Opportunity: Head of Communications and Development at EAWLS

Opportunity: Head of Communications and Development at EAWLS

Head of Communications and Development, East Africa Wild Life Society

The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) is a membership-based NGO that seeks to enhance the conservation and wise use of the environment and natural resources in East Africa for the benefit of current and future generations. We are seeking an energetic, creative and visionary new senior team member who will help us build upon our more than 50 years of experience and leadership in the conservation sector, helping us enhance and demonstrate how we are strikingly relevant and impactful.

The Head of Communications and Development (HCD) will provide leadership and strategic vision to the Society’s communications, public relations, membership and fundraising activities. They will develop and oversee the implementation of a communications and development strategy, aimed at supporting the Society’s goals, strengthening its membership relations and boosting its fundraising efforts towards fulfilling its mission.

Working closely as part of a four-member senior management team, led by the Executive Director, the HCD will build, lead and manage an effective and creative membership and communications team. This team will be responsible for closely liaising with and growing the Society’s membership, and communicating to the general public, government and other local and international stakeholders about the work of the Society.

Specifically the HCD will:

(a) Strategically increase the visibility and strengthen the profile of the Society across the Kenyan and international arena through multiple channels;

(b) Grow and diversify the Society’s membership in a strategic manner, while also strengthening the provision of a range of popular value-add membership services and benefits; and

(c) Work closely with the Executive Director and the Senior Management Team to ensure that the Society works and delivers impact in a manner that enables it to communicate its work in a strikingly relevant, rich and captivating manner.

(d) Widen the opportunity to secure funds through a broader approach to fundraising, including targeting grant making trusts and foundations.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

The ideal candidate is an expert and strategic communicator. This person must have organizational management experience and be strategic, creative and results minded. Candidates should have 10+ years of relevant experience, including leadership, fundraising and management experience, as well as knowledge of the conservation field.

Instructions for applying

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a short statement outlining their communications and development vision for the Society as soon as possible. Screening of applications will begin 25 February 2015, but the position will remain open until filled. Detailed Terms of Reference are available at https://www.eawildlife.org/index.php/eawls-news-and-events/vacancies

Proposed start date: April 1, 2015


Subject Line: Application for Head of Communications and Development

Head of Communications and Development at EAWLS.pdf

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