Officer, Global Partnerships
New York City (United States of America)
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 28 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The External Relations (ER) department is comprised of four complementary functions: Private fundraising, Mobilization & Marketing, Policy & Advocacy and Operations & Analytics. To enable IRC to deliver our Strategy100 commitments, the ER department has established an ambitious new approach that will improve our ability to raise diverse and flexible funding, while raising our profile and influence. The ER team is international, with colleagues in more than 10 offices globally.
The IRC’s International Philanthropy and Partnerships (IPP) unit, a part of the External Relations (ER) department, leads on the organization’s engagement with corporations, foundations and international philanthropists worldwide.
IPP raises funds from private foundations, corporate foundations and from business areas including corporate social responsibility, marketing, sponsorship, employee giving and match giving. The IPP team matches institutional funder interests with the IRC’s extensive global programs.
The Officer will report directly to the Associate Director of Global Technology Partnerships and work closely with colleagues across the team to develop and execute robust, dynamic partnerships. In addition, the Officer will lead their own partnerships portfolio.
The person who fills this role will be a collaborative, creative, and results-oriented professional with a passion for the IRC's mission, keen interest in private sector fundraising and partnerships, and dedication to the organization's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
·Manage and steward a portfolio of tech or tech-adjacent companies;
·In coordination with the Associate Director, develop and execute strategies for technology donors and prospects and establish funding goals and benchmarks in support of IRC’s Strategy100;
·Collaborate with technology partnerships team to reach annual collective fundraising goal of more than $7M in cash and in-kind in Fiscal Year 2021;
·Develop materials for technology partners or prospects, including concept notes, proposals, presentations, and reports, from drafts through to final line-editing and formatting;
·Prepare and contribute materials, agendas, and briefings for external prospect and donor meetings, and for internal strategy meetings;
·With the Partnerships Officers, monitor and manage expectations and objectives for technology partners, including budget, evaluation, and reporting;
·Facilitate information flows between prospects and donors, program staff and IPP Officers;
·Manage and supervise internal drafting and approval processes necessary for proposals, reports, and budgets;
·Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with External Relations colleagues and IRC program and support staff globally;
·Undertake special assignments, as directed.
·Minimum three years’ experience of front-line foundation and/or corporate fundraising experience in a dynamic environment;
·Experience raising and stewarding gifts of $50K+;
·Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including: speaking to and writing for donors; crafting compelling partnership proposals and pitch materials;
·Passion for the IRC’s mission and commitment to private sector partnerships, including its commitment to championing IRC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities as part of its mission;
·Proven track record of maintaining positive, collaborative, and productive relationships with staff at all levels;
·Good judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information;
·Strong understanding of the necessary support processes required to deliver effective institutional funder relationships;
·CRM experience a plus – Salesforce and/or Raisers Edge;
·Ability to respond quickly to changes in short-term work priorities;
·Ability to identify and create processes necessary to support effective partnerships;
·Commitment to fundraising for international development, human rights, social justice and US immigrant communities;
·Ability and willingness to travel domestically and occasionally internationally, and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
This role may require 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.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.