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Miami Director, Development and Outreach

Human Rights Watch
Florida, United States
$125,000.00 - $155,000.00
Closing date
Apr 26, 2023

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Development and Outreach Department
Miami, Florida
Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking applicants for the position of Director to focus on major and leadership gifts fundraising in the Miami area and throughout Florida. This full-time position will be based in Miami and report to the Managing Director, Development and Outreach Department.

The successful candidate will be expected to work from the Miami office at least 2 days per week. We aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.


1. Build financial support for the organization by designing and managing a Florida-based development and outreach strategy, with a specific focus on Miami; Work with the Managing Director to build philanthropic networks and support throughout Florida;

2. Develop sustainable financial support for the organization by identifying, cultivating and soliciting major and principal gift donors (USD $5,000- $100,000+) from across Florida, and develop and lead a robust principal gift strategy to build HRW' s pipeline of leading supporters in the state;

3. Collaborate closely with the volunteer Miami Committee to expand support for the organization by researching, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting philanthropic commitments from current supporters and prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporations, with a focus on major and leadership donors;

4. Manage the Miami Committee, directing the group’s efforts in line with fundraising, outreach, and cultivation initiatives; develop a diverse, equitable and inclusive committee and keep the members engaged through regular meetings and communication;

5. Represent HRW and present the organization’s work to existing and prospective supporters;

6. In collaboration with the volunteer Miami Executive Committee and Miami Committee Co-Chairs, expand the Florida human rights community by managing the production of fundraising, outreach, and cultivation events including an annual Voices for Justice fundraising dinner;

7. Collaborate with colleagues across the Division to manage relationships with HRW Board members and Committee members who are part-time residents of Miami; When needed, report on Miami's development progress to members of the HRW leadership, Board of Directors and Board sub-Committees;

8. Oversee gift processing, data management and donor support services for Florida with the Miami Development Manager; 

9. Oversee income tracking and projections, expenditure budgets, event expenses and revenue, and regularly monitor the Miami development budget to ensure that resources are allocated appropriately;

10. Deliver output in a timely manner and be consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Development and Outreach department; and

11. Perform other responsibilities as may be required.

Managerial Responsibilities: 

1. Lead, motivate, and mentor direct-reports, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely constructive feedback, ensuring balanced workload, providing guidance on professional growth, and monitoring staff well-being as it pertains to stress and resilience issues and self-care;

2. Promote inclusive and positive work environment including by soliciting diverse points of views, encouraging staff to participate in DE&I efforts, and proactively addressing bias, discrimination, microaggressions, etc;

3. Model inclusive behavior and consistently adhere to HRW’s internal values;

4. Incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion values and initiatives into the division’s work;

5. Work with staff to develop initiatives aimed at movement-building and expanding our partnership with diverse clients/donors/stakeholders and partners; and

6. As Office Leader, provide robust office leadership that contributes to operational effectiveness and an equitable, resilient, and collaborative culture. The Office Leader will also have some administrative and human resources duties to maintain office morale and to ensure that staff are aware of and adhere to office security processes.  


Education:  A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. An advanced degree is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of seven years of fundraising experience is required. A minimum of five years of management experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW is required.

2. A proven track record in creating and stewarding major gifts programs and extensive experience managing high-level donor relationships are required.

3. Demonstrated experience managing a small team is required.

4. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues, volunteer committee members and external partners are required. Track record of effective team-work is required.

5. Demonstrated experience overseeing production of large events, such as annual fundraising dinners and smaller bespoke events; including budget, revenue tracking and projections is required.

6. Sound knowledge of the Miami philanthropic community is preferred.

7. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; proficiency in Spanish is desired.

8. Strong technology skills, including experience with Salesforce or relational databases and online conference platforms (Zoom and Microsoft Teams) is an asset.

9. An entrepreneurial and disciplined self-starter who can work independently, but also function as a member of a development team, is highly desirable.

10. Ability to travel locally, within Florida, and internationally 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 125,000-155,000. Salary ranges outside of the United States vary based on location.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by April 30, 2023 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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