Women’s Leadership Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary and benefits commensurate with the position’s responsibilities and the person’s depth and range of relevant experience.




United States


Ours to Change Mississippi (OTC) connects young Mississippians with the people, resources, and strategies to take ownership of the future of the state. OTC was launched at a statewide conference of young, active Mississippians in November, 2017.

The five interrelated core values guiding OTC’s work and programs are:

  1. Voting is the basis of a democratic society.
  2. All children deserve a quality education.
  3. Government should be open and transparent.
  4. More women should hold leadership roles.
  5. Young entrepreneurs are important to Mississippi’s economic growth.

OTC is seeking to hire a Women’s Leadership Coordinator who will report to the OTC executive director.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

Program Development and Implementation (65%)

  • Facilitate and coordinate a full-fledged program for increasing of women’s participation and leadership in public policy-making;
  • Identify, recruit, and vet women as leaders from communities across Mississippi who are willing to consider seeking public leadership opportunities in government, especially state policymaking;
  • Conduct workshops and seminars, in association with allied organizations and institutes whenever possible, to educate and raise awareness of the issues, needs, and opportunities for women leadership in Mississippi, especially in state government;
  • Create and conduct training programs that promote an understanding of and appreciation for how to become a candidate and how to conduct political campaigns for elected office;
  • Work with our collaborative partners to identify and implement ways for their member-leaders can develop and advance their leadership skills and opportunities;
  • Work with the OTC Team and collaborative partners to develop and implement methods to hold elected representatives accountable on women’s concerns and issues;
  • Provide coaching, technical assistance and consultation to emerging women leaders.

Coalition and Alliance Building (15%)

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with coalition partners, allied organizations, and community leaders to assist in recruitment efforts, increase community awareness, and undertake training and technical assistance for emerging women leaders;
  • Represent the project at meetings, conferences and conventions to aid recruitment, to ensure cooperation, and to raise the profile of women leaders and the need for increased women’s leadership.

Research and Reporting (10%)

  • Document experiences and voices of women activists, emerging leaders, and other stakeholders in pursuing opportunities for increased women’s engagement in the political process.
  • Develop and maintain database of current and potential women leaders in Mississippi local and state government.

Communications (10%)

  • Prepare blog posts, social media content, editorials and related materials, as needed.
  • Provide regular reports and strategic work plans to the organization’s leaders;
  • Assist in developing funder reports pertaining to leadership development, as needed.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

Good knowledge of women’s leadership as a general field (including issues related to democratic development, electoral assistance, campaigns, legal frameworks, political parties, legislatures, local government);

  • Strong knowledge of Mississippi;
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Ability to conduct training and other capacity building activities;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and obstacles to program success;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy-based advice;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to write blogs, speeches, and briefings;
  • Experience in results-based projects;
  • Capacity to work collaboratively in diverse teams;
  • Intermediate skills using Google Docs, Microsoft Word & Excel, and social media.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Compensation and Benefits:

The position of Women’s Leadership Coordinator is a full-time position, with salary and benefits commensurate with the position’s responsibilities and the person’s depth and range of relevant experience.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply



Applications should be sent by emailing a cover letter and resume to ourstochangems@betterms.org no later than April 11, 2018.