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Request for Proposals – Visual Identity and Campaign Logos

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership has an immediate need for a graphic designer or firm with experience designing visual identities and a solid understanding of campaign logos. In a very short timeline, the organization requires an enhancement of an existing campaign logo that will accompany a launch in mid/late November. The organization understands the tight deadline and also the unusual nature of developing a campaign logo prior to an overhaul of the organizational identity.

About the Center for Women’s Global Leadership

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is a feminist organization dedicated to strengthening and bridging voices for human rights to promote social justice and self-determination. Affiliated with Rutgers University, CWGL conducts research and convenes feminists in the Global South and North to explore and exchange ideas. The organization sees itself as a collaborator and works in partnership with women around the world. It is the coordinator of the Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) and the creator and global coordinator of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, currently in 187 countries with over 6000+ participating organizations every year.

CWGL focuses on the following issues:

  • Equality regardless of identity, specifically eradicating gender-based discrimination and violence in the world of work
  • Peace beyond the absence of war, measuring it by equality, justice, and human rights indicators
  • Feminist standards as the norm in civil society

The organization is a central player in the sector which works with civil society and  agencies of the UN to generate awareness for the discrimination and abuses experienced by women and girls worldwide and to secure solutions by primarily  advocating  for accountability of governments. Among the organizations in this sector are Amnesty International, FRIDA,  MADRE, and Futures without Violence.

While CWGL has always advocated for policies that advance women’s human rights, in its next phase the organization aims to be a bold player by challenging the existing status quo, setting new global standards that are inclusive and sustainable, and creating  a paradigm shift  in how women are perceived.  

The organization has determined that it needs to be more visible and to better establish its brand to generate awareness, encourage collaborations, and attract funding. One important aspect of this will be to reclaim the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign -- to re-establish CWGL as the global coordinator so that it can better ensure the message and goals are aligned across the hundreds of sub-campaigns. A significant challenge will be to establish a distinct brand identity within the Rutgers University parameters.

Scope of Project

Within a few weeks, CWGL requires an enhanced logo  for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign that will reflect a revised (not yet developed) visual identity for the organization and be fluid enough to take the campaign into the future.

By late January, CWGL needs a logo for a year-long campaign on violence within the world of work that will reflect the 16 Days logo as well as the (not yet developed) visual identity for the organization.

It is anticipated that a revised visual identity for CWGL would be in place by the end of March, but this is subject to policies and procedures of Rutgers University and its’ decisions.  

Templates for print and electronic media.

CWGL’s visual identity must establish the organization – its purpose and work -- within a sector of well-funded, successful non-profits and NGOs that work with and on behalf of women around the world. It should signal CWGL’s unabashed commitment to feminism. Finally, it must signal that while the organization is housed at Rutgers, it is an autonomous organization able to form alliances, collaborations, and partnerships on our own.


The budget for this project caps at $20,000.


Proposals should briefly demonstrate your understanding of the challenge beyond reiterating this document (for example, describe a similar challenge) and cost. Please include 2-3 examples of your best logo designs.

Procedures for Submissions

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Anticipated Contract Award on November 2, 2018

Work to begin immediately upon contract agreement.

Submissions should be directed to:

Deni Robey | Advisor   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions can be directed to the same address with the subject line: CWGL

Short-Term Consultancy

POSITION TITLE: Project Coordinator/Consultant
PERIOD OF TIME: July 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015
POSITION SUMMARY: Working closely with the Steering Committee, the project coordinator/consultant coordinates advocacy, communications, and administration of the Post 2015 Women’s Coalition.
POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director


Working with the Steering Committee,


  • Serves as coordinator of multiple and varied advocacy efforts at regional and international level
  • Drafts position papers and other documents as required
  • Plans public events, including briefings
  • Collaborates with member and partner organizations
  • Represents the Coalitions at meetings and planning discussion

Communications (working with part-time Communications Consultant)

  • Contributes to the Coalition’s advocacy documents and ensure that they are translated in other languages
  • Ensure that members, partners and stakeholders are kept abreast of the Coalition’s positions and events
  • Maintains records of events and provides written and verbal reports as necessary
  • Updates and maintains the Coalition’s website and prepares content for website. Manages the Coalition’s listservs, and social media channels and updates with current news, upcoming events, statements and resources on the post 2015 sustainable development agenda
  • Ensures that key documents are accessible in multiple languages
  • Disseminates advocacy materials


  • Assists in development of strategic and other plans
  • Organizes meetings of Steering Committees and other committees as necessary
  • Contributes content on grant proposals and reports
  • Supports media and communications needs
  • Coordinates all logistics and related aspects (accommodations, travel, meals, speakers, reports, etc.) of the Coalition’s face-to-face and teleconferencing/virtual meetings, enabling active collaboration with partners worldwide
  • Ensures that all necessary arrangements and participant reimbursements are processed in a timely manner
  • Responsible for performing other duties as assigned


  • A master’s degree in international development, global affairs, or a related field with knowledge of development policy and the United Nations
  • Excellent writing, communications, planning and organizational skills
  • Candidate should be able to manage multiple priorities with ease
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with diverse partners


  • Three to five years’ experience in international development or global affairs, preferably in women’s organizations, rights-based or social justice work
  • Project management experience
  • Foreign language proficiency and experience working with women’s and social justice organizations, a plus
  • Expertise with web content management, listservs and social media
  • Financial literacy

Some international travel required.
Must be legally able to live and work in the US. NJ residency preferred.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Subject: Project Coordinator/Consultant

Deadline: May 29, 2015

CWGL Changes in Organizational Structure

I would like to take this opportunity to share recent changes in the leadership structure at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). Over the last five and a half years, I have served as Executive Director of CWGL while maintaining my position as a full-time Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University. 

As CWGL’s work continues to expand in the areas of economic and social rights, promoting an end to gender-based violence, and strengthening women’s coalitions at the international level, it needs to expand and diversify its management structure. The first step will be to recast the executive director position, removing all academic and university directed responsibilities, so that this position can focus exclusively on the overall management and development of programmatic initiatives. The second step is to create a Faculty Director position which will work with the Executive Director to shape programmatic direction and to link the work of the Center to the academic community. The Executive Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, staff and consultants, fundraising and programmatic reporting as well as work with the Faculty Director for strategic direction and program development and implementation. 

I will stay on as Faculty Director, bridging the work of CWGL with the academic mission of Rutgers University. Please note that the executive director is a staff position, not a faculty post. We ask that you share the position announcement with interested colleagues. 

The direct link to the job posting is

We appreciate your assistance in helping us find qualified candidates and thank you for your continued support of CWGL! 

In solidarity, 

Radhika Balakrishnan

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