FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
Development and Outreach Department
Application Deadline: November 8, 2021
The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch
(HRW) is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Director
to manage fundraising, outreach, events, and cultivation of the San
Francisco area donor community, and to represent the work of the
organization. This full-time position will report to the San
Francisco Director, in the Development and Outreach Department.
Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are currently closed
or operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be
required to work remotely initially, or as local mandates require.
We recognize that this moment, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is a
uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with
caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and
supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding
of this position.
1. Represent the work of Human Rights Watch to the San Francisco
area community to build financial support and broaden HRW’s donor
community of supporters, ambassadors, and partners.
2. Collaborate with the San Francisco team to build the base of
support for the organization, including by identifying,
cultivating, and soliciting new prospective donors, existing
donors, and San Francisco Committee members.
3. Work with the Director to develop engagement strategies.
4. Oversee and manage fundraising, outreach, and cultivation
events in the San Francisco area, which may include events such as
an annual fundraising event, researcher briefings, small dinners,
film screenings, and receptions.
5. Work with the Director to build, cultivate and steward an
active pipeline of leadership-level donors and prospects.
6. Manage communications for the San Francisco Committee and
donor community including programmatic updates, fundraising
appeals, social media, and targeted outreach.
7. Oversee gift processing and donor support services for San
Francisco in Salesforce, including but not limited to mailings,
gift tracking and gift acknowledgments.
8. Manage fundraising-specific team processes, including regular
team meetings, metrics, fundraising reports. Lead engaging,
productive meetings. Create agendas, prepare background materials,
and conduct follow-up.
9. Track team budgets, metrics, reports, and expenses. Help
ensure that resources are allocated appropriately.
10. Perform other tasks, as required.
Education: A 4-year degree or equivalent
experience is required.
Experience: A minimum of five years of
fundraising/event planning and management experience.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
1. Ability to effectively build relationships and engage with a
variety of leaders, donors, partners, committee members, and board
members is required.
2. Creativity, initiative, follow-through, and excellent
organizational skills are required.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
4. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within
HRW as well as with external partners are required.
5. Ability to multi-task effectively, including having good
planning skills, and ability to work well under pressure are
6. Demonstrated commitment to human rights issues and the
capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW
7. Strong computer skills are required. Experience with donor
databases and knowledge of social media are highly desirable.
Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks
exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and
employer-paid benefits. HRW offers a relocation assistance package
and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work
authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are
encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately
by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching
a letter of interest, resume or CV, preferably as PDF files. No
calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will
be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your
application submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to
the large response, application submissions via email will not be
accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go
Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse.
We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates
of 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
nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a
wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the
world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity
Human Rights Watch is an international human rights
monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth
investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative
and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing
the human rights-related policies and practices of influential
governments and international institutions.