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Sponsor Education Specialist

Richmond, VA


Does the idea of working for an organization that impacts the most vulnerable members of society excite you?  Are you willing to work hard in exchange for a chance to be a part of one of the best international, pro-children organizations in the world?

We help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children improve their lives through child sponsorship and we are seeking a specialist in communications to join our team. The specialist will engage with our sponsor base by informing, involving and educating constituents through a communications strategy that focuses on the following responsibilities:

·       Working collaboratively across the global organization to develop and implement a transformative and engaging sponsorship experience through communication.

·       Develop and deliver consistent messaging to key stakeholders that will enhance understanding of the sponsorship experience.

·       Sequencing of messaging and reviewing and editing of all sponsor directed literature (website, publications, correspondence) to evaluate sponsor education potential that will maximize commitment.

·       Writing new and compelling stories to enhance sponsor education aspects in innovative ways to impart sponsor education messages.

·       Developing educational materials that engage children and share their voice in sponsor communication.



·       Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, international development, or closely related discipline or equivalent relevant work experience.

·       Five years of professional writing experience (preferably in the development sector)

·       Understanding of child sponsorship

·       Prior experience in multiple areas of communication

·       Demonstrated experience in writing for multiple audiences

·       Excellent interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment

·       Strong communication and presentation skills

·       Strong conceptual and critical thinking skills to create a communication strategy and implement it

·       International travel (10%)


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