Advocacy Communications Specialist


Location

This is a remote position, with preference for Atlanta, GA. or remote position. Women Who Code, Inc. (WWCode) is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.


Type

Consultant or consult-to-hire


Company Overview

Women Who Code is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. As an organization we have executed more than 14,000 free learning events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 250,000, and have a presence in 122 countries.


We believe that a team dedicated to making our industry better should reflect the diversity within it. We take our Code of Conduct seriously, and encourage those of groups traditionally underrepresented in technology to apply.


Job Description & Key Responsibilities

WWCode believes that you can’t focus on your career if you don’t feel safe and seen in your everyday life and is building its advocacy voice to speak up for people underrepresented and marginalized in tech. We’re looking for a communications specialist who understands advocacy, is well-versed in DEI, and knows how to create visual, on brand, engaging content for a large audience with a global footprint. They follow discussion trends and research nuances around key issues. They know that they can’t possibly hold all perspectives, but hold themselves accountable for building understanding and working with empathy. The Advocacy Communications Specialist is expected to be a strategic thinker with meticulous attention to detail, working well under pressure and meeting deadlines.


Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement WWCode’s social media and communications strategy to be a leading advocacy voice, especially for people who are underrepresented or marginalized in the tech industry

  • Create and schedule DEI and advocacy content on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Slack

  • Interact with WWCode’s community to create an engaging experience

  • Ensure Women Who Code is proactively supporting advocacy topics

  • When major events happen, work with WWCode executive leadership to respond to the moment

  • Amplify the voice of lived experiences and subject matter experts to create a holistic conversation

  • Create easy to follow toolkits for WWCode volunteer leaders so that they can amplify messaging in a unified voice across the movement 

  • Adhere to the company’s style guide, ensuring that we produce high-quality, on brand, and error-free copy

  • Evaluate results of communication campaigns and produce regular engagement reports

  • Streamline and document processes and content repositories

  • Periodically test new social media strategies, such as ads, regional targeting, and campaign ideas

  • Maintain awareness of DEI best practices and industry standards

  • Identify outside advocacy organizations who could be potential partners

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Business, or a related field; will consider experience in lieu of education 

  • 2+ years experience in professional communications roles; social media preferred 

  • Strong understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Experience with social media for business or community management; knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram preferred

  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines

  • Comfortable working in ambiguity and developing processes from there 

Nice To Have

  • A passion for inspiring women to excel in technology careers

  • Knowledge or experience with the Women Who Code community

  • Experience with tech culture

  • Willingness to travel when appropriate (<10%)

Hiring Process

Women Who Code, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status and is a drug free workplace.