Communications Associate

A Glimmer of Hope is seeking a communications associate to lead and support various communications and marketing projects. As part of the communications team, this position will be responsible for drafting engaging materials and messages, and creatively demonstrating the impact of our projects in Ethiopia. This position is based in Austin, Tex., with possibility of travel to Ethiopia.

Main responsibilities:

  • Write and develop a range of online and print materials to support fundraising efforts and communications with Glimmer’s supporters. Translate complicated project details into engaging content for various audiences.   
  • Participate in and support strategy development to guide the organization’s communications and marketing.
  • Play a strong role in supporting events and fundraising campaigns.
  • Manage projects, such as social media strategy and posting, development of story updates from the field, creation of fundraising materials, and more.
  • Organize and coordinate processes and systems, photo libraries, and programmatic information to support communications.


  • At least three to five years experience in communications, donor relations and/or client service, and a minimum of five years professional experience.
  • Proven experience writing compelling materials and managing projects.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Ethiopia.

To apply, please submit a brief letter of interest with salary requirements and a one-page resume to No phone calls please. 

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Programs Intern

The Integrated Community Development (ICD) team manages the construction of Glimmer’s clustered health, microfinance, education and microfinance projects through our local implementing partners in Ethiopia. We are looking for a Master’s level ICD Programs Intern who is interested in international development or international affairs to work in our Austin, Texas office for Summer 2014. You will assist in data organization and analysis and provide support for our ICD team activities.


  • Maintain program/project records in our project management database,
  • Review project completion documents and photos for accuracy,
  • Review proposals and reports from our construction partners in Ethiopia,
  • Help prepare proposals and reports for donors,
  • Communicate with Addis Ababa, Ethiopia office on program tasks,
  • Conduct research and other activities as needed.


you're a world changer. Interested in serving humanity? An internship at Glimmer means you’ll be a part of something big. Something that helps create change in your world.

you're independent and innovative, yet roll with the punches. We expect creative thinking and solutions from everyone here. You are a self-starter who thinks outside the box and provides real-time solutions without handholding. Our close-knit departments constantly overlap, so you can jump right into group projects, and deal with a diverse group.

your organization skills intimidate Martha Stewart. You stay organized throughout the duration of a project, and are able to juggle multiple projects at a time. You’re a firm believer that every detail matters.

you get things done. You’re a pro at meeting deadlines. If you don’t know, you ask questions and get what you need to get the job done. You communicate early on if there is a problem. You don’t just show up, you perform your best.

knowledgeable and experienced. You have the education and work experience to back up your mad skills as a communicator and data analyst.


We’re looking for a Master’s level student (upper level undergraduate students will be considered on a case by case basis) to work in our Austin, Texas office 40 hours per week for Summer 2014 (schedule is flexible). Please only apply if you are located in Austin, Texas.


An internship at A Glimmer of Hope is an incredible opportunity for students to gain experience at an international non-profit with a mission to help change the world. This is an unpaid internship but it may count for internship credit at your college or university.


Please submit a resume to with ICD Programs Intern in the subject line.

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