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Short-Term Consultancy

POSITION TITLE: Project Coordinator/Consultant
PERIOD OF TIME: July 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015
POSITION SUMMARY: Working closely with the Steering Committee, the project coordinator/consultant coordinates advocacy, communications, and administration of the Post 2015 Women’s Coalition.
POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director


Working with the Steering Committee,


  • Serves as coordinator of multiple and varied advocacy efforts at regional and international level
  • Drafts position papers and other documents as required
  • Plans public events, including briefings
  • Collaborates with member and partner organizations
  • Represents the Coalitions at meetings and planning discussion

Communications (working with part-time Communications Consultant)

  • Contributes to the Coalition’s advocacy documents and ensure that they are translated in other languages
  • Ensure that members, partners and stakeholders are kept abreast of the Coalition’s positions and events
  • Maintains records of events and provides written and verbal reports as necessary
  • Updates and maintains the Coalition’s website and prepares content for website. Manages the Coalition’s listservs, and social media channels and updates with current news, upcoming events, statements and resources on the post 2015 sustainable development agenda
  • Ensures that key documents are accessible in multiple languages
  • Disseminates advocacy materials


  • Assists in development of strategic and other plans
  • Organizes meetings of Steering Committees and other committees as necessary
  • Contributes content on grant proposals and reports
  • Supports media and communications needs
  • Coordinates all logistics and related aspects (accommodations, travel, meals, speakers, reports, etc.) of the Coalition’s face-to-face and teleconferencing/virtual meetings, enabling active collaboration with partners worldwide
  • Ensures that all necessary arrangements and participant reimbursements are processed in a timely manner
  • Responsible for performing other duties as assigned


  • A master’s degree in international development, global affairs, or a related field with knowledge of development policy and the United Nations
  • Excellent writing, communications, planning and organizational skills
  • Candidate should be able to manage multiple priorities with ease
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with diverse partners


  • Three to five years’ experience in international development or global affairs, preferably in women’s organizations, rights-based or social justice work
  • Project management experience
  • Foreign language proficiency and experience working with women’s and social justice organizations, a plus
  • Expertise with web content management, listservs and social media
  • Financial literacy

Some international travel required.
Must be legally able to live and work in the US. NJ residency preferred.

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Subject: Project Coordinator/Consultant

Deadline: May 29, 2015

CWGL Changes in Organizational Structure

I would like to take this opportunity to share recent changes in the leadership structure at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). Over the last five and a half years, I have served as Executive Director of CWGL while maintaining my position as a full-time Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University. 

As CWGL’s work continues to expand in the areas of economic and social rights, promoting an end to gender-based violence, and strengthening women’s coalitions at the international level, it needs to expand and diversify its management structure. The first step will be to recast the executive director position, removing all academic and university directed responsibilities, so that this position can focus exclusively on the overall management and development of programmatic initiatives. The second step is to create a Faculty Director position which will work with the Executive Director to shape programmatic direction and to link the work of the Center to the academic community. The Executive Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, staff and consultants, fundraising and programmatic reporting as well as work with the Faculty Director for strategic direction and program development and implementation. 

I will stay on as Faculty Director, bridging the work of CWGL with the academic mission of Rutgers University. Please note that the executive director is a staff position, not a faculty post. We ask that you share the position announcement with interested colleagues. 

The direct link to the job posting is

We appreciate your assistance in helping us find qualified candidates and thank you for your continued support of CWGL! 

In solidarity, 

Radhika Balakrishnan


The Center for Women’s Global Leadership welcomes applications from highly motivated individuals interested in learning the dynamics of transnational activism, economic and gender justice and a world where human rights for all are respected and enjoyed. Interns will be challenged to find new ways of reaching CWGL’s constituencies in a globalized community and expanding advocacy and viewership to new audiences. Undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to apply, with the ideal candidate possessing the following skills:

  • Demonstrated interest (academic, extracurricular, previous jobs) concerned with social justice, gender equality, or economic and social issues
  • Highly organized, with strong writing skills and the ability to prioritize and assume responsibility for multiple projects.
  • Has initiative, quick understanding of complex issues, and able to engage in independent learning, growth, and exploration of topics and issues related to the work of the Center
  • Has familiarity with common social media platforms
  • Has a positive, can-do attitude

Interns are required to spend a minimum of 10-12 hours a week, though at least 3 days a week is suggested in order encourage integration with staff and to allow for greater exposure to the full range of goings-on at the Center and with allies.

 Internships Offered

Program and Advocacy Intern

As an intern at CWGL you will work on issues of gender-based violence and economic and social rights, including country specific events and statistics and policy changes. The intern will be expected to have a basic knowledge of traditional and social media platforms and may be responsible for updating social media outlets. Proficiency in a second language is an asset, such as French and Spanish, but not required.

Projects and assignments have included:

  • Conducting and compiling research on militarism, gender-based violence, and feminist economic analyses of human rights issues
  • Monitoring gender-based violence, economic and social rights activism, current events and publications and creating resources
  • Blogging and producing content in coordination with others
  • Assisting in the implementation of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign through development and dissemination of the Take Action Kit, working with Campaign participants, and helping to plan events
  • Managing 16 Days Campaign media, including list serve, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and YouTube

Communications Intern

The Communications intern is responsible for developing and maintaining CWGL’s social media presence. CWGL engages a variety of social media tools, including Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Facebook, for updates, news, resources, appeals, statements, etc. In addition to the social media work, the intern will also assist with press release writing, appeals, statements, and database upkeep and website content development. The intern will work with the Communications Director. Proficiency in a second language is an asset, such as French and Spanish, but not required.

Projects and assignments have included:

  • Monitor news, announcements, resources, appeals, statements, etc. from CWGL and   organizations working on women’s rights and economic and social rights to post on CWGL’s various social media networks
  • Promote CWGL and partner events, specifically the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (November 25-December 10)
  • Draft press releases, blogs and/or articles about CWGL and its programs


How to Apply

Please, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following materials: a resume and cover letter indicating your interest, skills and accomplishments, and 3 references (name and email contact), along with details about your availability (start/end dates and total days per week available).

In the subject line please include your Last, First Name - Internship Title (example: West, Sam - Program and Advocacy Intern - Spring Term).

Employment Opportunities

There are no current employment openings.


Employment opportunities are posted on this page and at Rutgers University Human Resources. Due to the volume of resumes we receive and time constraints, we are not able to acknowledge unsolicited inquiries for employment.

CWGL also offers internship opportunites. Please visit our Internships page to learn more.


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