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ANERA looks for skilled and passionate individuals to help us improve the lives of refugees and impoverished families in Palestine and Lebanon.

Job Openings - Washington, DC


ANERA is one of the oldest American non-profits working solely in Palestine and Lebanon. Strictly non-political and non-sectarian, the organization delivers humanitarian relief in times of crisis and development programs that have a long-lasting impact on refugees and poor communities. In fiscal year 2017, with a staff of 150 professionals, ANERA delivered $70 million in emergency, health, education and community development programs (

Director of Accounting

The Position

Working out of the Washington, DC office, and reporting to the CFO, the director of accounting maintains financial and accounting records, analyzes financial data, and provides support to other teams, including field accountants, fundraising and programs. To perform this job successfully, each essential duty and responsibility must be performed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Supervise the staff accountant
  • Analyze and reconcile financial data
  • Communicate with Field Financial managers
  • Consolidate accounting database
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Review and post daily and monthly transactions
  • Prepare monthly financial reports
  • Process monthly cost allocations
  • Assist with annual budget preparation
  • Prepare audit schedules, financial records for audit, and serve as liaison with engagement team
  • Communicate with Fundraising team regarding donations received
  • Reconcile financial grants expenses and recognize revenue
  • Prepare Indirect Cost Rate proposal for negotiating with cognizant agent
  • Prepare information and schedules for IRS Form 990 and other required tax filings
  • Assist with preparation of PVO filing 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to use the MIP Sage Accounting software is preferred
    Previous accounting or financial experience in a non-profit setting preferred.
    Ability to communicate effectively with auditors, vendors, and federal agencies
  • Minimum 5 years experience in progressively responsible accounting positions
  • Experience managing staff
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
Working Conditions

This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the sole standards for the position. Incumbents are expected to perform all other duties as required.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Application for Director of Accounting” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is October 6, 2017.

Communications Officer

We're looking for a communications officer to help us better tap into all of our great resources and engage more people with our story. This full-time position 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 refreshing our brand, making this a particularly exciting time to join our team.

Reporting to the vice president of communications,  and working closely with the media relations officer, the communications officer plays a vital role in all communications functions, including website updates, strategy and message development, design and creative services for online and print purposes, social media strategy and updates, email campaigns and editorial support. The officer uses analytical tools, such as Google Analytics and Convio reports, to identify opportunities and develop strategies. S/he also is a key player in ANERA’s search engine marketing efforts (SEO/PPC) and marketing campaigns aimed at boosting donor engagement and raising funds.


  • Post new materials and update information on
  • Strategize and manage ANERA's presence on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Put a strategy for SEO best practices in place, ensuring it is followed and new trends are identified.
  • Conceptualize, write and design a range of materials for fundraising and marketing.
  • Develop and send email newsletters to engage ANERA supporters in online content.
  • Co-manage and maintain Google AdWords Account.
  • Track and evaluate effectiveness of social media efforts, informing staff of results and trends.
  • Together with the communications team, strategize and carry out integrated communications and fundraising campaigns.
  • Manage digital and print communications support for regional events.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in communications/marketing, graphic arts, digital media or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience in a full-time communications role
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills, using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Demonstrated creative writing and editing skills for print and online marketing
  • Sound understanding of marketing principles
  • Knowledge of web content management and basic HTML
  • Familiarity with website and social media analytics
  • Experience with Convio and Salesforce a plus
  • Knowledge of Palestinian and Lebanese history and current events a plus
How to apply<\h5>

Send a letter and resume in PDF form to with “application for communications officer” in the subject line. We will only consider applicants who respond in this way. Interested candidates should apply by September 25, 2017. No calls please.

Internship Opportunities - Washington, DC

About ANERA Internships

Interns at ANERA are directly involved in the work of the teams they support, from details to strategic planning. They attend weekly meetings and participate in brainstorming and implementation. It is an opportunity for hands-on experience in fundraising and international development from the viewpoint of a non-profit organization. Depending on which team you support, your work could include dealing with donors, database research for new business development, drafting and/or editing funding proposals, writing and/or editing stories for the website and social media, press releases, or tracking and monitoring in-kind donation deliveries to communities in the Middle East. Ideal internship candidates are resourceful, enterprising and good team players. All interns are expected to handle some clerical duties.

Fundraising & Communications Internship

The fundraising team advances the mission of ANERA through innovative and project-oriented fundraising activities. The team identifies potential donors and funding sources and drafts proposals, based on our project experience and field expertise.

Interns will help identify potential sources of individual and foundation support. Assist in the development of new and imaginative fundraising approaches, and in preparation of proposals and project plans. Work on logistics, such as travel arrangements or conference calls to assist contact with donors. Help prepare project reports for individual donors; compile, copy and mail documents to board members. Regularly attend team and staff meetings, provide assistance answering phones. Help with maintaining databases to record donor contacts.

Interns also will help research and write/edit relevant reports on ANERA programs for publication. Help edit success stories for publication on the website. Assist the communications team in developing informational materials and research media outlets.

Required Skills

  • Good writing and editing skills
  • Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Strong online research skills
  • Knowledge of Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)

Desired Skills

  • Database experience a plus
  • Ability to use PowerPoint
  • Ability to creatively navigate social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Ability to use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator a real plus

Send the following to with the subject line “Internship”:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample on a topic relevant to the Middle East or development issues
  • A list of relevant skills, such as knowledge of Arabic, InDesign, database, WordPress, social media
  • The dates you are available to work

Note: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident and have at least two years of college study

Application Deadline:

Fall: July 15th
Spring: November 15th
Summer: March 15th

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