Employment - Special Events and Fundraising Coordinator (Temporary)

The Global Justice Center is currently seeking a highly motivated and energetic Special Events and Fundraising Coordinator 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 managing the execution of a fundraising gala event including concept development, planning, securing sponsorships and overall event management logistics including day-of event coordination, programming, implementation and analysis. The Special Events and Fundraising Coordinator will report directly to the Grants and Development Manager.

This position is available immediately and will continue through the end of December 2018 (with the potential to transition into a permanent role).

I. Duties & Responsibilities

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

Fundraising

  • Conduct prospect research for new individual and institutional funding opportunities
  • Provide administrative support before, during and after fundraising meetings, including but not limited to scheduling meetings, making reservations, communicating with meeting attendees and timely follow-up activities from meetings
  • Support the Grants and Development Manager with grant applications and reports, including compiling necessary materials, drafting applications and reports, and tracking deadlines
  • Assist with direct mail campaigns including annual report and annual appeal

Gift Acknowledgment, Tracking & Database Coordination

  • Support the Digital Communications Manager to maintain an accurate and up to date donor and event attendee database
  • Prepare letters and other correspondence including but not limited to gift acknowledgements, and coordinate follow-up with staff in a timely manner

Special Event Planning & Coordination

  • Assist the Grants and Development Manager with planning the Global Justice Center’s inaugural Gala
  • Conduct research, gather information, and assist senior management with the negotiation of contracts prior to closing any deals with potential vendors
  • Coordinate logistics and all Gala details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, sponsorship, special guests and speakers, etc.
  • Assist the Digital Communications Manager to promote and publicize event
  • Proactively handle any issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day
  • Assist the Digital Communications Manager by tracking and managing event registration pages and RSVP’s
  • Assist the Grants and Development Manager to cultivate and expand sponsorship development and fulfillment
  • Conduct post-event evaluation to determine how future events could be improved
  • Provide volunteer coordination and recognition for GJC’s inaugural Gala

II. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2-3 years development experience in an advocacy or policy-based organization.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience planning, managing, and executing fundraising events
  • Experience communicating with donors and potential donors.
  • Experience with maintaining relations with Board of Directors.
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, initiate and manage projects, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks with maximum efficiency;
  • Strong computer and database skills, especially with 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 June 8, 2018, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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:
  • Posting content, editing and updating the GJC website.
  • Updating GJC's Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook accounts.
  • Writing regular blog posts on current events and 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.
  • Very strong written skills, comfortable writing daily and 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 and social media strategies.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and willing 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 are currently accepting applicatioss for the Fall 2018 Communications Internship.