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Officer, Health Partnerships

8 Jan 2024
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Background/Overview:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a passionate fundraiser, who will develop and deepen partnerships with the corporate health sector in support of our mission to help refugees survive, recover and gain control of their future.

Since its inception in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. This role sits in the growing Global Corporate Partnerships unit, which leads on the IRC’s engagement with corporations and sits within the wider External Relations team.

The ideal candidate is someone familiar with or keenly interested in the Global Health sector, and with experience or demonstrated interest in building corporate partnerships in support of humanitarian and development work. As an account manager with a dedicated portfolio of health partners, you will build tailored fundraising strategies and activations, focusing on incremental and sustained revenue generation as well as in-kind support. The Officer will also demonstrate a passion for the IRC’s mission, nuanced understanding of private sector fundraising, and dedication to the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion values.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Associate Director, Health to cultivate a $1M USD portfolio of partners in support of Global Corporate Partnerships Health strategy with a focus on diversified funding streams, growing unrestricted funds, and expanding influence;
  • Help to deliver a robust strategy for the Global Health sector; identifying and initiating strategies for sector partnerships through a variety of partnership models (e.g. Strategic, employee engagement, pro bono expertise, etc.);
  • Design and implement creative outreach, solicitation, and management strategies for partners within the portfolio, such as pitches, proposal submissions, and partnership discussions;
  • Develop materials for partners or prospects, including proposed partnership overviews and activation ideas, concept notes, proposals, presentations, and reports, from drafts through to final line-editing and formatting;
  • Work closely with the External Relations teams (e.g., digital, creative studio, experiential events) to leverage health-related virtual and in-person events and campaigns to support the overall fundraising efforts of the organization;
  • Establish a robust client servicing plan for each portfolio partner, including identifying key performance indicators, ongoing planning and reporting procedures to optimize quality of service, income growth, and donor satisfaction;
  • Facilitate information flows between prospects and donors, program staff and fellow fundraisers;
  • Undertake special assignments, as directed

Essential Qualifications:

Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent 4-5 years’ equivalent experience;
  • Three years’ experience of front-line corporate fundraising and/or partnership development experience in a dynamic, fast-paced environment;

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to develop thoughtful project management plans and implement them in timely and detailed fashion;
  • Shown organizational and time management skills: the ability to work accurately and productively in a fast-paced environment and adapt to shifting priorities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills: the ability to effectively interact with a variety of internal and external contacts with confidence and poise.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with or strong interest in the health industry and community;
  • Strong project management skills, experience working on multiple projects with global cross-functional teams;
  • Ability to identify and explore new and creative ways of engaging with health companies in support of humanitarian efforts

Working Environment***:***

This role may require working remotely full- or part-time (i.e., telecommuting). Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours.


Posted pay ranges apply to US & UK-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.