Membership and Constituency Engagement Coordinator
Application Closing Date: 24 October 2021 at 23:00 ET
Location: Flexible / Remote (candidates in the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply)
Term: full time – 35 hours a week
Organization: Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
Salary: The annual salary for this tier role is $54,978.00 USD
Benefits: Group medical and life insurances. Paid time off (20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days and up to 12 paid holidays). Contribution to retirement savings. Remote work and flexible work arrangements.
Overview of the organization:
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organisation. Our mission is to support feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements to thrive, to be a driving force in challenging systems of oppression, and to co-create feminist realities. AWID envisions a world where feminist realities flourish, where resources and power are shared in ways that enable everyone, and future generations, to thrive and realize their full potential with dignity, love and respect, and where Earth nurtures life in all its diversity.
The position and profile:
AWID is looking to hire an energetic and passionate individual who is committed to strengthen AWID’s commitment to building a more politically engaged relationship with our membership and constituencies to collectively advance women’s rights. The Membership and Constituency Engagement Coordinator is a position established to play a key role in membership outreach and relationship building, developing comprehensive engagement strategies with members, especially with AWID’s priority constituencies.
In this role, you will be coordinating the implementation of MCE goals and activities in accordance with the membership and constituency engagement strategy, providing effective management of the day to day administration of member registration, recruitment and renewals, and providing expertise and impactful contributions to MCE strategic planning and work planning processes. You will do outreach, while building and sustaining relationships with members and bringing in more of our priority constituencies into membership. You will also work closely with the Initiatives and Tactics teams as well as with AWID institutional processes to engage members in specific activities (board elections, webinars etc.) and will also work closely with the ICM team to co-create membership specific content and communications.
As the right candidate, you will be understanding of AWID’s values, and be sensitive to upholding them in the way you take up the responsibilities of the role.
Successful applicants will have at least five years experience in a similar role, in a non-profit feminist, social justice, or human rights organization(s), ideally, a membership organization. You should have excellent interpersonal understanding, relationship building and interpersonal skills to build strong alliances with diverse constituencies and manage complex politics, positioning and relationships. You would have been a part of successful membership campaigns, and be comfortable in using new tools and technologies, including new apps and extensions to achieve membership strategy outcomes. You are someone who can thrive in a virtual environment working with diverse communities and movements across the globe, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions.
AWID is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AWID are based on organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise AWID of the accommodation measures, if required, which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. All information received in relation to accommodation measures will be treated in confidence.
Please submit in English, a current CV, along with a cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you want to work for an international feminist organization and how you would further AWID's goal of building a resilient and impactful feminist organization. Please include “Membership and Constituency Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line of the email and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 October 2021 at 23:00 ET. Please see the detailed Job Description:
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls/emails please. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at www.awid.org.
People from and based in the Global South, women; trans, non binary and intersex persons; persons with disabilities and other candidates from historically oppressed groups, of all ages, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.