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Senior Communications & Technology Advisor

Employer
Internet Society
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 14, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Membership, Programs, Other Programs, Administrative, Information Systems
Fields
Advocacy, Community Development
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.

 

We mobilize technologist, end users, potential users, policymakers, government agencies and institutional and corporate partners to defend and promote the collaborative inter-networking, technical 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.

 

What You'll Do

The Senior Communications & Technology Advisor applies a blend of communications and mobilization skills to create and execute technically informed advocacy campaigns. They will use their substantial background and expertise in digital and Internet technologies to increase awareness and inspire action on issues having profound effect on the infrastructure of the Internet.  This person will join our team of project experts to contribute advocacy, communications, and technical expertise to a range of projects to grow and strengthen the Internet. The ideal candidate is a creative and strategic thinker with considerable technical expertise, fluent in English with solid experience in developing and implementing successful advocacy mobilization campaigns.

 

Location

Ideal location- Australia, Singapore, or Netherlands- Remote - Work from home

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Helps design and implement advocacy campaigns to mobilize communities of interest in support of project goals.
  • Craft advocacy campaigns that are technically accurate and appeal to technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • 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.
  • Work with a globally distributed workforce and work across time zones.
  • Commit and support the Internet Society’s mission, values, and objectives.
  • 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.
  • Experience that clearly shows technical expertise and contributions in areas of digital and Internet technologies, through education, projects, or previous positions.
  • Fluency in English is required. Ability to work in multiple languages is desired.
  • Strong Cross-channel communication skills including written, presentation and oral communication.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative team skills and able to interact positively in a global, multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to travel as needed and when permitted.

 

We offer an excellent benefits package that includes compensation commensurate with your qualifications and the ability to work remotely. We will support you by providing the tools you need in this role, and also provide other benefits such as flexible time off and parental leave policies. Compensation is dependent on location.

 

The Internet Society is proud to be equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or military/veteran status. All our employees are empowered to share their expertise and to collaborate with each other on an equal basis to achieve personal and professional goals.

 

Our people are our greatest strength. The Internet Society is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where everyone is valued for their distinct contributions. The collective sum of our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent are key to our success, and make us who we are today.

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