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Officer, Donor Propositions

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:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date:

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The External Relations (ER) department was created in early 2020 and is comprised of 3 main but complementary functional areas: Private fundraising, Communications and Advocacy. The department is in the beginning stages of building a new ambitious strategy that will improve IRC’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ in private income, advocacy, and brand awareness.

Supporting this endeavor, and an integral part of ER, is the Global Partnerships and Philanthropic Services (GPPS) Unit. Reporting into the VP Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, GPPS consists of functional specialists across a variety of high-value fundraising functions providing all elements of cultivation, support and stewardship to high value donors, partners, and supporters, comprising three pillars: Research, Partner Engagement & Corporate Affairs, and Program Services. Program Services is anticipated to become GPPS’ largest sub-pillar and is vested at the nexus of HV fundraising and our operations and programs in the field. This pillar comprises of proposal, proposition and reporting development services, field experiences, and program services and field capacity.

The IRC has a new exciting opportunity within the Program Services unit, where you would be part of a team critical to the advancement of our aspirational high-value (HV) goals and vision.


Job Overview:

The Officer, Donor Propositions will develop funding proposals and impact reports to strengthen the HV teams and to increase IRC’s global fundraising and partnerships efforts. The Officer will become immersed in the organization’s programs and translate that content into unrestricted or restricted HV language. We want to add your superb writing, communication skills, and experience to the IRC family!


Major Responsibilities:

•Transform programmatic content into sophisticated, compelling donor-friendly proposals and communication materials with planned matching impact reporting

•Stay up to date on IRC programs, as well as global events and trends impacting the humanitarian sector, the places we work and the lives of our beneficiaries

•Write funding propositions, impact reports, and concept notes in collaboration with fundraisers for HV donors

•Support and expand the number of bespoke funding proposals to our global HV teams and matching impact reporting and supporting materials

•Create and support on special propositions to be used in partnership with virtual and in-person field experiences

•Produce donor communications that are digestible, informative, timely and true to the IRC’s messaging and brand

•Gather and develop personal stories and other content from the field and tailor it for HV audiences, with a focus on tailoring it for HV audiences

•Create resources by funding theme for fundraisers to use as donor cultivation and stewardship communications

•Interview IRC beneficiaries, staff, donors and volunteers for research and content purposes

•Seek opportunities to include templates/communication materials that will encourage tweets, donor web content, or narratives they can use with their own networks or at suitable events

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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