Communications Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Job Title: Communications Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean

Department:  Global Legal Program

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 150 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

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General Purpose and Scope of Position:

Reporting directly to the Manager of Global Digital Strategies with dotted line reporting to the Regional Director for LAC, the Communications Coordinator will oversee communications and communications-related advocacy, legal and capacity-building initiatives for the LAC Program.

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Center's New York-based Communications Team and LAC Program to develop, implement, and monitor traditional and online media surrounding the Center for Reproductive Rights' work in LAC. The Coordinator will also work closely with key partners to create joint communications strategies in support of legal and advocacy initiatives.

The position will be based in Bogotá, Colombia. International travel is required.


The Communications Coordinator's primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Regional Director of LAC, the Manager of Global Digital Strategies, and Senior Press Officer to identify opportunities and develop communications strategies for linking the Center and its work to global trends and issues to national, regional, and international audiences, as well as expanding the Center's reach to new audiences in LAC;
  • Develop communications and social mobilizations strategies for all the legal projects of the Center;
  • Identify and supervise local media and communications consultants (with support from Manager of Global Digital Strategies and Senior Press Officer, as needed) to support and complement the Center's communications efforts in LAC;
  • Develop initial drafts of press materials (press releases, statements, pitch letters, etc.) and online content (e.g., news articles, newsletters, email marketing materials, etc.) in both Spanish and English;
  • Craft strategies to significantly grow the Center’s online audience including on social media, web and email to better position ourselves as a leader in the region
  • Define key objectives, work plans, timelines, and key deliverables for communications strategies and reporting on those regularly to the LAC and U.S. offices;
  • Conduct a needs assessment of key partners to identify opportunities for capacity-building and facilitating technical assistance; and
  • Identify opportunities for joint traditional and/or online communications initiatives with key partners and making recommendations on how to strategically advance these initiatives.


  • A Bachelor's or equivalent advanced degree in communications, journalism, public/media relations, or a related field;
  • 5 years of experience in traditional and online progressive media, journalism, and/or public relations and a track record of success in raising the visibility of political, social, and cultural issues and organizations, and shaping public debate in the LAC region;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (oral, written, and reading comprehension) is required;
  • Proven ability to manage the workflow of projects, including facilitating project scope, identifying goals and deliverables, planning and scheduling project timelines, and monitoring project progress;
  • Experience in providing non-profits technical assistance (e.g. developing online strategies) and in expanding and strengthening the communications knowledge, capabilities, and resources of non-profit organizations in order to enhance work and improve effectiveness;
  • Broad awareness and deep understanding of the global media landscape and current and developing strategies for communicating effectively in a continually and rapidly evolving media environment;
  • Deep understanding of online tools and strategies to grow audiences and influencers, with experiencing managing social media accounts
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Experience developing content for a variety of materials (e.g. news articles, newsletters, web content, advocacy resources, and email marketing materials, etc.) a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to research, write, fact-check, and edit a variety of communication pieces for target audiences with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, handle simultaneous assignments, and work within a team setting across varied time zones;
  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to concurrently manage a large number and wide variety of projects with strict deadlines;
  • Experience working on human/women's rights, reproductive health, and/or social issues a plus;
  • Ability to travel within Latin America and abroad, as needed; and
  • Strong commitment to the Center's mission, purpose, and values.

Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply.  A cover letter, resume, writing samples in English and Spanish, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.  Please include these application materials as attachments. 

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.