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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 Opportunities

About Anera

Anera is one of the oldest American non-profits working solely in Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Jordan 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. Program successes in practically every community in Palestine and throughout Lebanon demonstrate the meaningful difference Anera donors are making.

Position type: Full Time/Exempt

Location: Preferably Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of refugees and others in the Middle East?

Anera, a leader in development and relief specialized in the Middle East and particularly the Palestinian people, seeks a skilled annual giving manager to join our team in Washington, DC. This position is an integral part of the fundraising team and is responsible for Anera’s leadership giving program, planned giving program, Anera’s mid-level donors and contributes to the team’s data-informed strategy. They also support other activities of the fundraising team.

Additionally, this position manages the donor relations coordinator and fundraising and communications intern.

Duties & Responsibilities

Donor identification, cultivation and stewardship

  • Develops strategy and manages Anera Leadership Circle program as an effective pipeline to the Major Gifts program.
  • Creates, plans and executes stewardship activities (webinars, events, calls, etc) for Leadership Circle donors. Develops and tracks annual KPIs for program.
  • Leads the creation of communications materials, in coordination with the communications team and Donor Relations Coordinator related to Leadership Circle events, appeals, letters and other promotional or communications materials.
  • Manages portfolio of 150-200 active mid-level donors plus ~400 prospects by developing donor strategies towards reaching maximum giving potential among these donors. Identifies prospects for cultivation and designs stewardship plans with the ultimate goal of moving mid-level donors towards major-level giving. Oversees seamless transition into major donor portfolios.
  • Leads Anera’s fundraising strategy for planned giving (the Legacy Society). Integrates planned gift objectives into donor funding requests and facilitates training for fundraising staff and CEO on planned giving options and asks.
  • Leads Anera’s multi-channel fundraising efforts in the areas of donor-advised funds (DAF), qualified charitable distributions (QCD), and stock giving, with the goal of increasing non-cash revenue streams.
  • Tracks all moves and actions in the CRM.

Management and Strategy

  • Leads fundraising team in top-level data analytics and reporting using CRM and wealth management software.
  • Makes data-informed fundraising strategy recommendations and decisions to maximize staff time and efforts, ultimately towards achieving a higher ROI.
  • Manages Anera’s vendor relationships with WealthEngine, FreeWill and other vendor relationships as warranted.
  • Supervises donor relations coordinator and fundraising and communications interns.

Events and External Outreach

  • Collaborates with fundraising and communications teams on annual dinner, iftars and other external events.

Travel

  • Travels domestically to meet with current donors (6% of time).
  • Travels internationally to Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan to visit Anera’s programs and become familiar with field staff (2% of time).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Middle Eastern studies, communications or similar degree.
  • 4-5 years of non-profit experience with an emphasis on fundraising.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google Suite required.
  • 2 years experience with EveryAction or similar CRM.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Familiarity with non-profit fundraising strategies, particularly vis-à-vis donor identification, cultivation and stewardship best practices.
  • Must have previous experience writing, proofreading, editing, and communicating, as well as strong verbal communication skills.
  • Arabic language ability preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines and work independently with limited supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment, with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to communication and problem solving.
  • Commitment to Anera’s mission and a can-do attitude regarding the multi-faceted nature of the fundraising team’s work.

How to apply

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org Subject line should list the title “Annual Giving Manager.”


Why Anera

  • Mission Driven – Mission Focused.
  • Positive, Proactive, Team-Centered and Collaborative Work Environment.
  • Employee’s Experience and Knowledge is Valued and Respected.
  • Diversity, Equity and Belonging Experience interwoven throughout Workforce Culture.
  • Flexible Work Environment – Telework Options.
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employees.
  • 90% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employee Dependents.
  • 50% Company Paid Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 35 Hour Work Week.
  • Arabic Language Training.
  • 9% Company Retirement Contribution (after 1 year of service)
  • Transportation Stipend.
  • Telecom Stipend.

About Anera - anera.org
Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors. 

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position Title: Director of Accounting

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Ability to be Remote, preference for Washington, DC.
*US Based Position, must be a US citizen or permanent resident authorized to work from the US.

