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Director of European Office

Summary

Since 2003 the Fund for Global Human Rights (the Fund) has worked to strengthen local and national level human rights work by providing financial and other supports to outstanding human rights organizations working on the frontlines in countries around the world. Although a relatively small non-profit organisation with an international staff of 30, the Fund aims to have an outsized impact by helping activists around the world increase their influence and effectiveness in promoting respect for basic rights and freedoms. The Fund established its presence in Europe in 2012, when it opened an office in London. It is now seeking an exceptional individual with significant human rights experience to play a leadership role in the global organisation and to lead the European team.

This post is a key leadership position at the Fund for Global Human Rights. The European Office Director (Director) is a member of the Fund’s leadership team, which collectively oversees the strategy, programmes and operations of the entire organisation. The Director is responsible for articulating and implementing the Fund’s strategic development in Europe. Specifically, the Director provides the Fund’s voice in Europe on the significant human rights issues of the day, oversees the operations of the London office, guides the Fund’s collaboration with peer organisations, leads European fundraising efforts, builds and sustains good relations with others involved in supporting frontline human rights work, and engages with human rights actors at all levels to spot trends and help the Fund anticipate and respond to future challenges. In very challenging times for human rights defenders across the world, the mission of the Fund has become even more critical. The Director will provide essential leadership in determining how the European office and team members can best contribute to the Fund’s goals.

The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive knowledge of and experience in the international human rights sector, experience with strategic planning and thought leadership, superb communication skills and experience engaging a wide range of audiences, excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, a track record of leadership and managing teams, and familiarity with grant-making or philanthropy for human rights. Also desirable are experience managing a small office, knowledge of the European donor community, fundraising experience and fluency in relevant languages in addition to English.

More details on the position’s responsibilities and desired qualifications are below.

About the Role:

The Director of the European Office reports to the President and CEO of the Fund for Global Human Rights and is accountable to the Board of Trustees for the UK-based European entity as well as the global Board of Directors for the entire organization. The office is in Vauxhall, London. It is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position.

Description of the role

  1. The Director of the Fund’s European Office is a key member of the Fund’s senior leadership team and participates in strategic and operational decision-making on behalf of the entire organization. The Director represents the interests and perspectives of the Europe-based staff in the context of leadership meetings, decision-making, and design and oversee implementation of the Fund’s strategy in Europe.
  2. The Director is the face and voice of the Fund in Europe, participating in and speaking at donor and issue convenings, advocacy meetings with policy makers, and other high-profile events as well as writing for online publications and other influential media outlets.
  3. The Director will develop a vision and plan for the European Office and will shape the future direction of the global organization as part of the senior leadership team.
  4. The Director is responsible for ensuring the European Office contributes ideas and directly contributes to delivering the Fund’s overall mission…and thinking ahead of trends, as well as leading, shaping and responding to important debates affecting human rights.
  5. The Director oversees the operations of the European Office. This combines responsibility for ensuring the smooth operation of the office and the building of a cohesive team of colleagues based in the United Kingdom with taking on direct management of senior program and fundraising staff as the team expands over the next five years.
  6. The Director supports the strengthening of human rights organisations and movements across the Fund’s grant-making portfolio through:
    • Developing a European strategy for programmes and fundraising in line with current and future global level priorities;
    • Representing and raising the profile of the Fund across Europe through thought leadership, and by sustaining and developing new programmatic and fundraising partnerships;
    • Providing leadership to and effectively overseeing programme and fundraising initiatives in the UK, and in the future, elsewhere in Europe;
    • Overseeing effective operational and financial planning, for the European Office and, with other members of the leadership team, the global organisation.

