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Associate Director, Development and Outreach
Human Rights Watch
  • Salary £45,000 per year
  • Location EC1N, London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Fundraising , Events
  • Sectors Human Rights
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Job Description

Development and Outreach Department
(London Office)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking an Associate Director to take the lead on all fundraising and outreach events for the London office. This position will report to the City Director in London. 


1. Manage and oversee fundraising, outreach, and cultivation events in London including HRW’s annual £800-1,000,000 Voices  for  Justice  dinner, Film Festival Benefit evening, conferences, and privately hosted dinners;

2. Oversee event logistics including branding elements, materials, merchandise strategy, and follow-up; 

3. Identify areas of interest for our community with regards to HRW’s work so that the Development & Outreach department can adopt a proactive and strategic approach to events;

4. Manage all aspects of the London Committee including committee meetings, executive meetings, sub-committee meetings, communications, and working closely with the committee co-chairs;

5. Research, identify, cultivate, service, and solicit new prospects, existing donors, and London Committee members, with a particular focus on mid-level donors (£5-99K);

6. Oversee public programs and outreach e.g., manage speaker outreach committee, form relationships with partner organizations, and identify new opportunities; 

7. Manage income, and expenditure budgets for our keystone events and smaller conferences and briefings; 

8. Represent HRW to existing and prospective supporters through email, in speeches and at in-person briefings;

9. Perform other responsibilities as may be required. 

Education:   A bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience:  A minimum of five years of fundraising experience is required. 

Related Skills and Knowledge:
1. Proven success in creating and managing major gifts programs and highly skilled at managing high-level donor relationships are required.

2. Demonstrated experience overseeing large fundraising events, such as the annual dinner, and smaller bespoke events is required.

3. Creativity, initiative, follow-through and excellent organizational skills are required. 

4. Commitment to working with staff and partners in a positive, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment is required.

5. Strong oral and written communications skills in English are required.

6. Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW are essential. 

7. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations are required. 

8. An entrepreneurial and disciplined self-starter who can work independently, but also function as a member of a development team, is highly desirable. 

9. Familiarity with fundraising in London is strongly preferred.

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.