Communications and Philanthropy Consultant (Surge Roster/Interim)

Relief International, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd June, 2017

Job Description

Position: Communications and Philanthropy Consultant (Surge Roster/Interim)

Location : Washington, D.C., but depends on the need and assignment

Reports to: Global Communications Officer

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

About RI Surge Roster/Interim Positions:

We are currently accepting applications for Relief International’s Surge Roster position for Communications and Philanthropy Consultants

for short-term assignments (varying from weeks to months) to manage periods of emergency and transition within Relief International.

Occasionally, Relief International has a need for a Communications and Philanthropy Consultant at its GSO Office in Washington, D.C.

If you are interested in short-term assignments and would like to be considered for a future Communications and Philanthropy Consultant

interim position, please apply below.

Position Summary : The Communications and Philanthropy Consultant will be an integral part of the communications and philanthropy team.

The right candidate will be indispensable to the Global Communications and Philanthropy Manager, quickly and effectively responding to daily and long-term demands placed on the department by breaking emergencies and ongoing programs.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Track online and snail mail donors, recording profile information, contribution amounts, and dates for sending receipts and thank you notes, as appropriate.
  • Prepare and send tax receipts.
  • Prepare monthly reports on donations, including analysis of impact of email campaigns.
  • Source, distribute and when necessary create fund-raising collateral, such as banners, small giveaways, etc. for interested fund-raising groups and internally organized events.
  • Responsible for department administration, reporting and routine correspondence
  • Design and format collateral for internal and external audiences
  • Create, post and monitor social media campaigns
  • Write and manage web content
  • Create and manage workflow and library systems for content, photographs, videos and other materials
  • Create email campaigns for internal and external audiences
  • Researching, organizing and providing coordination for events both onsite and offsite

Qualifications & requirements:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Attention to detail; timeliness
  • Customer service orientation toward donors
  • Meticulous organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Social media savvy
  • Strong news sense
  • Well-developed research skills
  • Ability to work independently on many tasks at once
  • Ability to execute tasks with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of content software such as MS Excel, Microsoft Word
  • Proficiency in design software such as PhotoShop, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience with email marketing programs, such as MailChimp, a plus
  • Journalism training and/or experience strongly desired. Communications background will also be considered.
  • Graphics skills are a must.


We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability


Please apply at:

Please provide a resume, cover letter (in your cover letter, please let us know your rate, length of assignment you are interested in, what country or countries you will not work in), and list three supervisory references with contact information

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