|Location||Bethesda, United States|
|Date Posted||May 24, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||May 31, 2012|
Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in Muslim-majority countries, trains and supports women leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership trainings on democratic participation and partners with local organizations to help women gain the skills they need to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national level. Over the past decade, WLP's programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached tens of thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to empower women's movements across the globe.
The Program Associate is based at the WLP liaison office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support two key areas of WLP’s work: (1) partner programs and evaluation, and (2) expansion of WLP’s web-based programs and constituencies.
•Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of grassroots training workshops, and training of trainer institutes. Write reports to funders, board, and partners based on program results from the field.
•Working closely with WLP’s Director of Technology, help coordinate the adaptation of WLP’s curricula, trainings, and advocacy resources under the umbrella of WLP’s new online learning portal, and support partners’ technology capacity building and coordination of partner and constituent participation in the online trainings and community.
•Update and maintain website content, liaise with content contributors, authors, and editors, and assist with coordinating the development of WLP's multi-lingual websites. Support WLP's online presence through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
•Assist the development of e-newsletters, listservs, webcasts, and video-conferencing among WLP partners, and with maintaining mailing list database and coordinating email blasts.
•Assist with planning and implementing international conferences and meetings.
• Commitment and dedication to women's empowerment.
•Minimum 3 years working in the non-profit sector.
•Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
•Experience in using online social media for organizing or advocacy and demonstrated interest and proficiency in learning and working with emerging technologies and learning management systems.
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.
•Familiarity with international development, women’s rights, politics, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
•Foreign language skills (Arabic, French, Spanish, or Russian preferred).
•Candidate should be adaptable and a quick learner with an interest in and commitment to learning to administer online learning applications and software, and other user-friendly tech-based tools.
•Experience and/or strong interest in facilitating online learning courses, and basic HTML skills preferred.
Please email your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Program Associate. No calls please.
Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2012.
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