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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) works to improve the lives and promote the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children, and young people. As an advocacy organization, WRC is dedicated to bringing about systemic change that leads to greater respect for the rights and needs of uprooted women, children, and young people. The organization strives to affect policy and programmatic change with broad, worldwide impact. 

Role

This is a unique opportunity to reset and build WRC’s next-level individual engagement function from the ground up. The Senior Director will leverage his/her own expertise and collaborate with colleagues in the Development, Communications, Advocacy, and Program teams to develop and execute an effective strategy for marketing and fundraising that is integrated, expansive, and supporter-centric. 

Scope of Work

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director of Individual Engagement and Marketing will serve as the primary strategist for supporter marketing and engagement, advancing the Women’s Refugee Commission’s impact and vision through activations, platforms, and relationships that grow our profile and share-of-mind with key external target audiences and stakeholders, including individual philanthropic donors, supporters, partners, and peer organizations. Working in partnership with the External Relations Department, the Senior Director will also be a lead contributor to WRC’s brand strategy and management.  

The Senior Director will:  

  • Play a key role in the organization’s fundraising activities ($12+ million annual budget). 
  • Supervise WRC’s individual fundraising operations, including the cultivation, solicitation, and stewarding of all private donors and prospects, and fundraising events. 
  • Build a stronger base of support from individuals and private foundations to generate financial contributions to WRC. 
  • Be accountable for unrestricted private fundraising results; strengthening the collective efforts of the development team; and working with senior management and board members to increase revenue. 
  • Supervise the Individual Giving team.  
  • Develop bold engagement and giving ideas through a collaborative process with colleagues and senior leadership, based on research and experiences with donors.
  • The successful candidate will exhibit sophisticated management skills and a strong orientation toward teamwork, problem solving, strategy development and implementation, and accountability. 

Essential Job Functions

  • In close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Senior Director will provide vision and leadership to create an organization-wide individual fundraising, marketing, and engagement strategy. Ensure goals are met or exceeded by developing comprehensive and holistic plans and platforms that effectively engage individual donors, major gifts, corporate donors, and sustainable, diversified philanthropy.  
  • Partner with the Executive Director and senior leaders to set global individual engagement vision, strategy, direction, and priorities, including designing effective donor and partner engagement strategies to expand WRC’s financial support base, grow a network of influential friends and allies, and cultivate Board giving and active engagement in fundraising efforts.  
  • Develop a clear marketing and fundraising strategy for annual campaigns and activities like year-end appeal, summer giving, our Voices of Courage luncheon, and other key moments for the organization during the year. Lead their planning and execution in collaboration with Executive, Development, and Communications teams.  
  • Develop a strong and responsive Individual Engagement team structure that supports current and projected needs. Manage the developing team talent, infrastructure, resourcing, and budget with commitment, integrity, and accountability. 
  • Partner with the Executive Director to set annual, and more regular, goals and KPIs for the team. Cultivate a data-driven mindset through use and analysis of relevant marketing and communication data, tools, and platforms to inform key decision-making.  
  • Build and manage high-performing, resilient, multidisciplinary, cross-functional project teams and responsive relationships between the Development and External Relations functions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues from across the organization to source, inspire, develop, and deliver specific supporter campaigns, communications materials, activities, and analysis that amplify our work across key audiences and channels.  
  • Responsible for organizing the Board External Relations Committee, setting the agenda working collaboratively with team leaders and the Chair and Executive Director.  
  • At times and as needed, serve as senior project lead or manager for a wide variety of fundraising and donor engagement projects, supervising design, production, and distribution of all printed and digital assets and campaigns for supporter engagement. 
  • Work in partnership with Executive, Communications, and Advocacy teams on the creative direction for the brand expression and stewardship with supporters in the humanitarian and development sectors and philanthropic community.
  • Be a key contributor to growth culture by exploring new systems, leveraging external collaborators and partners, and integrating best practices to clarify WRC’s value propositions and position WRC as an innovator, change-maker, and disrupter in a crowded market with key stakeholders.  

Qualifications

  • An inspired and mission-motivated leader, who can leverage their professional skills and experiences to help build extraordinary and sustainable platforms of support to develop innovative services and solutions for and with displaced people.   
  • A big-picture thinker, with the ability to make and deepen connections, who can harness the power of storytelling and stewardship to effectively reach diverse audiences and inspire action.  
  • An adaptive leader, who values systems and evidence-based learning; able to design, evaluate, and refine strategies; balance competing priorities and use institutional knowledge to find innovative ways to address challenges.  
  • A seasoned professional, who understands how to effectively engage a diverse supporter base, using data and analytics to segment audiences and develop key insights to maximize the effectiveness of supporter campaigns and engagement efforts.  
  • A creative problem solver and generative thinker, who can effectively build flexible, agile plans; capitalize on emerging opportunities; and simultaneously drive forward WRC’s short and long-term goals and objectives. 

