Development and Fundraising Officer

Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Nov 09

Position description

The Warren Educational Policies Program (WEPP) of AIPG is expanding its capacity to develop knowledge and experience to effectively integrate educational policies and programming into broader governmental strategies for the prevention of mass atrocities, contributing to the building of educational systems that are more resilient to atrocity crimes. 


Accordingly, WEPP is seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to support our fundraising work globally as the WEPP Development Officer. We are looking for a proven fundraising specialist and strategic thinker to conduct a donor and stakeholder mapping and analysis, and to devise a fundraising strategy that will enable the program to achieve its goal of forging effective partnerships worldwide in a five year period. 


A successful candidate will have strong skills and experience in institutional (trusts/foundations and government) fundraising, proposal and report writing, and grants management. The Development Officer will be expected to contribute to expanding and refining the program’s fundraising strategy in consultation with the Program Team and the Executive Office, help to secure increased funding from existing and new funders, and work collaboratively to improve overall fundraising systems (e.g., research and tracking of prospective funders, grants, contacts and reporting).


About the Auschwitz Institute 


The Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG) is building a world that prevents genocide and other mass atrocities. Through education, training, and technical assistance, we support States to develop or strengthen policies and practices for the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities. We also encourage and support the cooperation of States through regional and international networks to advance prevention. In accordance with our commitment to fundamental and universal human rights, the Auschwitz Institute embraces diversity and equity and actively seeks to foster an inclusive work environment across our five global offices. We are a small NGO with a large impact, working in over 90 countries around the world. As our organization grows, we strive for our team to reflect the diversity of communities we serve, and we especially welcome applications from candidates from communities that have been underrepresented in the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention.


About the Warren Educational Policies Program 


AIPG believes that atrocity prevention is not crisis management, but a much broader, longer-term project that involves the identification of the risks that exist within any society and the strengthening and implementation of policies and institutions that reduce those risks. Expanding on this premise, for the past six years, the Warren Educational Polices Program (WEPP) of AIPG has built knowledge and capacity to effectively integrate educational policies and programming into broader governmental strategies for the prevention of mass atrocities, looking precisely at how to ensure younger generations uphold human rights and democratic values in challenging social contexts. 


Since its creation, the WEPP has implemented two national-level programs in Brazil and El Salvador, using an innovative, bottom-up strategy to develop educational projects and policies that respond directly to relevant local needs. In Brazil, WEPP created a curricular framework and pedagogy to open spaces for dialogue, based on the recognition of diversity, within public education classrooms. Piloted in 2018, the project is operating in fifteen states around the country. The program in Brazil has trained roughly 2,000 teachers and has reached more than 60,000 students through implementation of the curriculum in schools. In El Salvador, WEPP produced a toolkit designed to build teachers' capacity to effectively teach the legacy of the country’s civil war, while nurturing a culture of peace. This material is currently included in the country's standard educational curriculum. In 2022, the WEPP organized an international conference, Democratic Education Needs Imagination, which gathered around 30 stakeholders from all over the world to (re)imagine how school-based practices and policies can contribute to more respectful, inclusive, and resilient societies as response to the global rise of hate speech, identity-based violence, and democratic backsliding since the 2008 crisis. 




The tasks and scope of the consultancy will be to:


Undertake a targeted donor mapping and analysis, which includes, but is not limited to:

·        Conduct and analyze research to identify new sources of institutional (foundations / trusts / governments) giving, including bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations, and companies whose policies and practices uphold human rights principles and, ideally, have an interest in educational work worldwide, on an ongoing basis.

·        Provide research reports on individual and institutional donor prospects in consideration of donors’ key thematic/ focus areas and their relevance to the WEPP’s work within AIPG’s broader mission; key opportunities, their funding schedule/timeframe and size of funding; and grant and contract processes and their compliance requirements. 

  • Stay aware of trends in giving (especially within Latin America), changes in human rights funding, and key donors in the field.


Grant management and reporting:

·        Revise concept notes, funding proposals and grant reports as needed. 

·        Prepare and participate in meetings with potential donors to discuss potential projects and opportunities. 

·        Work collaboratively to ensure timely submission of reports and proposals to all funders.


Contribute to developing a 5-year fundraising strategy, which includes:

·        Sources of funds the program should prioritize, including potentially non-traditional donors.

·        Budgets and forecasts related to all fundraising activities, setting annual fundraising goals and have systems in place to benchmark and track progress.

·        Key relevant fundraising methods and activities.

·        Internal structures and resources required to achieve the fundraising strategy.




  • At least five years of experience in development and fundraising in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Capacity and availability to coordinate with other AIPG teams on fundraising goals, strategies and opportunities.
  • Advanced university degree in non-profit management, international relations/ development, business, or related field.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and time management skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese will be positively considered. 
  • Computer proficiency in Windows Operating systems, MS Office, Google Workspace, and knowledge of and demonstrated efficiency with donor management databases.
  • Demonstrates good judgement, is detail-oriented, takes initiative, has a strong sense of self-responsibility, employs tact and discretion where necessary, and engages others with a sensitivity to different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Appreciation of the values and mission of AIPG and a proven ability to represent the organization to donors and prospects.



The Consultant will be expected to be self-motivated and able to work independently. Supervision and support will be provided by the WEPP Director (based in São Paulo, Brazil), who will also provide a general introduction to the work, relevant background documents, and links to the relevant entities and/or individuals across the wider organization and externally.

Hired as a contractor by AIPG’s NYC office, the consultant will be paid on a monthly basis to perform tasks at an estimated dedication of 40h/month and according to the program workflow.


This is a remote position, globally based.

Compensation will be determined in USD according to work location and experience. 


Application instructions

Applications are to be submitted on or before December 4, 2022. The subject of the application letter or e-mail should read ‘WEPP Development and Fundraising Officer’.

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