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The Women’s Refugee Commission considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The Women’s Refugee Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) is dedicated to improving the lives and protecting the rights of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict, climate change, and crisis worldwide. WRC has been at the forefront of efforts to reach vulnerable populations for over 30 years, from helping craft the UN High Commission for Refugees’ first policy on protection of refugee women to leading the Welcome with Dignity Campaign to defend the rights of asylum seekers coming to the US. WRC conducts research on the challenges faced by refugees; identifies and implements innovative solutions with field partners; and advocates for policy change to transform humanitarian practice. Our expert team focuses on migrant rights and justice; sexual and gender-based violence; access to high-quality reproductive health care; refugee economic empowerment; and gender equality and social inclusion for persons with disabilities and LBGTQI+ populations. In 2022, WRC is embarking on a new five-year strategic plan and is seeking an experienced leader to expand institutional partnerships to support this plan.


SCOPE OF WORK:

The associate director, institutional giving, will lead all aspects of WRC’s institutional partnerships, including strategic planning, new business development, donor relationships, and grants management, including processing grant agreements, budget modifications, and other required documentation. Reporting to the chief philanthropy officer, the associate director, institutional giving, will oversee and grow the institutional fundraising portfolio (foundations, governments, and multilateral entities), which currently includes grants from major donors such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. The associate director, institutional giving,  will supervise the grants manager and work closely with the program, legal, communications, and finance teams. The associate director, institutional giving, will focus on securing six- and seven-figure grants to meet a robust annual fundraising goal.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Strategy Development

  • Work with the chief philanthropy officer and the executive team to establish fundraising goals and lead development of strategies to secure institutional grants.
  • Refine existing funding pipeline and proposal development mechanisms to focus on more effective use of the Raiser’s Edge/Salesforce database that includes a moves management approach to fundraising.
  • Engage staff across WRC in creating a culture of philanthropy.

Donor Cultivation

  • Lead the organization’s relationships with a portfolio of existing major funders and initiate new relationships through proactive outreach and networking.
  • Represent WRC at philanthropic forums and in donor meetings.
  • Develop a strategy to engage and steward donors through a variety of channels throughout the year.

New Business Development

  • Research grant opportunities and donors (foundation, government, and multi-lateral), with a focus on large multi-year grants.
  • Prepare donor and prospect briefings for program staff and leadership.
  • Personally solicit high-impact partnerships in collaboration with program staff and leadership.
  • Track grant opportunities and disseminate as appropriate in a timely
  • Develop concept notes and proposals across all focus areas by coordinating the efforts of cross-functional proposal teams; gathering background information to support proposal efforts; reviewing and editing technical writing; developing original content as required; and ensuring adherence to donor and RFP requirements, including budgets and supporting documentation.
  • Negotiate and liaise with partner agencies during proposal development by supporting teaming agreement negotiation and
  • Ensure donor materials articulate the organization’s values and alignment with funder priorities.

Grants Management

  • Work with program staff and partners on the launch of new grants, including facilitating kick-off meetings; outlining roles and responsibilities; sharing funder policies and expectations; sharing or developing reporting templates; and monitoring key compliance and deadlines throughout the grant cycle.
  • Facilitate grant award negotiations, which may include negotiation of terms and conditions of grant awards, and revisions to grant proposals, budgets, and budget narratives.
  • Manage the submission of quality and timely reports, including writing, copy editing, and coordination with program staff, partners, and finance staff.

Other Responsibilities

  • Supervise the grants manager, including goal setting, coaching, and conducting an annual performance review.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive experience in securing grant funding from institutional donors (private foundations, governments, and multilaterals) and at least 3 years of management experience.
  • Experience in grants administration and proven knowledge of donor regulations, including US government.
  • Familiarity with international development; experience in the humanitarian field a plus.
  • Excellent communication, relationship building, and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills and the ability to effectively manage relationships in a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and maintain positive, collaborative, productive relationships with staff at all levels.
  • Extensive understanding of the field of philanthropy, knowledge of current fundraising trends (e.g., localization), and ability to serve as a thought leader.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work productively and accurately against deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to use remote technology (e.g., Zoom).
  • Knowledge of CRM or other donor databases.
  • Passion for the WRC’s mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • All employees must abide by the WRC Humanitarian Accountability statement.

Reports to: Chief Philanthropy Officer, Women’s Refugee Commission

Position: Regular, full-time

Salary: Salary range $104,050 – $132,734, commensurate with experience

Location: New York, NY (temporarily remote due to COVID)

Deadline to Apply: March 18, 2022

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The Women’s Refugee Commission is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Women’s Refugee Commission is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) is dedicated to improving the lives and protecting the rights of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict, climate change, and crisis worldwide. WRC has been at the forefront of efforts to reach vulnerable populations for over 30 years, from helping craft the UN High Commission for Refugees’ first policy on protection of refugee women to leading the Welcome with Dignity Campaign to defend the rights of asylum seekers coming to the US. WRC conducts research on the challenges faced by refugees; identifies and implements innovative solutions with field partners; and advocates for policy change to transform humanitarian practice. Our expert team focuses on migrant rights and justice; sexual and gender-based violence; access to high-quality reproductive health care; refugee economic empowerment; and gender equality and social inclusion for persons with disabilities and LBGTQI+ populations. In 2022, WRC is embarking on a new five-year strategic plan and is seeking an assistant director to support institutional partnerships that will help accomplish our vision for a better world for refugees.


