FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
Development and Outreach
Silicon Valley Office
Application Deadline: May 21, 2023
The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch
(HRW) is seeking candidates for the position of Associate in the
Silicon Valley office. The Silicon Valley office serves as an
important base for HRW’s development, fundraising, and outreach
activities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Silicon Valley
Associate provides detail-oriented administrative support to the
Development and Outreach team, with a focus on managing and
organizing the Salesforce database while also collaborating on all
communications, administration, and event coordination. The
Associate will participate in team meetings and will have
opportunities to attend trainings and events related to human
rights, as well as network with colleagues around the world.
This position is 40 hours per week and is anticipated to start
in June or early July 2023. Some evening and weekend work will be
required for events. The Associate will report to the Silicon
The successful candidate may have the option to work remotely,
but will be expected to work from the Silicon Valley office at
least 2 to 3 days per week. We aim to be as flexible and supportive
as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this
1. Database & Donor Operations
Silicon Valley’s Salesforce and Marketing Cloud database, ensuring
data accuracy and recording all information in a timely manner:
2. Event Coordination
- Enter donations in the database upon receipt, including all
details on the donor and corresponding campaign;
- Draft and track the status of gift acknowledgement and
thank-you notes for donors, sharing tracking list of all thank-you
notes with the team on a weekly basis;
- Create and update donor profiles with relevant communications
- Pull donor interest reports frequently and share with the team,
tied to upcoming events, new reports, or research updates on
- Build campaigns for all local events and coding donors and
event attendees appropriately, including marking interests in
- Merge duplicates and clean up data regularly when errors are
- Coordinate gifts from donors through credit card, wire, and
check processing; and
- Support major gifts efforts through prospect research, meeting
preparation, follow-up email drafts, and direct communication and
coordination with donors.
3. Marketing & Outreach
- Prepare all communications for Silicon Valley events, including
creating email invitations and sending reminders and follow-up
emails after events;
- Coordinate logistics of Zoom virtual events: organize prep
calls with researchers, create and share an event show-flow, and
manage recording and attendance;
- Oversee all RSVP lists for events, updating lists daily and
sharing with event hosts;
- Support the annual Voices for Justice Dinner, the Silicon
Valley team’s largest fundraising event of the year; and
- Coordinate the Silicon Valley Film Committee and organize two
film screenings annually for our Bay Area community.
4. Office Administration
- Prepare, draft, edit, format, and distribute correspondence and
documents to share with constituents;
- In collaboration with the Silicon Valley team, create and post
all social media and email marketing content for our local
- Maintain an annual touch points calendar tracking donor
communications, keeping our team on track to email or call donors
with regular frequency throughout the year.
- Provide administrative support to the department such as
scheduling, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, preparing
background materials, making travel arrangements, and responding to
- Collaborate with IT on all office technology needs,
troubleshooting as needed; .
- Conduct office inventory and ensure our Silicon Valley office
is fully stocked by ordering supplies, merchandise, and HRW reports
- Process and pay invoices for all Silicon Valley contractors,
vendors, honorariums, and other Development team transactions;
- Coordinate physical mailings to donors and prospects; and
- Perform other duties as required.
Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
work experience is required.
Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant
work experience is required.
Related Skills and Knowledge
1. Professional experience using Salesforce or similar database
systems is desired.
2. Prior office/administration experience and strong
organizational skills is required.
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is
4. Ability to work well under deadlines while juggling multiple
tasks simultaneously is required.
5. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office
applications is required.
6. Any of the following skills would be considered an asset, but
are not required: fundraising experience, HTML, basic graphic
design, or grant writing.
7. Strong interest in international human rights, event
management, and fundraising is desirable.
8. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate
with a variety of audience is desirable.
9. Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal
supervision and work independently as well as function as a member
of a team with staff in locations globally is desirable.
Other: Applicants for this position must
possess valid U.S. work authorization.
Salary: The salary range for this
position is $52,000- 56,415. Human Rights Watch offers
comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental,
vision, disability and life insurance, a retirement savings plan
and twenty (20) days of vacation per year.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately
or by May 21, 2023 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
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your
application submission or if you require accommodations during the
application process, please email email@example.com. 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.