Director of Foundations
Human Rights First - New York

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Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Foundations will work with the development and program staff to build institutional support. He or she will be responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and acknowledging foundation funders. A major function of the position will be to build strategic relationships with institutional staff and stakeholders.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage all aspects of grant support from public and private foundations and other institutions

Craft a long-range strategic foundation plan to grow institutional sources of support

Develop proposal concepts with executive and program staff

Write and/or oversee the writing and editing of grant proposals, acknowledgements, and reports

Write and/or oversee the preparation of proposal budgets with finance and program staff

Work with program staff to create and implement foundation communication strategy

Facilitate and cultivate relationships between internal program staff and foundation staff

Track all aspects of the fundraising process from identification to reporting

Meet with existing and prospective institutional funders

Manage and supervise grant writer

Participate in the development management team

EDUCATION requirements: Bachelors Degree or higher

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Five years or more in foundation fundraising with at least two or more years of supervisory experience;

High level grant management experience and familiarity with the human rights, civil rights or civil liberties institutional funding community;

Demonstrated experience in long-term strategic planning and the ability to work closely with executive and program staff;

Excellent written and oral communication skills;

Superior organizational skills;

Computer literacy and competence with development database software and on-line prospect research sources;

Exceptional sense of humor.

ANNUAL SALARY : Competitive with comprehensive benefits package

START DATE: Immediately

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 14, 2013 . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please complete the online application found at our website www.humanrightsfirst.org under ABOUT US / JOB OPPORTUNITIES links.

You will be requested to provide:
Resume (upload)

Cover letter (secondary upload*)

Writing sample (secondary upload*)

Names and contact details for three (3) references (enter online)

  • After completing the initial application and uploading your resume, please select VIEW PROFILE and UPLOAD ATTACHMENT to upload additional documents. You can also log into your profile from the top of the Job Opportunities page. When logged into your profile, you can upload cover letter, writing sample, and any other relevant documents by selecting UPLOAD ATTACHMENT at the top of the page.
Applicants will receive a confirmation email with their username and password once theyve created a profile. Please keep this information to access your application and make changes at any time.

Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.

www.HumanRightsFirst.org

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