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 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Board Relations Associate is responsible for the administrative, operational, and editorial support key to maintaining all aspects of IRC’s Board of Director and Overseers.
- Fully support the Board Relations Officer with administrative tasks to execute high-level meetings, such as Board and Committee meetings, including but not limited to, coordinating scheduling across departments and with key Board members, tracking RSVPs and final attendee lists in SalesForce, preparing bound packets with meeting materials, working with IT and Customer Service to ensure the room and tech needs are fully setup, attending meetings and taking minutes/notes, and troubleshooting as needed day of to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
- Provide administrative support to management of SalesForce such as data and activity entree, cleaning records, managing salutations and preferences, updating contact information, and submitting cases and issues and running reports.
- Support various Board and Overseer related request such as but not limited to, internship and job recommendations, and reporting requests for grants and internal audits across country and USP programs.
- Support Board communications and stewardship by copy editing email messages, managing mini-mailings, and tracking follow-up.
- Support other projects and take on additional responsibilities as needed.
Impact of work: Contributes to the IRC’s ability to effectively and efficiently acquire, retain, and upgrade Leadership Gifts level donors by directly supporting a variety of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree
Minimum: 2 years of work (or internship) experience in an office setting.
- Experience working in a non-profit development department.
- Interest in humanitarian work.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Solid Microsoft Office, including Outolook, and database management skills;
- Proven organizational and time management skills: the ability to work accurately and productively in a fast-paced environment and respond/adapt to shifting priorities;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills: the ability to effectively interact with a variety of internal and external contacts;
- Strong listening skills and the ability to accurately follow directions;
- Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to deadlines;
- The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take initiative independently;
- Commitment to respect and maintain confidentiality of donor information.
- Experience with SalesForce or other donor database management system.
Language Skills: English (fluent)
Working Environment: Standard work environment.