Employment & Internship Opportunities

Opportunities:

Technology Officer

About the Fund:

The Fund for Global Human Rights supports courageous activists in over 25 countries around the world. By investing in those on the frontlines of human rights struggles, we help build stronger, more resilient movements that can take on abusive actors—and win. We envision a world where all people live with dignity and can secure their rights.

To help local human rights groups achieve their goals, the Fund provides financial support to sustain them, technical assistance to build their skills, and emergency grants to keep them safe when their security is threatened. We organize convenings where human rights defenders exchange knowledge and brainstorm solutions to common challenges faced across regions. And we create space for activists in international fora by facilitating media interviews, enabling their participation in key summits, and promoting their voices with our community of supporters.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Director of IT, the Technology Officer assists with the daily management and oversight of all elements of the Fund’s IT infrastructure and initiatives.  Primary responsibilities include Helpdesk management, network/infrastructure/systems management, project management, and departmental administrative tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary technical lead for Microsoft Azure AD, Intune MDM + MAM, and Office 365.
  • Implement and monitor security best practices on the windows infrastructure to comply with industry standard frameworks and policies.
  • Provide recommendations and suggestions on areas for improvement
  • Troubleshoot cloud, network, and infrastructure related problems.
  • Act as primary liaison with external managed service provider to ensure helpdesk ticketing system is working efficiently and meeting the needs of the organization
  • Assist with the development of plans for technology and cybersecurity user training in partnership with the Director of IT
  • Provide immediate support to the Director of IT, working on special projects as assigned
  • Act as first point of contact for all helpdesk requests not directed to MSP and perform on-site/remote support as needed
  • Maintain the department’s equipment and software inventory
  • Create and maintain systems documentation and user guides
  • Install, maintain, repair and replace IT hardware and software
  • Manage the technology orientation process of new employees
  • Manage IT setup in new offices or when expanding existing offices
  • Provide support to the Communications Team infrastructure by acting as technical resource/additional administrator on WordPress website, Engaging Networks CRM, and Salesforce platforms
  • Maintain current knowledge of latest technology and cybersecurity trends
  • Perform other duties and functions as assigned

Qualifications:

Required Skills and Competencies: a.k.a., the ‘Must-Haves’

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, CIS, IT/Engineering, or other relevant field required with at least five years of experience
  • Experience in Windows 10 and macOS environments.
  • Extensive Experience with Cloud solutions: Microsoft Azure AD, Intune MDM + MAM, and EM+S.
  • Experience with workstation imaging and deployment, Apple iOS, Remote Access, Remote Desktop, VPN.
  • Knowledge of Virtualization (Hyper V, VMware, Xen), Cisco IOS, Firewalls, and Routers.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Ability to operate tools, components, and peripheral accessories
  • Able to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation, and OEM guides
  • Ability to conduct research into PC issues and products as required
  • Ability to self-direct, manage priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to service-oriented excellence
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Capable of presenting ideas in user-friendly language to a non-technical audience
  • Superior tactical, analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Interest in Human Rights and Internet Freedom


Bonus Skills and Competencies:
 a.k.a., the ‘Pluses’

  • Knowledge in additional third-party application, specifically QuickBooks, Xero, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Salesforce, Slack, GIFTS Alta, Google Analytics
  • Knowledge in Linux servers administration.
  • Experience in Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Certifications like MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CISSP, Hyper V are a plus.
  • Experience working with NGOs.
  • Fluency in languages other than English.
           

How to Apply:
Visit https://globalhumanrights.bamboohr.com/jobs/

The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply; we especially encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.  As a human rights organization, cultural competency and sensitivity are requirements for all staff positions at the Fund.

We do our best to ensure that qualifications are aligned with position needs but if you are unsure about whether to apply, please do so anyway!  Please contact jobs@globalhumanrights.org if you need accommodations or special assistance to complete the application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Earliest anticipated start date is February 2018.

The Fund for Global Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel selection decisions are based on relevant knowledge, skills, and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, in accordance with U.S. federal and state law.

