The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 25 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) department creates opportunities for refugees and other vulnerable migrants to survive and thrive in the United States and in Europe, providing services to thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of human trafficking.
Creating a Digital Safety Net for Unaccompanied Children
Signpost is a digitally enabled responsive information service that supports and empowers populations in crisis, including asylum-seekers, migrants, and people who have experienced violence. IRC launched the Signpost ImportaMí program in September 2021 to reach unaccompanied migrant and asylum-seeking children who are at risk of falling through the cracks, vulnerable to receiving in absentia removal orders (due to missing their hearing), or missed opportunities to secure lawful immigration status, as well as to exploitation, trafficking, or social exclusion.
IRC seeks a Content Development Coordinator for unaccompanied immigrant children who are particularly vulnerable and include special populations, such as children processed through Influx Care Facilities (ICF), tender-age children, and young adults. These children often have not received a Know Your Rights presentation are more likely to face placement disruptions with sponsors, may have more complicated legal case postures, or limited forms of relief they are eligible for. As a result, the Content Development Coordinator will help create trauma-informed, child-friendly content and increase reach to children and sponsors through our website and social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook and WhatsApp (other platforms may be added, as needed).
This position involves providing content for diverse unaccompanied children and sponsors across the country, remotely, and in a fast-paced environment. The Content Development Coordinator creates website articles, creates and manages social media posts, as well as other content based on the needs and feedback from unaccompanied children. This position reports to the Outreach and Content Program Manager and works closely with the Digital Community Liaisons, Immigration Intake Specialists, and other members of the legal team. This is a remote position.
- Regularly develop, edit, and produce multimedia content for Signpost channels (articles, infographics, videos, etc.)
- Ensure Signpost content is accurate, complete, easy to understand, engaging, child appropriate, and provided in multiple languages.
- Use of CMS, Transifex translation-management software and other tools to prepare content from the first draft through editing and translation, and ultimately to its final published form.
- Monitor and revise content created and disseminated based on current guidance from the Office of the Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and needs of children as they settle into living in the US.
- Continuously ensure that the Signpost editorial content is up to date.
- Manage Signpost social media accounts and website.
- Define, implement, and monitor digital advertising campaigns.
- Review and track metrics to adapt messaging and resources, based on the engagement of unaccompanied children and the feedback provided by children who visit our website and social media sites.
- Continuously monitor web and social media performance indicators, review, and track metrics within Zendesk, flag criticalities, and propose improvements to the communication and marketing strategy.
- Collaborate with diverse partners to share resources, receive feedback, and disseminate best practices to meet the needs of the targeted audiences we serve.
- Provide ideas and suggestions for Signpost newsletters and key accomplishments to share with funders and other key partners.
- Work with ICT Team to resolve technical issues across platforms.
- Ensure our photo database, style guide and editorial calendar are up to date.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- The Content Development Coordinator will be line-managed by the Outreach and Content Manager, Children’s Legal Services.
- They will collaborate with IRC offices, Signpost instances in other countries, and external partners to ensure message consistency and broad dissemination of resources.
- They will work closely with IRC’s immigration teams and relevant partners to ensure legal accuracy.
- They will liaise with IRC child protection experts, and Signpost’s Global Team—specifically, the global Signpost Content Specialist and the ICT focal point to ensure smooth operation of the Signpost website and other tools.
- They will work with Digital Community Liaisons and Intake Specialists to determine the ongoing information needs of children.
The ideal Content Development Coordinator is extremely proactive, detail-oriented and organized. They value accurate and error-free reporting. They are self-directed and reliably complete tasks. They are diplomatic and able to work with a range of peers to gather and verify information. They are tech- and social media-savvy and quick to learn new tools.
- BA/BS or equivalent experience in multimedia journalism, digital communications, or relevant field.
- 2-5 years of reporting, writing, and editing experience, including for online platforms and social media.
- Basic knowledge of graphic design software
- Basic knowledge of video and photo editing. Video and photo production be considered an advantage.
- Good understanding of the digital landscape, social media platforms and what makes digital content work.
- Experience using a CMS.
- Knowledge of immigration and refugee issues; previous work experience in the immigration field desired.
- Ability to work independently with remote management.
- Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence.
- Fluency in English required, proficiency in Spanish required.
- This is a fully remote position. All work must be performed in one of the 50 states in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.