Media & Communications Specialist (MCS)

Building Tomorrow

About the organization

Started in 2006, Building Tomorrow improves access to child-friendly, community-supported
schools by providing an inclusive, quality education for underserved children. Through our Thriving Schools program, we deploy Building Tomorrow Fellows who recruit and train Community Education Volunteers, together bringing out-of-school children into the classroom while working with school leadership to ensure access to a quality, inclusive school environment. We also work hand-in-hand
with local communities, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education to construct new primary schools where no formal primary school exists. With a fulltime staff of 126, just five of whom work in the United States, Building Tomorrow reaches over 101,000 students each day. More information can be found online at www.buildingtomorrow.org

Duties

As MCS, you will lead content-creation for storytelling, reporting, and training. You will also coach Building Tomorrow staff and community-based Fellows to create and contribute high-quality content.

The content you create and manage will target audiences in the donor community, leaders in Uganda, and people in the communities where we work. It will reflect Building Tomorrow’s human-centered values, and elevate the dignity, talent, diversity of the people whose stories you tell.

• Developing social media content aimed at increasing awareness of and
engagement with Building Tomorrow

• Capturing high-quality pictures and filming videos that demonstrate our
impact, or that can be used to train staff, teachers, or other partners

• Shadowing in-country staff in the field, interviewing students, teachers,
employees, Fellows, parents and community leaders and sharing their stories

• Writing blogs, press releases, informational and human-interest publications
for use in Building Tomorrow’s marketing and donor communications

• Preparing donor reports related to particular grants/streams of funding

• Coaching Building Tomorrow staff and Fellows to improve the quality and
efficacy of their own storytelling

Qualifications

• Professional experience in a communications/media-focused role, ideally for an international non-profit
(RPCVs who have worked on media/communications committees or worked with partner
organizations in media/communications could be a great fit)

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

• Experience in intercultural work environments, and a learner’s heart – curious, studious, growth-oriented

• A firm grasp of social media tools and platforms we use (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn)

• A high level of competence in at least one video/photo editing program (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) with a capacity to quickly learn more

• Excellent communication skills – strong writer and skilled storyteller with professional-level oral and written fluency in English

• Ability to live and work overseas, traveling regularly to remote areas with very minimal infrastructure - we see you RPCVs :)

Salary

Based on experience. Benefits include: housing, health insurance, and work travel expenses.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Submit:
1) resume

2) statement of interest (one page maximum)

3) portfolio of your best 3-4 pieces (videos, blog, photographs)

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