SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The Organization: Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
Centered on a groundbreaking model of rapid response grantmaking, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (UAF) supports the urgent needs of courageous women, trans, and gender non-binary human rights defenders around the world in times of crisis or opportunity. Our model protects and advances the civil, political, and social rights of women and LGBTI people, and invests in the resilience of social justice movements, including environmental, feminist, indigenous, land rights, youth, and LGBTI movements. Founded in 1997, UAF is a member of a network of four independent “Sister Funds'' that collectively support frontline women’s rights activists around the world. UAF’s work, within this network, centers on support for feminist activists and social movements in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Europe and Central Asia, and the United States and Canada.
The Position: Senior Development Officer
As part of the external fundraising team, the Senior Development Officer leads and strengthens the design and implementation of UAF’s resource development work in alignment with the principles of just and community centric philanthropic frameworks.
In coordination with the Director of Partnerships, the SDO will be responsible for developing, cultivating, and maintaining strong relationships, primarily but not exclusively, with individual donors, foundation partners, professional advisors, and other representatives to engage individuals, foundations, and corporations in charitable giving, and to help drive revenue opportunities for Urgent Action Fund.
Annual Giving: Individuals:
Annual Giving: Institutions:
This position is full-time (32 hours per week as UAF has a 4-day workweek) and is exempt. This position is remote, with a preference for candidates who are in or could relocate to New York, New York should in-person work resume.
UAF is committed to paying competitive wages and upholding sustainable equity practices. Due to the ways in which salary negotiations perpetuate existing structural inequities, UAF as a practice does not participate in a salary negotiation process for any candidate. We will make our best offer, and it will be the same regardless of the candidate. The annual starting salary for the Senior Officer role is $94,950 and includes a strong benefits package (health, dental, retirement, flex spending for medical and transit, HRA, holistic wellness benefits, communication reimbursement, and competitive PTO package).
How to Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to their references) to [email protected], with “Senior Development Officer” in the subject line. This position will be open until filled and we encourage candidates to submit their materials as soon as possible. Please submit PDF or Microsoft Word files only, preferably with all materials in one combined file. Resume reviews begin immediately and only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Urgent Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors. In order to build the strongest possible workforce, UAF actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. No relocation costs will be covered for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.