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Want to help ban the bomb? RCW is hiring!

Reaching Critical Will (RCW) is the disarmament programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). We work to facilitate a broader and deeper knowledge of issues related to disarmament and arms control of many different weapon systems; militarism and military spending; and gendered aspects of the impact of weapons and of disarmament processes.

This year, one of our biggest priorities is helping in efforts to ban nuclear weapons! Governments have decided to negotiate a legally binding treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, and we want to make sure its successful!

We need an experienced person who can take initiative and be in charge of leading a project to organise public mobilisation events from March to July 2017 related to the negotiation at the UN of a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Public events include an art and speaking event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on 17 June, a march and rally from the UN to Central Park on 18 June, and other smaller events as needed. The Project Coordinator will liaise with other US and international organisations contributing to these events, manage a website for the events, and help facilitate the engagement of WILPF members in the US and abroad.

We need someone who works well as part of a team but can take initiative to lead this project. The Coordinator reports to the Director and will work closely with other WILPF International staff and WILPF National Sections.

The position is temporary, from 1 March to 1 July 2017. It pays $4000/month without benefits. This job is based in New York City; applicants must have valid US work authorisation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining website and developing communications for 17 June event and 18 June march and rally;
  • Organising permits for the march and rally;
  • Coordinating volunteers from other organisations and from WILPF to develop the programme for the events on 17 and 18 June;
  • Outreach to other constituencies and organisers in the US and abroad to promote these events;
  • Liaising with WILPF branches in the US Section, and other Sections internationally, to get them engaged in the public events (e.g. organising sister marches); and
  • Other related activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment: Strong commitment to WILPF’s mission and vision and work for gender equality, peace, and disarmament.
  • Education: Degree in women’s rights, peace, international relations, human rights, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum five years of relevant work experience organising public events and managing teams of volunteers.

RELATED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Exceptional ability to organise and coordinate people.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills in English with high attention to detail and strong organisational skills, including experience in copy editing and / or other media release writing.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritise tasks with minimal supervision, and work independently.
  • Strong computer skills: fluency in MS Office applications; experienced in managing or developing website CMS platforms, traditional and social media (press releases, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and electronic newsletters (e.g., MailChimp).
  • Ability to represent WILPF with exemplary personal and professional authority and conduct.
  • Sense of humour, and ability to show tact, diplomacy, and maturity in dealing with colleagues.

TO APPLY

Please submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter explaining interest in the position
  • Two references

Please send your application to uno.wilpf[at]gmail.com with the subject line “Apply RCW”

Deadline for applications is Sunday, 12 February 2016