Communications Consultant, Copywriting and Editing (Maternity Cover)

Location: Flexible (selected candidate can work remotely or from our Washington, D.C. office; proximity to Washington, D.C., preferred)

Job Type: Short-term maternity cover consultancy

Time commitment: Must be available at least 30 hours per week; full-time (40 hours per week) availability preferred

Contract Length: Start date is as early as Monday, January 7, 2019, end date is no later than Friday, July 12, 2019; exact dates negotiable

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, December 20, 2018

About the Fund:

The Fund for Global Human Rights supports courageous activists in over 25 countries around the world. By investing in those on the frontlines of human rights struggles, we help build stronger, more resilient movements that can take on abusive actors—and win. We envision a world where all people live with dignity and can secure their rights.

To help local human rights groups achieve their goals, the Fund provides financial support to sustain them, technical assistance to build their skills, and emergency grants to keep them safe when their security is threatened. We organize convenings where human rights defenders exchange knowledge and brainstorm solutions to common challenges faced across regions. And we create space for activists in international fora by facilitating media interviews, enabling their participation in key summits, and promoting their voices with our community of supporters.

About the Role:

The Fund is seeking an experienced writer and editor for a six-month consultancy beginning around January 7, 2019, ending Friday, July 12, 2019, approximately. The consultant will take on the writing and editing functions of the Fund’s US-based Communications Manager during her upcoming maternity leave.

During the consultancy period, the organization will undergo a website overhaul in which all existing web copy, visuals, and architecture will be updated and refreshed. The consultant will serve as the lead copywriter for the overhaul, which will entail drafting original copy for every page of the new site. (The one exception is the blog, which will retain stories from the existing site.) Preference will thus be given to candidates with website copywriting experience.

While website copywriting will be the consultant’s top priority, he or she will also take on a number of other writing and editing functions. Chief among these are drafting and editing blogs, email marketing copy (a.k.a., ‘eblasts’), and outreach materials for the Fund’s Individual Giving and Institutional Relations teams (e.g., one-pagers, letters from the President and CEO to donors, and event materials). The consultant is also anticipated to assist the Digital Communications Officer in drafting and editing copy for social media, and may receive other writing and editing assignments as they arise.

The writing and editing projects described above will require the consultant to work with other members of the organization, particularly staff in the Fund’s Program Department and Individual Giving Unit. Strong relationship and project management skills are therefore critical to success in the role.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead website copywriter, as part of the Fund’s website overhaul team
  • Write, edit, and oversee the production of regular blogs for the Fund’s website
  • Serve as lead copywriter/editor for the Fund’s email marketing (e.g., special campaigns, monthly eblasts, etc.)
  • Produce outreach materials that serve the needs of the Fund’s Individual Giving and Institutional Relations teams
  • Together with the Digital Communications Officer, serve as a copyeditor for the Communications Unit
  • Serve as a back-up social media manager to Digital Communications Officer
  • Other writing or editing assignments, as needed

Qualifications:

 

Required Skills and Competencies: a.k.a., the ‘Must-Haves’

  • At least three years of experience writing for nonprofit Communications or Individual Giving units (or their equivalents); five years or more strongly preferred
  • Experience writing and editing a variety of Communications copy, including website copy, blogs, eblasts, and one-pagers
  • Knowledge of international human rights or social justice concepts and issues
  • A passion for human rights and social justice, and to balancing the need to communicate human rights stories with the need to maintain the integrity of the people and communities featured in those stories
  • Comfort working remotely with staff based in multiple time zones
  • Creative thinker who is excited by the prospect of being part of a web overhaul process that will involve the generation of brand-new marketing copy for the Fund
  • Fluency in English


Bonus Skills and Competencies:
a.k.a., the ‘Pluses’

  • Experience drafting social media copy
  • Experience working with graphic designers, web development teams, and/or videographers and photographers
  • Experience working on communications or fundraising campaigns
  • Experience working for a human rights or social justice organization
  • Knowledge of social media management and strategy, and/or direct experience managing social media platforms and setting strategy
  • Media outreach and/or journalism experience
  • Experience recruiting and working with influencers or ambassadors to help push a non-profit’s message to new audiences

How to Apply:

Think you’re right for the job? We’d love to hear from you! Please email the following materials to jobs@globalhumanrights.org with subject line “Communications Consultant:”

  • Your resume or CV.
  • A cover letter explaining why you’re the best person for the job and why it excites you.
  • Three writing samples. Selected samples should demonstrate your outreach writing abilities (samples of website copywriting strongly encouraged).

