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The Youth Climate Justice Fund (YCJF) is looking for a strategic Communications Manager: Apply Now!!! (remote position – open globally, preferably in the Global South.)

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The Youth Climate Justice Fund (YCJF) is seeking a talented and passionate Communication Manager to join our team. As the Communication Manager, you will play a crucial role in promoting YCJF’s mission and vision to various stakeholders, including our funders, grantees, and the broader public.

LOCATION : Remote position – open globally, preferably in the Global South.

COMPENSATION : USD230 per day – minimum 3 days per week (7h per day) + benefits. 

START DATE: Ideally on the 4th of March

CONTRACT TYPE  : Part-time position on a consultant contract. It is a flexible position depending on availability with a minimum of 3 days per week. The contract will be made by our Fiscal Sponsor based in the United-States, on behalf of the Youth Climate Justice Fund. We provide vacations and health compensation. 

This is a great opportunity for someone willing to learn, with a keen interest in building a career in strategic communication in the civil society sector, and who is committed to advocate for climate justice globally.

BACKGROUND 

The Youth Climate Justice Fund (YCJF) supports youth climate justice movements with trust-based funding, resources and youth-to-youth capacity development. The YCJF was publicly launched during New York Climate Week 2023. In September 2023, we also launched our first grantmaking call, receiving more than 1,800 applications from all over the world. In 2023, we supported 40 groups working on climate justice with an initial $500.000. 

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MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Management of YCJF Communication

  • Lead the development and execution of the YCJF Communication Strategy, focusing on the 3 external YCJF audiences: current and prospective funders, and the general YCJF public. 
  • Coordination of YCJF communication consultants, such as the website designer and illustrators.

Management of YCJF Comms Platforms

  • Manage YCJF’s website to ensure that it is entirely up-to-date.
  • Creation and input of strategic content on the 3 main YCJF platforms: website, newsletter, and linkedin. It includes for example:
    • Working with the Development team to curate newsletters tailored to each audiences (i.e. partners, prospective partners and general public); 
    • Lead the development of the ‘Stories hub’, a new webpage on ycjf.org where the stories of our grantee partners will be shared to our public. 
    • Drafting blogs and updates on YCJF website. 

Development & fundraising 

  • Support the Co-Director of Governance and Development with regular newsletter to funders.
  • Support creation of digitally friendly materials for funders.

Grantmaking

  • Lead the development of the ‘Stories hub’, a new webpage on ycjf.org where the stories of our grantee partners will be shared to our public. 
  • Create and consolidate the storytelling of each of the stories showcased on the ‘Stories Hub’ facilitating the co-creation with our grantee partners.

Public Relations support 

  • Cultivate relationships with journalists, media outlets, and influencers to secure media coverage and amplify YCJF’s message.

PROFILE 

Experience 

  • +5 years of experience in working as a communication specialist (experience in managing different communications projects with different clients is a plus).
  • Commitment to climate justice by solving the climate crisis by jointly tackling marginalisation, exploitation, and oppression, and enhancing equity and justice.
  • Experience in working with and in support of youth climate justice movements is a plus. 
  • Experience with communication and social media (newsletter management is a plus!). 

Skills

  • Kindness and caring for others are core values of team working spirit.
  • Passion, motivation and dedication to climate justice principles.
  • Ability to work with different cultures; 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Sound organisational skills and initiative to proactively manage work – especially around time management as working part-time.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, and with strong coordination skills; 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience in written story-telling in English is a plus.  
  • Speaking Spanish is a plus. 

HOW TO APPLY

As a Communication Manager at the YCJF, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the fight for climate justice and the redistribution of international funding. If you are a strategic thinker, creative problem-solver, and passionate communicator who is committed to advancing equity and justice, we encourage you to apply.

We are committed to build a workplace and team where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritised. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply.

If interested, please upload your CV and a cover letter  in this form . We will be receiving applications up to the 14th of February of 2024, interviews will take place on the 19th and 20th of February

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