FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
Development and Outreach Department
Application Deadline: November 28, 2022
The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch
(HRW) is seeking a Manager to focus on fundraising and event
strategy in Miami and throughout Florida. In collaboration with the
Development and Outreach Team in Miami, the Manager will
participate actively in the local fundraising strategy by
developing and maintaining a portfolio of supporters and enhancing
both internal and external communication. This full-time position
will be based in our Miami office and will report to the Miami
Director in the Development and Outreach Department.
Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in
reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to
work remotely if local mandates necessitate, but will be expected
to work from the Miami office periodically. We recognize that this
moment, during the 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. We anticipate that
the successful candidate will begin this position in January
1. Work in partnership with the Miami Director on the
fundraising strategy for Florida and its implementation, including
by managing a small portfolio of mid and entry level donors;
2. Manage and support the production, logistics and
administrative functions of fundraising, outreach, and cultivation
events in Miami, including HRW’s annual Voices for Justice
celebration, researcher briefings, film screenings, advocacy,
cultivation events, conferences, and privately hosted dinners;
3. Support meetings for the Miami Development Team by creating
agendas, event materials and background materials; taking and
distributing minutes; ordering merchandise, and conducting
4. Organize logistical and stakeholder management aspects of
events by maintaining key spreadsheets, creating and tracking guest
lists, tracking fundraising expenses, documenting gifts received,
preparing solicitation and acknowledgement materials, arranging and
shipping event materials, and collating follow-up fundraising
5. Identify areas of interest for our community with regards to
HRW’s work and form relationships with partner organizations.
Identify new opportunities so that the Development & Outreach
department can adopt a proactive and strategic approach to
6. Manage various aspects of the Miami Committee including
committee meetings, executive meetings, sub-committee meetings,
communications, event calendars and projects and work closely with
the Miami Director and the Miami Committee Chair;
7. Work with and support the Miami team to build the base of
support for the organization by researching, identifying,
cultivating, and soliciting philanthropic commitments and general
support funds from current supporters and prospective donors;
create and manage efficient systems to manage HRW’s portfolio
8. Present the work of HRW to existing and prospective
9. Provide support services for the Miami office, including gift
tracking, overseeing prospect and donor research, and managing
Salesforce data entry;
10. Help in creating and regularly monitoring a budget;
11. Oversee the recruitment, training and supervision of
volunteers, interns and Assistants and coordinate their work;
12. Promote an inclusive and positive work environment including
soliciting diverse points of views, encouraging staff to
participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and
proactively addressing bias, discrimination, microaggressions,
13. Perform other tasks, as required.
Education: A bachelor’s degree or
equivalent experience in communications/marketing, social sciences,
international relations or related studies is required.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of
donor management or fundraising experience, and demonstrated
success in managing large-scale events is required.
We are eager to hear from candidates who can perform the
essential functions of this role even if they do not meet all of
our desired qualifications – particularly if they are from
backgrounds underrepresented in the fundraising or NGO sectors.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
1. Demonstrated commitment to human rights issues and the
capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW
are required; relevant lived experience is highly desirable.
2. Experience in building and managing high-level donor
relationships is required.
3. Experience managing events, preferably large-scale events is
4. Creativity, initiative, follow-through and excellent
organizational skills are required.
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
are required. Fluency in Spanish is desirable.
6. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within
HRW as well as with external partners are required. Track record of
effective teamwork is highly desirable.
7. An entrepreneurial and disciplined self-starter who can work
independently, but also function as a member of a development team,
is highly desirable.
8. Ability to multi-task effectively, including having good
planning and organizing skills and ability to work well under
pressure are required.
9. Strong computer skills are required. Experience with
Salesforce, CRM software and knowledge of social media are highly
Other: Occasional night and weekend work
to support events is required.
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.
This position is based in the United States and the salary range
would be USD 77,000- 85,000. Salary ranges outside of the United
States vary based on location.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately or
by November 28, 2022 by visiting our
online job portal at careers.hrw.org and
attaching a letter of interest and a CV or resume. 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 or if you require accommodations during the
application process, 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.