Status: Full-time/Exempt

Expected Start Date: ASAP/May 2022

Position Summary:

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of refugees and others in the Middle East?  Anera, a leader in development and relief specialized in the Middle East and particularly the Palestinian people, seeks a skilled Director of Accounting to maintain financial and accounting records, analyze financial data, and provide support to the other teams, including country office accountants, fundraising and programs. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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 and quarterly financial reports
  • Process monthly cost allocations
  • Oversee and approve payroll processing
  • Assist with annual budget preparation 
  • Supervise maintenance of annual budgets in the accounting system
  • Prepare audit schedules, financial records for audit, and liaise with audit 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 filing
  • Analyze monthly cash requests from country offices
  • Manage ACH and wire transactions in the banking system
  • Manage staff accountant, including processing accounts payable and posting cash receipts
  • Collaborate with our International Grants Accounting and Reporting Team
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • 3 to 5 years working experience in accounting and/or auditing
  • Financial/accounting bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency with electronic accounting and reporting software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or CMA
  • Previous accounting or financial experience in a non-profit setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively with auditors, vendors, and federal agencies
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with Abila MIP Fund Accounting software (formerly owned by Sage, currently owned by Community Brands)
  • Proficiency with Google Suite of online products

Travel: 

  • This role requires up to 10 % travel, domestic and international

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships:

  • The director of accounting supervises one staff accountant

How to apply: 

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org  Subject line should list the title “Director of Accounting”. Note: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident authorized to work from the US.

Why Anera?

  • Mission Driven – Mission Focused
  • Positive, Proactive, Team Centered and Collaborative Work Environment
  • Employee’s Experience and Knowledge is Valued and Respected
  • Diversity, Equity and Belonging Experience interwoven throughout Workforce Culture
  • Flexible Work Environment – Telework Options
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Single Employees
  • 90% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employee Dependents
  • 50% Company Paid Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 35 Hour Work Week
  • Arabic Language Training
  • 9% Company Retirement Contribution (after 1 year of service)
  • Transportation Stipend
  • Telecom Stipend

About Anera - anera.org

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position type: Full Time/Exempt

Location: Washington, DC

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Position Summary:

As an integral member of the fundraising team, the Director of Digital Fundraising will develop a comprehensive strategy to increase revenue through online channels, direct mail appeals, and oversee related database administration. The director will work with the fundraising and communications teams, as well as outside vendors and consultants, to execute strategies that drive fundraising and engagement while enhancing user experience. The director will also stay abreast of digital fundraising trends and tools, as well as key performance indicators throughout the industry.

This position manages the digital fundraising team including the Digital Fundraising Coordinator and the Development Assistant.

Duties & Responsibilities

Online Fundraising

  • Lead strategy and execution of Anera’s digital fundraising campaigns, to include email appeals and engagement, Short Message Service (SMS), and social media fundraising messaging
  • Responsible for managing donor and prospect list size and contributing to revenue growth goals and set by the overall fundraising team plan
  • Create multi-channel communications for donors to ensure that interactions with Anera are of the highest quality
  • Develop list segmentation and messaging for testing strategies
  • Work with Digital Fundraising Coordinator and Annual Giving Manager on messaging and engagement to drive sustainer and mid-level growth.
  • Develop annual income and expense budgets for digital fundraising
  • Create strategies and develop customized donor-centric approaches that achieve high conversion, retention and acquisition to move supporters through the donor journey
  • Ensure Anera charity rating profiles are complete and up-to-date

Direct Mail Fundraising

  • Manage and execute all details of Anera’s direct mail appeals (about 6 per year), including writing, segmenting, creating the direct response plan in EveryAction, running mailing lists, working with communications on layout and package design, and working with the printing vendor to review proofs

Technology

  • Oversee management, development and integration of EveryAction Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
  • Manage relationship with EveryAction account manager
  • Work with fundraising staff to ensure EveryAction is being used effectively and efficiently for all fundraising needs
  • Work with Development Database Assistant to ensure accurate data entry
  • Manage relations with key vendors for online fundraising and engagement and oversee the use of tools used

Collaboration with Communications Team

  • Collaborate with the communications team to create integrated messaging strategies for social media and anera.org
  • Jointly manage the relationship with the printing vendor for print appeals, newsletters and other cultivation/stewardship materials
  • Jointly manage the relationship with third party internet marketing agency, WebFX, to maintain website Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Analytics reporting, Google Ad Grant, Pay Per Click (PPC) and retargeting ads
  • Implement website changes as they relate to fundraising needs (campaign popups, online donation forms, fundraising landing pages, donate buttons on blog posts, landing pages, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the communications team on website messaging to ensure Anera’s mission and vision are clearly communicated, and drive conversions

Management and Supervision Responsibilities

  • Develop fundraising team plans/goals/Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) based on nonprofit industry standards and internal giving trends
  • Ensure Anera remains current on best practices of digital fundraising by attending relevant conferences, workshops and webinars
  • Hire consultants, vendors or agencies on an as-needed basis. Negotiate contracts and manage all aspects of third party relationships.
  • Assist with development and management of fundraising team campaigns, events and communications calendar
  • Oversee a team of two staff members, Digital Fundraising Coordinator and Development Database Assistant
  • Develop staff by identifying and encouraging professional development opportunities appropriate to role
  • Provide staff with consistent performance feedback and act as mentor
  • Create a respectful and inclusive work environment for team, address any concerns, and encourage staff to raise concerns and to provide feedback

