Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Program Associate, Atrocities Prevention

Full-Time Program Associate at Atrocities Prevention Nonprofit Jewish World Watch

Duties and Responsibilities:
Advocacy:
  • Support the Director of Policy and Programs in developing and managing relationships with various coalitions, working groups, and key partners
  • Support the Director of Policy and Programs and lead in the development of advocacy campaigns, grassroots actions, advocacy asks, policy priorities and objectives, etc.
  • Create action alerts, blog posts, fact sheets, educational materials, and other content necessary to drive JWW's education and advocacy work
  • Research conflict areas, track legislation and Administration policy on issues related to the work of JWW
  • Provide situation briefing updates for staff, community members, and committees/Board
  • Assist in training adult and youth activists in various advocacy actions and best practices
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of various events including The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities held in Washington, DC.
  • Work with the Communications Associate to develop advocacy related emails, social media posts, and various publications
  • Translate situational and project updates from partners into advocacy engagement opportunities
  • Develop engaging presentations and speak at various community, school, and faith-based venues
  • Assist in the recruitment and supervision of interns and fellows

Grantmaking:
  • Support the Director of Policy and Programs in overseeing the grantmaking portfolio, disbursement and reporting schedule, and communicating with grantees when needed
  • Support the Director of Policy and Programs in researching new partnership engagement opportunities and vetting proposals and concept notes
  • Work with the Director of Policy and Programs to strengthen monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and reporting structure of grantee partners
  • Translate situational and project updates from partners into a usable format for public consumption via blog posts, social media, material development, speaking engagements, etc.
  • Assist in organizing trips to DRC

Additional Responsibilities:
As we operate in a small team environment, the Program Associate will support other team members as needed with various administrative and programmatic tasks

Qualifications:
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in international relations, peace studies, genocide studies, political science, Africa studies, or related field
  • Two years of work experience in advocacy, community organizing, or grantmaking strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of JWW conflict areas (Sudan, South Sudan, DRC, Great Lakes Region), genocide, atrocities prevention, and human rights strongly preferred
  • Experience with advocacy: engaging with members of Congress, monitoring and analyzing legislation, developing campaigns, etc.
  • Excellent writing and research skills, ability to provide summaries of complex issues for diverse audiences
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, which requires constantly multi-tasking and juggling simultaneous projects and deadlines
  • Interest in genocide and atrocities prevention
  • Fluency in French is not required but would be highly welcomed
  • Experience working in Central/East Africa preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Apps, and various social media platforms
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
Compensation:
  • Commensurate with experience.
  • JWW is closed for major secular and Jewish holidays.
  • Occasional domestic travel required.
  • This is a salaried, exempt position based in Los Angeles.
crossposted from PCDN
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