Senior Advisor, Arts and Entertainment Engagement (Los Angeles, CA)

Job Title: Senior Advisor, Arts and Entertainment Engagement (Los Angeles, CA)

Department: Communications

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights 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 170 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $30 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 60 countries.

To learn more about The Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.

The Role: The Senior Advisor, Arts and Entertainment Engagement is the Center’s liaison to the arts and entertainment industries, positioning the Creative Council as an elite group of ambassadors of reproductive rights around the world. The Senior Advisor leverages relationships and high visibility opportunities to raise awareness and support for the Center’s work, works in close collaboration with Creative Council members’ management, publicity, and digital teams; and manages and staffs the Creative Council and individual Council members’ actions on the Center’s behalf. Reporting to the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, the Senior Advisor also serves as the Communications Department’s representative on the West Coast and partners with the Development Department on special events, Board, and fundraising activities in California.

**This position is based in Los Angeles, CA.**

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison to the Creative Council, keeping members abreast of the Center’s legal and advocacy work and communicating Council members’ interests to Center leadership.
  • Conceive individualized programs in partnership with Creative Council members that advance the Center’s mission and supports Council members’ interests.
  • Pursue creative opportunities for Council members to raise visibility, knowledge, and support for the Center as well as their profiles as humanitarians including speaking engagements, media appearances, and participation in Center-sponsored events.
  • Serve as Center’s “eyes and ears” in Hollywood, identifying potential Council members, storytelling opportunities, and platforms that can be leveraged in support of the Center.
  • Co-produce content with Council members, including film, video, audio, and photography, ensuring alignment with Center messages.
  • Work with Creative Council members’ digital teams to cross-promote, social media platforms and contribute to Center social media.
  • Work with Creative Council members’ publicists and managers to coordinate media, event, fundraising, and other opportunities,
  • Staff Council members for events, appearances, and media engagements.
  • Provide members with talking points, remarks, and other forms of content to facilitate Council members’ speaking opportunities.
  • Support Center Board’s efforts to build and sustain Creative Council including management, recruitment, communications, and administrative activities.
  • Manage Creative Council financial operations including planning, reimbursement, and valuation of in-kind support.
  • Contribute to California special events in partnership with West Coast Major Gifts Officer.
  • Contribute content to Center’s editorial and digital strategies.
  • Attend departmental meetings and some interdepartmental meetings as assigned.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.
  • Other communications and event tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five to seven years of related experience in the arts and entertainment industry, specialized public relations firms, or entertainment agencies.
  • Expert knowledge of and enthusiasm for entertainment industry, Los Angeles and New York City event calendars, celebrity personalities, and style of arts and entertainment communications.
  • Excellent presentation, writing, and research skills.
  • Outstanding organizational, administrative, and budget management skills, and proven ability effectively juggle and track multiple projects, and responsibilities effectively and follow-through.
  • Ability to present a sophisticated, diplomatic, and discreet professional presence in all interactions with Creative Council members and their representatives.
  • Sound judgment.
  • Strong MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sharepoint skills.
  • Strong commitment to reproductive rights and human rights

Critical Position Behaviors:

  1. Initiative: Effectively responds to pressure or crisis situations and acts professionally.  Uses resources well.  Follows through on ideas, assignments and open issues.  Must possess a “can-do” and “will-do” attitude.
  2. Flexibility/Adaptability: Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups.  Understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives, adapting one’s approach as the requirements of a situation change.  “Out of the box” thinking is a plus.
  3. Energy Level: High energy level and enthusiasm for the position.
  4. Independent Worker/Thinker: Must have the ability to work independently and in a team setting. 
  5. Confident:  Must possess and exhibit a level of confidence in themselves and his/her work, but be able to take direction and criticism professionally. 
  6. Results Oriented: Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner.

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 sample and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.   Please submit all of your materials as a single PDF under either the cv/resume or cover letter upload option. 

 https://grnh.se/74ccc4822

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 people from all groups and communities to apply.  

Please note that all genuine Center openings must be applied through the Center website.  The Center does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process (application, interviews, or selection). Nor does it request any medical examinations or bank account information as part of this process.  If someone contacts, you on behalf of the Center requesting payment for your application, please notify careers@reprorights.org before taking any further action.  

Department: 
Communications