Stockholm City Director, Development and Outreach

Human Rights Watch

FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY

STOCKHOLM CITY DIRECTOR

Development and Outreach Department

Stockholm Office

Application Deadline: 31 July 2022

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking applicants for the position of Stockholm City Director to lead on fundraising and outreach in Sweden, specifically Stockholm. This full-time position will be based in our Stockholm office and will report to the Nordic Director.

The successful candidate will work with HRW’s top supporters in Stockholm and across Sweden to build support for HRW’s work at a truly critical time. The City Director will be charged with nurturing, stewarding, and growing HRW’s donor base and presence in Stockholm.

Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely if local mandates necessitate. 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. Oversee the strategic plan for development and outreach strategy for Sweden with a specific outlook on Stockholm, while representing the work of HRW to existing and prospective supporters;

2. Develop sustainable financial support for the organization by identifying and soliciting major gifts and general support funds from supporters across Sweden;

3. Work with Committee leadership and members to develop strategic fundraising and outreach initiatives to engage and cultivate major gift prospects;

4. Build connections with and develop a portfolio of major donor prospects that are identified through internal prospect research, volunteer identification, cultivation events and other sources that have the ability and affinity to give to HRW;

5. Research, identify, cultivate, steward and solicit prospective foundations and existing foundations that have the ability and affinity to give to HRW;

6. Administer HRW’s legal entity in Sweden;

7. Foster strategic individual fundraising initiatives, such as: planned giving, online monthly and recurring donations, to enhance the visibility of the program and increase membership;

8. Oversee income tracking & projections, expenditure budgets, event expenses and revenue, and regularly monitor the department budget to ensure that resources are allocated appropriately; and

9. Perform other responsibilities as may be required.

Managerial Responsibilities:

1. Lead, motivate, and mentor the Stockholm Development team, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely constructive feedback, ensuring balanced workload, providing guidance on professional growth, and monitoring staff well-being as it pertains to stress and resilience issues and self-care;

2. Promote inclusive, creative, and positive work environment including by soliciting diverse points of views, encouraging staff to participate in efforts to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion, and proactively addressing bias, discrimination, microaggressions, etc.;

3. Model inclusive behavior and consistently adhere to HRW’s internal values;

4. Incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion values and initiatives into the division’s work; and

5. Work with staff to develop initiatives aimed at movement-building and expanding our partnership with diverse clients/donors/stakeholders and partners.

Qualifications:

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences, communications/marketing, or related studies is required. An advanced degree in one of these fields is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of seven years of fundraising experience is required, preferably in Sweden with major and leadership donors. A minimum of five years of management experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Excellent oral and written communication skills in Swedish and English are required.

2. A proven track record in creating and stewarding major gifts programs and extensive experience managing high-level donor relationships are required.

3. Demonstrated experience managing a small team.

4. Demonstrated experience overseeing production of large events, such as annual fundraising dinners and smaller bespoke events; including budget, revenue tracking and projections is required.

5. Experience in the Swedish philanthropic community is highly preferred.

6. Strong technology skills, including experience with donor databases (preferably Salesforce) and online conference platforms (Zoom and Microsoft Teams) is highly desirable.

7. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with committee members and external partners are required. Track record of effective teamwork is highly desirable.

8. Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW is required.

9. An entrepreneurial and disciplined self-starter who can work independently, but also function as a member of a development team, is highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 31 July 2022, by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a cover letter and a resume or CV. No calls or email inquiries, please. Applications must be complete to receive considerations, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission or if you require accommodations during the application process, 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 31 July 2022, by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a cover letter and a resume or CV. No calls or email inquiries, please. Applications must be complete to receive considerations, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission or if you require accommodations during the application process, 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.