Employment & Internship Opportunities

Opportunities:

Grants Administrator

The Position:
The Grants Administration team is the backbone of support for getting resources to frontline activist organizations, managing all administrative aspects of incoming grant proposals and outgoing grant awards, and providing critical programmatic support to their assigned region. The Fund seeks to add a staff member who will report to the Manager of Grants Administration to support the Latin America and Asia regional portfolios as well as thematic programs as needed. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with a high-performing and enthusiastic grants administration team as well as grantee organizations and Fund program officers in Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Essential Duties of the Position:

Grants Management

  • Conduct administration of the Fund’s grants supporting the Latin America and Asia regional programs as well as the Fund’s Enabling Environment for Human Rights Activism program
    • Manage incoming grant proposals and evaluate eligibility of prospective grantees
    • Draft grant award letters
    • Work collaboratively with Development staff to administer donor-advised grants
    • Disburse funds to grantees, track disbursements, and troubleshoot disbursements when issues arise
    • Tracking grant reporting deadlines and ensure that they are met

Database and Systems Management

  • Serve as the internal expert on the Fund’s grants management database (GIFTS Online), which includes:
    • Ensuring that all grant and grantee information is entered consistently and accurately
    • Generating reports and dashboards for the program and development teams
    • Acting as the point person with GIFTS Online support staff when we encounter glitches
    • Proposing systems for how to more accurately track grants and manage the database
    • Training new staff how to use the database
  • Collaboratively evaluate, develop, and implement grants administration systems and procedures to improve efficiency and accuracy as needed
  • Work with program officers and operations staff to ensure that programmatic budget trackers are regularly updated and accurate
  • Maintain accurate paper and digital grantee files

Docket and Board Book Preparation

  • Manage the docket preparation calendar and workflow
  • Work closely with program officers to prepare and assemble docket materials—including grant lists, organization bios, and dashboards—for board review leading up to April and October board meetings

Communication

  • Provide timely and professional customer service in response to inquiries regarding grant opportunities and eligibility in the Fund’s info account
  • Translate documents and materials as needed
  • Correspond with grantees in English and Spanish independently, and Burmese and Thai with the help of translators

Program Administration

  • Provide logistical support to grantees attending the Fund’s convenings and donor-organized conferences
  • Collect grant-making information for the monthly program newsletter

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, sexual orientation, or gender identity in accordance with federal and state law.

Qualifications:

  • One to three years of relevant work experience; grants administration/management experience at private or public foundation preferred
  • Strong interest in human rights and social justice issues
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Fluency in English and strong working proficiency in Spanish (both written and verbal)
  • Track record of strong and consistent attention to detail while managing a large portfolio in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Strong code of ethics and trustworthiness; ability to function at the highest degree of discretion
  • Sensitive to multi-cultural issues and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills
  • Customer-service orientation
  • Action-oriented and takes initiative
  • Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship

Additional Qualifications:

  • Additional language proficiencies, especially in French, Arabic, Thai, or Burmese a plus
  • Strong proofreading skills in American English
  • Experience using a grants management database; strong preference for knowledge of GIFTS Online or other Microedge products, Fluxx, or Foundation Connect
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment and collaborating with multiple colleagues simultaneously
  • Poised and professional, with a great sense of humor

How to Apply: Please send a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your specific qualifications, language skills, and interest in the position to: jobs@globalhumanrights.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. Anticipated start date is December 2016 – Jan 2017.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.

Manager of Communications

The Position:
The Fund is seeking an experienced communications professional with strong storytelling, project-management, and digital marketing skills to lead the development and implementation of a communications and marketing strategy for the Fund. The successful candidate will report to and work closely with the Director of Individual Giving as part of a four-person Individual Giving team to help the Fund raise its profile and meet revenue goals from individual donors across the US and Europe.

Essential Duties of the Position:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the annual communication plan for the development department
  • Coordinate the design and production of marketing and donor outreach campaigns that lead to measurable action
  • Craft messaging strategies to market the Fund’s impact to multiple audiences
  • Develop and implement strategies to grow the Fund’s email list, increase social media following, and target new audiences
  • Manage the development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic marketing content, ensuring adherence to the Fund’s standards, messaging and brand guidelines. Support the Individual Giving team in developing content for fundraising campaigns
  • Develop and maintain good communication with program staff to source stories and updates for website, social media, and marketing materials
  • Provide training to develop staff and grantee capacity in storytelling
  • Oversee content creation and management of website and social media
  • Monitor and track social and web analytics
  • Manage the Fund’s photo and video library, working with photographers and videographers to acquire new content
  • Coordinate and contract with vendors and designers for graphic design, print, web, digital marketing, and other consulting services
  • Develop and manage relationships with press and media; field press inquiries
  • Create and manage the communications budget

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of communications or marketing experience
  • Excellent writing skills, with ability to write for different audiences and mediums
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and familiarity with international human rights issues
  • Demonstrated computer/technology skills, including: Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, HTML/CSS, Google Adwords/AdGrants, Salsa Labs (or other email marketing tool), web and social analytics, Salesforce
  • Ability to develop creative ideas and translate them into effective marketing campaigns
  • Experience managing social media and website for an organization
  • Experience fielding press inquiries and managing relationships with media outlets
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Arabic, French, Spanish, Burmese or Thai a plus
  • BA required
  • Must have legal ability to work in US without sponsorship or assistance from the Fund

