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Development & Communications Coordinator

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Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights | New York, NY
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Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights


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Published 18 days ago

Start Date

July 1, 2019

Application Deadline

June 14, 2019

Salary

$60,000 - $75,000
Position pay range is $60,000 to $75,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.


Organization:

Centered on a groundbreaking model of rapid response grantmaking, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (UAF) supports courageous women and transgender human rights defenders (WHRDs) around the world. Our model protects and advances the civil, political and social rights of women and LGBTI people, and invests in the resilience of social justice movements, including environmental, feminist, anti-corruption, land rights, youth, and LGBTI movements. Founded in 1997, Urgent Action Fund has grown from a single organization into a network of four independent Sister Funds that collectively support frontline women’s rights activists around the world. With an annual revenue of $5 Million, UAF’s work within this network centers on support for activists and social movements in Central Asia, the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe, the South Caucuses, Turkey, Russia, Canada, and the United States.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Partnerships, this position coordinates development operations, contributes to fundraising efforts by increasing Urgent Action’s Fund’s visibility and manages external communications, including creating content for the organization’s website and social media communities. This position maintains high quality fundraising systems and relationships with key vendors, creates communications content and products for print and online distribution, and represents Urgent Action Fund in collaborative communications projects with allied organizations. This position is based in the Oakland office of the Urgent Action Fund with some travel.

 

Core responsibilities:

  • Steward incoming gifts, enter gifts into the development database, prepare gift receipts, ensure appropriate acknowledgment for the gift.
  • Maintain the quality of all prospect and donor records in the development database.
  • Manage the production of development collateral, including appeals and print and online communications with donors. Develop, write, and solicit content.
  • Create email campaigns highlighting UAF’s work with grantee partners and empower UAF’s digital community to become donor-activists for women’s rights.
  • Work with Director of Partnerships on donor proposals and reports.
  • Liaise with the financial team and UAF Sister Funds to reconcile gifts and grants.
  • Manage partnerships with key vendors including mail, print, web, and graphic design consultants, and ensure timely product distribution.
  • Manage the organization’s social media accounts. Lead strategies to grow, increase, and prioritize engagement across accounts. Track and develop tools for engagement analytics. Write posts, engage with followers, and solicit additional content from throughout the organization.
  • Manage the organization’s website. Create and solicit new content for the website, and routinely post updates. Manage the website host/ consultant to ensure routine upgrades and security.

 Core capacities:

  • Shares the values of the organization: integrity, feminisms, wellbeing, justice, courage, and mindful engagement.
  • Works highly collaboratively to secure input from and coordinate the efforts of multiple stakeholders including program staff and external consultants.
  • Works with attention to detail and sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Enjoys forming new relationships that connect others to Urgent Action Fund.
  • Enjoys working with diverse individuals and groups.
  • A can-do attitude: a highly driven, energetic, detailed, enjoys a small company atmosphere with lean staffing, has the ability to wear a number of different hats.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of nonprofit development experience.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to social justice activism and philanthropy as tools for social change, and to the mission of Urgent Action Fund.
  • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects on various timelines.
  • Excellent database, social media and web skills. Prior experience with Wordpress, Network for Good, and MailChimp platforms is a plus.

 Job Specifics & Work Environment:

This position is full time (40 hours per week) and is exempt. Preferred position location is New York City, although we will consider applicants in Oakland, CA.

 Urgent Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Organization:

Centered on a groundbreaking model of rapid response grantmaking, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (UAF) supports courageous women and transgender human rights defenders (WHRDs) around the world. Our model protects…

Details at a glance

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  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Includes a strong benefits package (Health, Dental, retirement, Flex Spending for medical and transit).

Includes a strong benefits package (Health, Dental, retirement, Flex Spending for medical and transit).

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter, and resume to employment@urgentactionfund.org, with “Development & Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. Cover letters may be addressed to the hiring manager: Kathleen Klock, Director of Partnerships. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

Please submit cover letter, and resume to employment@urgentactionfund.org, with “Development & Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. Cover letters may be…

Location

New York, NY
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