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 28 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.
IRC's Global Partnerships and Philanthropy (GPP) department is responsible for the global delivery of the International Rescue Committee’s private sector fundraising, contributing upwards of $200 million per year, delivering key partnerships and influence that support our mission, and plays an important strategic role in the creation of IRC’s brand, awareness and support for its advocacy goals.
The IRC's 2020 strategy centers on its ambition to continue to improve the scale and effectiveness of IRC programs worldwide with evidence of what works best to impact people’s lives in conflict and fragile settings. GPP comprises colleagues and teams delivering marketing, account management, leadership gifts, board liaison, corporate partnerships, brand stewardship and communications to support this work. These colleagues are primarily located in the United States and the United Kingdom at present, but IRC plans to significantly expand its global fundraising footprint. Other colleagues within IRC are also deeply engaged with private funding & partners in particular within US Resettlement and field programs and we work in close integrated collaboration to ensure best use of resources and highest impact for IRC.
GPP is delivering a new radical and ambitious 2020 Private Sector Engagement strategy that will enhance IRC’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ in income, partnership and awareness. At the same time believing that the root of our success lies in a high performing team and culture we need to build our internal infrastructure, build a strong global team, a dynamic culture, a forward thinking ethos, and establish 21st century analytics, reporting, operational and business management practices that will help us achieve our ambitious goals.
IRC already enjoys the benefits of a best-in-class International Partnerships and Philanthropy team – currently raising over $50m per annum and building partnerships who provide influence, profile, expertise, consumer & workforce access, work opportunities and resources in our service to our beneficiaries – both within USA and globally. This role will support and build on that success – ensuring our existing relationships flourish and grow, whilst also strategically broadening our international scope and ambitions beyond our extremely strong USA base.
This position will also strategize and systemically build our international (non-USA) leadership giving and partnership philanthropy program: building sustainable relationships and communities of support at the very highest level, through a carefully planned & stewarded geographic selection process, with global philanthropists, foundations and corporations.
This is a new team within GPP and the Vice President will lead development of strategy, build and grow our highly expert team, and will also personally lead the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Development donors at the very highest ($5m+) levels. It is envisaged that the International Development program will deliver an additional $25m by 2022, bringing the total portfolio to $75m+.
S/he will develop a close working relationship with the CEO and President, coordinating closely with our senior executives and representatives to ensure IRC builds outstanding international relationships at the very highest level. The Vice President of International Development will be part of the GPP Senior Leadership team and report to the Senior Vice President Global Partnerships & Philanthropy.
Education: Bachelor & Master’s degree or significant equivalent experience.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
A collegiate environment working collaboratively across GPP and the broader IRC; Strong sense of transparency and accountability to ensure we are doing right by our beneficiaries and donors, exemplifying the IRC Way. Significant international travel will be required.
To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post, and your suitability for this role, along with your CV/resume (no photos) in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY.
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