FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
Development and Outreach Department
Multiple Locations Considered (US East Coast
Application Deadline: September 6, 2023
The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch
(HRW) is seeking applicants for the position of Grants
Coordinator. The Grants Coordinator provides administrative
and communications support to the twelve-person Foundations and
Program Liaison Office within the Development and Outreach
Department, which handles the fundraising and outreach activities
This full-time position will be based in the East Coast time
zone of the US, with a preference to be based in New York, and will
report to the Senior Associate Director of Foundations based in New
The successful candidate may have the option to work remotely.
We aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the
recruitment for and onboarding of this position.
1. Provide administrative support including scheduling meetings,
preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, and responding to
inquiries and requests for information;
2. Prepare proposal and report packages with relevant
3. Liaise with the Finance Division to provide donors with
4. Update database records with reporting deadlines and
requirements, grant opportunities, call reports, and other
5. Process grant agreements and award letters;
6. Draft acknowledgment letters and other correspondence as
7. Draft templates and other materials to share programmatic
writing across the Development and Outreach Department;
8. Maintain charity watchdog profiles as well as other charity
certifications and seals;
9. Assist with prospect research and briefings;
10. Proof proposals, reports, and other written and financial
11. Develop data management to optimize Foundations’ use of
Salesforce, including how best to use the system to store and
generate reports, working with the data services team as
12. Train the Foundations team on how best to use Salesforce, as
well as training as needed on how to navigate and use the
13. Assist the writers on the team with writing reports as
14. Assist with the recruitment and mentoring of assistants;
15. Carry out other duties as required.
Education: A bachelor’s degree, or
equivalent work experience, is required.
Experience: A minimum of two
(2) years of relevant experience is required.
Related Skills and
1. Prior office/administration experience and strong
organizational skills are required.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
3. A desire to build a career in grant writing and institutional
fundraising is desirable.
4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate
with a wide variety of audiences, including donors, are
5. Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple
tasks simultaneously are required.
6. Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative,
prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well
as function as a member of a team are required.
7. Strong analytical skills and the natural curiosity and
creativity needed to conduct online research are required.
8. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is
9. Proficiency in computer programs including MS Office
applications is required.
10. Experience with Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, or other donor
databases is highly desirable.
11. Experience with event planning, community engagement, and/or
philanthropy is preferred.
12. Strong interest in human rights is desirable.
Other: Applicants for this position must
possess valid US work authorization
Salary and Benefits: The salary
range for this position is $55,710- 60,125. 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 September 6, 2023 by visiting our
online job portal at https://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