Requirements

  • Minimum of 15-20 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in development, marketing, and communications. Proven experience leading broad-based engagement activities for a global humanitarian or rights organization. 
  • Experience managing and mentoring high-performing development, communications, and marketing teams. 
  • Deep experience of developing and implementing successful marketing and engagement plans from strategy through execution to analysis at an enterprise level, or in change management or growth modes, at an urgent pace.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of the digital and social media space, with significant demonstrated success of implementation across digital platforms. 
  • Advanced knowledge of marketing metrics and software platforms; MS Office and SharePoint, Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp, Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud, Salesforce, or related.   
  • Demonstrated ability to see the “big picture,” think strategically, synthesize, and translate strategy into targeted, actionable engagement goals and objectives. 
  • Deep knowledge of using marketing data and analysis, audience modeling, donor moves management and scenario planning to inform key decision-making. 
  • Strong relationship management. Successful record of engaging and guiding senior leaders and Board members, deepening their involvement in supporter marketing and engagement efforts.  
  • Keen understanding of how to use omnichannel traditional and digital content, including social media, to support the efforts of both fundraising and mobilization teams, especially with individual philanthropic donors/and or investors. 
  • All employees must abide by the WRC Humanitarian Accountability statement 

Reports to: Executive Director 
Position: Regular, full-time
Target Salary: $165,000 – $195,000 (Commensurate with experience)
Location:  New York - Hybrid
Posting Date: January 24, 2023
Closing Date: Until filled

How to Apply

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

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Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) 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. All 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 LGBTQI+ populations. In 2023, WRC is embarking on a new five-year strategic plan and is seeking an institutional giving coordinator to support institutional partnerships that will help accomplish our vision of a better world for refugees.

Scope of Work

The institutional giving coordinator (IGC) will play a key role in the Women’s Refugee Commission’s institutional fundraising operations as a member of a three-person team.

Under the supervision of the grants manager, the IGC’s responsibilities will be operational and will provide essential infrastructure and administrative support for our institutional fundraising portfolio, which includes foundations, governments, and multilateral entities. Day-to-day activities of the IGC will include preparing agendas; meeting coordination and minute-taking; preparing reports, presentations, and other targeted materials; tracking grant application and reporting deadlines; and database management.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides administrative support to ensure productive and efficient Institutional Giving operations and improve the department’s/team’s workflow.
  • Organizes and coordinates schedules, activities, and meeting notes for internal meetings, including proposal and awarded grant kick-offs, Institutional Giving-program regular meetings, and ad hoc meetings related to the pursuit of grant opportunities.
  • Updates project management tools, trackers, platforms, and calendars consistently and accurately.
  • Enters and maintains accurate and complete prospect and donor data in the development databases (Raiser’s Edge, grants management tools).
  • Maintains updated files on institutional funders and prospects.
  • Supports projects related to institutional donor solicitation, cultivation, stewardship, and retention.
  • Coordinates with the Individual Giving team on database use, donor-facing communications materials, event planning and follow-up, and other duties as assigned.
  • Provides administrative support as needed to team members, including expense authorizations and reimbursement invoices.
  • Supports cross departmental collaborations on fundraising and other organizational efforts.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2-3 years work experience, or combined university and work experience, with development or humanitarian assistance organizations.
  • Familiarity 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.
  • Eligible to work in the US.
  • Located in the New York City Metropolitan area.

Reports to: Grants Manager, Institutional Giving
Position: Regular, full-time
Salary: Up to $63,600 (commensurate with experience)
Location: New York, N.Y. (hybrid schedule)
Posting Date: December 29, 2022
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 (WRC) 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. All 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 a research and advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions, and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. The Women’s Refugee Commission is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Scope of Work

