International Human Rights Funders Group seeks Membership & Comm Assoc

December 2015

MISSION: The International Human Rights Funders Group is a global network of grantmakers committed to advancing human rights around the world through effective philanthropy.

POSITION: IHRFG seeks an exceptional Membership and Communications Associate to support a group of funders as diverse and complex as our acronym. Through membership support, communications, and broader network-building, this position acts as a key liaison for IHRFG members in the dynamic field of human rights philanthropy.

The Membership and Communications Associate is:

· Part welcoming committee: coordinating IHRFG’s member relationships by welcoming new members, responding to queries, and identifying opportunities for engagement
· Part encyclopedia: serving as a clearinghouse of member knowledge
· Part matchmaker: identifying common interests and practices to build connections among funders and sharing resources with external networks and outlets
· Part gatekeeper: responding to queries regarding IHRFG, membership and member institutions
· Part fundraiser: managing membership dues outreach and tracking, and supporting fund development efforts, including grant applications and reporting
· Part Editor-in-Chief: developing IHRFG’s newsletter, including member-submitted articles, and compiling other communications materials and outreach for IHRFG activities
· Part web guru: managing IHRFG’s website upgrade and maintaining social media presence
· Part team captain: coordinating staff support for Working Groups focused on specific topics in human rights grantmaking
· Part accuracy aficionado: overseeing support staff in administrative work, including IHRFG’s member databases, and catching pesky errors that might go unnoticed by a lesser candidate

Two to three years experience and demonstrable interest in human rights, social justice, philanthropy, or a related field
Ability to herd cats, follow up compulsively but cordially, and juggle multiple balls (and tasks and deadlines) without dropping one
Inclusive, community-focused, and unfailingly flexible. Experience working with networks, associations, or audiences with diverse needs a plus!
Meticulously – even obsessively – detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful
Willingness to think big, rock the boat, and suggest a change of course
Ability to take initiative, ask questions, learn quickly, and work effectively within a small team
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, web and social media platforms (Twitter, Wordpress, and/or Drupal), databases and spreadsheets
Positive, “can-do” attitude and sense of humor!

HOW TO APPLY: Send your

· cover letter, explaining clearly why you want to work for IHRFG and why you’d be an asset to our team;
· resume (this one is pretty self-explanatory); and
· one example of your work (anything from a blog post to a presentation to a tale of a success or lesson) to with your name and “Membership & Communications Associate” in the subject line by January 23, 2016.

The position includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous benefits package.

IHRFG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, immigrants, indigenous people, LGBT people, people with disabilities, and other traditionally marginalized communities. U.S. work authorization is required.

For more information about the International Human Rights Funders Group, visit

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