Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Assistant (Development and Outreach)

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Job Description

FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY Assistant Development and Outreach Department Toronto Office Application Deadline: October 13, 2020 The Assistant will provide administrative support in the Toronto Office of Human Rights Watch “HRW.” The HRW Canada office serves as an important base for HRW’s Fundraising and outreach activities in Toronto and in the surrounding region. This position is fixed-term and is anticipated to start by the end of October 2020 and continue through February 2021. The Assistant will report to the Toronto City Director once that position is hired, and in the interim will report to the Managing Director in Toronto. Responsibilities: 1. Conduct and track gift entry in the Salesforce database; 2. Draft and process gift acknowledgement and tax receipts to Canada donors; 3. Provide administrative support to the department such as scheduling, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, preparing background materials, and responding to inquiries; 4. Assist with the maintenance of the Salesforce database by ensuring accurate and timely recordings of all contact information, generating reports, lists and queries, and updating information; 5. Track communication with Canada Committee members, donors, and supporters; 6. Perform other duties as required. Qualifications: Education: A bachelor’s degree in human rights, International Relations, social science, or a related field is desirable. An Event Management certificate is an asset. Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is desirable. Related Skills and Knowledge: 1. Prior office/Administration experience and strong organizational skills are strongly desired. 2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential. 3. Strong interest in International Human Rights and event management is required. 4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, including donors, are required. 5. Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required. 6. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required. 7. Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in locations globally are required. 8. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required. 9. Experience with Salesforce and donor databases, as well as knowledge of web management and html are strongly desired. Other: Applicants must hold valid Canadian work authorization. Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. The salary for this position is CAD 17.00 per hour. How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by October 13 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and a CV or resume. 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, 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 do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. 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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