Senior Officer, Global Public Affairs & Communications
New York City | York
IRC Summary/Team Background:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
Marketing & Mobilization
Marketing & Mobilization (M&M) is a dynamic team that is tasked with building the IRC’s global profile and brand, increasing private revenue from deeper donor engagement and partnerships, and influencing our target audiences. The team is responsible for all of IRC's brand, communications, creative and content and digital engagement efforts. In alignment with our Strategy100 commitments, M&M has launched compelling multi-year campaigns that raise funding, profile and influence and will improve our share of voice and resonance in key geographies and globally. Lastly, they consistently work on innovating the IRC brand, which enables us to increase awareness, understanding of and support for our work so that we can raise more money and change policies to improve our crisis-affected clients’ lives around the world.
Global Public Affairs & Communications
Global Public Affairs, a part of the M&M team, targets priority IRC markets and audiences to advance and protect our policy goals, brand and profile. It's a key part of external messaging and product development, distribution and coordination for External Relations. The team uses proactive and reactive earned media (broadcast, digital & print) to support policy and income objectives, while also using frontline storytelling to advance our cause.
As a key member of the IRC's Global Public Affairs & Communications Team, the Senior Officer, Global Public Affairs and Communications will concentrate on and develop key external relations priorities concerning Gender, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) at the IRC, as well as other themes and priorities as needed.
The Senior Officer will work with the Associate Director of Global Public Affairs, to design, build and implement global communications efforts relating to the IRC’s GEDI work, progress and related issues.
● Deliver strategic proactive and reactive media relations, demonstrating GEDI insights and expertise to help tell the IRC's story to strategic audiences.
● Incorporate, influence and collaborate on the priorities of other External Relations teams and objectives, including global policy and advocacy; digital fundraising; and program teams.
● Contribute to crisis communications work as required.
Internal: The GEDI Unit; Marketing and Mobilization teams including media teams, writers, content creators and digital specialists; Global Policy and Advocacy colleagues, Fundraisers, IRC Program and Technical colleagues
External: Work with communications / public affairs industry influencers, media organizations at leadership and journalist/producer levels, counterparts at other NGOs, other strategic influencers re the aid/development sector
● Remote US (east coast hours) / NYC HQ office
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.
IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.