Institutional Development Coordinator

Physicians for Human Rights | New York, New York


For nearly 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.

A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, PHR is a global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. PHR's investigations and expertise are used to advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.

PHR is poised for even greater growth and impact. As part of that strategy, we are very excited to be recruiting committed activists with a passion for human rights. Our headquarters are located in New York City, and we maintain offices in Washington, DC and in Boston.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Development, the Institutional Development Coordinator is an integral member of the Institutional Development team and is responsible for conducting a full range of development activities that support fundraising plans for the programmatic areas of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), including assistance with maintaining key institutional and prospect relationships; proposal management; donor and prospect moves management; and donor outreach and prospect research. The Coordinator will also provide administrative support to members of the team.


  • In consultation with the Director of Institutional Development, implement short and long-term strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward institutional funders for general and restricted support.
  • Support the Executive Director and Director of Institutional Development in day-to-day tasks and activities, including: researching and creating donor profiles; prioritizing and arranging the appointment calendars; coordinating supportive arrangements for meetings and appointments; composing/editing routine correspondence; prioritizing work and providing project support.
  • Identify new prospective institutional donors and perform prospect research utilizing available research tools. Prepare donor briefings.
  • Assist with prospect management activities, including tracking actions and organization information in Salesforce database.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of existing and potential funders.
  • Keep track of proposal and reporting deadlines, and ensure adherence to all deadlines.
  • Collaborate with communications team to assist in digital and print cultivation and stewardship efforts that attract new funders and grow overall support.
  • Run complex queries and reports from Salesforce database and prepare weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports tracking progress and metrics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree with three or more years demonstrated successful development experience, experience with foundation relations and government grants a plus
  • Strong judgement and decision making skills
  • Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to write and edit persuasively on a wide range of human rights issues, and the ability to grasp and communicate substantive PHR programs
  • Exceptional research and synthesis skills, and a very high bar for work product
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to data accuracy
  • Self-starter with outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail, while meeting deadlines
  • Mature, flexible, resourceful, and a fast learner with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with donors, and represent the organization tactfully and diplomatically
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) with advanced knowledge of Excel; experience with a donor database such as Salesforce a plus
  • Ability to plan efficiently, organize, and manage several projects simultaneously with limited supervision or direction, while meeting deadlines
  • A commitment to human rights is essential


This is a full-time position located in New York City. Salary is commensurate with experience. PHR offers comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, a retirement savings plan, and generous vacation.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter (with compensation requirements) and resume to, including "Institutional Development Coordinator" in the subject line.

Physicians for Human Rights


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations