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Manager, Development and Outreach

Human Rights Watch
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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Development and Outreach Department
Miami Office
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 2023. 


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 follow-up;

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 reports;

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 events;

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 in Florida;

8. Present the work of HRW to existing and prospective supporters;

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, etc.; and  

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 required. 

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 desirable.

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 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 Due to the large response, application submissions via email 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 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 employer.

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.

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