Communications Associate

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World Resources Institute

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29 days ago

This position is only considering applicants with existing work authorization in the WRI offices in the United States and UK. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application. WRI is unable to sponsor visa work authorization for this position.

Program Overview:

The Nature Crime Alliance aims to halt criminal activities that exploit and degrade natural resources and ecosystems worldwide. We are turning existing potential to combat nature crime into results at scale, raising the issue’s political profile and promoting greater cooperation across jurisdictional and professional siloes to build capacity at all levels. This work will contribute to the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems, which are vital to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals and other global goals related to mitigating climate change and halting biodiversity loss.

Job Highlight:

As Communications Associate for the Nature Crime Alliance, you will work with a small, growing team that aims to end nature crime.

Your task is to help create and implement a full communications and engagement strategy that establishes the Alliance as a credible, effective convener and catalyzer. You’ll maintain and grow your awareness of the main issues concerning Nature Crime Alliance and participate in high-stakes conversations with our partners, funders and key players in the world of illicit finance, trafficking and other cross-border crimes.

You will be supported by the Alliance’s engagement and management leads, and you will report to the Alliance’s Director of Communications.

What you will do:

Provide general communications support (40% of your time)

  • Draft press releases and other media materials to communicate key NCA information, events and announcements
  • Interact with other communications team members within WRI’s Forests program to ensure consistent messaging
  • Provide regular communications updates to NCA team and Meridian Institute partners
  • Attend NCA events and meetings, always prepared to track and/or record discussions Create content including Powerpoint decks and other presentation materials, annual reports, grant reports, op-eds and more
  • Assist in planning events

Create and maintain Nature Crime Alliance newsletter (20% of your time)

  • Assist in establishing editorial process for newsletter curation, writing and editing
  • Write and distribute regular newsletter
  • Gather and maintain recipient list, ensuring cross-pollination with other engagement tools as appropriate

Curate and maintain NCA’s digital and social media presence (10% of your time)

  • Assist NCA team in establishing social media strategy
  • Build social following and manage all social accounts
  • Leverage analytics and other related to data to optimize NCA web and social presence

Contribute to research efforts related to NCA issues (15% of your time)

  • Mine key news and government sources for events and stories related to NCA issues
  • Track details about key NCA-relevant events, including criminal busts, policy releases, new legislation and more, with an eye toward connecting the dots between them and amplifying them for the larger NCA community

Support WRI’s Forest Legality Initiative (FLI) (up to 15% time max, as agreed with NCA management team)

  • Assist FLI with social media presence
  • Plan webinars
  • Provide editorial support

What you will need:

  • Education: You hold a Bachelor’s degree in communications, international affairs/development or related field
  • Experience: You have a minimum6-8 of experience in a communications, media or external-facing research role with prior writing skills and knowledge of AP Style.
  • Experience interacting with high-value partners, audiences and/or donors
  • Proven experience maintaining social media accounts with an eye toward high- value engagement rather than clicks
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite and project management software such as Asana, Monday or similar
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization for the U.S. or U.K. is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor visa work authorization for this role.

Potential Salary:
$59,000- $77,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of 5 August 2022. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure.

About Us:
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Our culture: WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.