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22 Jan 2013

Full-Time Director of Communications; OneVoice Movement

The OneVoice Movement – Posted by Jewish Jobs Southern District, Israel

Job Description

The OneVoice Movement (OV) seeks an experienced, senior communications professional to oversee the international communications strategy of the OneVoice Movement.

OneVoice is a multinational organization with offices in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Gaza City, London and New York. The OneVoice teams work together to build and steward a grassroots movement with over 660,000 signatories in roughly equal numbers both in Israel and Palestine. The movement aims to amplify the voice of Israeli and Palestinian moderates, empowering them to seize back the agenda for conflict resolution and demand that their leaders achieve the two-state solution, ending the occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state living alongside the State of Israel in peace and security.

The primary responsibilities of the director of communications include raising the international visibility of the organization, developing messaging and strategy across all media platforms, increasing press and media outreach, and growing social media presence. This position will be based in the Middle East, working with our Tel Aviv and Ramallah offices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement communications strategy and policies to support the mission and objectives of OV;
  • Develop clarity and focus on OV messaging, image and branding to build and leverage constituencies;
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of an international social media plan in support of OV;
  • Strengthen OV positioning among key stakeholders, including the media, like-minded organizations and international influencers;
  • Ensure that comprehensive internal capacity building, training and relevant tools, covering all aspects of communications are available at all levels;
  • Provide leadership for communications staff in Israel, Palestine and New York.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in communications, journalism, international relations or related field;
  • Proven track record of communications leadership in deploying a broad range of applied communications strategies and messages across a variety of mediums;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver effective communications tailored to the needs of diverse range of audiences in often politically and operationally sensitive contexts;
  • Experience in overseeing websites;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of social media across international audiences;
  • In-depth knowledge of cutting edge communications and media approaches and tools;
  • Knowledge of tactics of media relations;
  • Excellent strategic planning, organization, and communications skills;
  • Demonstrated political awareness and sound judgment in resolving issues/problems;
  • Knowledge of and interest in Middle East history, politics, and current events;
  • Excellent English required;  knowledge of Arabic and/or Hebrew is a strong asset;
  • Ability to travel legally to the West Bank and to Israel.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and skills and includes a competitive fringe benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Eve Margolis at Eve@OneVoiceMovement.org Or via Fax 1.212.897.3986

Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, International Jobs, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.

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