SCOPE OF WORK:

The grants manager will play a key role in supporting WRC’s mission, by pursuing new grant opportunities, managing current grants, and supporting the institutional development team’s overall operations. Under the supervision of the director of institutional giving, the grants manager will provide essential support for our institutional fundraising portfolio (foundations, governments, and multilateral entities) including undertaking prospect research; tracking RFPs; assisting with donor cultivation; supporting proposal development; grant reporting; and processing grant agreements, modifications and other donor required documentation. The grants manager will also be responsible for tracking and updating data in WRC’s fundraising systems, as part of efforts to assess organizational performance and inform decision-making.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Support development of concept notes and proposals, including compiling data, integrating technical and financial information into donor templates, and copy editing, in partnership with program and finance colleagues.
  • Conduct research on grant opportunities and donors (foundation, government, multilateral), including identifying and researching new sources of support and preparing donor and prospect briefings.
  • Manage the grant reporting process for assigned donors, including working with program and finance staff to ensure submission of high quality and timely reports that meet donor requirements.
  • Develop and support donor engagement strategies, including updates, meetings, and virtual events.
  • Prepare grant summary documents for program staff and provide coordination of grant kickoff meetings with staff and NGO partners.
  • Work with program, finance, and legal staff on grant agreements, amendments, and budget modifications for donors and NGO partners.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors’ degree required, masters’ degree preferred.
  • 3+ years work experience supporting and managing grants with development or humanitarian assistance organizations.
  • Familiarity and experience with institutional donors, preferably including government funders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven ability to write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
  • Flexible, positive attitude, with proven ability to work productively with diverse teams and independently.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with proven ability to prioritize projects and follow through with attention to detail and high-level accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and remote platforms (e.g., Zoom).
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge highly desirable.

Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving, Development, Women’s Refugee Commission

Position: Regular, full-time

Salary: Salary range: $56,305 – $89,844, commensurate with experience

Location: New York, NY (temporarily remote due to COVID)

Deadline to Apply: March 18, 2022

APPLY NOW

The Women’s Refugee Commission is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Women’s Refugee Commission is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Background

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) works to improve the lives and defend the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children, and young people. As an advocacy and research organization, WRC is dedicated to bringing about systemic changes that lead to greater respect for the rights of uprooted women, children, and young people. The organization strives to effect policy and programmatic change with broad, worldwide impact.

Scope of Work

The Assistant to the Executive Director will provide administrative and logistical support for the Executive Director. The primary responsibilities will include liaising with board members and board committees on behalf of the Executive Director; planning for and supporting board meetings; organizing itineraries, meetings, and materials for the Executive Director’s trips, both domestic and overseas; arranging meetings; maintaining a calendar of appointments; and participating in special projects. The Assistant to the Executive Director will report directly to the Executive Director.

Essential Job Functions

  • Arrange and set up meetings, including booking facilities and resources and rescheduling and confirming meetings.
  • Arrange international and domestic travel, including hotel and travel reservations.
  • Maintain calendar of meetings and travel reservations.
  • Complete expense reports and track reimbursements.
  • Draft routine correspondence and answer phones.
  • Assist with preparation for two in-person board meetings each year, including gathering information for and assembling board binders, ordering food, reserving conference room(s), assisting board members who require travel assistance, and preparing and circulating minutes of each meeting.
  • Arrange board committee meetings and monitor actions to be taken by each committee.
  • Maintain and update board members’ files and contact information.
  • Provide support for relations with board members, including keeping current and past board members apprised of Women’s Refugee Commission activities.
  • Maintain records of donor correspondence and other related documentation to support the work of the Executive Director. Tasks include, but are not limited to, updating donor databases as needed to track essential information from the Executive Director’s contact with donors.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in an executive-based support capacity, including experience handling busy executive calendars.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize competing tasks.
  • Detail oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven writing and editing skills: the ability to draft and edit memos and letters.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people, including senior professionals, such as board members, academics, and senior managers.
  • Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently, at times with minimal supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Strong IT and computer skills and proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a small staff.
  • Demonstrated interest in humanitarian issues and international affairs.

Reports to: Executive Director
Position: Regular, full-time
Location: NYC, but temporarily remote due to COVID
Posting Date: September 7, 2021
Closing Date: Until filled

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume via this link.

APPLY NOW

The Women’s Refugee Commission is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status or disability. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Women’s Refugee Commission is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.