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Communications Officer, Global Partnerships

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you’re a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

Marketing & Mobilization

Marketing & Mobilization (M&M) is a dynamic team that is tasked with building the IRC’s global profile and brand, growing private revenue from deeper donor engagement and partnerships, and influencing our target audiences. We are responsible for all of IRC’s brand, communications, creative and content and digital engagement efforts.

Job Overview/Job Summary

The Global Partnerships communications team is part of the Marketing & Mobilization (M&M) department. The team supports and highlights the IRC’s high value donors and partnerships with the private and philanthropic sectors.

Working in collaboration with teams across the organization, this role leads external-facing communication with philanthropic partners to raise brand recognition, engage donor audiences, spotlight sector-leading solutions and innovations, facilitate fundraising through cause marketing and other campaigns, and meet donor visibility requirements.

This position works directly with the global high value teams to support forward-looking and purposeful communications strategies targeting key audiences and markets. Does this sound like an exciting for fit you?

Major Responsibilities

This communicator will:

• Work alongside our corporate and foundation teams to support grant visibility requirements and proactive profile-building opportunities.

• In particular, focus on expansion of external visibility opportunities, cause marketing, and activations with consumer-facing partners and notable brands.

• Lead external engagement strategy around campaigns and key moments with partners, including digital activations, earned and paid media pitches, flagship events, etc.

• Lead thought leadership and executive communications strategy with partners to elevate cross-sector solutions and commitments to the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.

• Collaborate closely with, seek input from, and manage opportunities with a wide range of internal stakeholders, including the Experiential Marketing, Events, Entertainment Relations, Fundraising, Digital, Brand, Creative, and other teams.

• Identify and grow key media targets beyond the policy / humanitarian sectors and help to build our profile with new audiences and international markets.

• Ensure that existing partnership materials are kept up to date – such as messaging documents, decks, media lists, etc. and help to the development of messaging, project management systems and processes, strategy planning documents, etc.

• Contribute to quarterly reports on coverage, engagement, and performance using industry standard metrics and bench-marking.

• Manage additional special projects across the Partnerships communications team based on strategic needs of the team.

Key Working Relationships:

• Position Reports to: Associate Director, Global Partnership Communications

• Position directly supervises: n/a

**• Indirect Reporting:**n/a

**• Internal:**Work with global external relations colleagues, writers, content producers, digital team members, IRC advocates and fundraisers.

Job Requirements

• Genuine passion about the IRC’s work and leading 360-degree communications activations with philanthropic partners!

• 4+ years in Consumer and/or Brand communications in the private or NGO sectors.

• Strong understating of media landscape and comfort with pitching stories and writing statements, quotes, etc.

• A generalist who thinks about communications across channels, e.g., video, digital, social, and media and is able to connect the dots!

• Experience with events and activations to build profile and visibility.

• Experience leading complex projects from start to finish.

• Experience handling external relationships, such as with customers, clients, media, or donors.

• Experience with cause marketing preferred.

• Experience working with high value donors preferred, bonus for experience working in the donor landscape in US, EU, and/or MENA.

• A planner and executer. Someone who has a consistent record of project management, taking initiative and driving implementation.

• Self-starter comfortable working with remote, global teams and in ambiguity.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Working Environment:

• Hybrid working environment with the option of working from home a few days a week.

• If based outside the US, willing to work on East Coast, United States hours from 8:30 AM – 12 PM EST from Monday-Thursday.


Posted pay ranges apply to US and UK-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

US Benefits:

The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12 month time period.

**Standard of Professional Conduct:**The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

How to apply


deadline: 24-Jun-24

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