well-versed with media platforms, CMSs such as Drupal and WordPress and CRMs such as Salsa Labs; knowledge of HTML/CSS; video/audio production skills; and Adobe Creative Suite a plus. Extensive front and back-end web experience with proven Google Analytics and SEO skills and knowledge of digital/social best practices. Demonstrated success in growing engagement and audience via digital strategies, including email. Experience managing digital campaigns and projects such as a website redesign. Experience producing virtual events, video and other multi-media production, such as podcasting. Strong project management and organizational skills with an ability to work on multiple issues and concurrent projects efficiently in a highly matrixed and deadline-driven environment. Meticulous attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy. Open-mindedness and intellectual integrity; ability to approach subjects fairly and follow the facts where they lead. Growth and mission-driven, striving for peak performance and welcoming of feedback. Exceptionally strong collaboration and team participant skills who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority internally and externally. Ability to work reliably on deadline without close oversight. Flexibility to work some odd hours. A sense of humor required, as well as empathy, kindness, honesty, good judgment and a no-job-too-small attitude. Experience working with a global organization, particularly an International Non-Government Organization (INGO), is a plus. Travel: Little to no travel expected. For full consideration, please submit a cover letter along with your resume. WHAT WE OFFER: Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance coverage Monthly Benefit Allowance paid directly to all employees Employer paid life and AD&D insurance at 3x base salary 401(k) retirement plan with 1:1 employer match up to 6% Employer paid Short and Long-Term Disability insurance Generous vacation (starting at 3 weeks and increasing with time of service), sick leave, and personal leave 11 Paid Holidays Employee Assistance Program IFES is currently working remotely due to the pandemic and anticipates returning to its headquarters office in Arlington, Virginia when it is safe to do so. IFES prefers candidates for this position who can eventually report to work at headquarters, although exceptional candidates working from other permanent locations will be considered.

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