Founded in 1992, Equality Now fights for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world through legal advocacy. Working with grassroots women’s and human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes national and international action to support efforts to stop these abuses. The organization’s work is focused into four main program areas: Discrimination in Law, Sexual Violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and Sex Trafficking.
With offices in New York City, London and Nairobi and a presence in Amman, Jordan and Washington, D.C., Equality now has a staff of 27, plus seven key consultants and is governed by the 13-member Board of Directors and 14-member UK Trustees group. Additional leadership and support are provided by the Advisory Board and the Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund Advisory Board.
New board leadership and new executive leadership have launched an ambitious strategic plan for Equality Now’s growth. The organization’s budget has increased and will continue to increase significantly, due in large part to a major, multi-year grant from a key funder. Current investment priorities include capacity building with a particular emphasis on expanding development and communications activities and expansion of the organization’s Equality Action Network. Additional investment is being made to add staff who will strengthen the organization’s management team. The organization’s FY2014 budget is close to $5 million.
Reporting to the Global Director in this newly created position, the Director of Development & Communications will be a member of Equality Now’s management team and will provide leadership, strategic direction and management for Equality Now’s growing development program as well as a complementary global communications initiative. The Director will take charge of a recently completed development and communications plan and build a high performance team to increase and diversify financial support in the U.S. and Europe, and to lead the organization into a new era of donor outreach via a worldwide rebranding initiative and strategic public communications across all media with the goal of better informing, engaging and influencing priority donor groups and further developing Equality Now’s Equality Action Network (comprised of activists and donors).
The Director of Development & Communications will manage a team of eight in New York, London and Nairobi. Additionally, there are budgeted resources for engaging consultants to advance organizational re-branding, design and integration of data management systems, and expansion of the organization’s activist network.
The Director of Development & Communications will have ongoing leadership and responsibility for the following:
The Director of Development & Communications should be an energetic, flexible, self-starting team player with the following experience and qualifications:
To apply for the position, please submit a substantive letter of interest and a current resume to:
Lauren I. Gumbs
Gumbs + Partners
Via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Equality Now offers a competitive compensation package, including base salary, savings, health and vacation benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity employer. Employees are selected on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
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