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Senior Communications and Advocacy Advisor

Internet Society
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Advocacy, International, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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About the Internet Society


The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy—open, globally connected, secure, and a resource for good in the world. We believe the Internet is for everyone. But it’s more than just a privilege; it’s our responsibility to improve it.


The Internet Society mobilizes Internet champions to defend and promote standards and protocols that grow and strengthen the Internet.


If you believe in the power and possibility of the Internet, be part of our mission.


The Internet Society (ISOC) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued for their distinct contributions.Our people are the most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and ISOC’s achievements.


About the position


The Advocacy Advisor applies a blend of communications and mobilization skills to create and execute advocacy campaigns that increase awareness and inspire action on issues that could have a profound effect on the infrastructure of the Internet.


This person will join our team of project experts to contribute advocacy and communications expertise to a range of projects to grow and strengthen the Internet. The ideal candidate is a creative and strategic thinker, fluent in English and Spanish, with solid experience in developing and implementing successful advocacy mobilization campaigns.


This is a 2 year employment term.


Location: Latin America & Caribbean (Remote)


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Helps design and implement advocacy campaigns to mobilize communities of interest in support of project goals.
  • Work across projects and departments –including Content and Marketing Communications –to develop plans and messaging for mobilization, outreach, and engagement that are aligned with our highest-priority issue areas.
  • Drive the development and execution of project communications strategies in support of project objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Internet Society’s global community of chapters, members, and partners to achieve the Internet Society mission.
  • Commit and support the Internet Society’s mission, values, and objectives.
  • Work with a globally distributed workforce and work across time zones.
  • Other duties as assigned


Desired Qualifications


  • 3-5 years of experience and/or education in community advocacy, global campaigns strategy, or public relations
  • Experience working in the non-profit, technology and/or international relations sectors preferred
  • Fluency in English and Spanish are required. Translation skills are preferred.
  • Strong Cross-channel communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, presentation and oral communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative, and global team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to interact positively in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Commitment to the Internet Society’s mission, values and objectives
  • Ability to travel when travel resumes


Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.


The Internet Society is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

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