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Volunteer VIRTUAL Communications Manager for Peer Mentoring Group in Nigeria with After School Mentoring Project
This is an opportunity to work with an Ashoka Fellow
Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs that have been taken through a rigorous selection process, testing the quality of their ideas and character, to become part of the Ashoka Fellowship and Network. Ashoka Fellows take on the challenges of building innovative system change ideas to make and spread social impact in a world wrought with challenges. They refuse to let the ‘impossible’ stand in their way to creating a better world.
This is an unpaid, volunteer opportunity
About the Affiliated Organization
Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project is a Non-governmental, capacity development organization that is committed to inspiring, investing, engaging and facilitating growth opportunities for young persons in transitional stages of their lives. We ignite young people to set career goals and walk them through the achievement of such goals enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.
Here's your chance to work with After School Mentoring Project!
For more information, please visit: www.afterschoolproject.org
The Communications Manager will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project's mission. The Communications Manager will work closely with other management staff within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives. You can be a huge help to us and can accomplish this VIRTUALLY!
- Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the network's discreet audiences in collaboration with the Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project team and constituents
- Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action.
- Decide who, where, and when to disseminate
- Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities
- Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project's website
- Mentor and lead a team member responsible for Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project 's website administration and coordination
- Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly
- Track and measure the level of engagement within the network over time
- Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, and Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project's website
- Manage all media contacts
Estimated hours required per week: 35
The estimated duration of the project is: 3-6 months
This position is Virtual
Desired Skills and Experience
Afterschool Peer Mentoring project is seeking:
- An accomplished Director of Communications who has at least 4 years of communications experience, ideally with corporate and non profit sector based experiences and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and donor communications.
- The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.
- Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
- Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
- A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
- Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence."
- High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
- Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives