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Job Title: Program Associate, International Human Rights
Job Category: NON PROFIT  [ View All NON PROFIT Jobs ]
Job description:
JOB SUMMARY

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks a Program Associate to join its Human Rights program. The program makes grants aimed at advancing the full range of human rights, deterring human rights abuses, and holding individual, state and non-state perpetrators accountable for rights violations. Our grant making prioritizes marginalized populations and their equality, autonomy and access to power.

The Program Associate provides both programmatic and administrative support for the team of four working on a diverse set of thematic areas including Disability Rights, Human Rights in the Global Economy, Global Rights and Justice. In addition, the Program Associate may manage a limited number of direct grantee relationships, including soliciting and reviewing proposals, monitoring grants, and
conducting site visits under the guidance of the program officers and program director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative

1. Assist team with planning and coordinating meetings, travel, workshops and convenings; make logistical arrangements as needed; manage consultant contracts.
2. Maintain grants database, budget spreadsheets and grant calendars, and coordinate grant processes for the team.
3. Support strategic planning, reflection and learning processes, including through research, analysis, preparation of materials, and note taking.

Program and Grants Management

1. Liaise with grants management team to ensure smooth work flow in the due diligence process.
2. Liaise with grantee organizations on issues related to the grants process, due diligence requests, reporting and other data gathering for the program.
3. Serve as a compliance checkpoint to ensure grant making stays within yearly budgets.
4. Conduct research related to field developments, opportunities related to grant-making, and other topics requested by team.
5. Assist program directors with drafting of summaries and analysis of grant proposals.
6. Assist the program officers as needed with tracking grantee work and outcomes, including reviewing grant reports, participating in meetings with grantees, and reading and tracking news and research that relates to the work.
7. Track and maintain grantee progress and victories for reporting and communications.
8. Participate in all aspects of grant making, including initial screening of potential grantees, analyzing background information; soliciting and developing funding proposals; preparing grant recommendations; serving as focal point on select grantee relationships; and conducting site visits.

Communications

1. Research and prepare educational materials and other information including presentation slides, newsletters and annual report.
2. Participate in team presentations as needed

Other

1. Participate with other staff on internal Wellspring committees and working groups as needed.
Skills:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
ï· Familiarity with and commitment to human rights in the global context.
ï· Knowledge of a range of human rights and social justice issues.
ï· Three or more years working in a human rights or social justice organization.
ï· Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required.
ï· Excellent and demonstrated English-language writing and editing skills.
ï· Excellent research, analytic and organizational abilities.
ï· Knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.
ï· Comfort with financial information, budgets and databases.
ï· Ability to remain flexible, work independently and as a team player, and manage ones own
time.
ï· Ability to work in a cross-cultural, team environment.
ï· Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.
ï· Willingness to learn, be open to new ideas, and have fun.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
ï· Masters degree or equivalent experience.
ï· Experience in grant making.
ï· Experience working or studying in a developing country.
ï· Fluency in Spanish, French or East African languages.
Language requirements:
Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: 60000 USD annual
 
Other Information
 
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 3
Job Location: New York, NY - New York - USA   View a map of this job
Zip/Postal Code: 10018
Describe benefits and Other Informations: SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range: $60,000-$65,000 based on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums
for spouses, domestic partners and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits
including life insurance, longâterm disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, and is committed to providing transgenderâinclusive healthcare.
Post Date: 05/01/2018
 
Contact/Apply Instructions: HOW TO APPLY:
For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@wpfund.org. Subject Line: [Your
name] IHR Program Associate. All applications must include:
ï· a resumé;
ï· a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e. job portal, referral, etc.) and salary requirements (must specify actual amount and range); and
ï· one writing sample (no less than 3 and no more than 5 pages, attached in PDF format).

No phone calls please.

NOTE: At this time, our preference is that applicants have work authorization to work in the United States. If you need sponsorship for a US work visa, please let us know in your cover letter.

The application deadline is May 21, 2018.
 
 
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