Reporting to the VP, Finance and Administration, the Grants Finance and Operations Lead will lead the grants unit to ensure accurate and timely tracking of WRC’s grants and subgrants spending. They will also prepare budget proposals for grant applications and will be responsible for the operations of post-award grant administration and related duties such as budget modifications, expenses analysis, financial reporting to donors, and journal entries; work closely with program staff to ensure that grant spending complies with donors’ rules and regulations. The Grants Finance & Operations Lead will supervise 1 or 2 staff.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work with institutional giving staff and program staff to prepare and review proposal budgets and make necessary adjustments when needed, including assisting with subrecipient budgets.
  • Prepare financial reports to donors.
  • Meet with program staff regularly to review variance reports for accuracy and allowable expenses.
  • Prepare quarterly reports and meets with award team to review the budget-monitoring reports (BMR) to analyze program budgets, actual expenditures, and expenditure plans/projections.
  • Review invoices and payment information to ensure validity and accuracy before payment.
  • Assign source codes for new grants, update the grant source codes list frequently and share list with organization.
  • Upload the grants budget into the accounting system and make adjustments when required.
  • Conduct subgrantee risk assessments: review subgrant budget proposals; audit reports and agreements from subgrantees.
  • Assist program staff and legal staff with the setup of subagreements and provide support with financial management of subawards, including but not limited to budget approvals, reviewing invoices, ensuring payments are processed, closing subawards.
  • Lead quarterly LOE planning meetings with program directors and supervisors. Prepare and monitor staff salary allocations to ensure salaries are charged and projected correctly.
  • Oversee the time and effort certification process.
  • Prepare journal entries as needed.
  • Ensure compliance an all grants, including timeliness and accuracy, and answer inquiries from donors on complex issues concerning grant spending or reporting.
  • Provide guidance to staff on policies and procedures and lead trainings or prepare guiding material.
  • Identify, develop, and implement management systems for grant and subgrant management.
  • Supervise and coach professional staff.

Requirements

  • S. of Public or Business Administration.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of progressive, non-profit work experience and grants management experience.
  • Experience with USG, UN, foundation, private and foreign government grants management.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of MS Word, Excel; accounting software; familiar with the UN accounting system ad USG reporting system.

Reports to: VP, Finance and Administration
Position: Regular, full-time
Starting Salary: $104,050 (commensurate with experience)
Location: New York, N.Y. (hybrid schedule)
Posting Date: December 30, 2022
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 (WRC) 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. All 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), an applied research and advocacy organization, works to improve humanitarian and displacement response to make it more effective and responsive, especially for the most marginalized populations and individuals, including women, adolescents, youth, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons displaced by conflict and crises.

WRC is undertaking a year-long planning process (Sept 2022 – Aug 2023) to develop its next five-year strategic plan. The strategic plan is envisioned to both revisit and move forward the organization’s mission and vision, capture the collective impacts of WRC’s various programmatic, advocacy, and communication efforts, situate our work to align with a changing humanitarian, displacement, and domestic and global political landscape, and lay out a clear strategy for organization readiness to achieve the objectives identified. To help guide and facilitate this process, WRC seeks to engage a strategic planning consultant to undertake the following:

Key activities

  • Review staff brainstorm input. (1/2 day)
  • Share knowledge on best practice for developing effective strategic plans. (1/2 day)
  • Lead an external stakeholder analysis on WRC’s value-add and impact. (5 days)
  • Facilitate a series of cross-team/staff/leadership workshops to conduct a landscape analysis, define strategic plan objectives, priorities and core areas for impact, key activities, and organization implications. (2 days; 3 days prep; 1 day synthesis/write-up/follow-up)
  • Help identify and Interview key staff and internal and external DEI working groups to solicit input. (1 day)
  • Facilitate an all-staff retreat to present input, sharpen and narrow the focus, and delineate roadmap forward.  (1 – 2 days as needed; 3 days prep; 1 day write-up/follow-up)
  • Co-lead with staff a landscape analysis on how the humanitarian and displacement landscapes are changing and implications for WRC. (5 days)
  • Present strategic plan development process and external stakeholder input to WRC’s Board. (1 day)
  • Review and sharpen strategic plan zero draft. (1 day)

Qualifications

  • Vast knowledge of the global landscape surrounding displacement, humanitarian response, migrant rights, gender equality, social and transformative change, and US domestic and global political landscape on these issues.
  • Deep understanding of WRC’s core functions, including research, advocacy (including US government, Congressional, and UN advocacy), and communications; previous experience as a practitioner of any/all of these functions preferred.
  • Previous experience facilitating strategic planning processes.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.

 

Time frame for consultant: 25 – 30 days between Nov. 2022 and May 2023

How to apply

SUBMIT a brief proposal (3‒4 pages) inclusive of a work plan detailing how the aforementioned would be taken forward including the consultant’s role and staff support needs, along with a proposed budget.

APPLY NOW

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) 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. All qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Women’s Refugee Commission is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.