The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply; we especially encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.  As a human rights organization, cultural competency and sensitivity are requirements for all staff positions at the Fund.

We do our best to ensure that qualifications are aligned with position needs, but if you are unsure about whether to apply, please do so anyway!  Please contact jobs@globalhumanrights.org if you need accommodations or special assistance to complete the application.

The deadline to apply for this post is Thursday, December 20, 2018. Applications will be reviewed, and candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Associate

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 regions from Latin America to Africa to Southeast Asia, the Fund for Global Human Rights offers grants and facilitates technical support to ensure the long-term effectiveness and viability of front-line groups working in challenging conditions with scant resources.

As an employer, we are deeply committed to the overall well-being of our staff.  We offer 100% employer paid health benefits, generous paid leave, and flexible working options designed to meet the diverse needs of our globally based team members.

About the Role:

This person in this position provides administrative support to the VP for Development and Communications. The Development Associate will help anchor a growing 13-member department and will perform tasks related to the administration, fundraising, and communications of the Fund. The person in this role will help to create and maintain systems that integrate staff in the United States and United Kingdom.

The position provides an opportunity to strengthen or develop a range of skills, be involved in a wide range of interesting projects, be exposed to the inner workings of an international organisation, and to learn more about fundraising and communications for human rights work.

Reports to:  The Vice President for Development and Communications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities | Where You’ll Make the Most Impact

Administration:

  • Support the VP for Development and Communications with scheduling, travel, and workload
  • Maintain departmental and external outreach calendars
  • Organize staff meetings and retreats
  • Facilitate internal learning and information sharing
  • Generate information for internal and external meetings
  • Support board engagement

Fundraising:

  • Work closely with fundraising colleagues on the submission of proposals
  • Help store valuable content and information
  • Process, enter, and acknowledge gifts
  • Maintain and update donor records
  • Prepare materials for donor meetings

Communications:

  • Research events and organize event logistics for staff and grantees
  • Maintain brochures and outreach information about the Fund

Time permitting, the associate might also assist with analysis of social media performance, conduct research on funding and philanthropic trends, help prepare digital marketing emails for donors and others, and follow media outlets covering human rights issues.

 

Qualifications | What You’ll Need to Be Successful  

  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and familiarity with human rights issues
  • 1-2 years of fundraising experience (employment or volunteer) highly desirable
  • Established excellence in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Highly organized, enjoys creating systems, and able to manage a project
  • Understanding of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • A “can-do” attitude and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs; comfort with Salesforce highly desired
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Arabic, French, or Spanish a plus
  • Must have legal ability to work in US without sponsorship or assistance from the Fund

Core Competencies:

  • Great organization and administration skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt to change, championing new systems and processes
  • Professional with a good sense of humor
  • Commitment to human rights and social justice
  • Someone who takes initiative, sees what needs to be done today and into the future, and does it
  • Attention to detail
  • Discretion around sensitive information

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How to Apply
:

Visit https://globalhumanrights.bamboohr.com/jobs/

The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply; we especially encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.  As a human rights organization, cultural competency and sensitivity are requirements for all staff positions at the Fund.

We do our best to ensure that qualifications are aligned with position needs but if you are unsure about whether to apply, please do so anyway!  Please contact jobs@globalhumanrights.org if you need accommodations or special assistance to complete the application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Earliest anticipated start date is January 15, 2019.

The Fund for Global Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel selection decisions are based on relevant knowledge, skills, and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, in accordance with U.S. federal and state law.

