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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Learning & Knowledge Mgr, Intl Human Rights (NY)

Learning and Knowledge Manager, International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) – NY

Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary, IHRFG is implementing its new vision and is seeking a strategic and creative thinker, connector, collaborator, trend-spotter and communicator to join its team. This full time Learning and Knowledge Manager will be based in New York and report to and work closely with the Executive Director. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic emerging to mid-level professional with a passion for human rights issues and knowledge of philanthropy. This position will support IHRFG’s learning community, including by evaluating member needs and field trends, producing skills- and knowledge-building activities, and developing responsive and innovative toolkits and resources for funders. The position will also coordinate IHRFG’s development functions.
  • Lead continual learning and evaluation processes, including analyzing member needs, human rights and philanthropy trends and IHRFG’s programming and operations
  • Lead the development and dissemination of online and print tools and resources, such as case studies, funder “tips sheets,” articles and resource guides, in close partnership with each of IHRFG’s programs
  • Coordinate strategic cross-program learning, planning and collaboration
  • Serve as a resource to IHRFG staff, members and the broader human rights and philanthropic community around trends, initiatives and opportunities in the field
  • Manage IHRFG’s fundraising, grants and membership dues processes, including grant writing
  • Provide research and convening support to member-led working groups that focus on specific human rights topics
  • Support other programs, operations, and initiatives as needed

Education and Experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience working in human rights and/or philanthropy, preferably both
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant issue area desired (graduate-level degree a plus)
  • Experience with organizational assessments and developing ongoing learning processes
  • Experience with information management and developing adult learning tools for peer to peer learning
  • Demonstrated ability to see opportunities, problem solve, and develop and execute smart, strategic and forward-thinking initiatives
  • Successful track record in developing and maintaining strong, professional and collaborative relationships and working across teams
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to write and craft materials for different audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to process diverse strands of information and present ideas in a pragmatic, compelling and accessible manner

  • Skills and AttributesThe ideal candidate will thrive in a small tight-knit team environment. Reliability, integrity, flexibility, a quick mind, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and a sense of humor strongly valued. Additional skills and attributes:
    • Resourcefulness and competence in a range of tasks, from development of educational resources to proposal writing to meeting logistics to relationship management
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines while maintaining quality and meticulous attention to detail
    • A high-energy, entrepreneurial individual who takes initiative and keeps projects moving
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong editorial skills
    • Organizational savvy, diplomacy and outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Someone who is a team player, collaborative, and understands the power of partnerships and peer leadership to accomplish IHRFG’s goals
    • Ability to travel, including internationally

    To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to with your name and “IHRFG Program Manager” in the subject line, by Monday, January 5, 2014. Early submissions appreciated. Interviews will begin immediately and will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.