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ANERA currently has three vacancies in our Washington, DC headquarters office: media relations officer, proposal manager, and database systems coordinator.

Media Relations Officer

About ANERA
ANERA is one of the oldest American non-profits working solely in Palestine and Lebanon. Strictly non-political and non-religious, ANERA delivers humanitarian relief in times of crisis and a range of development programs that have a long-lasting impact on their communities. The organization needs no sob stories to sell itself. Program successes in practically every community in Palestine and all throughout Lebanon demonstrate the meaningful difference ANERA donors are making.

The position
We’re looking for a media relations pro to help us better tap into all of our great resources and engage more people with our story. This new, full-time position reports to the director of communication and is based in ANERA’s Washington, DC headquarters. The role will be pivotal in our small but nimble global communications team that produces a host of substantive content. Over the upcoming year, ANERA will be revamping and updating the ways we tell our story. Our new team member will have a traditional journalist’s approach to research and outreach as well as a savviness for writing digital content for optimal affect in the online world.

Responsibilities

  • Write and distribute press releases, pitches, media alerts and op-eds to secure coverage of ANERA news.
  • Maintain and oversee a list of global media contacts working on subjects relevant to ANERA’s sphere of work.
  • Monitor traditional and online media for opportunities to insert ANERA into relevant conversations and report back to staff on key news issues.
  • Edit texts submitted from field offices for use in digital and print vehicles.
  • Write for and manage ANERA’s blog, including submissions from overseas staff members.
  • Work with communications team colleagues to ensure optimal integration of new texts and blog posts with social media, marketing and print efforts.
  • Regularly update and engage with audiences on ANERA’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages.
  • Coordinate media interviews for the president and subject matter experts.
  • Place Arabic stories in Arabic papers in regions targeted for outreach.
  • Mentor and train overseas staff on media outreach and best practices.
  • Build contacts and seek out opportunities for speaking events and other activities with other like-minded organizations.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in media relations
  • Proven ability to write compelling news stories, op-eds and digital media content
  • Established, active list of media contacts in a variety of media outlets
  • Demonstrated understanding of Palestinian and Lebanese history, politics, and current events
  • Knowledge of how to evaluate usefulness, target audiences, and appropriate messaging for both new and traditional media communication channels
  • Ability to speak and write in Arabic is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
  • Demonstrated competence in social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn.

How to apply
Send a cover letter, resume and link(s) to examples of your work to careers@anera.org. Be sure to write “Media Relations Officer” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is June 3, 2016. No calls please.


Proposal Manager

ANERA, a leader in development and relief specialized in the Middle East, seeks an experienced grants and proposal professional for our Washington, DC headquarters office. Reporting to the vice president of new business development, the successful candidate will play vital role in securing new grant funding for ANERA programs, with an emphasis on private foundations. The proposal manager’s responsibilities include prospect research to identify sources of funding and grants opportunities, and proposal development in coordination with overseas and HQ staff and external consultants. S/he may also assist in the review, editing and submission of progress reports to funders. This position is ideal for an experienced, hands-on grants and proposals professional, with knowledge of humanitarian relief and international development funders.

Primary responsibilities

  • Lead research efforts to identify potential funders and grant opportunities.
  • Solicit grants from private foundations, government and multilateral agencies, and corporations by developing concept papers, letters of inquiry and full proposals.
  • Manage all aspects of the proposal development process, including writing, editing, document production and submission. This includes extensive coordination with subject matter experts, staff and consultant writers, and HQ finance and communications staff.
  • Represent ANERA in external meetings and conferences to raise ANERA’s visibility to potential funders and implementing partners.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Three to five years of proposal writing and grant solicitation experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to write persuasively and with clarity.
  • Successful track record securing grants from private foundation, bilateral/multilateral agencies.
  • Excellent English proofreading and editing, as well as verbal communication skills required.
  • Strong command of MS Office Suite, including high proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the Middle East preferred.
  • Overseas international development experience preferred.

How to apply

Send a letter, resume, and a writing sample to jobs@anera.org with “Application for Proposal Manager” in the subject line. Interested candidates should apply by May 13, 2016. No calls please.


Donor Systems Coordinator 

About ANERA
ANERA is one of the oldest American non-profits working solely in Palestine and Lebanon. Strictly non-political and non-religious, ANERA delivers humanitarian relief in times of crisis and a range of development programs that have a long-lasting impact on their communities. The organization needs no sob stories to sell itself. Program successes in practically every community in Palestine and all throughout Lebanon demonstrate the meaningful difference ANERA donors are making.

The position
Like data and numbers and want to make a difference in the Middle East? We are looking for a critical thinker and team player who can be part of a growing organization that works with marginalized communities and refugees in Palestine and Lebanon. This position is an integral part of the fundraising team and is responsible for providing oversight as well as the continuing development in the areas of database integrity, reporting and analysis, donor segmentation and list generation, and gift processing. Reporting to the vice president of philanthropy, but with limited oversight, this position will also lead the fundraising team in adopting a range of Salesforce features and provide trainings in their effective use.

  • Manage and maintain the integrity of ANERA’s database (Salesforce).
  • Design and develop regular fundraising reports, donor/contact lists and dashboards, and extractions of data from the database for analytical and marketing/fundraising purposes.
  • Create and run database queries for mailings and other projects.
  • Work with the fundraising team to exploit existing tools within Salesforce that facilitate communications and task-tracking regarding donor stewardship.
  • Research, test, and implement improvements to expand the functionality and effectiveness of the database.
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of all donation processing systems.
  • Ensure the timely processing and acknowledgement of donations and data entry for all cash and non-cash gifts received through the mail or otherwise.
  • Ensure that systems and procedures related to the database and donation processing are taught, understood, and practiced consistently.
  • Manage and maintain third party integrations into the fundraising database including Blackbaud Luminate Online, Classy.org and Wealth Engine.
  • Determine prospect priorities of existing donors through Wealth Engine.
  • Make technical recommendations for online fundraising and email marketing.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum two years of experience in Salesforce, preferably as a Salesforce administrator in a non-profit fundraising environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel, and a demonstrated ability to perform mail-merge functions.

Skills and knowledge

  • Strong understanding of the Salesforce platform and experience with custom objects, formula fields, workflows, custom views, and other content of intermediate complexity preferred.
  • Ability to think analytically, establish and maintain systems and processes, compile data, and prepare reports.
  • Experience with data visualization tools a plus.
  • Familiarity with non-profit fundraising strategies.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and exercise independent action.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with staff at varied levels.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Luminate Online (formerly Convio) desired, but not required.

How to apply

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@anera.org with “Application for Donor Systems Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

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