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Officer, International Development

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
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Requisition ID: req8214

Job Title: Officer, International Development

Sector: Fundraising

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Job Description

The International Development (IDev) team, which sits within the Global Philanthropy & Partnerships Department, raises funds from private foundations, corporate foundations and from business areas including corporate social responsibility, marketing, sponsorship, employee giving and match giving. The IDev team matches institutional funder interests with the IRC’s extensive programs globally. International Development is a key unit of the Global Partnerships and Philanthropy Department.

The Officer for International Development handles a portfolio of corporate clients primarily in the technology sector supporting the IRC through financial and other resource commitments. The Officer builds tailored strategies for collaboration with technology companies, focusing on sustained revenue generation and humanitarian impact through innovative, outcomes-based partnerships.

The Officer reports directly to the Associate Director for International Development, and works closely with the IDev Senior Director, as well as others from the IRC’s senior leadership, including the President and CEO, VP of International Development, and program and communications colleagues to develop engagement strategies for technology sector clients at a deep strategic level. The Officer works closely with colleagues in the IRC’s international and US programs teams, both at IRC Headquarters and in the field, maintaining engagement with and knowledge of programs and acting as a collaborative and supportive colleague and liaison between funder and program.

The Officer is a proactive and creative professional with excellent skills in building client relationships, opportunity identification and development, project management, writing and presentation skills.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work with the IDev Associate Director to establish funding goals and benchmarks for a portfolio of private sector partners in support of GPP Private Sector Engagement Strategy with a focus on diversified and sustainable funding streams, increasing unrestricted funds, and expanding influence;

  • Work with the IDev Associate Director and others to develop and prioritize a series of high-impact, insightful solutions-focused opportunities that serve the IRC’s beneficiaries across the world, whilst offering private sector clients innovative outlets to deploy philanthropic, marketing-based, core-business and other strategies in support of the IRC’s humanitarian agenda;

  • Design and implement creative and comprehensive outreach, solicitation and management strategies for partners within the portfolio, leading on partnership negotiations, proposal submissions, and pitches;

  • Support the involvement of the IDev Senior Director and VP of International Development, and other IRC staff (including the President), in high-level private sector partnership solicitations and relationship management with briefing materials, agendas, background research and appropriate follow-up;

  • Support the involvement of Board members and Overseers in relationship-building and client management activities;

  • Monitor and analyze philanthropic and other corporate and foundation partnership trends so that market opportunities may be capitalized on, ensuring that the IRC’s partnership proposition remains compelling and competitive;

  • Establish a robust client servicing plan for each institutional partner, including identifying key SMART performance indicators, ongoing planning and reporting procedures in order to optimize quality of service, income growth, and donor satisfaction;

  • Ensure open and meaningful communication is maintained between the IRC and our private sector partners;

  • Synthesize the IRC’s complex programs into clear, compelling presentations, proposals, and reports for private sector audiences;

  • Maintain clear CRM records for the portfolio that contribute to comprehensive tracking/reporting on IDev’s client universe.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree;

  • Minimum three years’ experience of front-line foundation and/or corporate fundraising experience in a dynamic environment;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including: speaking to and writing for donors; crafting compelling partnership proposals and pitch materials;

  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to devise creative solutions to complex problems and issues;

  • Experience of working to, and meeting, ambitious revenue goals and performance indicators, as well as participating in financial projections, reporting, and scenario planning;

  • Proven ability to maintain positive, collaborative, productive relationships with staff at all levels;

  • CRM experience – Salesforce and/or Raisers Edge;

  • Driver’s license, ability and willingness to travel domestically and occasionally internationally, and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Knowledge of corporate philanthropy planning processes, with an understanding of the particular issues affecting the field;

  • Sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information;

  • Ability to translate an organization’s strategy and objectives into operational delivery and, at times, respond quickly to changes in short-term priorities;

  • Understanding of the necessary support processes required to deliver effective institutional funder relationships;

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data with the facility to understand budget models;

  • Ability to respond quickly to changes in short-term work priorities;

  • Ability to identify and create processes necessary to support effective partnerships;

  • Passion for the IRC’s mission and commitment to private sector partnerships;

  • Commitment to fundraising for international development, human rights, social justice and US immigrant communities.

Working Environment 

This role requires working remotely full or part time (i.e., telecommuting). Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours.

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