Desired qualities

  • A “can-do” attitude and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Creative and innovative
  • Sense of initiative and humor
  • Sensitive to multi-cultural issues
  • Good sense of judgment; can sensibly manage online profile of organization and handle sensitive information with discretion and care
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous, with an eye for design and aesthetics
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organization that requires flexibility and a hands-on style
  • Highly organized, enjoys creating systems, and able to manage several projects at once
  • Eager and motivated to keep abreast of international news and human rights issues, as well as trends in non-profit communications and marketing

How to Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to jobs@globalhumanrights.org.  Please mention “Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis so early submission is encouraged. No phone calls please.

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, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Manager of Individual Giving – UK Office

The Position
The Manager of Individual Giving – UK is primarily responsible for creating, managing and developing relationships with current and prospective individual donors throughout Europe, but primarily in the UK. S/he will be charged with creating and implementing strategies to build a portfolio of individuals and to secure financial support using a variety of strategies from face-to-face solicitation to targeted cultivation, solicitation and stewardship events.

The successful London-based candidate will be part of the Fund’s Donor Relations team, leading individual fundraising efforts in the UK and Europe, supporting the activities of the Director of the European office and reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, who is based in the U.S.

Essential Duties of the Position:

  • Create a pipeline of prospects who are capable of giving gifts of at least £1,000;
  • Develop a detailed plan for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding those prospects and donors;
  • Execute plan independently and in partnership with Programme staff and/or board members by making calls, meeting face to face and developing event pitches to close gifts;
  • Prepare written materials, including ongoing correspondence, solicitation materials, proposals and acknowledgements (as needed) as part of cultivation and stewardship;
  • Liaise with grantees and Programme staff to ensure that donor engagement activities are substantively enriching and on-message;
  • Travel to targeted fundraising regions as needs and opportunities arise;
  • Produce targeted cultivation and recognition events, including donor briefings and periodic tours with grantees and Programme staff;
  • Assist in providing support to the UK-based trustees on fundraising initiatives;
  • Lead research efforts for all prospective major donors utilising tools such as Wealth Engine;
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications;
  • Establish a reporting system to track progress.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of direct solicitation experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights/social justice and familiarity with human rights issues;
  • Truly superb written and oral communication skills;
  • Established excellence in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
  • Highly organized, enjoys prospecting, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • A “can-do” attitude and ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to work in a small but growing and fast-paced organization that requires flexibility and a hands-on style;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programmes, comfort with Salesforce highly desired;
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Arabic, French, German, Spanish or Thai a plus;
  • BA required;
  • Willing to be based in London, UK;

Must have legal ability to work in UK

Additional Qualifications:

  • Sense of initiative and humor
  • Sensitive to multi-cultural issues
  • Ability to work in a small, fast-paced organization that requires flexibility and a hands-on style

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, sexual orientation or gender identity, in accordance with federal and state law.

How to Apply: Please send (1) cover letter, including salary expectations, (2) resume, and (3) relevant writing sample to: jobs@globalhumanrights.org Mention “Manager of Individual Giving” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as interviews will be rolling. 

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous benefits package.

Development and Communications Intern

The Position
The Fund for Global Human Rights seeks a development and communications intern. The internship will provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience in fundraising and nonprofit communications. Our internship offers a hands-on experience to students committed to a fundraising, communications, or marketing career, particularly in an international nonprofit setting.

The intern will spend most of his/her time assisting the development team in its efforts to raise this year’s budget. In addition, the intern will support the programmatic team one day of the week with research, administrative tasks, and miscellaneous projects.

General Responsibilities:

 The development and communications intern will work with the Fund’s development team to plan and implement strategies that will help us increase our visibility, branding, and funding. Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting regular, extensive foundation and individual donor research using development search engines and databases;
  • Maintaining and updating donor records in the organization’s Salesforce database;
  • Crafting and editing content for online and offline audiences in the form of blog posts, social media posts, solicitation letters, LOIs, brochures, cards, and additional marketing materials as needed;
  • Assisting the development team in culling stories, photographs, and video content of grantees for public use;
  • Supporting the team with projects surrounding events and board meetings, such as developing invitations, guest lists, etc.;
  • Attend events related to human rights, fundraising, and communications in the DC metro area;
  • Supporting the programs team with a variety of program-specific projects such as assisting with the Monthly Program Update, updating the Award and Fellowship Database, conducting research to support programmatic initiatives, and other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a strong interest in fundraising and communications, especially in relation to a human rights and/or international organization. Additional qualifications include:

  • Coursework in communications, marketing or nonprofit administration
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized
  • Fluency in Microsoft office suite
  • Experience working in a database, preferably Salesforce
  • Experience in a CMS, or in coding HTML or CSS preferred, but not required
  • A self-starter able to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Language proficiency in Spanish, French, Thai and/or Arabic is desired, but not required

The Fund’s internship is part-time, with exact hours to be discussed when an offer is extended. Expect to spend 16-20 hours on development and communications projects each week, and 8-10 hours on programmatic projects each week. The internship is unpaid, but we do offer a modest travel stipend.

