Director of Community Engagement, Razom Advocacy
Full time | Washington D.C. or New York
How to Apply
Please send a resume and a sample of your writing (one page is fine) that demonstrates your understanding of one or more policy aspects of the current invasion of Ukraine to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please write “Director of Community Engagement” followed by your full name.
Razom’s mission is building a prosperous Ukraine. Razom means “together” in Ukrainian and serves as a constant reminder of the community that it takes to create, build and do. Razom creates spaces where people meet, partner and work together to unlock the potential of Ukraine. We maintain a relentless focus on the needs on the ground to support Ukraine and on opportunities to amplify voices from Ukraine in conversations in the United States. We operate in Ukraine as Razom Dlia Ukrayiny (Разом Для України) and we collaborate with organizations and individuals so that we can deliver the highest impact.
The Director of Community Engagement at Razom Advocacy serves as the main liaison between Razom and its network of partner organizations through the American Coalition for Ukraine. The role involves reaching out to external organizations, connecting people and ideas, and building bridges between external partners and Razom’s Advocacy Team. The Director also co-manages and oversees the Community Engagement team, setting strategic goals and managing workflow for staff, volunteers, and interns in partnership with the Director of Grassroots Advocacy. The ultimate goal is to strengthen advocacy for Ukraine by connecting external partners with Razom Advocacy initiatives.
Develop and oversee Razom’s strategic priorities for outreach to and connections with other non-profit organizations, community groups, diaspora communities, and other community partnerships
Build and manage relationships between Razom Advocacy and our partners on the community level, establishing trust and reciprocity between other organizations and Razom
Identify new opportunities for partnership that align with Razom Advocacy’s strategic goals and establish connections with new organizations as necessary
Identify key opportunities to connect and support our partners through the attendance of events and conferences
Oversee the work of the American Coalition for Ukraine and help guide the Coalition through the process of professionalizing and formalizing organizational structure
Responsible for growing the number of coalition members and Razom’s membership in relevant coalitions
Oversee the project organization and implementation of two Ukraine Action Summit fly-in events per year, acting as project lead of the event programming
Create and oversee projects that leverage our community connections to support the initiatives of the other teams on Razom’s Advocacy Team
Community Engagement Oversight
Grow Razom Advocacy’s Community Engagement Team to increase capacity to fulfill strategic goals, via recruitment and identification of team needs
Manage work distribution and workflow, ensuring team members receive sufficient training and support
Empowering team members (employees, contractors, and volunteers) by communicating expectations, and by planning, monitoring, and appraising the results of team members’ work
Onboarding, training, and overseeing new team members including interns and volunteers assigned to the Community Engagement team.
Ensure that the spread of Community Engagement responsibilities covers all areas of the team’s work and that each strategic goal is being covered in some capacity
Collaborate with the Senior Community Engagement Advisor to align initiatives strategically
Oversee the maintenance of team records and reports to ensure that work is transparent and provide a 360 degree view of the team’s priorities
Plan teamwide projects and initiatives, including opportunities for team building, workshops and goal-setting activities, and team social engagements to build cohesion
Regularly collaborate and communicate with the rest of the Advocacy Team to ensure that Community Engagement priorities are in line with other teams and that our work is supporting and assisting one another on all levels
Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in public policy, international relations, international affairs, or a related field; post-graduate degree preferred
Demonstrated experience in government affairs, advocacy, grassroots organizing, or another related field
Excellent listening and communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to adapt to diverse audiences and be comfortable with public speaking in a variety of formats
Ability to create and lead a team to implement strategic priorities to advance policy and advocacy work
Experience in building and growing a network of engaged individuals focused on a cause, preferably with advocacy as the goal
Previous experience in coalition building and developing organizational structure, including forming 501(c)3 and/or (c)4 organizations
Very strong multitasking, project management, and event planning skills
Ability to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with colleagues, volunteers, advocates, and partner organizations, demonstrating tact, diplomacy, and good judgment
Exceptional relationship management skills across a broad set of stakeholders from many different backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, and political persuasions to build and maintain a broad coalition of support for Ukraine
High degree of cultural competence and ability to work collaboratively and inclusively across diverse groups with a sensitivity and appreciation of cultural differences
Highly effective team player and manager
Ability to travel as necessary
Desired qualifications: advanced proficiency or fluency in Ukrainian language, and existing strong network with organizations who can be mobilized in support of Ukraine
Logistics & Benefits
As we scale, we will offer generous benefits packages, paid time off, and unique opportunities for ongoing professional development
Hybrid role possible, Washington, DC or New York, NY
U.S. work authorization required
$80,000/yr – $120,000/yr
Final salary based on experience and qualifications as well as finalized scope of work.
Razom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.