The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
IRC's Global Partnerships and Philanthropy (GPP) department is responsible for the global delivery of the International Rescue Committee’s financial resources (currently circa USD750m per annum), and plays an important strategic role in the creation of its brand, awareness and support for its advocacy goals. The IRC's strategy centers on its ambition to continue to improve the scale and effectiveness of IRC programs worldwide with evidence of what works best to impact people’s lives in conflict and fragile settings. GPP comprises colleagues and teams delivering government funding, marketing, account management, leadership gifts, board liaison, corporate partnerships and communications to support this work. These colleagues are primarily located in the USA & UK – but IRC plans to significantly expand its global fundraising footprint. Other colleagues within IRC are also engaged with private and government funding – in particular within Europe, USP and field – and we need to work in close integrated collaboration to ensure best use of resources and highest impact for IRC.
GPP has begun delivering a new radical and ambitious Private Sector Engagement strategy that will enhance IRC’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ in income and awareness. As part of this strategy, a portfolio of projects including strategic projects has been identified and will be implemented soon. Additional projects will also be conducted to improve our public sector fundraising.
The Portfolio & Project Management Coordinator will be an essential role to ensure oversight and efficient management of the department’s strategic projects. The Portfolio & Project Management Coordinator will work in close active partnership with the Director, Planning & Partnerships, the Project Managers, the broader GPP team, the IRC international offices and other key IRC departments such as IT, Finance, Communication, HR and Legal. S/he will also be responsible for providing general project management support for GPP projects as assigned by the Director, Planning & Partnerships.
Drive the project and portfolio governance to support the IRC fundraising strategy
Support the definition and monitoring of the portfolio of projects overseen by GPP’s Income and Engagement Board (IEB)
Responsible for ensuring department’s governance process runs efficiently and effectively, including coordinating content and logistics for steering committee and IEB meetings, and working with project managers to define, review, and compile status updates on projects
Provide Project Management support
Support GPP project teams by applying the project management framework throughout the project lifecycles, including project definition, workplan and budget development and management, status reporting, and monitoring/course correction
Personally drive project delivery and willingness to problem solve issues and actively remove obstacles to the completion of a project
Closely manage progress against objectives, including highlighting roadblocks, managing the work-streams of others on the team, and driving a full-team problem solving as required
Effectively communicate the progress of projects across all stakeholders, and ability to manage across GPP’s reporting structure
Train and build project management capacity among GPP teams
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Director, Planning & Partnerships, GPP
Must have proven track record of successful delivery in a Project Manager role for strategic project within a complex organization
Experience in working with partners across multiple functions or departments
Experience working as part of remote/global teams
Experience in organizational problem solving, high performance management in complex but low resource organizations
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies :
PMP certified or highly knowledgeable about project management methodologies
Expertise utilizing and championing Project Management software and tools
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (i.e. day-to-day discussions, team meetings, presentations, written status updates, project documentation, etc.), as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time
Strong analytic problem solving skills
Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure
Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience in effective relationship management with stakeholders at all levels
Self-confident and enthusiastic team player who can secure support from a diverse project team to achieve agreed upon goals
Ability to work on own initiative without close supervision
Ability to manage and work through change
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
A collegial environment working collaboratively across GPP and broader IRC. Strong sense of transparency and accountability to ensure we are doing right by our beneficiaries and donors, exemplifying the IRC way.
Position based in New York
IRC leading the way from harm to home.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
IRC's Revenue department is responsible for the global delivery of the International Rescue Committee’s financial resources, and plays an important strategic role in the creation of its brand, awareness and support for its advocacy goals. The IRC's strategy centers on its ambition to continue to improve the scale and effectiveness of IRC programs worldwide with evidence of what works best to impac...t people’s lives in conflict and fragile settings. Revenue comprises colleagues and teams delivering government funding, brand, marketing, account management, leadership gifts, board liason, corporate partnerships and communications to support this work. Primarily these colleagues are located in the USA – but IRC plans to significantly expand its global Revenue footprint in the coming years.Revenue is at the beginning stages of creating a new radical and ambitious strategy that will enhance IRC’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ in income and awareness. We will be defining a new name and identity for the Department, building a new culture and supporting our colleagues in their efforts to deliver transformational and best in class work. At the same time – believing that the root of success lie in a high performance team and culture - we need to build our internal infrastructure – ensure we build a strong global team, the dynamic culture, forward thinking ethos, and 21st C reporting, operational and business management practices that will help it achieve its ambitious goals.