Join Our Team! Paid Student Fellowship

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Join Our Team! Paid Student Fellowship

March 23rd, 2024 | News | GCE-US

The Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) is a coalition of organizations together advocating for universal quality, inclusive education for all children and youth. The mission of GCE-US is to promote education as a basic human right and mobilize to create political will in the United States and internationally to ensure universal quality education, which is at the core of all human development.

To Apply: E-mail in one document: 1) cover letter and 2) resume with Fellowship Application in the subject line to:

Please include in your cover letter:
a. Why do you want to work in this role and how would you approach this work? b. How did you hear about this opportunity?
c. Your salary history and rate/pay expectation, schedule, location, and availability.
d. Are you a current student? (academic program, your year of study, what you are studying, and your academic status e.g. full-time or part-time student, etc.)
e. Indicate if you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Starting salary: $16.10/hour.

Hours: Available to work at least 10-20 hours per week, with flexibility to increase/adjust across your academic calendar. This position is also eligible for academic credit, to be provided by the student’s university.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Timeframe: Preference will be given to candidates who are available to continue for more than one academic year with opportunities for longer-term professional development and advancement at GCE-US. Previous fellows have continued and grown with GCE-US throughout their academic career for 1-4 years.

Location: 100% telework. Preference given to candidates who reside in the Washington, DC and/or New York City metro areas, who are able to attend occasional in-person meetings in Washington, DC or New York City. Candidates need to be available to work business hours (with meetings on occasion 8 am ET-5 pm ET) in the EDT/EST timezone.

Position Summary & Responsibilities: This position assists with social media, communications, membership, coalition engagement, event management, research, youth engagement, fundraising, public policy, advocacy, and/or organizational development.

GCE-US Fellows will:
• Coordinate outreach and communications including website management, fundraising, reporting, public relations and self-produced social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other similar community sites on behalf of GCE-US.
• Design compelling graphics using the latest statistics on global education issues, impactful quotes, and announcements.
• Produce and coordinate monthly GCE-US blogs from coalition members, curate and share our monthly e-newsletter, and regularly post/update content on GCE-US websites, including press releases and coalition member highlights.
• Work alongside GCE-US staff to develop internal organizational structures, strategies, mechanisms, and processes to streamline and enhance GCE-US activities, including developing and updating tracking, supporting board engagement, and coordinating internal communication and information-sharing tools.
• Develop a network of relationships with partner organizations, represent GCE-US at meetings and conferences, and create presentations and collateral to promote GCE-US’s work.
• Plan, prepare for, and attend coalition meetings by creating an agenda, contacting potential speakers, communicating/scheduling meeting dates, tracking participant responses and questions, taking minutes, and monitoring actions and impact.
• Communicate global education news, coalition members’ events and report updates, and relevant news from GCE-US partners.
• Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of communications and social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on the effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results and increase visibility and awareness.
• Conduct research and outreach for current and prospective member organizations, engage members and collect coalition membership dues, and update and maintain membership records.
• Support and attend coalition events, including calls, conferences, fundraisers, advocacy meetings, partnership building, and educational events, and assist with administrative support and logistics as needed.

Your Profile / Qualifications:
• Passion for advocacy to ensure access to quality, inclusive education for all children and youth.
• Strong knowledge and experience with social media creation and management.
• People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ populations, and candidates representing marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Self-starter with the ability to lead and coordinate projects independently and in team settings. Positive problem solver with a can-do attitude.
• An interest in social media, nonprofit management, inclusive education, early childhood education, communications, campaigning, policy advocacy, coalition/association management, fundraising, facilitation and public speaking, outreach, and/or related areas. Preferred: Experience in at least one of these areas.
• Excellent organizational skills, a high level of attention to detail, and professional interpersonal skills.
• Strong writing, proofreading, editing, and communication skills and ability to clearly articulate ideas.
• Able to work and learn effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
• Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications, Dropbox, Google Documents, remote file sharing, Zoom, and running remote meetings. Preferred: WordPress website management, graphic design, Canva, Sprout Social, Google Ads and Analytics, Salsa Labs, EveryAction, and/or CRM experience.
• Able to work effectively in remote settings with others in the Washington, DC and New York City metro areas and globally.
• Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
• The working language of the position is English. In addition to English, please note in your application materials if you are able to communicate as well in International or American Sign, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and/or other languages (not required).
• Only applicants legally eligible to work in the United States should apply, as GCE-US is not able to process work permits for applicants.

During a typical week in this position, you might do the following:
• Design, post, and curate social media and online engagement to mobilize global education advocates, social media followers, and partner organizations.
• Research global education issues and present your findings to coalition members and staff.
• Create/contribute to communications materials to highlight the work of GCE-US and partners.
• Develop fundraising appeals and strengthen the organization’s donor engagement capacity.
• Meet with current and prospective partners and plan together for even more effective joint advocacy. Open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Global Campaign for Education-US is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better accomplish our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.