Glasswing International is an innovative non-profit that addresses poverty and violence through public education, health and community empowerment programs. Through civic participation and volunteerism, Glasswing empowers communities, as well as providing educational and enrichment opportunities for at-risk children and youth in Latin America, the Caribbean, and New York City, enabling them to thrive despite adversity.
Our cross-sector model builds partnerships across public, private, and civil society sectors, leveraging human, financial, and material resources to achieve the greatest – and most sustainable – impact possible. We strengthen communities’ existing resources rather than focusing on their needs and deficiencies, and believe that every person, regardless of educational or socioeconomic level, has the potential to give and effect change. This approach is not only more cost-effective and avoids duplicating efforts, but also empowers individuals and communities, promoting sustainability.
Glasswing plans to expand its communications outreach with donors and the general public in New York and the US. The Communications & Development Writer will play a critical role in this growth and serve as a key player in creating successful messaging and stories, inspiring materials, and helping to manage donor information. We are looking for someone who loves to write, is a strong writer and creative problem solver, and has experience writing and editing a variety of communications materials. This position work with and reports to the US Country Director and work closely with the regional Communications team.
Develop written content for all external communications including but not limited to newsletters, fundraising appeals, website articles, success stories, event materials, fact sheets, and impact reports from the field.
Coordinate with regional communications team in Central America to create a pipeline of stories that demonstrate Glasswing’s impact.
Produce, review, and edit any external communications materials.
Help manage communications calendar.
Collaborate with graphic designer to produce attractive and appropriate designed collateral.
Work with the US Country Director to engage supporters in innovative and creative ways to show appreciation and the impact of their gifts.
Support annual fundraising efforts, including assisting with donor information, gift entry, database accuracy, sending thank you letters, and executing other operational tasks.
Manage special projects as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
3-5 years of experience in communications preferred
Outstanding writing skills and a sharp eye for detail
Experience writing communications for a variety of audiences
Experience creating strategic messaging via social media and web applications to engage audiences, increase visibility, and raise money
Ability to work with stakeholders at all levels of the organization, including the founders and Board members
Experience with Microsoft Office and G Suite
Experience with Donor Management & Fundraising Software a plus
Spanish Language fluency a plus
Able to work in a dynamic and fast-changing work environment
Attention to detail and ability to think critically about the task at hand
Strong project management with the ability to juggle various projects and deadlines
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must include a resume, cover letter, 2 writing samples (e.g. newsletter, success story, appeal), and professional references (please include contact details and your relationship to the individual). Please send application material to Mark Loyka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolling interviews begin January 27th. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial phone screening. The position will start in February.
About Glasswing International, USA
Glasswing International is an innovative Central American non-profit organization that addresses the root causes of poverty and violence through education, community health, and volunteer projects. Glasswing’s cross-sector approach forges partnerships with international and local governments, corporations, non-profits, and civil society. We believe in bolstering communities’ existing resources, such as public schools, hospitals, and health clinics rather than building anew. Since 2007, more than $17 million has been directed toward health and education programs with less than 5% going to overhead. Currently, Glasswing has permanent programming in 6 countries in Central America and projects in an additional 8 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, powered by 180 dedicated employees.