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StrongMinds

Professional Writer Consultant

Reports to: Director of Development and/or Executive Director

Location: Anywhere

About StrongMinds

StrongMinds (www.strongminds.org) is a dynamic and fast-growing 501(c)(3) social enterprise that focuses on one of the most underserved populations and one of the most pervasive mental illnesses in the world. We treat depression among women of all ages in Africa, where access to mental health treatment is extremely limited, and we are guided by a goal to treat two million depressed African women by the end of 2025.

Since its start in 2014, StrongMinds has treated nearly 50,000 women with depression in Uganda and has recently expanded into Zambia. We are the only organization scaling a solution to depression in Africa with the potential to serve millions in the next ten years.

StrongMinds has earned an impressive reputation in the global mental health space. In addition to media coverage in the New York Times, Forbes and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, we are described by UK organization Founders Pledge as the most cost-effective mental health organization working in the developing world. Our partners include Save the Children, BRAC, Grand Challenges Canada, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. We are also proud to be a founding partner of citiesRISE.

Position: Professional Writer Consultant

We are looking for a Professional Writer Consultant to write reports (free form, or online documents), proposals, concept notes, and single to several page marketing materials for our US team as well as our teams in Uganda and Zambia.

This new role will enable StrongMinds’ ambitious growth trajectory as we scale our work across multiple countries, partners, and initiatives. It is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who wishes to leverage her/his experience to support a fast-growing, mission-driven global social enterprise. We are looking for a long term professional relationship once the consultant and StrongMinds become comfortable with one another.

Responsibilities

  • May be asked to write donor reports (free form, or online docs), proposals, concept notes, single to several page marketing materials.
  • Able to deliver FINAL polished pieces of writing.
  • May need to interface with Marketing Manager to coordinate the addition of graphics to written material.
  • Will be asked to review past writing materials and select our best samples, and to then compose standard language pieces.
  • Rock solid copy editor.
  • Used to working under tight timelines and meeting absolute deadlines.

Skills, Abilities, and Experience Required

  • At least 8 years’ experience of writing excellence, ideally working in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience creating marketing materials on global health and/or mental health a plus.
  • Ability to synthesize important information efficiently and effectively and communicate it with impact and style.
  • Skilled in collaboratively writing compelling and persuasive and promotional text; able to convey complex details like the StrongMinds model in a simple and succinct style
  • Has a proven track record of writing proposals that have been funded.

Location and Travel

  • The consultant can be based anywhere, reporting to the Maplewood, NJ office.

Start Date

  • As soon as possible