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5+ years experience in online fundraising and engagement management
  • Experience and strong understanding of EveryAction or related Electronic Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) software
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices related to digital fundraising, tools, processes and techniques for fundraising, donor development, list building, social media messaging, email marketing
  • Experience with Photoshop or other Adobe tools and has a strong eye for layout design and details
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Google Ad Grant/Pay Per Click (PPC), and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Staff management experience
  • Proven ability to work effectively across departments and has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be resourceful and learn on the go
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with different audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with WordPress Content Management System (CMS)
  • Experience with HTML/Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Knowledge of Middle East preferred

Travel: 

  • This role requires approximately 2% international travel

How to apply: 

  • Send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org Subject line should list the title “Director of Digital Fundraising.” Note: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident to work from the US.

Why Anera

  • Mission Driven – Mission Focused
  • Positive, Proactive, Team-Centered and Collaborative Work Environment
  • Employee’s Experience and Knowledge is Valued and Respected
  • Diversity, Equity and Belonging Experience interwoven throughout Workforce Culture
  • Flexible Work Environment – Telework Options
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employees
  • 90% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employee Dependents
  • 50% Company Paid Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 35 Hour Work Week
  • Arabic Language Training
  • 9% Company Retirement Contribution (after 1 year of service)
  • Transportation Stipend
  • Telecom Stipend

About Anera - www.anera.org
Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

An equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Reports to: President & Chief Executive Officer

Location: Flexible, preferably Washington, DC, Jerusalem, Beirut or Amman

Status: Full-time/Exempt

Position Summary:

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will, with commitment and passion, understand and present Anera’s mission, values, goals and results to the worldwide donor, investor and partner community. This role will lead Anera’s efforts to scale our revenue and impact. Provide strategic leadership of overall revenue streams, build and lead a new focus area on impact investments and alternative development financing, and oversee Anera’s fundraising (private philanthropy) and business development (public and institutional funding) teams. The CDO will serve as a member of the senior management team (SMT); reporting to the President/CEO and collaborating with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Country Directors, Anera Ventures LLC Board of Directors, the Anera Board of Directors and other senior leaders.

The successful candidate will have experience in impact investing, multi-channel fundraising efforts, corporate social responsibility (CSR), early-stage venture capital, private equity, or investment banking with a track record in deal sourcing, execution and company engagement and knowledge of other development financing models, as well as experience and knowledge of more traditional fundraising through charitable contributions and grant making.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to develop and implement clear short-medium and long-term diversified funding action plans to scale revenue to meet more of the humanitarian and human development needs in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and possibly Syria and Iraq.
  • Design, develop, and close impact investment deals that allow Anera to scale and sustain impact through investments towards triple bottom line returns: people, planet, profits.
  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership to significantly increase diversified revenue from various sources, including investors, corporate partnerships, government and institutional grants, philanthropic donations, and program revenue and profits that will go back into our not-for-profit work.
  • Evaluate the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its revenue plans, and adapt accordingly.
  • Lead, design and implement the strategic vision for both the philanthropy and business development divisions.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and supervision for the fundraising (FR) and business development (BD) teams based in Washington, DC, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. Monitor and appraise the FR and BD teams’ performance to inform and meet revenue forecasts.
  • Monitor and report on revenue performance against goals and the budget to the SMT, the CEO, and the Board.
  • Expand the Anera network and pipeline of potential investment opportunities by networking including VCs, entrepreneurs, scientific founders, and other relevant ecosystem partners.
  • Create/maintain an environment of respect, energy and inspiration, motivation, professional growth, high productivity and accountability.
  • Provide input to the CEO and SMT on short and long-term strategic and operational planning, including the annual Anera plan, budget, and goals.
  • Identify key investment partners and perform manager due diligence.
  • Perform investment analysis, including financial modeling, and industry research Analyze financial information to forecast business, industry, and economic conditions relevant to our investment decisions.
  • Evaluate the performance of investments, including monitoring quarterly financial results, industry and regulatory developments, and compliance with lending terms.
  • Manage the team pipeline and other organizational documents.
  • Lead catalytic grants to innovative financing and impact investments, invest in entrepreneurial start-ups and social enterprises, and utilize various investment tools that look beyond traditional approaches to philanthropy.
  • Expand the Anera network and add to the Anera pipeline of potential investment opportunities by networking including VCs, entrepreneurs, scientific founders, and other relevant ecosystem partners.
  • Work closely with the Anera Board of Directors and key international advisors, supporters and volunteers, enlisting and motivating them to participate in revenue generating and fundraising activities.
  • Provide leadership to ensure Anera and Anera Ventures LLC are using the latest tools, technologies and other innovations to drive efficient, effective work and results.
  • Work with CFO’s office and legal counsel to ensure compliance on all financial and tax issues.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (international relations/development, finance, business) with at least (7) years of experience in revenue development with at least three years of experience at a senior level.
  • Experience in structuring corporate and investor partnership deals and leading the formulation and execution of impact investments and triple bottom line returns.
  • Experience managing global partnerships.
  • Exposure to revenue-generation from a wide variety of sources including investors/ investment funds, corporations, foundations, family offices and individuals.
  • Comprehensive management skills and experience are required, including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, and financial management, including on a remote basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain best revenue-generating and operational practices, employing clearly defined objectives and transparent methods to measure success.
  • Knowledge of and experience with private fundraising and resource generation and demonstrated success in raising six- and seven-figure gifts from donors and funders
  • Knowledge of and experience with business development and proposal writing to win public, government and institutional grants.
  • Strong communication, strategic, and leadership skills, as well as the capacity and desire to work in an environment of consensus-based decision-making and highly effective cross-disciplinary cooperation.
  • Proposal writing and grant solicitation experience required.
  • Excellent and persuasive communicator.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and self-directed environment.
  • Ability to work cohesively and effectively in a team environment.

