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Director of Individual Giving



The Fund for Global Human Rights is a leading supporter of on-the-ground human rights groups around the world.  Dedicated to finding and funding the most effective human rights organizations in countries from Africa to South East Asia to Latin America, the Fund for Global Human Rights offers grants and facilitates technical support to ensure the long-term effectiveness and viability of frontline groups working in challenging conditions with scant resources.


Since 2002, the Fund has awarded over $45 million to more than 350 human rights organizations across the globe. Grantees work on a wide range of issues from indigenous land rights in Guatemala, to women’s rights in Morocco, to accountability for war crimes in West Africa, to discrimination against HIV positive people in India.  For more information, please visit



The Fund seeks a staff member with at least ten years experience (1) creating and executing engagement strategies for major donors, such as donor trips, cultivation and fundraising events, staff briefings, and volunteer structures; (2) developing good working relationships with high net worth individuals; and (3) identifying new potential supporters.


The Fund prefers a candidate that has worked in an international organization with a rights-based or social justice mission.


The successful candidate will be a part of a highly-motivated six-person development team.  The candidate will work closely with the Vice President for Strategy and External Relations, and will supervise one person in the year to come, and, funding permitting, a second person in 2015.


Candidates who wish to be based in either Washington DC or New York City will be considered.


Essential Duties of the Position

The Fund seeks an individual giving specialist who will engage donors in the impact of our organization by creating compelling experiences that deepen donor relationships and cultivate a pipeline of prospective supporters.  We seek a candidate with the experience needed to:


  • Create a robust donor cultivation and solicitation plan that meets the needs of a diverse set of donors and prospective donors.
  • Generate ideas to identify and attract new donors for the Fund, and work with staff and Board to implement those ideas.
  • Talk and write with both passion and intellectual depth about the Fund’s complex international human rights work.
  • Develop donor trips to the field, with the help of a consultant for logistics.  Recent trips executed by the Fund include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tunisia, and Mexico.
  • Plan briefings in New York, San Francisco and London to showcase the work of the Fund, including by bringing the Fund’s grantees to the U.S. and U.K.
  • Work with Board members and other volunteers to plan and execute cultivation and fundraising dinners and other small events.
  • Develop an ambassadors program, and staff an ambassadors committee made up of major donors, high profile human rights experts and luminaries.
  • Advise on Board nominations; help staff Board committees.
  • Plan and oversee an annual program of Fund mailings and phone calls with a target of three mailing cycles each year including a year-end solicitation.
  • Work with graphic designers to create print and online marketing materials.
  • Select and supervise vendors and consultants (e.g. Salesforce, DonorSearch, Idealist Consulting, in-country fixers, etc.).
  • Produce budgets for donor engagement activities and events.
  • Supervise a staff member with three to five years of experience who is also dedicated to individual giving.


The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply.  Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.



  • Strong commitment to human rights a must
  • BA required and 10+ years of fundraising experience
  • A record of creating, executing and managing effective donor engagement experiences Truly superb written and oral communication skills
  • Track record of successful work with Board Members, donors and organizational leadership
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent systems and information management skills
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines with little supervision
  • Experience in project management; skilled at problem solving and trouble shooting
  • Adept in Microsoft Office, Excel and other typical software systems required; strong database skills preferred, especially Salesforce, and e-communications platforms
  • Authorization to work in the US


How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to: Please mention “Director of Individual Giving” in the subject line.


No phone calls please.  No applications will be accepted after Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous benefits package.  Target start date is early June 2014.

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