Latin America Communications Director (Position is a one-year contract, with an option to renew each year for three years.)

The Latin America Communications Director is a key part of implementing data-driven strategies for AWDC work in Colombia. The Communications Director will plan, develop, and implement effective communications campaigns and outreach strategies to recruit participants and raise awareness of AWDC offerings in assigned communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with data scientists in the design of a results-oriented communications strategy.

  • Responsible for executing, monitoring, and evaluating the impact of complex AWDC communications strategies, activities, and campaigns.

  • Cultivate regional, national, and global media relationships to leverage the presence of AWDC in the media.

  • Draft and oversee multiple communications products; AWDC briefings for senior management, news releases, events, impact stories, blogs, and annual organization reports.

  • Ensure a strong and growing digital presence for AWDC across social media sites and blogs.  

  • Monitor and interpret current events, public and press opinions to determine risk management strategies.

  • Follow trends, news developments, and unforeseen circumstances that may impact AWDC’s work and propose strategic responses to address issues.

  • Work closely AWDC staff to align, coordinate and support communications around market research findings, initiatives, projects, and programs.

  • Supervise and mentor junior staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism or other related field with 3+ years of professional experience or Master’s degree in Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism or other related field.

  • Bilingual English and Spanish.

  • Substantial knowledge of global social development issues.

  • Demonstrates in-depth proficiency in drafting and editing complex communications products covering global and social development issues.

  • Significant experience in developing content for internal and external communication products.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and rapidly translate a wealth of information from varied sources.

  • Experience developing digital communications in blog and social media outlets.

  • Proven reporting or journalism coverage in news media outlet is a plus.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as in a collaborative team environment.

AWDC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that celebrates, supports and promotes diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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