Organisation: International Rescue Committee

Position: Senior Advisor & Chief of Staff

Location: United States, United Kingdom, Global

Salary: Competitive

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Closing date: 27/09/2019 (day/month/year)

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Senior Advisor & Chief of Staff

International Rescue Committee

Job description

As Chief of Staff for IRC's Global Partnerships and Philanthropy (GPP) department you will work hand-in-hand with the Senior Vice President (SVP) to build the highest functioning fundraising department possible. You would not only support & shape the work of the department, but also enhance the reputation of the team and the function, both internally and externally.

The GPP team is responsible for the global delivery of the International Rescue Committee’s private sector revenue (contributing 200+ million USD annually, as well as key partnerships and influence that support our mission). GPP plays a substantial and strategic role in the creation of IRC’s brand, as well as awareness and support for its advocacy goals.

The IRC's strategy centers on its ambition to continue to improve the scale and effectiveness of its programs worldwide, we continuously examine what programs are most effective and are relentlessly focused on helping our clients whose lives have been impacted by conflict and disaster. Our GPP team comprises international colleagues: delivering marketing, conducting account management, forging leadership gifts, creating board liaisons and corporate partnerships. We also collaborate on brand stewardship and communications. We work collaboratively with other IRC teams, who are also deeply engaged with private funding & partners – in particular within our resettlement and field programmes.

Major responsibilities:

Effective GPP communications

  • As GPP Chief of Staff, you will partner closely with the SVP to ensure effective overall functioning of SVP led affairs and assure the thoughtful delivery of key GPP decision-making forums and communications
  • You will support the overall strategic vision, narrative and messaging for IRC’s private funding (in close working partnership with Senior Director Strategy & Planning)
  • Ensures a clear communications strategy and the effective championing and communication of GPP’s vision, strategy and progress
  • Ensures effective sector wide positioning and promotion of IRC broadly and GPP specifically at key events and forums

Staff engagement & development

  • Craft plan to increase staff engagement in response to employee survey results. In particular to help drive creative ways to address areas of lower satisfaction
  • Lead GPP delivery and planning on staff development, including nomination for training programs and other development opportunities

Governance and wider IRC engagement

  • You will work with the SVP to plan & coordinate all leadership engagement, and ensure the effective governance and work plan of the GPP senior leaders group.
  • Craft and coordinate CEO & GPP Leadership Board engagement – ensuring GPP is prepared and well positioned for all LB updates/presentations; including pre-meeting agenda review.
  • Ensures effective high level governance & decision making for GPP (including oversight with the SVP of income and engagement board.
  • Ensure highly effective and compelling written communications on behalf of the SVP

Board relations

  • Strategic coordination of IRC’s board relations, including management of our Board Relations Senior Officer.
  • Working across all relevant board relations work streams and with all key IRC stakeholders – fundraising, membership, governance, working groups – to ensure a seamless, high quality and consistent program that inspires and encourages our Board in their commitment to IRC

Candidate requirements

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, with demonstrated high performance, in international relations, development or other relevant degree

Work experience:

  • At least 5 years in a strategic role, having worked closely with senior leaders.
  • Sound knowledge of international non-profit fundraising and an understanding of the key drivers and context that drive international growth.  Close experience of working with high level boards is an advantage.
  • An understanding and experience in working in an international context across different time zones, markets and cultures.

Demonstrated skills and competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal, a strategic mindset and dynamic communicative skills
  • The ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people within and across departments in a multi-cultural environment.
  • We need someone who is both a great teammate and an independent performer in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, and the solid ability to prioritize projects with attention to detail.
  • Excellent judgement and sense of dynamics within a leadership team
  • A demonstrable understanding of international fundraising the key factors that support growth
  • Ability to engage persuasively, and with a high level of integrity, with senior colleagues to elicit strong partnerships.
  • Someone who continuously has strategic direction and approach to solving problems and can identify creative solutions
  • Highly motivated person who demonstrates personal initiative, and an ability to work with a strong sense of urgency; and has the capability to manage multiple demands and can adapt to new challenges and shifting priorities
  • Ability to rapidly learn & absorb new content and terminology
  • A strong focus on personal growth and development, and a willingness to regularly receive and act on feedback in pursuit of continuous professional growth

Language skills: English (fluent); French and/or Arabic is a plus

Contact person:

Response email: Click here to email the recruiter

Website: www.rescue.org

Preferred method of response: Web

Closing date: 2019-09-27

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