Associate, Development and Outreach

Human Rights Watch

FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY

ASSOCIATE

Development and Outreach Department

London Office

Application Deadline: 22 August 2022

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking candidates for the position of Associate in its London office, to support the team with programme engagement for major and leadership donors, as well as to provide assistance with HRW’s fundraising and outreach activities in the UK. This full-time position (40 hours) will be based in the London office and requires availability to work occasional night and weekend events. The Associate reports to the Manager, Development and Outreach Department based in Barcelona.

Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely temporarily, but will be expected to work from the London office 3 days per week. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.

Responsibilities:

1. Prepare, draft, edit, format and/or distribute written content for HRW to further engage UK audiences with its work including: correspondence, documents and other materials, including web content for the UK website, event registration pages and other materials, newsletters and donor updates (using online software such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Engaging Networks and Mailchimp) as well as other relevant communications and social media content;

2. Support prospect, major and leadership donor cultivation and stewardship by coordinating correspondence, contacting donors when required, scheduling and preparing for donor meetings and events, tracking communication, and preparing donor/prospect research and meeting briefings;

3. Assist with logistics and support for in-person and online events, such as annual dinners, receptions, committee meetings, briefings, and other events throughout the year – particularly with the drafting of event materials and correspondence, prospect research, engaging event attendees with HRW work, and other duties as required;

4. Provide overall administrative support to the team and to HRW’s UK Charitable Trust, including scheduling, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, preparing agendas and background materials, responding to written and phone inquiries, recording and processing divisional finances, and making travel arrangements;

5. Identify areas of interest for our community with regards to HRW’s work so that the Development & Outreach department can adopt a proactive and strategic approach to events;

6. Support the maintenance of the UK universe of donors and prospects within HRW’s Salesforce database including updating records and information, generating financial reports, lists and queries, optimizing data collection, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of the data, and overseeing data adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation;

7. Identify opportunities for improvement and optimization of the use of Salesforce database and other systems, tools and processes for the Development and Outreach team in London;

8. Support the team with the tracking and recording of income and revenue, focusing particularly on major donor and leadership gifts and leadership prospects;

9. Assist the team with the administration of all gifts, including processing, tracking and acknowledging gifts using HRW’s Salesforce database as well as regularly updating the Development and Outreach team; and

10. Carry out other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in international relations, social sciences, communications/marketing, or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail are required.

2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

3. Capacity to translate complex messages into language that is simple, compelling and engaging is desirable.

4. Experience with Salesforce or other CRM/donor database software is preferred.

5. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, including donors, are required.

6. Experience with major donors, philanthropy, community engagement, and/or event planning is preferred.

7. Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.

8. Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally is required.

9. Strong analytical skills and the natural curiosity and creativity needed to use and interpret data, is required. conduct online research are required.

10. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.

11. Proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications is required.

12. Strong interest in human rights is desirable.

Other: Applicants for this position must possess current UK work authorization.

Salary and Benefits:** Human Rights Watch offers competitive salary and comprehensive employer- paid benefits.

***How to Apply:***Please apply immediately or by 22 August 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and resume or CV, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, or if you require a disability-related accommodation to submit your application, please email [email protected] Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

How to apply

***How to Apply:***Please apply immediately or by 22 August 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and resume or CV, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, or if you require a disability-related accommodation to submit your application, please email [email protected] Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.