CEO Speechwriter/Comms Manager
CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.
CARE seeks communications officer and writer for the Office of the President and CEO of CARE USA. This position specifically serves as the principal communications specialist and writer for our CEO, Michelle Nunn.
This individual will be required to seek the expertise of various subject matter experts within CARE to ensure that the remarks given by CEO are timely and facts, statistics and anecdotal information are verified and up to date.
This individual must demonstrate an understanding of CARE’s sector and our mission, vision, focus and work to develop an exceptional understanding of CEO’s preferred written and spoken style. S/he will also become familiar with the general work that CARE does across sectors in furtherance of its mission to eliminate extreme poverty and social injustice worldwide.
This individual will have support from the Exec Director, Media Relations when preparing any remarks for media opportunities.
This individual will also manage external speech-writers and freelancers brought in to support key events when this is deemed necessary due to the profile of the opportunity.
This role will work closely with: Chief of Staff, Internal Communications Co-Ordinator, Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, Executive Director Media Relations and others relevant to the subject matter in hand including program team experts and country office leaders and regional executives.
*Role can be 6 month contract with flexible hours* *REMOTE locations considered*
- Oversee CEO Correspondence – primarily Speechwriting, Talking Points, Donor and Stakeholder Follow up, Op Eds and POV
- Support of Public Speaking engagements (Internal and External)
- Development and refinement of CEO Tone of Voice and Thought Leadership Areas
- Public engagements and appearances
- Support of relevant CEO travel to help with content capture and preparing remarks, as well as real time social media posts.
- Undergraduate Degree
- Expert speech writing & correspondence writing experience
- Digital native
- Leadership communications
- Background research
- Create an argument and set of ideas
- Excellent written skills
- Excellent presentation skills
- Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
- Passionate about CARE’s work and our mission, and gender issues
- Passionate about social media and avid news hound
- Some background on development and humanitarian issues
- Eager to learn and has strong drive to develop and excel in a career with CARE
- Skilled in Ideation 5 years speech writing experience
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Job posted: 2020-07-23