International Human Rights Funders Group Dep Director

Deadline January 23, 2016.
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 a committed and collaborative Deputy Director to work closely with the Executive Director in shaping IHRFG’s vision, leading the implementation of its new five-year strategic plan, ensuring IHRFG’s financial sustainability and overseeing the management of the organization’s day-to-day operations. Passionate about IHRFG’s core value of member leadership and involvement, the Deputy Director will work closely with all stakeholders, including the Steering Committee, staff, funder-members, foundation supporters, peer funder networks and a broad range of human rights actors, to ensure the sustainability and success of IHRFG’s work. After a phase of substantial growth, IHRFG is at an exciting crossroads, and the Deputy Director will play a critical role in IHRFG’s next phase of development.


Programs: Playing a key role in the ongoing evolution, coordination, direction and oversight of IHRFG’s educational, research, policy, membership and communications activities, including:
Initiating dialogue and development of new initiatives in response to field-wide trends
Ensuring programming is aligned with IHRFG’s overall vision and values
Strengthening cross-program strategy and integration
Developing strong frameworks for annual and long-term planning and systematizing opportunities for reflecting on, learning about, and evaluating IHRFG’s work
Oversight of IHRFG’s Education/Convening and Membership/Communication program areas to develop high-quality programming and member services

Fund Development: Shaping, implementing and monitoring a robust and creative fund development strategy that ensures financial sustainability, including:
Implementing and managing all aspects of IHRFG’s foundation grants processes
Developing and strengthening all of IHRFG’s revenue streams and identifying new opportunities
Overseeing and ensuring effective membership dues and grants systems

Management and Operations: Working closely with our fiscal sponsor and all staff to ensure smooth functioning of all key operational areas of administration, finance, human resources and office maintenance, including:
Overseeing and monitoring all elements of the organization’s finances, including organizational and program budgets and tracking income and expenditures and financial reports
Acting as lead staff-developer, implementing staff performance review processes, goal-setting, providing support and guidance and professional development opportunities
Ensuring that day-to-day operations are efficiently organized and staff work in a supported environment and are able to thrive

Leadership and management-level experience, preferably in the arenas of human rights and/or philanthropy
Inclusive, community-focused, and flexible, with experience in collaboratively working with diverse constituencies
Enthusiasm for and proven track record in grant writing and fundraising
Highly skilled communicator, writer and editor
Strong financial management, budget development and analytic skills
Demonstrated skills in strategic planning and evaluation
Ability to track multiple projects and relationships and ensure deadlines are met
Successful track record in inspiring, leading and directing a close-knit staff
A creative and entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the sense of possibility
Positive, “can-do” attitude and sense of humor!

Essential to the leadership qualities of the Deputy Director of the International Human Rights Funders Group is a deep commitment to IHRFG’s mission, with a passion for building the field of human rights and for the possibilities of philanthropy as a tool for advancing it.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume to team(at) with your name and DEPUTY DIRECTOR POSITION 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.

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