Senior Program Support Manager, Private Partnerships – Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a new Senior Program Support Manager, Private Partnerships to support the growth and stewardship of private donors and partnerships for the IRC’s Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration (RAI) programming in the United States.

Since its inception in 1933, the IRC delivers lasting impact to refugees fleeing from war or disaster by offering lifesaving care, life-changing assistance, and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant. This role is part of the Global Partnerships and Philanthropic Services (GPPS) team, which aims to provide the High Value Fundraising teams with best-in-class support in a single, unified service model.

The IRC’s RAI department creates opportunities for refugees, asylum-seekers, and marginalized communities to survive and thrive in Europe and the United States. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a portfolio of restricted grants from private donors (trusts, foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals). They will also have relevant programmatic experience working to ensure that refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, immigrants, and other individuals who have been displaced receive services and support that result in positive changes in their lives across the areas of health, economic wellbeing, safety, education, and power.

Major Responsibilities:

The role will serve as a primary focal point and liaison between the private fundraising teams and country office teams for all aspects of business development and grant management. The major responsibilities will span across all grant lifecycle stages and include:

Champion new funding needs (30%):

• Develops concept notes and general proposals for prospective donors on identified RAI funding needs, including maintenance of internal funding need database (SNAP);

• Ensures that RAI funding needs and priorities are well represented across high-value fundraising teams on an ongoing basis, and proactively shares information, and advocates as needed on behalf of RAI;

• Partners with Resource Acquisition and Management team and RAI Technical Units to strategize about and implement the amplification of funding needs, and identify new areas of work that can be proactively worked up and offered to new partners and donors;

• Facilitates internal info sessions and brown bags with RAI program teams to support fundraiser understanding of program issues

Private funding portfolio management (60%):

• Partner with Resource Acquisition and Management team and External relations to maintain an up-to-date record of all private sector partnerships in the program to inform effective and timely delivery of relevant updates and monitor burn rates on relevant grants;

• Supports RAI technical units, programs, and high-value fundraisers to apply internal procedures and systems such as OTIS (IRC’s grant information tracking system), for private funding portfolio and ensure SNAP entries are up to date;

• Maintains up-to-date OTIS records; supports the allocation of revenue to programs in together with Global Donation Operations teams, and ensures timely notification of RAI programs on award receipts

• Coordinate with internal teams to maintain efficient gift processing and notification procedures to reduce delay on gift disbursement;

• Provides project management support on large multi-site or multi-year opportunities and grants as requested.

Process Improvement (10%):

• Responsible for establishing the foundation for the development of processes and systems that would advance our private-sector partnerships pursuits;

• Coordinates with Resource Acquisition and Management team to augment RAI-ER collaboration efforts, chiefly advancing the RAI-ER integration efforts within External Relations;

• Reviews and proposes improved processes as needed to help reduce time, and ensure appropriate partner sign off, to align private sector donor and program timelines;

• Serve as interlocutor and advisor to RAI on GPPS and ER processes; ensure key high-value organizational updates are efficiently cascaded to RAI in collaboration with RAM.

Key Working Relationships:

Reports to: Director, Program Services, GPPS

Position Supervises (if applicable): N/A

Essential Qualifications:

• Approximately 6 years working in private sector fundraising with at least 3 years working in similar programmatic areas to RAI;

• Demonstrable experience of running and monitoring large, multi-sectoral and multi-country private sector partnerships and working across various teams and functions;

• Knowledge of the drivers and motivators for support from corporations, foundation, wealthy individuals & faith and membership based organizations, and experience working directly and supporting private sector fundraisers;

• Experience in developing and leading successful complex proposals and providing impactful reporting for high value donors;

• Ability to effectively manage and coordinate with geographically dispersed teams throughout all stages of the private grant lifecycle;

• Experience managing donor compliance, budgeting, negotiating agreement provisions, technical and financial reporting;

• Understanding of the private donor mentality and pace of work and the differences from public funding culture;

• Ability to analyze and synthesize information and excellent attention to detail;

• Willingness and ability to regularly travel to the program sites

• Outstanding people skills and cross-culture communication;

• Solid organizational skills: ability to be flexible and in a fast-paced multi-task team environment;

• Language skills: English required; proficiency in another language relevant to RAI programs is a plus.

Working Environment:

This role may work remotely, hybrid, or in-person full time. Some occasional travel may be required. If remote, applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours.


Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Gender Equality:

IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Professional Standards:

The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.




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