Employment - Grants and Development Manager

The Global Justice Center is currently seeking a highly motivated and energetic Grants and Development Manager with a passion for human rights and the ability to synthesize complex ideas and explain them simply and engagingly. We are looking for a dedicated fundraiser with exceptional interpersonal skills who is interested in joining a small and high-energy team. We’re looking for a team member who is familiar with the world of international human rights and advocacy, with experience spearheading successful fundraising campaigns for both foundations and major donors.

I. Duties & Responsibilities

Major duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

Strategic Planning

  • Collaborating with the President and senior staff to develop and lead annual and multi-year fundraising plans and define philanthropic goals and strategies.
  • Spearheading special stewardship initiatives, fundraising appeals, and donor prospecting.
  • Establishing an annual fundraising calendar and quarterly goals and managing the fundraising efforts of GJC’s Board members.
  • Working closely with the President on development of GJC’s annual budget, financial reports and fundraising documents.
  • Collaborating seamlessly with Communications team to develop consistent messaging and fundraising strategies

Grants Management

  • Managing all grant applications and grant reporting in close coordination with program staff.
  • Maintaining correspondence with current and prospective institutional donors.
  • Researching and identifying new prospective institutional donors.

Individual Giving

  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with current individual donors.
  • Developing strategies and organizing events to cultivate new individual donors.
  • Utilizing and maintaining donor database in Salesforce as a tool for growth.

II. Qualifications

  • 3-5 years development experience in an advocacy or policy-based organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree a plus.
  • Experience managing innovative donor cultivation strategies with a small team.
  • Experience planning, managing, and executing fundraising campaigns
  • Experience developing and managing budgets―prior training in accounting preferred.
  • Strong computer and database skills, especially with Microsoft Excel and Salesforce.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to write well under tight deadlines.
  • Experience working with legal organizations, legal theories or non-direct service non-profits a plus.

Deadline to apply is September 8, 2017, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and a writing sample to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Legal Internship

The Global Justice Center (GJC), an international law focused human rights organization, is seeking summer legal interns.

Global Justice Center law interns will be involved in current projects as well as have the opportunity to develop their own areas of research as it fits within the mission of the organization. Interns often work closely with the organization's President, Janet Benshoof, and are supervised by GJC Counsel. In working closely with the GJC leadership and staff (as well as with our in-country partners) the intern will learn directly from experts in the field.

Qualifications
  • Enrolled law student or recent law school graduate.
  • Interest in and knowledge of women's rights, international relations, law, public policy, transitional justice, or nation-building preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Languages, particularly knowledge of Arabic, a plus.
  • Ability to work independently.

To apply send a current resume, a cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

All documents should be sent in PDF format and should be labeled in the following format: last name, type of document (Jones Resume.pdf, Jones Cover Letter.pdf, Jones Writing Sample.pdf) Please note: only complete applications will be considered.

Communications Internship

This internship is a very exciting opportunity for anyone interested in communications, international affairs, women's studies, human rights and/or international law. In working closely with the GJC leadership and staff, as well as the international women's groups we collaborate with, the intern will learn directly from experts in the field. We value our interns, and give them plenty of opportunities for creativity, academic growth, exposure to current trends and issues in international human rights law, and most importantly, the ability to make a strong contribution to a pioneering international human rights legal organization.

Specific duties may include:
  • Maintaining, editing and updating the GJC website.
  • Social media maintenance, including regular updates to Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook accounts.
  • Writing regular blog posts on current events & GJC’s work.
  • Working to strengthen a communications and press outreach strategy.
  • Assisting in preparing materials (including PowerPoint presentations, research, and logistics) for international projects.
  • Assisting with the logistics for special events.
  • Other administrative and research duties as needed.
Qualifications
  • Interest in and knowledge of women's rights, international relations, law, public policy, transitional justice, nation-building, web-design, and/or non-profit administration.
  • Familiarity with social media tools, database, desktop, and web publishing software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Very strong written skills, comfortable writing daily & under deadline.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks, over the course of the workday.
  • Experience using the Internet for communication and research.
  • Proactive in suggesting stories & social media strategies.
  • Motivation, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of Arabic/Spanish/French and html a plus.

Interns must be willing to work at least 20 hrs/week for the duration of the internship. While the internship is unpaid, the Global Justice Center is willing to assist students in obtaining school credit or outside funding for the internship.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title "Communications Internship". All documents should be sent as PDFs and should be labeled in the following format: last name, type of document (Jones Resume.pdf, Jones Cover Letter.pdf). Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

We will begin accepting applications for the Spring Semester Communications Internship in November 2017.