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Embrace is hiring!

Embrace, the movement for mothers, seeks to employ an advocacy and communications strategist. This is a senior-level, full-time post. The successful candidate will join a small, dynamic team that serves as the engine of a national network-driven movement.

This person will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing and implementing communications and public relations strategies that complement and support Embrace initiatives
  • Developing and maintaining a roster of media contacts for Embrace
  • Identifying and nurturing Embrace community members who may serve as spokespeople for the movement
  • Identifying unique opportunities to showcase Embrace issues and drive forward Embrace agenda points
  • Developing communication tools that will diversify and increase Embrace’s audience and reach, and capacitate movement members to support mothers in their own communities

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is able to contribute and drive strategic processes to drive forward the agenda of Embrace
  • Is able to develop communications for diverse audiences (eg: board members, community-level)
  • Has strong writing skills 
  • Has strong public speaking skills
  • Is willing and able to speak in public forums on a range of issues when called upon to represent Embrace’s viewpoints
  • Is able to leverage a wide range of communications tools/modes for development 
  • Has proven experience in social justice advocacy, including planning and participating in creative demonstrations for change
  • Has at least mid- to upper-level experience in communications and/or media management and strategy
  • Is able to thrive in a small team environment
  • Is able to work independently

The following are not essential, but are advantageous:

  • Proficiency in WordPress and other content management systems 
  • Fluency in multiple South African languages
  • Experience in mainstream South African journalism
  • Able to understand research and communicate complex data for wide audiences

If you are interested and think you fit the bill, please apply by submitting a 1-page cover letter, and a CV (please include 3 contactable references), to by Friday, 9 July 2021. Please use the subject line: “Advocacy & Communications Strategist application”. Please do not submit any other documentation.