Director of Institutional Development

PHYSICIAN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

About the organization

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a preeminent international advocacy and research organization that uses science and medicine to prevent mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. For more than 30 years, PHR has mobilized a community of clinicians and human rights professionals to advance human rights, public health, and social justice across the globe. In this time, it has become a trailblazer in its field, leading landmark investigations into crimes against humanity, and earning a 1997 Nobel Prize for its investigation of the health impact of land mines in Cambodia. PHR has also exposed the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq, exhumed mass graves in Bosnia and Rwanda for international tribunals and provided evidence for criminal investigations into torture and extrajudicial executions.

Duties

Develop and manage the stewardship of institutional funders in conjunction with the Chief Marketing and Development Officer (CMDO), COO, Executive Director, and senior leadership.
Support PHR’s new strategic planning process, including in the development of institutional giving strategies and the identification of potential funders to support new program areas.
Identify and steward new institutional funding prospects, as well as steward current donor relationships; develop and implement solicitation and cultivation strategies.
Oversee and prepare written communications as well as delegate writing projects for the development department including letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, budgets, pitch letters, grant applications, and periodic updates on activities to secure new funding and renewals, and to comply with grant reporting requirements.
Coordinate with senior and program staff on grant fundraising efforts and oversee submission of proposals and reports; manage negotiation of government and foundation contracts.
Partner with COO and CMDO to prepare grant budget proposals, financial reports, and other information for tracking, analysis, budgeting, and internal/external reporting.
Oversee adherence to calendar for proposal and reporting deadlines.
Recruit, hire, and supervise a top-notch professional staff that also includes rotating interns.
Assist the CMDO with other functions as needed.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required.
Minimum six to eight years demonstrated successful management of a complex fundraising program, including foundation relations, and grant writing experience, or equivalent experience. Knowledge of Moves Management a plus.
Experience working with a range of funding partners, including government funders and grants.
Proven understanding of, and ability to work with and prepare budgets.
Demonstrated experience inspiring and leading a dynamic team, supporting professional development, effectively delegating, and project managing multiple simultaneous work-streams.
Strong writing and content development skills, direct grant writing expertise, and a track record of successfully securing institutional funding, and exceeding contributed income goals in a competitive fundraising environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook.
Working knowledge of Salesforce a plus.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please combine your cover letter and resume as a pdf or word document and send it to [email protected] Indicate your “Last Name/First Name, Director of Institutional Development” in the email subject line.

A complete application consists of:

A thoughtful cover letter explaining why you are qualified for/interested in the Director of Institutional Development position with PHR.
Resume/curriculum vitae.
Only complete applications in the format requested sent to [email protected] will be considered.

Physicians for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status, or age.

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