Manager, Flexible Funding
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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
Its External Relations (ER) department was created in early 2020 and is comprised of three complementary functional areas: Private Fundraising, Communications and Advocacy – functions that work together to enhance IRC’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ in private income, advocacy, and brand awareness. Supporting this endeavor, and an integral part of ER, is the Global Partnerships and Philanthropic Services (GPPS) Unit. GPPS consists of functional specialists across a variety of high-value fundraising functions providing all elements of cultivation, support and stewardship to high value donors, partners, and supporters.
The IRC has an exciting opportunity to join the Funding Proposition & Impact Services team within GPPS! This team will develop funding and support propositions and impact reports to strengthen the high-value teams and to enhance IRC's global fundraising and partnerships efforts. By becoming immersed in IRC's programs, team members can translate that content into compelling donor-friendly language, and individual and blended proposals for financial and non-financial support for IRC’s work.
The Manager, Flexible Funding position sits within the Program Services pillar of GPPS, and will play a vital role in supporting the production of collateral to raise flexible funding (unrestricted + replacement restricted), including during emergency responses, to grow relationships with key IRC supporters and prospects. The Manager will be responsible for supporting and helping to strengthen a comprehensive approach to create compelling communications, including appeals, proposals, impact reports, brochures, and other materials. They will collaborate closely with key partners within External Relations, and across the IRC.
· Collaborate with assigned high-value (HV) and other colleagues to produce collateral for multiple audiences, as well as custom materials, including concept notes, appeals, and impact reports, which generate critical revenue for the organization;
· Support in the design and implementation of systems that prepares Editorial Services to respond to high-value fundraisers’ needs for core funding propositions and reporting, including during emergency responses;
· Work with the Editorial Officer, and other colleagues to enhance and evolve donor communications for increased effectiveness over time;
· Prepare and contribute ideas, materials, and briefings for internal strategy meetings, as needed;
· Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues, program and support staff globally; and
· Undertake special projects as directed.
· Experience in communications, marketing, fundraising, and/or a related role with an emphasis on persuasive writing or equivalent;
· Willingness and ability to work additional hours during IRC Emergency Responses, if needed;
· Strong organizational and time-management skills;
· Sound verbal and written communication skills as well as an ability to be clear and concise in communications with a wide range of groups and individuals;
· Demonstrated ability to balance multiple tasks, without sacrificing quality through strong attention-to-detail;
· Sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information;
· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
· Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM system, a plus;
· Experience with Adobe Design Suite, a plus;
· Passion for the IRC’s mission and dedication to private sector partnerships.
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.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, 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.