Specific responsibilities

  1. Work with the senior leadership team (1) to develop strategic plans for the Fund’s programmes and operations, (2) to plan and organize regular all-staff retreats, (3) to develop responsible business plans to guide the Fund’s decision-making, and (4) to ensure the integration of the team as it operates in multiple countries and locations;
  2. Be a regular public speaker and commentator on key human rights issues, especially the Fund’s signature areas of focus, to influence public debates and raise both the Fund’s profile and recognition of the importance of local human rights activism;
  3. Articulate—through writing, speaking and participating in key fora—key messages to and foster strong relations with funders, supporters, government agencies, NGOs and INGOs, among others, to further enhance the Fund’s reputation as one of the most effective supporters of human rights movements in the Global South;
  4. Oversee European Office operations, by supporting current and new programmatic projects and partnerships, ensuring sound operational support for work based in Europe, and fundraising;
  5. Ensure sound governance of the Fund’s European Office in coordination with the European Board of Trustees, including via board recruitment and engagement, and provide regular reports, briefings or other relevant information to both the Fund’s global board and the European trustees;
  6. Work closely with the Fund’s Programme Team, including the Vice President for Programs, to ensure that their issues are well-represented with European audiences;
  7. Work closely with the Fund’s Development Team, including the Vice President for Development and fundraising staff in Europe to identify, cultivate, and engage new funding sources;
  8. Provide sound financial planning and budget oversight for the Fund for Global Human Rights UK, working with Trustees and staff leadership to ensure financial stability and sustainability;
  9. Build and maintain strategic alliances with other peer foundations and human rights organisations with common interests, with a view to participating in and influencing key debates concerning philanthropy and human rights;
  10. Undertake any other work as agreed with the President of the Fund;
  11. Fulfill any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role;

Work Schedule and Travel

The Director of the European Office is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position.  The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in activities occurring outside of regular business hours. Additionally, they will be expected to travel an anticipated minimum of 20 days throughout Europe and overseas, including at least two designated weeks of travel to the U.S.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights
  • 10+ years of experience working in the human rights arena, including at least 3 years at a senior management and/or leadership level; field experience and/or advocacy experience highly desired at a senior level
  • Existing network of international and grassroots human rights NGOs and international organisations
  • Strong knowledge of the UK and European human rights and donor communities
  • Formidable critical thinking skills required, including the ability to identify emerging trends that affect human rights and analyze these issues from multiple perspectives
  • Strategy development and planning skills and experience
  • Experience in organizational leadership and governance
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, competing high-priority tasks effectively
  • Experience managing staff and/or a small office is desirable
  • Financial acumen and management
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • High level of comfort traveling independently and internationally
  • Excellent communications and writing skills
  • Fluency in English required; fluency or strong proficiency in one or more additional relevant languages highly desired
  • Educated to degree level

How to Apply: Please send (1) cover letter, including salary expectations, (2) resume to: jobs@globalhumanrights.org.  Mention “Director of European Office” in the subject line.

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

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Target start date is April – May 2017.

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.

Major Gifts Officer – Donor Engagement and Outreach (UK Office)

About the Fund:

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 North Africa to Southeast Asia to Central 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.

About the Role:

The Major Gifts Officer develops and maintains a portfolio of prospects capable of giving major or planned gifts to support the Fund for Global Human Rights’ annual operations. Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving and working in tandem with the Major Gifts Officer (United States) and other members of the Individual Giving and Communications teams, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for executing strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors in Europe, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

Working with a small pool of existing donors and friends, the Major Gifts Officer will carry out both high-touch and personalized low-touch relationship activities to build strong support at various giving levels. There will be strong emphasis on cultivating new relationships with prospects and upgrading current donors while stewarding existing major gift donors. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial and creative fundraiser comfortable with developing a new program from the ground-up. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for developing relationships that are focused on helping individuals use their resources to further the Fund’s mission in a manner most meaningful to the donor.

Primary Responsibilities:

High-Touch Relationship Management & Fundraising

  • Develop and execute high-touch, personalised strategies for annual contributions and major gifts.
  • Cultivate and facilitate meaningful relationships with current donors to the Fund for Global Human Rights.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors for annual contributions for general operations and other priority projects.
  • Systematically qualify individuals for major gift solicitations through direct contact (electronic, telephone or in-person visits).
  • Create action plans and timelines for personalised donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Track all moves and actions in the Salesforce database.
  • Craft major gift materials, including briefing memos, proposals, and stewardship pieces.
  • Participate in internal prospect review and donor stewardship meetings.
  • In coordination with the Director of Individual Giving and the Major Gifts Officer (U.S.), co-manage the CEO’s call time and donor outreach.
  • Cultivate and expand current giving by integrating planned gift objectives into major donor funding requests.
  • Actively contribute to the Fund’s donor-centric strategic plan, outlining policies and procedures, stewardship architecture, and more.

Cultivating & Engaging New Donor Audiences

  • Assist with the development of the department’s prospecting efforts in the US and support those efforts as appropriate through research, qualification, and engagement of family foundations, community foundations, and donor-advised funds.
  • In cooperation with the Individual Giving team, develop and/or recommend timely, high-impact content and programming for engaged donors and prospects, making strategic use of the Fund’s leadership and board as appropriate. This may include planning and executing specialised online and offline content, Fund grantee tours, regional donor events, intimate major donor gatherings, exclusive briefings, and more.
  • Participate in and contribute to a team developing new communications strategies for attracting, engaging, and educating new audiences. Work with communications colleagues to develop donor-centric content.