Application Process:

To be considered for an internship, please submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter and resume outlining your interest and experience
  2. Contact information for 3 references
  3. A short writing sample (no more than three pages) on a topic of your choice; a paper from an academic course is acceptable.

The deadline for applications is rolling. Please submit all application materials via email to jobs@globalhumanrights.org

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, sexual orientation or gender identity, in accordance with federal and state law.

No phone calls please.

Controller

The Position:

The Fund is seeking an experienced, hands-on Controller to provide management of all accounting and reporting activities supporting the Fund’s global operations. He/She will conduct all day-to-day accounting and control operations for the Fund and will have functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable/receivable, budgeting and expense procedures for our US and UK entities. The Controller will ensure that the Fund has systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and provide strong internal controls. The Controller will work closely with all Fund staff to not only educate them regarding accounting procedures, but also to explore how these functions can better support staff and programs.

The Controller will report to the Vice President for Operations and manage/supervise one direct report and future hires in the accounting team.  This role will serve as a member of the Fund’s management team and will also work closely with the leadership of the organization as well as the finance committee of the Board of Directors.

Essential Duties of the Position:

Accounting Functions and Financial Systems

  • Manage all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems to ensure compliance with GAAP standards
  • Oversee all accounts payable and receivable including credit card and expense reports and ensure prompt payment of invoices both domestically and internationally
  • Liaise with the payroll company to process payroll and ensure proper payroll tax compliance and reporting; record salary and tax payments properly in the database; ensure that international staff and consultants are paid in a timely manner
  • Implement systems to track and reconcile all grant payments made especially Western Union and other non-wire transactions
  • Conduct monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts
  • Maintain back up documentation (hard copy and/or electronic) for all transactions
  • Document systems and procedures to create institutional efficiencies and consistent practices
  • Prepare the organization for the annual audit including drafting schedules and entering year end journal entries

Budgets, Cash Flow Management and Controls

  • Work closely with the VP for Operations to implement a budgeting process that allows the organization to plan realistically and responsibly
  • Monitor spending and track expenditures of the planned and approved budgets, alerting staff to overspending or unbudgeted spending as needed
  • Liaise with development staff to understand revenue projections and create systems to help the organization evaluate if revenue is on track to cover planned expenses
  • Prepare regular cash flow reports and forecasts and keep a watchful eye on bank account balances, investment portfolio, and credit limits to continuously improve cash management efficiency
  • In tandem with the VP for Operations, design and execute a strong program of internal controls

Financial Reporting

  • Work with the VP for Operations to design systems to meet needs for financial reporting across all areas of the organization
  • Ensure ongoing integrity of financial data through regular reconciliation, auditing, and spot checking
  • Present financial data clearly, accurately and in a timely manner preparing financial data to keep the VP for Operations and the President abreast of critical information on a regular basis
  • Prepare a portfolio of routine financial reports to distribute to management and leadership staff
  • Prepare financial reports for donors and other external audiences

Management and Training

  • Supervise staff conducting accounting activities including bookkeeping and budget tracking
  • Provide training to management and leadership staff in basic financial management and reading financial documents
  • Serve as a resource for program staff who have questions about grantee financial reports and financial management practices

Other Projects

  • In collaboration with the VP for Operations, generate data that feeds into a strategic business planning process to support the Fund’s vision for growth
  • Serve as a creative thought partner in coming up with ways to financially support grantees all over the world

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, sexual orientation, or gender identity in accordance with federal and state law.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or similar field required. CPA or CMA highly desirable
  • 7-10+ years of progressive experience in an organization with a minimum budget of $10 million;
  • Thorough knowledge of current accounting and financial reporting methods and procedures; expertise and experience with external and internal audit practice and standards; experience with international transactions and accounting strongly preferred
  • Strong background in GAAP required; additional knowledge of IAS a plus
  • Thorough understanding of all accounting functional areas
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software – QuickBooks and Microsoft Office experience required; Experience with Salesforce, other financial databases and database integration a plus
  • Track record of strong and consistent attention to detail while managing a large portfolio of responsibilities in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Strong code of ethics and trustworthiness; ability to function at the highest degree of discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and solve problems in a productive manner
  • Ability to communicate clearly the logical thinking behind recommendations and decisions, especially to those not familiar with detailed financial concepts
  • Well organized and able to monitor and review own work product to ensure quality
  • Ability to network with external colleagues to identify solutions to tricky issues
  • Sensitive to multi-cultural issues and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills
  • Customer-service orientation
  • Action-oriented and takes initiative
  • Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a non-profit environment and collaborating with multiple colleagues simultaneously
  • Familiarity with UK charity accounting a strong plus
  • Management experience supervising one or more staff members
  • Poised and professional, with a great sense of humor

How to Apply: Please send a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your specific qualifications and interest in the position, including salary requirements to: jobs@globalhumanrights.org. Subject line should read: Controller.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. Anticipated start date is December 2016 – Jan 2017.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.