Position:  Communications Regional Supervisor, Asia
Location:  Evanston, IL
Job Id:  521
# of Openings:  1

Job Title:           Communications Regional Supervisor, Asia
Area:                  Global Communications & Design
Reports to:        Manager, Global Communications
Classification:   Exempt
 
Organization Overview
Rotary is 1.2 million inspired business and professional leaders, in 35,000 Rotary clubs and more than 200 geographical areas united daily across cultures and occupations addressing illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, and lack of clean water. The fervent idea exchange celebrates diverse perspectives and facilitates positive change. Passion and engagement abound at Rotary International. In exchange for hard work and dedication, our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. We offer all this and more. Come join us. Visit www.rotary.org to learn more.
 
Rotary’s Commitment to Diversity
One of Rotary’s values is diversity, which we define as embracing diversity in thought, culture, and perspective. As such, we welcome and encourage highly-qualified candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds to apply.
 
General Overview
There are three Communications Regional Supervisor positions which oversee three regional teams; Asia; Latin America; Europe/Africa. The Communications Regional Supervisor positions, working out of Rotary’s World Headquarters in Evanston IL USA, are responsible for helping create, implement and oversee regional communications that effectively describe and promote Rotary’s key messages and brand in innovative ways. This person will lead a team who will activate regional communication efforts and partner with other teams and volunteers to align Rotary’s strategic initiatives and messages to our global audiences.
 
Directly supervising a team of 7-9 people, the work this position oversees includes integrating their regional team into Rotary's broader communication and marketing objectives. This can include coordinating or localizing communication strategies and content, building relationships with key staff and volunteers, and creating innovative opportunities that reach a regional audience.
 
Key Responsibilities
Regional Leadership
This position will act as a subject matter expert on the region supported. This means that the Communications Regional Supervisor will need to demonstrate leadership in the following ways:
  • Identify opportunities within the team to help develop overall Rotary's communications strategy in the region supported, in conjunction with other communications teams and international offices.
  • Act as a regional subject matter expert in terms of relevant content and communication strategies.
  • Monitor and present relevant data, trends, successes and exceptions in relation to our communications.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with a broad range of people, both inside and outside of the organization.
 
Performance Management
This position is responsible for the entire life-cycle of all tasks presented to the regional communication team, including webinars, voice-overs, translation, transcreation and creation of content, ensuring the smooth flow of operations. These responsibilities can include:
  • Creating, translating, localizing, editing and proofreading content while ensuring that all quality standards and guidelines are followed.
  • Regularly discussing performance and providing real-time feedback and coaching to regional team members.
  • Managing localization projects to ensure timeliness and quality of all deliverables.
  • Managing workflow processes for the regional and Global Communication teams.
  • Contributing ideas to improve procedures, quality and efficiency within the Global Communication team.
  • Implementing quality and efficiency standards according to the Quality Assurance Programs and defined expectations.
  • Identifying, securing and managing a pool of external resources to be used when needed.
 
Communication
The Communications Regional Supervisor is part of a much larger communications team that focuses on delivering relevant content to a global audience. While integrating their regional team into Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, and other more traditional communications areas, this position is responsible for: 
  • Suggesting relevant, engaging and creative ideas to promote the Rotary brand in the region supported.
  • Contributing to the design and implementation of either regional or localized communications and branding strategies that increase the impact of Rotary's events, print and online publications, projects, and initiatives.
  • Encouraging and supporting creativity and initiative within the regional team.
  • Acting as a regional brand ambassador who can build regional excitement around Rotary’s brand, core businesses and initiatives.
  • Planning and executing social media initiatives for the region supported, in line with the global social media and communication strategies.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The successful Communications Regional Supervisor will have the following:
  • Excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills which includes active listening, critical thinking, advising and counseling
  • Ability to creatively address strategic initiatives and be able to clearly communicate how the regional team’s performance will contribute to these initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of major global and some regional social media platforms
  • Solid understanding of content concepts and how they may translate into localized concepts
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver with conflicting demands
  • Capacity to identify challenges and pro-actively present solutions
  • Ability to delegate effectively so the team achieves at its highest level
  • Ability to effectively motivate others and create a supportive, collaborative working relationships
  • Strong negotiation and decision making skills
Experience & Education 
Required
  • Professional proficiency in English and Japanese, Korean and/or Chinese
  • 1 year experience directly or indirectly supervising a communications team or function
  • 4 - 6 years of experience creating, localizing or editing timely content; this can include media messages, op-eds, talking points, or materials somehow designed to influence broad audiences
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
 
Preferred
  • Some international work or educational experience
 
Supervisory Responsibility
Directly managing a team of 7-9 people, the Communications Regional Supervisor is responsible for goal setting, coaching, staffing, and motivating team members.
 
Budgetary Responsibility
This position helps create and monitor an annual budget that supports translation, localization, interpretation, quality assurance and professional development efforts. This can include forecasting expenses and explaining variances as needed.

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