The Intersection of Calling and Career…
World Vision USA is now hiring for an Advocacy Content Coordinator
At a Glance
Role: Advocacy Content Coordinator
Job Design: 60% writing (blog posts, weekly email newsletters, and social media posts on multiple channels), 20% editing (copy-editing and fact-checking), and 20% content planning and strategy.
Required Experience: Writing content to promote engagement and response, be it comments, clicks, likes, or advocacy actions. Editing content to ensure adherence to AP Style or Chicago Manual of Style. Creating posts featuring text and images/graphics for social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Preferred Experience: Understanding of digital marketing, including email marketing, social media marketing, and search engine optimization. Familiarity with advocacy and international development policy. Photo editing and graphic production via Photoshop. Content creation, publishing, and data analysis via WordPress and MailChimp
Location: Seattle, WA area (office is located in Federal Way, WA). Remote work is available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Salary Range: $55K-58K (approx. DOE)
Benefits: Yes. Visit https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/job-opportunities/working-for-world-vision to learn more.
Company Size: 900+ (World Vision USA) / 37,000 worldwide (World Vision International)
01 The Job: Your voice can move mountains. Advocacy plays an essential role in World Vision’s work. As we work alongside communities to provide safety, health, and opportunity for every child, our advocacy challenges the policies, systems, structures, practices and attitudes that make it difficult for vulnerable children and their families to experience “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10). By addressing the systemic contributors and causes of poverty, World Vision’s advocacy work ensures that community transformation is sustainable and scalable. We back policies that have broad, bipartisan support in Congress, in partnership with other leading humanitarian organizations. Over the past decade our advocacy has helped pass nearly one new law every year that ensures children are better fed, educated, and protected. To build on this work we need thousands of advocates across the country, uniting their voices to this cause. As the Advocacy Content Coordinator, your writing and marketing skills will be put to use creating content that engages and inspires World Vision supporters to write or call their members of Congress about the bills and issues that matter most in the fight against poverty and injustice. You’ll manage our advocacy blog as well as write, commission, and edit articles that explain the issues and motivate readers to act. You’ll also write and produce our weekly advocacy email newsletter, in addition to creating weekly social media posts promoting advocacy content and actions across multiple channels. Working under the leadership of the team’s Advocacy Communications and Marketing Manager, you’ll also help set the annual advocacy editorial calendar and strategy and complete additional writing and editing tasks as needed. At World Vision our ultimate dream is to see more children, families, and communities affected by poverty experience the fullness of life that God intends for them. Do you share in this dream with us and so many others? We hope so. Reach out and let us know.
02 What success looks like: (1) Under your stewardship, World Vision’s written advocacy content projects a positive, bold, and faith-rooted voice that brings a sense of urgency to our work aimed at ending poverty and injustice around the globe. (2) You strategically and tactically leverage unpaid media, both owned and earned, to incrementally grow our email, blog, and social followers that in turn mobilizes our supporters to advocate with their elected officials on our behalf ultimately culminating in favorable outcomes that further the impact of the organization. (3) As a gifted communicator, you demonstrate the ability to distill complex policy issues into messaging that is easily understandable to our supporters leaving audiences feeling informed and empowered to act and be difference makers. (4) You consistently meet deadlines, exude grace and flexibility in the midst of the fluid environment of advocacy, and expertly prioritize work that helps our team communicate quickly and efficiently, especially in fast-paced or urgent scenarios. (5) Your creativity allows our team to communicate in new and innovate effective ways that grow the reach and impact of World Vision’s advocacy work.
03 Where this job could take your career: World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership. Globally, we have over 37,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. Just over 900 of us call World Vision USA home. You’ll have opportunities to advance within our robust and talented group of professionals as you continue to stretch and grow your career for the future.
04 About World Vision USA: When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. We go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. Because Jesus is alive in the hardest places to be a child. We are dangerously soft-hearted. But just the right kind of dangerous. That’s because we’re a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We empower people out of poverty. For real. For good. For nearly the last 70 years. Jesus’ love at the center. Always. We’re Christian and follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. Serving every child we can regardless of faith. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.
05 You Bring: A Bachelor’s degree or 8 years of equivalent work experience as well as 3-5 years experience in writing and editing. More specifically, experience writing content to promote engagement and response, be it comments, clicks, likes, or advocacy actions. Additionally, your experience editing content to ensure adherence to AP Style or Chicago Manual of Style. Lastly, any experience have creating posts featuring text and images/graphics for social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
06 Additional skills we’re interested in: Your understanding of digital marketing, including email marketing, social media marketing, and search engine optimization. Familiarity with advocacy and international development policy. Photo editing and graphic production via Photoshop. Content creation, publishing, and data analysis via WordPress and MailChimp.
07 Let your work be your faith in action Every day, nearly 15,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes. Our call to action is urgent. That’s why we’re looking for someone who is ready to place their expertise behind helping the world’s most vulnerable children. Every project, every shoot, every edit can help influence whether someone chooses to help today or not. If not you, then who?
08 Salary Range & Benefits: See approximate range above. In addition, we have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Visit https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/job-opportunities/working-for-world-vision to learn more.
09 To Apply: See the Apply box in the lower left corner. Still not sure? I’d really like to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask some questions about the job or have a chat in confidence. Message Chad in Talent Acquisition at 253-815-2216 (text ok) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with me on LinkedIn over at https://www.linkedin.com/in/chadkopkas/.
10 What happens next? Glad you asked. We owe you that and strive to not leave you wondering. We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end so we message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to meet additional members of our staff lends itself to more of a 360-view of the role. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time, so we have all hands-on deck to move this important work forward.
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