A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, PHR was founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to prevent human rights violations. PHR's investigations and expertise are used to advocate for persecuted health workers, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable. PHR has worked in more than 60 countries and territories, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Mexico, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and the United States.
PHR is poised for even greater growth and impact. As part of that strategy, we are excited to be recruiting energetic, proactive and resourceful team players with a passion for human rights. Our headquarters are located in New York City, and we maintain offices in Washington, DC, Boston, and Nairobi, Kenya.
For more information about PHR, please see our website at www.physiciansforhumanrights.org.
PHR requires a grant writer for a long term assignment. This is an exciting time to join PHR. The organization has finalized its new strategic plan and we are entering a phase of growth and expansion.
Depending on the individual's prior experience, grant writers draft grant proposals and reports for institutional, corporate and/or individual donors.
This position reports to the Director of Institutional Development in New York City.
- Partner with program departments to write compelling grant proposal and reports, and other materials for existing and prospective donors.
- Collaborate with development colleagues to conduct prospect research, write and/or edit grant proposals and reports, cover letters, briefings, talking points and related material as needed to support fundraising strategies.
- Proactively gather information related to multiple varied and complex programs and convey this information in a succinct and compelling way, tailored to different audiences.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree is required preferably in English, communications, journalism or a related field.
- At least 3 years of grant writing, journalism, or programmatic research/writing experience, preferably for advocacy or cause-related organizations.
- Proven track record of success in securing grants from foundations, foundations, governments, corporate funders and/or private individuals.
Skills and Attributes
- Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a challenging, fast-paced, diverse and demanding environment with constantly changing priorities.
- Highly detail-oriented and organized with superior research, writing, and editing skills.
- Deadline-driven and inquisitive nature.
- Knowledge of fundraising principles relative to foundations and other institutional funders and experience with government grant requirements a plus.
- Familiarity with and demonstrated commitment to international human rights is essential.
- Ability to think creatively, take initiative, and follow through.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, writing sample and resume, including "Grant Writer" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org