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Associate, Content Development
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Communications
Remote (US)
Job
$60,500-$72,050
Full-Time
Remote
Published on:
June 24, 2024

The Associate, Content Development position supports CDP in the fulfillment of our mission through writing various educational products for philanthropic donors and other funders. This role is responsible for executing content development by researching, writing, updating and helping improve existing products. Reporting to the director of advisory and education services, this position will support the entire strategy, innovation and special projects team in fulfilling departmental goals and tasks.

Responsibilities & Duties

The Associate, Content Development position supports CDP in the fulfillment of our mission through writing various educational products for philanthropic donors and other funders. This role is responsible for executing content development by researching, writing, updating and helping improve existing products.

Reporting to the Director of Advisory and Education Services, this position will support the entire strategy, innovation and special projects team in fulfilling departmental goals and tasks.

The successful candidate will display the following traits:

You are an expert writer, with strong research skills. You thrive when allowed to spend your days translating complex ideas into clear language. You have exceptional written communication skills. You know how to juggle several different high-priority writing tasks simultaneously. You want meaningful work that contributes to the betterment of society. You love being challenged, learning and growing. You are a detail-oriented self-starter with strong capacities in prioritization and decision-making.

Primary responsibilities include:

Writing and content development (90%)

  • Play the lead role in researching and writing CDP’s disaster profiles.
  • Write weekly What We’re Watching blog posts and maintain a list of ongoing disasters to support CDP activation decisions.
  • Update and develop CDP issue insights.
  • Write additional blog posts and other educational products as assigned.
  • Maintain a comprehensive list of disaster, philanthropy and news resources.
  • Conduct secondary research to find relevant data that enhances CDP’s educational products.
  • Use and/or create ways to track data on content/educational products and adjust as indicated.
  • Monitor grants made by CDP and other funders to ensure that promising practices are captured in the educational material.
  • Work effectively across departments to produce and publish high-quality and accurate products, including marketing and communications, funds management and coalition building, and development.
  • Support efforts to leverage educational content to position CDP and its staff as thought leaders and trusted experts in equitable disaster giving through social media, speaking engagements and other outreach activities.

Organizational (10%) and administrative support (10%)

  • Participate in team discussions concerning education and disasters.
  • Conduct internal and external research to contribute to program planning.
  • As requested, take notes during calls, noting key points and action items, and communicate with relevant teams as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

  • Strong writing skills, including writing online content.
  • 3+ years work experience in a professional setting required.
  • Degree in journalism, English, writing or a related field or equivalent experience required
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High degree of comfort and skill using Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team.
  • Ability to work remotely with minimal direct supervision and multi-task, including managing multiple writing tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking with precise attention to detail.

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of and/or interest in disasters, global humanitarian crises or philanthropy.
  • Comfortable writing for multiple audiences.
  • Understanding of AP style, and ability to follow a style guide.
  • Proven secondary research skills with knowledge of attribution methods.

Characteristics

  • Commitment to the values intrinsic to CDP’s mission and strategy, including the centrality of local leadership, equity and service to marginalized and vulnerable communities.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Team player
  • Sense of humor

Travel Note

CDP staff can generally expect to travel 1-3 times per year for in-person organization and team offsite/retreats. As a fully remote workforce, we consider these gatherings important for cultivating strong relationships across teams.

Additionally, this role can expect 3-4 additional days of travel per year for conferences or site visits.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliations, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality or state in which you are working.

We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your experiences would equip you for the job.

Organization Mission:

CDP began in 2010 with the goal of pioneering the practice of strategic disaster philanthropy. Since then, it has grown in its ambition envisioning a world where the impact of disasters is minimized through thoughtful, equitable and responsive recovery for all. CDP has a $33 million budget and a team of more than 20 staff members working remotely across the U.S.

Organization Size:
27
employees
Experience/Requirements:
  • Strong writing skills, including writing online content.
  • 3+ years work experience in a professional setting required.
  • Degree in journalism, English, writing or a related field or equivalent experience required
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High degree of comfort and skill using Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team.
  • Ability to work remotely with minimal direct supervision and multi-task, including managing multiple writing tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking with precise attention to detail.
Location Details:

CDP staff can generally expect to travel 1-3 times per year for in-person organization and team offsite/retreats. As a fully remote workforce, we consider these gatherings important for cultivating strong relationships across teams.

Additionally, this role can expect 3-4 additional days of travel per year for conferences or site visits.

Benefits:
Reports to:

Director of Advisory and Education Services

How to apply:

Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until we have a sufficient pool of diverse candidates who meet the job requirements, at which point we may pause the review of new applications before the stated deadline. Please understand you may not be contacted for several weeks after you apply. All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period. Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.

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