Institutional Relations Manager (Europe)

About the FundThe Fund for Global Human Rights (the Fund) 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 regions from Latin America to Africa to Southeast Asia, the Fund offers grants and facilitates technical support to front-line groups working in challenging conditions with scant resources.Established 15 years ago, the Fund has delivered over £60 million to more than 670 frontline human rights organizations globally. Primarily supported by private foundations, the Fund is now entering a period of ambitious growth and is seeking to diversify and increase current funding. The Fund aims to maximize existing support from major foundations, cultivate new foundation donors, access opportunities offered from specific bi- and multi-lateral funders, and tap into other new potential revenue streams. The Fund’s European Office – based in London – is key to these growth plans.The Institutional Relations Manager (Europe) will play an important role in developing and implementing the organisation’s plans in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe and in accessing new opportunities for funding in support of the Fund’s mission.About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Fund’s dynamic team in Europe. The Manager of Institutional Relations plays a key role and would suit a dynamic, experienced and adaptable individual with a commitment to human rights, equality and justice and a desire to take on responsibility for managing and growing a portfolio of grants from European foundations, bi- and multi-lateral donors, and/or corporations that support the Fund’s work.

Committed to the Fund’s mission of mobilizing resources for the human rights movement, candidates should be able to identify and realize diverse funding opportunities, enjoy building and nurturing relationships, and have the analytical and writing skills to prepare a wide range of donor materials.

The successful candidate will be both part of a small and dynamic Development Team in the European Office as well as a member of the Fund’s global Institutional Relations team, which operates under a matrix structure. As such, the manager will report to and work closely with the European Office’s Director and the Fund’s Director of Institutional Relations, based in New York, in order to meet the growing organizational fundraising revenue goals.

Reports to: Director of Institutional Relations; European Office Director.

Supervises: N/A

This position would be based in London.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities | Where You’ll Make the Most Impact

Fundraising & Development

  • Identify and maximise new sources of income from trusts, foundations and other institutional donors in the UK and Europe
  • Conduct prospect research and develop strategic approaches to cultivate new donors and funding opportunities in Europe
  • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective foundation, corporate foundation, and bilateral donors, including those giving six-figure grants
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with donors and prospects to keep them informed about programmatic developments and elicit support for the Fund’s growth
  • Develop and draft compelling grant proposals and reports for institutional funders and prospects, persuasively communicating the Fund’s mission and programmes
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with programme staff to manage project budgets and activities, learn about programmatic developments, and drive forward programmatic growth goals by matching with funding opportunities
  • Represent the Fund in external outreach and networking spaces with the goal of building the Fund’s network of prospects
  • Track communications related to current, pending, and prospective grants in Salesforce database; ensure that all deadlines are met; monitor and ensure the Fund’s compliance with grant requirements
  • Assist in donor engagement activities, such as occasional event planning and related tasks as needed
  • Actively participate in internal planning and objective-setting processes

Qualifications | What You’ll Need to Be Successful

  • Commitment to human rights and social justice and familiarity with human rights and international development issues.
  • 6+ years of development and fundraising experience.
  • Experience successfully securing funds from institutional donors, knowledge of philanthropic trends, and existing relationships in this field.
  • A good understanding of the institutional funding landscape, preferably including the UK market and an understanding/ appreciation of institutional donor stewardship techniques. Experience with other types of funding funders (bi- and multi-lateral, corporate foundations) a plus, as well as in building complex and consortia proposal bids and reports.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to analyse complex information and present in an accessible format for different audiences
  • Excellent verbal communication and inter-personal skills and able to represent the Fund and build support to it from donors.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes; comfort with Salesforce highly desirable but not essential
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in French and/or another European language (e.g.German) a plus
  • Legal right to work in the UK

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How to Apply:

Visit https://globalhumanrights.bamboohr.com/jobs/

The Fund for Global Human Rights UK encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply; we especially encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.  As a human rights organization, cultural competency and sensitivity are requirements for all staff positions at the Fund.

We do our best to ensure that qualifications are aligned with position needs but if you are unsure about whether to apply, please do so anyway!  Please contact jobs@globalhumanrights.org if you need accommodations or special assistance to complete the application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Earliest anticipated start date is August 2018.

The Fund for Global Human Rights UK is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel selection decisions are based on relevant knowledge, skills, and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, in accordance with U.K. 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.

 

Program Intern

FGHR Program Internship

The Fund for Global Human Rights is seeking a Program Intern for fall 2018. 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 by July 1; start dates are flexible as needed. 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.