Monitoring, Reporting, & Administration

  • Using the Salesforce database, track and report relationship management activity including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and current major donors.
  • Develop major gift activity reports and financial reports for the Director of Individual Giving, VP of Development, and the organization’s leadership.
  • Regularly share detailed call reports with the Individual Giving and full Development teams.
  • To facilitate additional gift revenue, support inquiries related to Gift Aid on an as-needed basis

Travel

  • Up to an estimated 10% (3-4 weeks) of travel throughout Europe and at least twice to the U.S.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated professional experience in a charity fundraising context; major gift or high-touch annual fund experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a portfolio of major gift donors, specifically relationship building and solicitation.
  • Familiarity and passion for human rights and/or social justice issues and demonstrated ability to articulate information of this nature to audiences of various backgrounds.
  • Experience with a constituent relationship management system, Salesforce preferred.
  • Strong commitment to a culture of philanthropy and respect for donor generosity.
  • Strong writing, oral, and presentation communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage confidential information and observe donor privacy protocols.

How to Apply: Please send (1) cover letter, including salary expectations, (2) resume to: jobs@globalhumanrights.org.  Mention “Major Gifts Officer – UK” in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as interviews will be rolling. Salary is commensurate with experience. Target start date is May 2017.

The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to apply. Candidates are selected 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.

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.

Major Gifts Officer – Donor Engagement and Outreach

About the Fund:

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.

About the Role:

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for developing relationships that are focused on helping individuals use their resources to further the Fund’s mission in a manner most meaningful to the donor. Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving and working in tandem with the Major Gifts Officer (Europe) and other members of the Individual Giving and Communications teams, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for executing strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors in the United States.

Working with a small pool of existing donors and friends, the Major Gifts Officer will carry out both high-touch and personalized low-touch relationship activities to build strong support at various giving levels. There will be strong emphasis on cultivating new relationships with prospects and upgrading current donors while stewarding existing major gift donors. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial and creative fundraiser comfortable with developing a new program from the ground-up.

Primary Responsibilities:

High-Touch Relationship Management & Fundraising

  • Develop and execute high-touch, personalized strategies for annual contributions and major gifts.
  • Cultivate and facilitate meaningful relationships with current donors to the Fund for Global Human Rights.
  • Systematically qualify individuals for major gift solicitations through direct contact (electronic, telephone or in person visits).
  • Create action plans and timelines for personalized donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Track all moves and actions in the Salesforce database.
  • Craft major gift materials, including briefing memos, proposals, and stewardship pieces.
  • Participate in internal prospect review and donor stewardship meetings.
  • In coordination with the Director of Individual Giving and the Major Gifts Officer (Europe), co-manage the CEO’s call time and donor outreach.
  • Cultivate and expand current giving by integrating planned gift objectives into major donor funding requests.
  • Actively contribute to the Fund’s donor-centric strategic plan, outlining policies and procedures, stewardship architecture, and more.

Cultivating & Engaging New Donor Audiences

  • Assist with the development of the department’s prospecting efforts and support those efforts as appropriate through research, qualification, and engagement of family foundations, community foundations, and donor-advised funds.
  • In cooperation with the Individual Giving team, develop and/or recommend timely, high-impact content and programming for engaged donors and prospects, making strategic use of the Fund’s leadership and board as appropriate. This may include planning and executing specialized online and offline content, Fund grantee tours, regional donor events, intimate major donor gatherings, exclusive briefings, and more.
  • Participate in and contribute to a team developing new donor-centric communications strategies for attracting, engaging, and educating new audiences.

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Using the Salesforce database, track and report relationship management activity including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and current major donors.
  • Develop major gift activity reports and financial reports for the Director of Individual Giving, VP of Development, and the organization’s leadership.
  • Regularly share detailed call reports with the Individual Giving and full Development teams.

Travel

  • Up to an estimated 10% (3-4 weeks) of travel, including domestic and potentially international.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated professional experience in a nonprofit fundraising context; major gift or high-touch annual fund experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a portfolio of major gift donors, specifically relationship building and solicitation.
  • Familiarity and passion for human rights and/or social justice issues and demonstrated ability to articulate information of this nature to audiences of various backgrounds.
  • Experience with a constituent relationship management system, Salesforce preferred.
  • Strong commitment to a culture of philanthropy and respect for donor generosity.
  • Strong writing, oral, and presentation communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage confidential information and observe donor privacy protocols.

