FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
DIRECTOR, SAN FRANCISCO
Development and Outreach Department
San Francisco Office
Application Deadline: January 7, 2024
The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch
(HRW) is seeking applicants for the position of Director, San
Francisco to lead our fundraising and outreach in San Francisco,
California. The Director will oversee a talented and dynamic team
of three in the San Francisco office and will report to the
Managing Director of Development and Outreach in North
The successful candidate will mobilize support from donors and
prospects in San Francisco and the surrounding area, including the
San Francisco Committee – a network of close supporters in the city
– at a truly critical time. The Director will be charged with
nurturing, stewarding, and growing HRW’s donor base and presence
through one-on-one meetings, small gatherings, fundraising events,
The successful candidate will be expected to work from the San
Francisco co-working office space 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. Develop and oversee the strategic plan, budget and income
forecast for fundraising strategy in San Francisco and its
2. Seek and secure philanthropic commitments from a personal
portfolio of individual, trust and Foundation donors, prioritizing
those with multi-year and six- and seven-figure
3. Identify and develop strategic fundraising and outreach
initiatives, fostering engagement and cultivation of major gift
prospects, including planned giving and cultivation events to
enhance program visibility and increase fundraising
4. Work in collaboration with San Francisco Committee leadership
and members, as well as Bay Area-based Board members, to implement
initiatives geared toward maximizing fundraising results, including
the planning and execution of the annual Voices for Justice
5. In partnership with the Institutional Giving Team, research,
identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit prospective foundations
and existing foundations that have the ability and affinity to
contribute to HRW;
6. Represent the work of HRW to existing and prospective
7. Deliver sustainable growth and meet or exceed agreed-upon
8. Oversee income tracking, projections, expenditure budgets,
event expenses, and revenue, ensuring appropriate allocation of
resources within the budget; and
9. Perform any other responsibilities as required.
1. Provide leadership, motivation, and mentorship to the San
Francisco team, setting clear expectations, performance objectives,
and providing regular and constructive feedback;
2. Foster an inclusive, creative, and positive work environment,
encouraging diverse perspectives and participation in diversity,
equity, and inclusion efforts, while proactively addressing bias,
discrimination, and microaggressions;
3. Model inclusive behavior and consistently adhere to HRW's
4. Incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion values and
initiatives into the work of the San Francisco team; and
5. Collaborate with staff to develop initiatives aimed at
movement-building and expanding partnerships with diverse clients,
donors, stakeholders, and partners.
Education: A bachelor's degree or equivalent
work experience in a relevant field such as international
relations, social sciences, or related studies is required. An
advanced degree in philanthropy, business, finance,
communications/marketing, or law is desirable.
Experience: A minimum of seven years of
fundraising experience, including at least five years of management
experience, is required.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
1. Demonstrated success in creating and managing major gift
programs, as well as extensive experience in building and
maintaining high-level donor relationships and personally
soliciting six and seven figure gifts is required.
2. Demonstrated experience managing teams ensuring motivation
and high-performance levels is required. Experience overseeing
fundraising strategy around events is preferred.
3. Proven experience in budgeting, revenue tracking, and
projections is required.
4. Strong technological skills, including familiarity with
Salesforce or other relational databases are highly desirable.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English,
including strong presentation abilities and public speaking
experience is required.
6. Outstanding interpersonal skills for effective collaboration
within the organization and with external partners is required.
7. Strong commitment to human rights and/or international
issues, with the ability to represent and advocate for the mission
and programs of the organization is required.
8. Entrepreneurial mindset with self-motivation, independence,
and the ability to work both individually and as part of a
development team is required.
9. Willingness to travel locally and internationally as
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 121,000-138,000. Salary ranges outside of the United
States vary based on location.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately or
by January 7, 2024 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.