Social Media and Marketing Specialist - Volunteer

Water Science Policy (WSP)

Home-based/Remote

About Us
Water is the world’s most regenerative source. Water is life. Water is a fundamental human right, it’s every citizen’s dignity. Yet, as humanity, we are failing to give it the care and attention it deserves.  We exist for the Water Rockstars, those who are making it happen, who fight the good fight and pull others into the journey. Interest is more than half the battle. Without it, we cannot create the change we want to see. That’s why we provide insider content on all things water. A house for the free flow of ideas, giving an unmatched look at water practices worldwide. Our mission at WSP is to stir desire, to captivate and enchant — to make water cool. Then armed with the answers for impact.

About the Position
We are looking for a communications volunteer, who is excited to join a young and global team and motivated to contribute to an exciting, nascent initiative. We welcome new team members that are looking for a working space that they can actively shape and grow alongside. We have many ideas for the platform as we grow and we need more people on board to drive this process. This is where you come in. If you are a motivated, committed and creative individual, with strong marketing skills, a willingness to learn, excellent English and ideally some experience with the key responsibilities below, we look forward to receiving your application.

Key Responsibilities
You have experience and passion in communications and marketing, with good planning skills and the ability to interact effectively across different working groups. In addition, you should be able to work independently and proactively. Good interpersonal, writing and verbal skills in English are required (and other languages desirable), as well as an ability to handle multiple tasks at once. You are able to craft professional, concise and creative social media content tailored to and targeted at specific audiences across Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn. Prior experience with NGOs (or any other organization) and preferably design skills (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Canva or others) are most welcome. Previous experience with the environment- and especially water-related topics is desirable. You will lead and assist in the development and accomplishment of communication and marketing activities connected to the Water Science Policy through an active communication and marketing strategy, building upon existing relations activities and webinars.

Role Overview
Website: Use SEO/SEM, Google Adwords, Google Analytics to drive web traffic and engagement.
Social media: Develop a communication and marketing strategy, promote content, build a targeted audience base across all channels, and generate leads through social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube advertising and other marketing tools.
Newsletter and articles: Collaborate with the team to develop the monthly newsletter and promote the weekly articles through our digital channels.
Support in monitoring, measurement, and evaluation of the digital campaign engagement.
Participate, in meetings with project teams and partners, if desired.

Requirements

Essential
Be proactive.
Easy going, open mindset and result-orientation.
Strong communication and collaboration skills.
Working proficiency in English.
The ability to receive and give constructive feedback.

Additional Assets
Fluency in another language.
Skills in Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, or Photoshop.
Experience in working with Google Drive, using Google Docs and Google Sheets.
Experience working in an international team.
Passion, and enthusiasm about water-related problems and communicating water science to a global, interdisciplinary, and multilingual audience.
Skills in publishing and editing.

Compensation
At the moment, Water Science Policy operates entirely on a voluntary basis and the two co-founders shoulder all costs. This is a voluntary position for which we expect about 3-4 h a week and which would suit a current graduate student. Depending on funding availability this will change in the future. WSP is a dynamic young endeavour and rapidly growing. What we offer in exchange is a dynamic platform where you can thrive, create and proactively engage with our broad network of professionals and researchers. We also offer peer-to-peer learning sessions with our editors and other volunteers.

Work Schedule: 3-4 hours/week, whenever and wherever you can accommodate it!

Location: This is a remote position; applicants must have access to a personal computer.

Benefits:
Involvement in a growing and dynamic network in the international water science community.
Opportunity for autonomy and creativity: freedom to help shape our growth as key members of the team.
Potential for extension and further involvement in the organisation in the future.
Access to training opportunities in areas including media and communications, storytelling, and policy.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send us the following to contact@watersciencepolicy.com ASAP, latest by Friday, the 20th of January.

1. Your CV (max 2 pages)
2. A short cover letter 300 words – Telling us how your experience and skill set align with the requirements.
3. Links to your social media profiles or accounts you have managed in the past if any.


POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

LANGUAGE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development