How to Apply: Please send (1) cover letter, including salary expectations, (2) resume to: jobs@globalhumanrights.org.  Mention “Major Gifts Officer – US” in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as interviews will be rolling. Salary is commensurate with experience. Target start date is May 2017.

The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to apply. Candidates are selected 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.

Program Intern

FGHR Program Internship

The Fund for Global Human Rights is seeking a Program Intern for Fall 2017. The internship will provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience in the field of human rights. The intern will spend the majority of her/his time assisting the Fund’s program team and will have the opportunity to learn more about regional human rights work supported by the organization.

The intern and her/his supervisor will work together to design a work plan that complements the Fund’s needs and the intern’s interests, abilities, and desired career path. Since we are a relatively small organization, the intern may also have the opportunity to observe and work in other departments depending on the Fund’s needs and the intern’s interests, and abilities.

The intern’s supervisor will also encourage her/him to search out and attend pertinent events in the area as part of the internship to complement their experience in the office. Desirable candidates will be able to work 15 – 25 hours per week. Work schedules can be flexible with school and other commitments. While this is an unpaid internship, a modest travel stipend is provided.

Primary Responsibilities

The intern’s responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assist with compiling and editing a monthly email report regarding the work of Fund grantees and relevant news updates.
  • Assist with updating and sharing information on award, fellowship and training opportunities that may be of interest to Fund grantees.
  • Assist, on an as needed basis, with research, media monitoring, and editing projects.
  • Attend events related to relevant human rights topics in the DC metro area.
  • Craft blog posts related to the human rights work of Fund grantees.
  • Interns may also be asked to assist with logistical tasks related to Fund events and travel
  • Translating materials (depending on skill level)

We consider this to be a hands-on, active learning internship. As such, the intern’s work will be approximately 40 percent administrative. The Fund encourages international and minority students to apply.

Qualifications

  • A passion for and eagerness to learn more about the human rights field
  • Coursework in human rights, international relations, or social justice fields
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized
  • Fluency in Microsoft office suite
  • 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

How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but candidates are encouraged to submit applications before July 30th. To be considered for an internship, please submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter in which you state:
  • that you understand the internship is unpaid
  • where you found the internship posting
  • your specific dates of availability
  • the number of hours you will be able to work each week
  • why you would like to intern at the Fund, your specific interests related to human rights work, and your language abilities
  1. A resume
  2. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three 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.

Please submit all application materials via email to internships@globalhumanrights.org.

The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to apply. Candidates are selected 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.

Finance Associate

About the Role:
The Finance Associate is a staff member whose skills support the administrative and financial operations of the organization.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Controller and have the opportunity to learn a broad scope of organizational operations.

Essential Duties of the Position:

Where you will make an impact

Office Administration

  • Working with the operations team, develop and implement systems to make the organization run smoothly, effectively and efficiently
  • Maintain positive and cost effective relationships with vendors
  • Ensure compliance for organizational filings related to insurance and business regulations
  • Liaise with landlord on all facilities matters; address staff needs related to office space
  • Maintain office supply inventory

Financial Management

  • Carry out routine bookkeeping duties
  • Maintain strong systems for on-going accounts payable, vendor invoices, and petty cash
  • Conduct monthly reconciliation of accounting, development and grant-making database
  • Manage the organizational credit card accounts and receipt tracking systems using Expensify
  • Assist with completion of charitable registrations filings for each required state
  • Prepare monthly investment reports for the board Finance Committee
  • Develop and maintain paperless invoice system
  • Assist with audit preparations

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.

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to human rights
  • Associates degree or higher or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of administrative experience
  • Finance/accounting background or bookkeeping experience
  • Highly skilled at problem solving and trouble shooting
  • Adept in Windows and other typical software systems required
  • Strong database skills required; experience with Quickbooks, Salesforce, Xero and GIFTS highly desired
  • Experience using Expensify or Concur a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required. Familiarity or proficiency in one or more of the following languages a plus but not required:  Arabic, Thai, Burmese, French, or Spanish
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service orientation
  • Ability to work in a small, fast-paced organization that requires flexibility and a strong sense of initiative
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines
  • Sensitive to multi-cultural issues
  • Proven track record of discretion when working with highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Sense of humor

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to: jobs@globalhumanrights.org Mention “Finance Associate” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, serious candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous benefits package.  Target start date is September 1st or earlier if possible.