The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center aims to reach One Billion People with resilience solutions to climate change, migration, and human security challenges by 2030. We hope you’ll be part of this effort.
The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) is one of the newest centers at the Atlantic Council with a different model than your average think tank center. We are bringing solutions to vulnerable people, meeting them where they are, to improve their resilience to major disruptions caused by climate change. We focus our efforts on people, communities, governments, and institutions to help them better prepare for, navigate and recover from the multiple shocks and stresses people all over the world face every day.
We bring on the ground solutions for vulnerable people and communities – from macro-level tools like global policy initiatives on extreme heat such as the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance, community-level work such as our Community Resilience Pods in Miami, and individual level resilience work on food security with kitchen garden kits in India, and our Humanitarian Service Points that support migrants on their journeys in Colombia, Guatemala and Athens in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross.
Overview of the Role
As the lead content producer and storyteller for Arsht-Rock, this role requires high-level thinking and a penchant for keeping track of details. They must be standout idea generators and problem-solvers with excellent communication and organizational skills. We view communications as a means to advance our work, enable scaling, and reinforce our Center as a trusted brand and top leader in resilience, with strong, expert voices, and as resilience in action through “real-time” captivating storytelling. That is where this role comes in, to tell the story of Arsht-Rock and most importantly, the one billion stories of resilience.
- Create and maintain an editorial calendar aligned with the Center’s priorities and designed to assist and advance our projects.
- Write, develop, edit, and publish content and copy for a variety of digital platforms, including our website, blogs, videos, email newsletters, social media, infographics, publications, and more.
- Identify our target audiences, including donors, and curate our content to have intentional reach and impact.
- Craft messaging, talking points and press releases for media engagements and announcements related to our work and partnerships as well as for reacting to current events from the Center’s Director.
- Helping produce pre-and post-event communications, including invitations, speaker briefs and social copy, as needed.
- Contribute to Atlantic Council communications team efforts, as needed.
Relevant skills include:
- Bachelor’s degree required (communications, public relations, international relations, public policy, journalism, or other related discipline).
- At least 4 years of relevant work experience in public relations, marketing, journalism and/or digital communications.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Excellent copywriting and editing skills.
- Excellent organizational and verbal communication skills.
- Expertise in traditional and social media.
- Excellent English language written and oral communication skills. (bilingual preferred)
- Demonstrated experience and/or interest in and knowledge of the climate and/or humanitarian landscape, which may include policy, environment, migration, and public health.
- Experience working in international and multi-stakeholder environments is a plus.
- Experience in WordPress or similar content management systems, a plus.
- Familiarity with content analytics, including Google Analytics and Twitter, a plus.
- Experience in project management systems and software (such as Asana), a plus.
- Ability to edit/produce photo and video content and familiarity with creative editing software (such as Adobe Suite), a plus.
- Self-starting, proactive attitude.
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well with a team in a dynamic environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to work well with senior officials, scholars, journalists, and staff.
- A consummate communicator. As the public face of the Initiative, someone with the ability to define and articulate the Initiative’s mission and work to diverse audiences.
- Emotionally intelligent. Work with a variety of colleagues with empathy, an open mind, and self-awareness.
- A “hands-on” implementer. Someone who is eager to work with a team in order to execute projects and workstreams.
- Committed to diversity, equity & inclusion. Someone who reflects these values in all their interactions, practices and communications, and supports the DEI efforts of the Center and the Council.
- A team player. Someone who will enthusiastically share credit and the spotlight and thrive in the collaborative culture of the Council.
- A hardy traveler. Someone with the ability and desire to travel and work with partners around the world.
- A flexible work style. Someone that can work easily with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines and constrained funding.
- Above all, someone who is passionate to the core about the mission and work of the Resilience Center!