Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Manager (Development and Outreach)

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Job Description

FIXED-TERM, FULL TIME JOB VACANCY Manager Development and Outreach Department Location: Toronto Application Deadline: October 13, 2020 The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified candidates for the fixed-term vacancy of Manager to develop relationships with donors and prospects and represent the work of Human Rights Watch within Canada. This is a fixed-term, full-time position for six months with an anticipated start in November 2020. The position is based in the Toronto office and will report to the Toronto City Director once that position is hired, and will report to the Managing Director of Development and Outreach based in Toronto in the interim. Responsibilities: 1. Manage and help produce Fundraising, outreach and cultivation events in Toronto, including virtual fundraising events, researcher or programmatic briefings, and other advocacy and cultivation events; 2. Work with the City Director to identify, vet, cultivate, service, and solicit individual donors and prospects, including Committee members, foundations and corporations; 3. Liaise with Committee and sub-committees: schedule meetings (in person or virtual) create agendas, prepare background materials, lead meetings, take minutes and conduct follow-up to meetings; 4. Coordinate select initiatives and help to manage the Human Rights Watch Canada based Circle Affinity groups; including donor lists, fundraising strategies and event production (in person or virtual); 5. Manage communications with and create content for the Canada Committee and donor community including circulating event invitations, programmatic updates, and other relevant outreach; 6. Oversee and implement HRW Canada’s growing social Media Platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and monthly e-newsletters; 7. Provide membership support services for the Toronto office including gift tracking and using HRW's Salesforce database; 8. Work in partnership with the full Canada team, including the Canada Director, City Director, Officer, and Associate to advance all initiatives and projects. 9. Promote inclusive and positive work environment including by soliciting diverse points of views, encouraging staff to participate in DE&I efforts, and proactively addressing bias, discrimination, microaggressions, etc.; and 10. Performing other responsibilities as required. Qualifications: Education: A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required. Experience: A minimum four to five years of experience in fundraising. Related Skills and Knowledge: 1. Experience coordinating in person and virtual events, preferably large-scale events, is required. 2. Creativity, initiative, follow-through and excellent organizational skills are required. 3. Excellent oral and written communications skills in English are required. 4. Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with local partners, government officials and external media partners are required. 5. Ability to multi-task effectively, including having good planning and organizing skills and ability to work under pressure are required. 6. Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW is essential. 7. Strong technology skills, including experience with Salesforce, Social Media channels and online conference platforms (Zoom and Microsoft Teams). 8. 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. Other: Applicants must hold valid Canadian work authorization. Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers comprehensive compensation and benefits. 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.
Apply Now