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Deputy Director

EarthRights International
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jul 29, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Legal Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary Description


EarthRights is seeking a talented leader to serve as the Deputy Director, helping to guide the organization at a critical time of growth and opportunity.


The Deputy Director will be responsible for providing leadership, management, planning and enhancement of EarthRights internal organizational systems, processes and infrastructure. The Deputy Director will lead staff processes around the implementation of EarthRights’ strategic plan, including integration and collaboration across offices, vision alignment and collective goal setting.


The Deputy Director will support the Executive Director and share responsibility for the overall developmentand structure of the organization, with accountability and decision-making authority on finance, fundraising, human resources and program planning, monitoring and evaluation systems.


This position will also be responsible for leading the development and implementation of organizational policiesat the global     and regional levels and be a crucial steward of the organization’s culture and values. 


The ideal candidate is a collaborative, confident leader with a passion for the internal workings of organizational management and developing efficient, effective systems and processes that help staff succeed in their jobs.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a leader with strong operational and people management skills, a commitment to global human and environmental rights and a proven track record of implementing systems and processes to serve in the leadership at an organization with a global impact.


This position is based in Washington, DC. EarthRights staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.


Key Responsibilities


Organizational Leadership

  • Lead staff processes around the implementation of EarthRights’ strategic plan, including integration and collaboration across offices, vision alignment and collective goal setting.
  • Oversee the development of annual work plans.
  • Monitor financial, political, and security risks to the organization and advise the Executive Director,Senior Leadership Team, and Board of Directors on these
  • Ensure programs have adequate operational resources to function effectively, including operational policies, office space and equipment, information technology, and measures to protect staff’s physical and cyber
  • Ensure high-level decisions move forward when the Executive Director is out of the office.
  • Manage the planning of the semiannual EarthRights’ Board of Directors meeting, and otherEarthRights-wide meetings and processes.


Finance and Fundraising
  • Oversee and implement all systems, strategies, and plans for financial accountability and solvencyfor the organization, in collaboration with the Finance Director.
  • Oversee the annual development plan and implementation to meet the annual
  • Direct the organization’s annual budgeting process.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Director to manage the financial accounts and budgeting information for EarthRights’ operations.
  • Supervise the Development team and mentor development
  • Review grant proposals and external materials; sign and approve grant agreements.
  • Liaison with the finance committee of the board.
  • Ensure annual audit is completed on time and implement management recommendations, as appropriate.
  • Ensure organizational policies and systems adhere to donor requirements and


Outreach and Advocacy
  • Represent EarthRights in public forums, conferences and external meetings and maintain relationshipswith foundation staff and individual donors.
  • Support community outreach, networking and consultation initiatives with the NGO community and other organizations in networks and


  • Supervise key senior staff including the Senior Human Resources Manager, Senior DevelopmentOfficer, Finance Director, and Senior Manager of Programs and Global
  • Coordinate and facilitate regular teleconference meetings of the Senior Leadership Team and facilitate at least one annual in-person meeting of this
  • Ensure that Program Directors have the necessary management skills, training and resources to lead their programs effectively.
  • Conduct vision alignment processes with Program Directors and support them to do the same with their teams.
  • Develop and support accessible, meaningful, and authentic monitoring and evaluations across all programs and
  Qualifications and Experience


Candidates should bring a passion for the internal workings of organizational management, strong attention to detail, a sense of humor and a collaborative leadership style. Candidates should be thoughtful, confident leaders with high emotional intelligence and the ability to successfully work with spirited, committed colleagues.


Key Qualifications

  • Minimum of 15 years of related, progressively responsible work experience including organizational-level leadership.
  • Experience with strategic planning and organizational
  • Deep understanding of and commitment to racial and gender equality and implementation of fair practices and culture.
  • Proven track record in enhancing efficiencies, organizational growth and transformation, and the abilityto develop a high-performing and resilient
  • Experience overseeing human resources activities.
  • Track record of overseeing organizational financial activity and systems, including budgeting, forecasting, modeling, accounting, and reporting.
  • Ability to navigate complex compliance and risk management issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Superb interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success in managing people and motivating teams through organizational change.  
  • Ability to travel globally, up to 20% of the time.
  • Understanding of advocacy, movement building, community organizing and/or experience in a global organization is
  • Experience with Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning systems design and development is a plus.


  • Employer-sponsored medical insurance (dependent coverage available)
  • 100% employer-paid dental and vision insurance coverage (dependent coverage available)
  • 14 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave for eligible employees
  • 15 days of vacation & 12 sick days per year
  • 12 paid federal holidays; office closed from December 24 – January 1
  • Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
  • Generous employer non-elective retirement contribution
  • Employee wellness benefits
  • A casual work environment



How to Apply

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EarthRights International is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices, and actively encourages people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQI people to apply.

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