Communications Consultant, Peace and Security Program
Location: Washington, DC
PSR, the largest health professional-led organization in the U.S. working against nuclear weapons, climate change, and environmental degradation, seeks a skilled organizer to consult with the Peace and Security Program. The Security Consultant will bring skills, commitment and experience in nuclear weapons and weapons complex policy, organizing, and media development.
Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.
PSR’s strategy for achieving its mission is to educate and activate the health community and the public through research, analysis, collaboration, and targeted communications to advocate for government and societal change at the local, state, and national level. PSR is a national membership organization comprised of thousands of members and activists across the country. PSR-mobilized physicians, other health professionals, medical students and concerned citizens press for a safer, healthier and more peaceful world.
Among its primary goals, PSR asserts a strong medical and humanitarian voice for the prevention of nuclear war, for ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons, and to emphasize alternative strategies for conflict resolution, including increased diplomacy and the rule of law.
About the position
PSR seeks a consultant for Peace and Security who is a media expert, understands methods of organizing, demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, is results-oriented, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The Consultant will help develop strategy and materials for engaging people in the Humanitarian Threats Initiative. The strategy will include outreach to universities and a social media push promoting our tools, such as the award-winning video Join the Conversation and creating other materials and media strategy in conjunction with our network of chapters and advocates.
The consultant will work with the Director of Security Programs to develop a plan for advancing collaboration with the faith community and help create written materials and a social media plan.
Areas of Responsibility
- Develop a social media outreach plan for advancing our videos on nuclear weapons and the humanitarian impact initiative
- Review and improve the accessibility of the material on the webpage.
- Develop and implement an overall social media plan with coalition partners
- Develop a plan for improved communications training for our volunteers.
- Develop materials to allow engagement between the faith community and PSR chapters
- Advance further outreach into the university system to engage young people and professors in the classroom.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
- B.A. or B.S. degree in a foreign policy, political science, communications or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- At least 3-5 years’ experience in planning and implementing campaigns, with demonstrable increased responsibility for communications and social media.
- Knowledge and passion about nuclear weapons abolition and peace issues.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- A proven track record of effective organizing and project completion.
- Self-directed. Takes initiative. Demonstrates creative ideas and approaches.
- Flexible and results-oriented.
This is a consultant position though additional funding is being sought. Remuneration is commensurate with experience. We are located near Metro.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements, resume, a writing sample, and three supervisory references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and position title in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: Washington, DC
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including Physicians for Social Responsibility, on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months. PSR provides strong mentoring and professional development opportunities for Scoville Fellows from any discipline. Scoville Fellows at PSR can expect to be meaningfully engaged in substantive work related to prudent and effective steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons, prevention of the use or spread of nuclear weapons, and promoting diplomacy and alternative conflict resolution techniques to avoid war. PSR's current security programs include analytical work to develop new knowledge about the dangers nuclear weapons and security policies pose to human life and health, organizing work to mobilize doctors and allied health professionals for peace and security, and advocacy work to ensure that the interests of potential victims of nuclear weapons and war are represented in the policy process. For further information, please visit http://www.scoville.org/
PSR is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran or family status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.