TechnoServe Job Opening

TechnoServe, an international nonprofit that helps build competitive farms, businesses and industries in developing countries, is hiring a marketing coordinator. They’re looking first and foremost for a strong writer and storyteller with an interest in international development. More details here:

III. Position Description:

This position requires technical know-how, as well as creative and strategic skill sets. The successful candidate will be a strong writer, organized, detail-oriented, resourceful and creative, with a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Specific responsibilities Include:
• Working with the Director and Manager to implement strategic and integrated communications plans using a wide range of communications tactics to support programmatic and organizational efforts;
• Work with staff, partners, clients, etc., to concept, research, write and/or edit compelling content that demonstrates the impact of TechnoServe’s work, including copy for the website, brochures, fact sheets, and other materials and publications;
• Manage and create content for TechnoServe’s quarterly print newsletter World;
• Work with Director to develop and manage the integrity of TechnoServe’s international brand;
• Create and maintain the Marketing and Communications Resources on TechnoServe’s intranet;
• Working with the Director, mentor staff and volunteers to facilitate adoption of key communications behaviors;
• Assist with design and layout of collateral fact sheets and other materials
• Develop and maintain TechnoServe’s archive of photographic, video and multimedia assets;
• Respond to general inquiries for information and assistance with communications issues from field offices
• Other duties as assigned.

IV. Required Skills & Experience:

• Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to work within collaborative situations as well as independently;
• Proven organizational skills, and experience with creating procedures and processes for others to follow;
• Strong, fluent English writing and editing skills with an emphasis on storytelling;
• 1-3 years’ experience in communications, marketing or philanthropy (nonprofit and/or journalism experience a plus);
• A demonstrated understanding of blogging and communicating with new media tools;
• A demonstrated knowledge of international development (economic development a plus);
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional programs, especially Microsoft Word and Excel, MS Publisher;
• Working knowledge of Picasa and Photoshop;
• Web skills that include a practiced ease and comfort with content management systems, Expression Engine and/or Google Sites preferred;
Desired Qualifications:

• Working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat Professional;
• Experience with CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) software platforms;
• Knowledge of and appreciation for issues and causes important to TechnoServe.
• Spanish, French or Portuguese

Application Deadline: June 22nd, 2012

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TechnoServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

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