The Worker Rights Consortium is hiring a Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships. This person will lead the WRC’s fundraising operations to maintain and grow our budget, currently over $2.5 million annually, including working with foundations, individual donors, current and potential university affiliates, and other funding sources.
We seek talented, creative, and energetic candidates who have either a strong record of achievement as a fundraiser or a similarly strong record of achievement in other areas of public interest work, such as communications, advocacy, or organizing. Our ideal candidate is passionate about the fundraising that makes our work possible.
Worker Rights Consortium
The WRC is dedicated to ending sweatshop conditions and protecting the rights of workers in factories around the world that produce clothing and other consumer products. We conduct independent, in-depth investigations; issue public reports on factories producing for major brands; and help end labor abuses and protect workplace rights. We also advocate for systemic reforms in global manufacturing supply chains to address the economic dynamics underlying abusive conditions and open the door to broader positive change.
More than 150 universities and colleges in North America have affiliated to the WRC. The WRC aids these institutions in ensuring that the clothing that bears their names and logos is made under decent working conditions.
The WRC is based in Washington, DC, and has 26 staff located in the US and in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. We work closely with unions and civil society organizations in more than two dozen apparel-producing countries.
Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships
This person will lead the WRC’s overall fundraising operation, at the level of both strategy and implementation.
Areas of responsibility include:
The WRC office is located in Washington, DC, but all staff members are currently working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There is a strong preference for candidates who will be able to work from the DC office once our team returns to the office.
This position will report to the Executive Director.
Candidates must have:
The following are desirable but not required:
The WRC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, women, veterans, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The WRC is currently finalizing a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work plan; we are happy to share additional information upon request.
The WRC provides an excellent benefits package, including 100% employer-paid family health insurance, including dental and vision care, with an additional flexible spending plan with employer contribution; 401(k) retirement plan with employer contribution; and five weeks paid vacation. This position is covered by a union contract.
Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be reviewed.
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