Manager, Regional Engagement - Leadership Gifts

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International Rescue Committee, Inc.
New York, United States
Apply by 8 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 August 2018

Job Description

Requisition ID: req2545
Job Title: Manager, Regional Engagement - Leadership Gifts
Sector: Fundraising
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:
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.

IRC’s Global Partnerships and Philanthropy (GPP) department is responsible for the global delivery of the International Rescue Committee’s private sector resources (financially contributing circa USD200m per annum, as well as key partnerships and influence that support our mission), and plays an important strategic role in the creation of IRC’s brand, awareness and support for its advocacy goals.

The IRC’s strategy centers on its ambition to continue to improve the scale and effectiveness of IRC programs worldwide with evidence of what works best to impact people’s lives in conflict and fragile settings. GPP comprises colleagues and teams delivering marketing, account management, leadership gifts, board liaison, corporate partnerships, brand stewardship and communications to support this work. These colleagues are primarily located in the USA at present - but IRC plans to significantly expand its global fundraising footprint. Other colleagues within IRC are also deeply engaged with private funding & partners - in particular within Europe, US Resettlement and field programs - and we need to work in close integrated collaboration to ensure best use of resources and highest impact for IRC.

GPP has begun delivering a new radical and ambitious 2020 Private Sector Engagement (PSE) strategy that will enhance IRC’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ in income, partnership and awareness. At the same time - believing that the root of our success lies in a high performance team and culture - we need to build our internal infrastructure, ensure we build a strong global team, a dynamic culture, a forward thinking ethos, and establish 21st century analytics, reporting, operational and business management practices that will help us achieve our ambitious goals.

Job Overview/Summary:
The Manager, Regional Engagement will be a critical partner for Regional Directors and portfolio managers-providing project management support and coordination to allow IRC to respond to and leverage engagement opportunities and events presented by major donors and their networks-and supporting the Leadership Gifts team to achieve ambitious revenue targets.

Major Responsibilities:
* Regional event management involving major donors, including developing invitations; overseeing the tracking of RSVPs and input of donor information into CRM (Salesforce); coordinating thank you emails; scheduling for planning and debriefs; and other event logistics as needed.
* Support Regional Directors and their teams to effectively respond to and leverage engagement opportunities, including local US Program resettlement office activities, and IRC President and program staff visits.
* Provide project management support for regional prospecting initiatives, for example a High Upgrade Potential (HUP) program.
* Assist delivering on sophisticated donor strategy through very close collaboration with Regional Directors; manage nuanced data related to these donors through meticulous recordkeeping in Salesforce.
* Provide Regional Directors with writing support by drafting sensitive donor correspondence for some of our most top-of-pyramid donors.
* Undertake special projects as requested.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Officer, Leadership Gifts
Position directly supervises: N/A

Indirect Reporting: N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Leadership Gifts, Strategic Events, Prospect Research, IPP and GPP colleagues
External: IRC major donors and prospects

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in relevant field.

Work Experience:
2-3 years of relevant work experience. Preferred experience and/or interest in working in a non-profit environment.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
* Sound Microsoft Office and database management skills (Salesforce preferred);
* Proven project or program management skills;
* Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills;
* Strong listening skills;
* Ability to think critically about problems;
* Detail-oriented; and
* Commitment to respect and maintain confidentiality of donor information.

Working Environment:
This role requires working remotely part-time (i.e., telecommuting). Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours.

About the Organization

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, 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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