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Manager, International Board Philanthropy

London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Impact investing, Social venture capital
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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 established a bold new approach that enhances our ability to raise diverse and flexible funding aligned with IRC’s top priorities, while raising our profile and influence. The ER team is international, with colleagues in more than 10 offices globally.

The Manager, International Board Philanthropy is part of an exciting new function within the International Philanthropy team, which focuses on raising gifts from individuals based outside of the U.S., and will support the activities of the Director of International Board Philanthropy in building cohorts of high level donors and influencers spanning our new markets.

Job Overview:

The IRC relies not only on income from fundraising, but also on the expertise and influence of senior volunteers and/or influencers, and we want your help with both! Drawing on the networks of existing Board and Advisor members within our partnership portfolio, the Manager will be tasked with supporting the Director in crafting and implementing a fundraising board strategy for markets outside of the U.S. This role will be critical in establishing fresh networks that will help mobilize fundraising and generate revenue from partners.

For this purpose, we are looking for an enthusiastic and self-starting professional with experience supporting relationships with individuals at the highest level within a wealth management or non-profit environment, enabling us to build and cultivate international development boards with a fundraising focus. The candidate must have a passion for philanthropy and delivering impactful partnerships, and dedication for the IRC's mission. A successful candidate will likewise possess outstanding organizational, communication and influencing skills. Qualified candidates residing in any location where the IRC operates are encouraged to apply.

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of the international fundraising development board strategy in collaboration with the Global Board Engagement team, IPP and USA Philanthropy;
  • Coordinate prospecting and relationship mapping research related to existing and potential international board members resulting in innovative donor cultivation plans;
  • Support the identification of existing and new networks of contacts to approach for fundraising board inclusion for the purpose of raising funds in non-US IRC target markets across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa;
  • Support the achievement of a a Y1 $2million + unrestricted target for International HNWI fundraising, and contribute to the wider HV team goals through introductions to corporations and foundations from the International Board Philanthropy portfolio;
  • Manage a portfolio of board members and act as the day-to-day contact for internal and external queries relating to international development boards;
  • Coordinate regular communications and meetings with international development board members and internal senior partners including the VP, IPP and President’s Office alongside creation of associated documentation such as briefings and agendas;
  • Facilitate engagement with the Global Philanthropy and Partnerships Services team, regional program teams and country offices to develop impactful and innovative board funding and engagement propositions and manage required reporting;
  • Track activities of development board members through our Salesforce database, including research and due diligence compliance, and support in recognizing members' achievements;
  • Support on the delivery of stewardship and cultivation events for new and existing development board members;
  • Support the Director of International Board Philanthropy and SD, IHNWI with diary management, board meetings, travel and other ad hoc tasks relating to international development board activity.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: The Director of International Board Philanthropy under Institutional Philanthropy & Partnerships (IPP) within External Relations (ER)

Position directly supervises: N/A


  • Approximately 2+ years in fundraising for higher education or non-profit organization, or in private sector wealth management;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, with professional fundraising certifications an advantage, or equivalent experience;
  • Experience in more than one of the following markets preferred- Europe (Nordics and Switzerland preferable), Asia or Africa;
  • Excellent project management and relationship-building skills across all levels, including oral and written communications;
  • Previous experience of working with high net worth individuals and their support functions i.e. EA’s, wealth advisors and/or private offices;
  • Experience of supporting a team including the implementation of high level events;
  • Experience with Salesforce database or similar CRM system;
  • Passion for IRC’s mission and demonstrable interest in fundraising.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


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