The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC provides vital care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee war or disaster.
The Global Partnerships and Philanthropic Services (GPPS) unit provides technical expertise and operational support to IRC’s private sector High Value (HV) fundraising teams so that they can focus on engaging forward-looking donors. GPPS is a truly one-of-a-kind HV ecosystem that provides a single, unified service model and experience that caters to the diverse revenue streams and partners of HV teams.
The candidate has an exceptional opportunity to join GPPS’ Partner and Corporate Affairs Engagement (PECA) team and advance our ambitious goals and vision! PECA engages the public across four HV revenue streams (Corporations, Foundations and Trusts, High Net Worth Individuals, and New Funding and Innovations) through a number of services, including operational partnerships; the policy and practice of in-kind donations; global giving in the workplace; donor engagement and cause marketing. The designer will work directly with frontline fundraisers on donor-related engagements for revenue-generating activities, including:
- Support the donor engagement team by creating graphics for HV newsletters, communications, partner presentations and other custom materials
- Produce visually appealing materials and graphics for HV donor funding proposals and impact reporting
- Lead all aspects of designing bespoke HV fundraising projects from conception to completion, including donor presentations, standardized design templates, reporting and custom campaign materials
- Design and create visually appealing materials for current and potential VL partners and donors
- Create and update custom private web pages for corporate and foundation partners, showcasing the impact of the partnership
- Directing short videos for HV donor proposals, reports, and engagement opportunities, including script direction, footage research, graphics and animation implementation, and final product editing
- Collaborate with the Creative Studio team on more important IRC strategic moments as needed, such as World Refugee Day, International Women’s Day, end of the year, etc. to create guarantees for high-value partners and individual donors
- Support on other projects as needed for high value partner and donor solicitation and cultivation as well as GPPS design needs
- Maintain brand consistency across all projects and work with Creative Studio on brand approval
- 3-5 years of experience designing and building assets, ideally in the fundraising industry
- Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
- Knowledge of major video, audio and graphics tools including Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Premiere Pro
- Mastery of post-production, including but not limited to color grading, sound design, build sequences, asset management and organization, etc.
- Passion for IRC’s mission and dedication to partnerships with the private sector
Demonstrated skills and competencies:
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks while maintaining strong attention to detail is required
- Strong verbal and written communication skills along with an ability to be clear and concise in all communications with a wide range of groups and individuals
- Able to collaborate and coordinate with other creative team members, as well as clients, to ensure design and creation are on-brand and in line with the organization’s design standards
- Attention to detail; ability to balance multiple competing priorities
- Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with staff at all levels
- Knowledge of After Effects a plus
This role may require full-time or part-time (i.e. telecommuting) remote work. Applicants must have an alternate home or workspace from which they can effectively perform their work during regular hours.
At IRC, we seek to create a welcoming and inclusive environment not only for our refugee clients, but for all of our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we value the strength of the diversity of voices, experiences and backgrounds that come together in our work. Fostering an inclusive culture with fair practices is everyone’s responsibility, and we regularly provide training and opportunities to learn more and find ways to do better. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, socio-economic status or disability status. We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations to participate in the application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other employment-related benefits and privileges. Please contact us to request accommodation. In your application, do not hesitate to indicate your preferred pronouns.
We recognize that few candidates can “check all the boxes”, but each person has their own unique strengths that they would bring to the table. In our commitment to building a diverse and authentic work culture, we invite you to apply anyway. You belong here.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles set out in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. They are integrity, equality, service and responsibility. In line with these values, the IRC applies and enforces policies on protecting beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse, protecting children, anti-harassment in the workplace, fiscal integrity and anti-retaliation.
The salary ranges displayed apply to applicants based in the United States. The ranges are based on a variety of factors, including labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated based on job location, experience, and individual candidate skills against defined job requirements.