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Online Communications Officer, Better World Campaign

United Nations Foundation (UNF) / Better World Fund (BWF)
Location: Washington DC, USA
Last Date: September 10, 2011

United Nations Foundation (UNF) / Better World Fund (BWF)

Online Communications Officer, Better World Campaign (BWC)

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The Online Communications Officer will work with the Director of Online Communications, and Better World Campaign Communications Director to maintain the online presence of the Better World Campaign including and  He/she will work with the Better World Campaign team to identify, explore and implement smart and creative online strategies and make recommendations on creating content and using online communications tools to advance advocacy goals. 

Reporting Relationships/Scope 

The Online Communications Officer is a member of the Public Affairs and Better World Campaign teams. The Online Communications Officer will report to the Director, Online Communications and will work under the regular,   joint supervision and direction of the Better World Campaign’s Director of Communications — also working closely with the Director of the Better World Campaign.  

Primary Responsibilities 

·                     Work with the senior communications team to create and implement online advocacy plans, including designing, producing, and executing advocacy campaigns, list-building, social media campaigns, and community-building tools and strategies;

·                     Expand and maintain a strong and engaged online list, including paid acquisition; advertising

·                     Work with the Communications Director, Public Affairs team and Better World Campaign team to keep branding and messaging consistent on and offline;

·                     Work with Director, Online Communications and The Better World campaign staff  to implement internet, social media and multimedia strategic plans for The Better World Campaign;

·                     Ability to work independently and with a team to identify, explore and implement creative online and social media strategies; make recommendations for content and online communications tools;

·                     Provide oversight for all content related aspects of electronic communications;

·                     Lead web content development process to include writing and editing web content and email messaging for The Better World Campaign in coordination with the UN Foundation’s issue area priorities and communications;

·                     Proactive grassroots outreach online (blogs, community networking sites, listservs);

·                     Work with the Public Affairs team and campaign staff on campaigns to keep branding and messaging consistent on and offline and in the social media space;

·                     Conceptualize and design new websites and web features or campaigns in consultation with staff and outside vendors;

·                     Monitor and analyze web and email metrics to enhance traffic and supporter participation;

·                     Other projects and duties as may be assigned.

·                     Co-supervise online communications interns as needed 

Selection Criteria 

·         Strong and demonstrated interest in the political process and global issues;

·         Strong planning, project management and organizational skills;

·         Minimum 5 years of writing and organizing advocacy outreach, at either in a campaign on NGO setting

·         Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Public Relations, International Relations or related field preferred;

·         Knowledge about the workings of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process

  • Experience maintaining and managing organizational social networking accounts in coordination with campaign online communications and strategy (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc.);
  • Stress tolerance and resilience; sense of humor; highly organized; attention to detail; and ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities.
  • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations — team-oriented; problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to multitask in a very fast-paced, often rapidly-changing environment.
  • Multi-cultural experience, general knowledge of global issues and the United Nations system, and an understanding of the Better World Campaign and UN Foundation mission, programs, strategy and goals.
  • Knowledge and prior use of  HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Microsoft Office;
  • Preferred:
    • Proficiency in CRM & CMS — Convio and Joomla highly preferable.
    • Proficiency in the use of social media monitoring and analytics tools;
    • Knowledge of video editing software such as Final Cut Pro;

Compensation & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience.  Actual salary will depend on qualifications and anticipated contribution to the Foundation.  

UNF pays 100% of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance premiums for its employees and 75% of medical and vision for employees' dependents.  

In addition, UNF provides 20 days of paid vacation per year, 12 paid holidays, three personal days per year, an immediately vested 150% matching 403(b) contribution up to a limit of six-percent of employee pay, Metro Pass benefits, and flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care.   


Washington, DC

To Apply 

Please apply on-line at 

All applicants must submit a cover letter - please save upload your resume and cover letter as one document - either .pdf or .doc. 

Please contact Nick Bacon by email at with any questions.
UNF/BWF is an AA/EEO employer.
People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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