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 Leadership Gifts Associate is a pivotal member of the Leadership Gifts team responsible for the administrative, operational, and editorial support key to reaching the team’s ambitious fundraising goals: to retain and upgrade current portfolio of donors and identify and cultivate the most promising prospects.
- Fully support Senior Officer, Stewardship and Strategy to ensure success of stewardship activities and strategic projects. This includes but is not limited to supporting coordinated email and mail communication to large numbers of major donors.
- Provide administrative support to the officers both in New York and working remotely. This includes but is not limited to printing materials, assisting with meeting preparation and scheduling, submitting expenses, managing data and information, merging and printing letters, hand writing / addressing communication from officers, donor research, content gathering, writing proposals and reports, checking and acknowledgement of gifts from major donors, and supporting events.
- Provide SalesForce support to the Leadership Gifts officers including creating new accounts, updating contact information, and entering donor activities and engagement.
- Work in partnership with other Leadership Gifts Associates/Managers and act as a contingency for other members of the Stewardship team.
- 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 major donors by directly supporting a variety of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree
Minimum: 2 years of experience in an office setting.
- Experience working in a non-profit development department.
- Interest in humanitarian work.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Sound Microsoft Office 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.