AJS Director of Communications

Summary: AJS is hiring a Director of Communications, based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to begin Spring 2018. Applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English and willing to live in Honduras and work from the AJS-Honduras office. Please see more details and information on how to apply for the position below. 

Reports To: To report on a weekly or biweekly basis to the US Director of Programs. Also report on an annual basis to the personnel committee in a format approved by the committee and / or board regarding personal and organizational progress towards goals approved by board is required, and reports to the entire board as needed (in board phone calls and meetings).

Hours Required: 40 hours per week on average.     

Compensation: To include the following:

  • Salary ($23,000 - $26,000 annual salary, paid monthly)

  • Travel stipend for employee (1 trip per year)

  • Health Insurance Policy for employee

  • Retirement plan

  • Payment for employment related legal expenses to authorize employee’s work in Honduras

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) to accrue at 2 days per month.

  • Phone service costs               

Job Location:  Job based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Mission of the AJS: The Association for a More Just Society (AJS) is a Christian organization dedicated to answering God's call to "act justly" (Micah 6:8). We do so by supporting efforts to promote justice in the Central American country of Honduras and by raising the awareness of people around the world about justice issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities with supervision by the Director of Programs include the following:

Internal Communication

  • Coordinate annual plans and MOU between the organizations

  • Coordinate financial plans and transfers between the organizations

  • Research and draft regular reports of activities from AJS-US and AJS-Honduras

  • Organize periodic phone calls between boards and board committees

  • Organize bi-annual visits between the boards

External Communication

  • Maintain AJS-US website

  • Draft monthly email newsletters for constituents

  • Draft quarterly print newsletters for constituents

  • Draft bi-annual fundraising letters for constituents

  • Give presentations on AJS work for groups in Honduras

  • Organize visits to Honduras for constituents

  • Draft the annual report text

  • Assist with the communications around annual “Celebration” fundraising dinners

  • Regularly maintain AJS social media sites with frequent posts/tweets/pictures etc.

  • Regularly track and maintain data and information about constituents

Joint projects

  • Coordinate AJS-US advocacy campaigns with AJS-Honduras

    • Research

    • Create strategic plan in consultation with the boards

    • Supervise creation of materials

    • Coordinate logistics of campaign

  • Coordinate AJS-US education campaigns with AJS-Honduras

    • Research

    • Create strategic plan in consultation with the boards

    • Supervise creation of materials

Liaison with AJS-Honduras Ensuring that AJS funds are used in accordance with funding agreement signed with AJS-Honduras, and contributing an AJS perspective to planning and implementation of AJS-US supported / AJS-Honduras-implemented programs. Includes:

  • Participating in AJS-Honduras coordinators meetings

  • Sitting in on one AJS-Honduras project team meeting per month on a rotating basis.

  • Ensuring the AJS-US board has adequate information regarding AJS-Honduras programs, plans, and activities

Qualifications Characteristics that predict success in this position would include:

  • College Graduate, preferably with development or communications related training

  • Ability to live in Honduras

  • Passion for Justice

  • Fluency in Spanish and English

  • Excellent communication skills. Good cyber communications – email, Skype, social media

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to alison@ajs-us.org

 

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