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Manager, Development and Outreach – United States of America

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FULL TIME JOB VACANCY

ADMINISTRATOR

Department of Development and Outreach

Los Angeles office

Application deadline: November 30, 2022

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a Manager to focus on fundraising and outreach events and initiatives in and around Los Angeles. In collaboration with the development and outreach team in Los Angeles, the manager will actively participate in the local fundraising strategy by developing and maintaining a portfolio of supporters and improving internal and external communication. This full-time position will be based in our Los Angeles office and will report to the Southern California Director within the Development and Outreach Department. We anticipate that the successful candidate will begin this role in late January to early February 2023.

Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating with reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely if local mandates require, but will be required to work from the Los Angeles office at least 2-3 days per week. We recognize that this time during the pandemic is a particularly difficult time for most people, especially those with care responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in the recruitment and onboarding of this post.

Responsibilities:

1. Work in partnership with the Southern California Director on the fundraising strategy for Los Angeles and its implementation;

2. Manage production and logistics for fundraising, awareness and culture events in Los Angeles, including HRW’s annual Voices for Justice celebration, scholar briefings, film screenings, advocacy , cultural events, conferences and private dinners;

3. Manage communications with the Los Angeles committee and the community, including programmatic updates and targeted outreach;

4. Coordinate certain initiatives and help manage the interest groups and sub-committees of the committee;

5. Collaborate with the Los Angeles team to build the organization’s support base by seeking, identifying, cultivating and soliciting philanthropic commitments and general support funds from current supporters and potential donors. Identify areas of interest to our community in relation to the work of HRW so that the Development & Outreach department can take a proactive and strategic approach to events;

6. Support the production of the annual Santa Barbara Voices for Justice event;

7. Present the work of HRW to existing and potential supporters;

8. Assistance in the creation and regular monitoring of a budget;

9. Create agendas, prepare reference documents and follow up on meetings;

10. Supervise support staff, interns and volunteers as required;

11. Deliver results in a timely manner and be consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Development and Outreach Department; and

12. Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in international relations, social sciences, communication/marketing or related studies is required. A graduate degree in one of these fields is desirable.

Live: A minimum of 5 years of experience in donor or volunteer management, philanthropy or fundraising and demonstrated success in managing large-scale events is required.

We look forward to hearing from candidates who can fulfill the essential functions of this role even if they do not meet all of our desired qualifications – particularly if they come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the fundraising sectors. or NGOs.

Related skills and knowledge:

1. A demonstrated commitment to human rights issues and the ability to understand and represent HRW’s mission and programs is required.

2. Creativity, initiative, follow-through and excellent organizational skills are required.

3. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.

4. The ability to effectively build relationships with donors and volunteers is required.

5. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with external partners are required. A track record of effective teamwork is highly desirable.

6. Ability to multi-task effectively including having good planning and organizational skills and an ability to work well under pressure is required.

7. Strong computer skills are required. Experience with Salesforce, CRM software and knowledge of social media is highly desirable.

Other: Occasional night and weekend work to support events is required.

Salary and benefits: HRW seeks exceptional candidates and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW offers a relocation assistance program and will help employees obtain the necessary work authorization, if necessary; people of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to register: Please apply immediately or by November 30, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or curriculum vitae. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you encounter technical difficulties while submitting your application or require accommodations during the application process, please email [email protected] Due to the large number of responses, emailed applications will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek out a diverse candidate pool and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and non-parents, self-taught and college graduates, and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and world perspectives. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights watchdog and advocacy organization known for its thorough investigations, incisive and timely reporting, innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and success in changing human rights policies and practices. influential groups. governments and international institutions.

How to register

How to register: Please apply immediately or by November 30, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or curriculum vitae. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you encounter technical difficulties while submitting your application or require accommodations during the application process, please email [email protected] Due to the large number of responses, emailed applications will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.