Institutional Development Coordinator

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 29

Position description

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Development, the Institutional Development Coordinator is an integral member of the Institutional Development team and is responsible for conducting a full range of development activities that support fundraising plans for the programmatic areas of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), including assistance with maintaining key institutional and prospect relationships; proposal management; donor and prospect moves management; and donor outreach and prospect research. The Coordinator will also provide administrative support to members of the team.


  • In consultation with the Director of Institutional Development, implement short and long-term strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward institutional funders for general and restricted support;
  • Support the Executive Director and Director of Institutional Development in day-to-day tasks and activities, including: researching and creating donor profiles; prioritizing and arranging the appointment calendars; coordinating supportive arrangements for meetings and appointments; composing/editing routine correspondence; prioritizing work and providing project support;
  • Identify new prospective institutional donors and perform prospect research utilizing available research tools. Prepare donor briefings;
  • Assist with prospect management activities, including tracking actions and organization information in Salesforce database;
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of existing and potential funders;
  • Keep track of proposal and reporting deadlines, and ensure adherence to all deadlines;
  • Collaborate with communications team to assist in digital and print cultivation and stewardship efforts that attract new funders and grow overall support;
  • Run complex queries and reports from Salesforce database and prepare weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports tracking progress and metrics;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with three or more years demonstrated successful development experience, experience with foundation relations and government grants a plus;
  • Strong judgement and decision making skills;
  • Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to write and edit persuasively on a wide range of human rights issues, and the ability to grasp and communicate substantive PHR programs;
  • Exceptional research and synthesis skills, and a very high bar for work product;
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to data accuracy;
  • Self-starter with outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail, while meeting deadlines;
  • Mature, flexible, resourceful, and a fast learner with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with donors, and represent the organization tactfully and diplomatically;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) with advanced knowledge of Excel; experience with a donor database such as Salesforce a plus;
  • Ability to plan efficiently, organize, and manage several projects simultaneously with limited supervision or direction, while meeting deadlines;
  • A commitment to human rights is essential.

This is a full-time position located in New York City. Salary is commensurate with experience. PHR offers comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, a retirement savings plan, and generous vacation.

Application instructions

Please send a cover letter (with compensation requirements) and resume, including "Institutional Development Coordinator" in the subject line.

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