Opportunities

WIIS seeks year-round Program Assistants to support our organization's work.

Summer Application Deadline: April 26th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Fall Application Deadline: August 16th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Spring Application Deadline: December 6th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Gender and Global Security Program Assistant

Women In International Security (WIIS) Gender and Global Security Program Assistants work part-time (20 hours per week). Strong candidates should have, or are currently completing, an M.A. or B.A. in Women’s/Gender Studies, Conflict and Resolution, Security Studies, International Relations, International Law, Political Science, or a related field. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough research on topics related to gender and international security;
  • Write articles and blogs on topics related to global security;
  • Conduct member interviews;
  • Coordinate membership services (compile JobsHotline, circulate WIIS Words, initiate networking events);
  • Attend and report on key events and discussions relevant to WIIS program objectives;
  • Monitor and track programmatic activities and research;
  • Organize and help facilitate events and large projects.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • At least one year of professional experience is strongly preferred;
  • Solid organizational abilities and detail-oriented;
  • Strong research and computer skills;
  • Experience and/or interest in global security and gender issues;
  • Current student or recently graduated.

Benefits:

  • Experience working at a unique global, leadership organization;
  • Collaboration within a positive team environment;
  • Increased understanding of and alignment with global security issues;
  • Career mentoring and professional development;
  • Networking with other professionals working on global security issues.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@wiisglobal.org with “Gender and Global Security Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please note: International applications are welcome to apply but candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Women In International Security does not facilitate visas for applicants. This is an unpaid position. 

WIIS does not discriminate in its activities or operations on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, disability, matriculation, familial status, source of income, genetic information, place of residence or business, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or credit information. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, and affiliates. 

Both men and women are encouraged to apply.

Strategic Communications and Web Development Program Assistant 

Women In International Security Strategic Communications and Web Development Program Assistants to work part-time (20 hours per week). Strong candidates should have completed or are currently completing an M.A. or B.A. in Communications, Marketing, Web Development, Multimedia, IT or a related field.

The primary responsibility of the Strategic Communications and Web Development Program Assistant is to assist in the development and implementation of external communications, institutional media campaigns, and web site maintenance and enhancements. These responsibilities will entail attentive and effective communication through the WIIS website and a variety of social media platforms, social bookmarks, and forums. The Strategic Communications and Web Development Program Assistant will also have input in the WIIS web and communications strategies moving forward.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Continually update and research new trends/improvements for WIIS Global website and other WIIS products;
  • Help facilitate and implement WIIS online marketing and outreach strategies, including social media and web platforms;
  • Build community interest and momentum through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, the WIIS Network and other social media channels by posting updates, engaging conversations and discussions, and increasing the number of followers;
  • Assist the team with drafting and proofreading external email campaigns, event and marketing materials, and other outreach efforts;
  • Research the social media landscape and build compelling outreach programs to actively engage targeted communities and develop critical marketing strategies;
  • Monitor, track, and share analytics and insights into community audiences and online conversations with team;
  • Explore new web and social media tools and implement best practices;
  • Monitor the WIIS Network and keep the member list active and up to date;
  • Help coordinate communication between WIIS Global, international affiliates, and chapters.

Qualifications

  • Functional knowledge of WordPress or similar platforms;
  • Experience with email marketing tools such as Get Response, iContact, MailChimp, ExactTarget, etc;
  • Innovative ideas and experience working and building campaigns with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram;
  • Experience working with CSS and HTML; PHP and JavaScript a plus;
  • Reliable communication and collaboration skills;
  • Ability to edit, produce, and design content a plus;
  • Experience with web hosts, databases, and server-side IT experience preferred;
  • Proficiency using Photoshop, Publisher, Premiere, etc a plus;
  • Interest in global security issues and gender is preferred;
  • Must be fluent in English or a native speaker.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, a graphic, and a cover letter to info@wiisglobal.org with “Strategic Communications and Web Development Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please note: International applications are welcome to apply but candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Women In International Security does not facilitate visas for applicants. This is an unpaid position. 

WIIS does not discriminate in its activities or operations on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, disability, matriculation, familial status, source of income, genetic information, place of residence or business, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or credit information. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, and affiliates. 

Both men and women are encouraged to apply.