Associate, Development and Outreach

Human Rights Watch, Tokyo, Japan

Skill Required:, Fundraising
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th July, 2019

Job Description



Development and Outreach Department

Tokyo Office

Application Deadline: July 15, 2019

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking highly-qualified candidates for the position of Associate in its Tokyo office to provide administrative assistance to the team. The Tokyo office serves as an important base for HRW’s development, fundraising, and outreach activities in Japan. This position is full-time at 40 hours per week and requires availability to work occasional night and weekend events. The Associate reports to the City Director based in Tokyo.


  • Provide administrative support to the City Director, including scheduling, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, recording and processing divisional finances, and making travel arrangements;
  • Assist with prospect and donor cultivation and stewardship with Tokyo Committee members and other supporters by coordinating and writing correspondence, contacting donors, scheduling and preparing for donor meetings, tracking communication, and preparing donor/prospect research and meeting briefings;
  • Provide event support for annual dinners, receptions, committee meetings, briefings, and other events throughout the year by coordinating vendors, volunteers, timelines, invitations, RSVPs, event materials, venue details, and other relevant event logistics;
  • Maintain the Salesforce and Raiser's Edge donor databases by updating records and information, processing gifts from all Japan donors, generating financial reports, lists and queries, updating information, overseeing data entry for special events and ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of the data;
  • Prepare, draft, edit, format and/or distribute correspondence, documents and other materials including donor newsletters and web content for the Japan website and other relevant social media;
  • Assist with the recruitment and coordination of interns and volunteers; and
  • Carry out other duties as required.


  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in international studies, social science, political science, Asian studies, or a related field is required.
  • Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  • Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Japanese are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, including donors, are required.
  • Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are required.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally are required.
  • Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications, Adobe Creative Cloud applications, social media platforms, Salesforce, and other donor database are desirable.
  • Experience with event planning, community engagement, and/or philanthropy is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and the natural curiosity and creativity needed to conduct online research are preferred.
  • Strong interest in international human rights is preferred.

Other: Applicants for this position must possess current Japanese work authorization.

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately by visiting our online job portal at and attaching a letter of interest and a resume or CV preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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