International Internal Communications Director

26 Apr, 2023


International Internal Communications Director

Feed the Children
Washington D.C.

Job Details


At Feed the Children, we know the value of outstanding people. More importantly we want to find the right individuals to join our team. We pride ourselves on providing our employees with an environment conducive for productive, rewarding, and long-term employment.

As a leading anti-hunger organization, Feed the Children is dedicated to helping struggling families. We are looking for individuals to join with us as we provide hope and resources to those without life’s essentials.  We believe it takes all of us working together to defeat hunger and create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. We are recognized by GuideStar with its Platinum Seal of Transparency, accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

We are currently in search of an International Internal Communications Director to join our International Operations team!  The FEED International Internal Communications Director works closely with staff across the organization to support communication activities that build understanding of FEED International organizational goals and priorities, fosters engagement among employees and drives alignment across the organization. The FEED International Internal Communications Director is responsible for implementing communication plans and messaging for our employees around the globe, as well as contributing relevant internal content for external communications.  The right candidate will possess an outgoing, collaborative personality and will have experience implementing a range of communication activities to drive change, engage leadership in intentional communication and support development of new communication approaches and tools.

NOTE:  This position is primarily a remote position, therefore the ideal candidate will reside in the Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia areas as occasional in-person meetings may be required.

Job Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in Communication or related field; Master’s degree in related field preferred.


6+ years of communications experience required (4+ years will be accepted with Master’s degree)

5+ Experience working in a diverse, multi-cultural organization.

5+ years of non-profit and/or international professional work experience required.

Knowledge of the international development sector preferred.

Extensive project management experience managing high priority tasks with competing deadlines while maintaining a high attention to detail required

Ability to work occasional evenings and/or early mornings to accommodate varying time zones of colleagues required

Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express self effectively and concisely required

Strong interpersonal skills interacting with cross-functional teams of different cultures tactfully and effectively in a virtual setting required

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams required

Bi-lingual language proficiency (Spanish or Swahili) – both written and oral communications preferred.

Essential Functions:

Implement an internal communications plan with tactical deliverables to drive engagement and ownership of the mission, culture and organizational priorities.

Support the creation of messaging and manage processes/protocols for internal communications that drive two-way dialogue between leadership and employees.

Execute a regular, strategically developed cadence of internal meetings and engagement opportunities, providing a predictable opportunity for staff to learn about the full range of our work, and to hear from a variety of leaders and staff from around the organization. This includes global and OKC staff meetings and townhalls.

Provide compelling information on organizational progress and results to employee audiences via SharePoint and other channels.

Manage elements of FEED Internationals intranet, including homepage organizational updates and the newsroom, and manage the monthly FEED International stories.

Collaborate with colleagues to facilitate staff engagement during major communications moments (e.g., World AIDS Day, International Women’s Day), as appropriate.

Evaluate results and assess activities, employee surveys, events and other tools, and use data to propose and test new solutions.

Provide guidance and support to leaders of internal Communities of Practice on establishing and running these groups and broaden staff knowledge about and interest in COPs.

Coordinate Global Communicators Community of Practice, fostering coordination, sharing and collaboration among communicators across FEED International.

Share technical knowledge with colleagues who need assistance developing internal communications plans and tactics.

Review and edit internal factsheets, policies and other resources for clarity, consistency and alignment with FEED’s messaging and strategy.

Manage FEED International’s internal email approval system.

Establish an environment of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, a commitment to quality, welcomes and encourages collaboration, and fosters both intra and inter-departmental dialogue and respect.

Model the type and level of behavior, professionalism and leadership that is in accordance with the values of the organization.

Perform other related duties as required

Travel: The travel requirements for this position are estimated to be <15% of the work time. Travel may include Domestic and International travel. Driver’s license and passport required.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Feed the Children is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, pregnancy, military and/or veterans’ status, genetic characteristics, marital status or any other considerations made unlawful by applicable state, federal, or local law. Feed the Children welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will make every effort to reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons.  Additionally, Feed the Children strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. Feed the Children expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that Feed the Children work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the Feed the Children safeguarding and associated policies.

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Job posted: 2023-04-26