Employment & Internship Opportunities

Opportunities:

Institutional Relations Manager (Europe)

About the Fund

The 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.

European Office Administrator

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 front-line groups working in challenging conditions with scant resources.

Based in London, the Fund’s European Office leads its work in Europe and seeks to raise the profile of the organization and its grantees in front of key audiences across the continent. The Office is expanding with a dynamic staff of eight working across a range of departments – communications, development, program and operations.

The Position:

The Fund’s European Office is looking for a new member of our team to help us operate at the next level of effectiveness. We’re seeking someone who is driven, energetic and organized to manage the day-to-day operations of the Office and provide critical administrative support to the team.

The European Office Administrator will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the office and for providing assistance to the European Office Director, as well as to other members of the team as needed.

The role would suit someone who cares about human rights and social justice, who has great inter-personal skills, who has good organizational and administrative skills, has an eye for detail and who is always looking for ways to improve the ways thing work.

We are a dynamic and dedicated team working with colleagues around the world, and particularly those in our headquarters in Washington DC. The EO Administrator will work closely with staff in the London Office and beyond and with the European Office Director and the European Project Manager.

Reports to:

European Office Director

Supervises: N/A

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

  • Day-to-day administration: ensure payment of invoices; maintaining kitchen and office supplies; monitoring shared email inboxes; dealing with incoming/outgoing post.
  • Maintenance of paper and electronic filing systems.
  • Support to Development Team, including updating Customer Relationship Management systems, acknowledging donations, and preparing Gift Aid applications.
  • Creation and development of new systems and processes to support the efficiency of administration tasks and procedures.
  • Liaison with building management to ensure the smooth running of office facilities
  • Liaison with IT support and others to ensure office systems are in place and running effectively.
  • Administrative support to the European Office Director, including calendar management; travel coordination; and maintenance of communication and correspondence.
  • Support to the Trustee Board and Advisory Committee, including preparation and planning for board meetings, and taking and maintenance of minutes.
  • Support for visits to Europe by grantee and non-European Office staff including coordination of visas and booking travel and lodging.
  • Organizing and support to fundraising events and convenings including liaison with venue, printing materials, sending of invites.
  • Ensuring coordination and communication between EO staff, including managing shared calendars, and organizing team meetings.

Qualifications | What You’ll Need to Be Successful

  • Experience in an administrative role and/or providing support to executive level staff.
  • Excellent communications and writing skills required.
  • Competent in the use of a variety of workplace technologies including Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce and teleconference applications.
  • Basic understanding of computer peripherals and network devices is preferred.
  • Experience of organizing successful events and meetings.
  • Experience of finance administration and budgeting a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment and interacting with board members preferred.
  • Permission to live and work in the UK.

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 humour.
  • 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.

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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 September 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.