FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
SENIOR MANAGER
Development and Outreach Department
Sydney Office
Application Deadline: 9 October 2022

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Manager to develop relationships with donors and prospects and represent the work of Human Rights Watch within Australia. This is a one year fixed-term, full-time position for parental leave coverage, with an anticipated start in December 2022. The position is based in Sydney and reports to the Australia Director based in Sydney and the Senior Director of Development and Outreach based in Geneva.

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. Represent the work of Human Rights Watch to existing and prospective supporters and grow financial support in Australia by soliciting major gifts and general support funds; 

2. Cultivate, service and solicit individual donors, prospects and Committee members in Sydney;

3. Manage the production of fundraising, outreach and cultivation events in Sydney, including the annual Voices for Justice dinner, researcher briefings, film screenings, advocacy and cultivation events;

4. Oversee event logistics including tracking and maintaining agreed budgets, branding elements, materials, and follow-up;

5. Develop relationships with Sydney Committee members, help support the activities of our Sydney Outreach Committee;

6. Manage all aspects of the Sydney Committee including committee meetings, executive meetings, sub-committee meetings, and communications; 

7. Oversee gift processing and donor support services for Sydney in Salesforce, including but not limited to: mailings, gift tracking and acknowledgments;

8. Supervise support staff in the Sydney office, providing regular and timely constructive feedback, and ensuring balanced workload;

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

10. Perform other responsibilities as may be required.

Qualifications:

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in human rights, corporate communications, or philanthropy is required. An advanced degree in a related field is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of five years of fundraising or relevant experience and demonstrated success in overseeing events are required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Proven success in creating and managing major gifts programs and ability to manage high-level donor relationships are required.

2. Creativity, initiative, follow-through and excellent organizational skills are required. 

3. The ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities, working effectively toward deadlines is required. 

4. Ability to effectively manage and engage a variety of volunteers, committee members, and board members is required.

5. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within Human Rights Watch as well as with external partners are required. 

6. Strong technology skills, including experience with donor databases and knowledge of social media are required. 

7. Experience coordinating events, preferably large-scale events, is required. 

8. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required. 

9. An entrepreneurial spirit and the discipline to work independently, but also the ability to function as a member of a development team is highly desirable. 

10. Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of Human Rights Watch is required.

11. Familiarity with fundraising in Australia is strongly preferred.

Other: Applicants for this role must possess valid Australian work authorization.

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 9 October 2022 by visiting our online job portal at https://careers.hrw.org/ and attaching a cover letter and a resume or CV, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed 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 recruitment@hrw.org. 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.

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