Travel

  • This role requires approximately 10 % domestic travel and 20% international travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Arabic language.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East preferred.

How To Apply  

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org. Subject line should list the title “Chief Development Officer”.

Why Anera

  • Mission driven – mission focused
  • Positive, proactive, team-centered and collaborative work environment
  • Employee’s experience and knowledge is valued and respected
  • Diversity, equity and belonging experience interwoven throughout workforce culture
  • Flexible work environment – telework options
  • 100% company paid medical insurance for single employees
  • 90% company paid medical insurance for employee dependents
  • 50% company paid dental and vision insurance
  • 35 hour work week
  • Arabic language training
  • 9% company retirement contribution (after 1 year of service)
  • Transportation stipend
  • Telecom stipend

About Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Internship Opportunities

in 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.

Hourly Rate: $15.20 per hour
Start Date: September 2021
Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:

The Human Resource Generalist Intern will have an opportunity to learn and develop skills in human resource management including recruitment, benefit administration, orientation/onboarding, learning and development and employee reward and retention programs. The ideal candidate will have a connection to Anera’s mission, be highly motivated, a creative problem solver, have analytical, communication and collaboration skills; and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to juggle competing priorities, and possess critical-thinking and research skills. This position will offer opportunities to further interns' knowledge and experience in human resource management in an international NGO environment, while also allowing opportunities to explore the greater development sector as a whole.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment: outreach to college universities, associations, recruitment websites; participate in virtual job fairs, provide applicant and candidate follow up; update job descriptions and job advertisements; post vacancies to social media and other external resources, as well as conduct candidate phone screenings, source for potential candidates and prepare recruitment reports
  • Provide support with new-hire orientation and onboarding including preparing orientation packets, collect documents and complete checklists
  • Assist with benefits support functions and benefit open enrollment
  • Learn and assist with creating infrastructure for a new HRIS system
  • Provide creative solutions to assist with designing an employee recognition program
  • Assist with the coordination of a learning and development program
  • Assist with the preparation of a performance evaluation process
  • Analyze and summarize results of employee survey’s and exit interviews
  • Help process end of employment tasks and ensure documents are filed in designated locations

Expectations:

  • Discreet, trustworthy with business integrity and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Follow a consistent, regular working schedule of at least 35 hours per week
  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner by established deadlines
  • Meet weekly with direct manager and provide tasks and project updates

Qualifications/Skills:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least (2) years of college coursework towards goal of completing a certificate or degree in human resource management
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple tasks in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Professional and customer service-oriented demeanor, comfortable working with all levels of employees
  • Motivated self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills a must
  • Knowledge and prior experience utilizing Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter with work availability dates and times to internships@anera.org with the subject line “Human Resource Generalist Intern”. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Travel:

There is no anticipated travel for this role

About Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Hourly Rate: $15.20 per hour
Position type: Intern/Non-Exempt
Start Date: October 2021
Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Anera is seeking an Accounting and Finance Intern to provide administrative and finance support to the grants management team. Our ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate with interest in accounting and finance. Intern will provide support with grant management activities, reporting and closeout actions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support with pre-award grant activities
  • Help monitor grant activities and priority areas, and conduct research on relevant issues
  • Participate in administering and closing-out grants, cooperative agreements and other awards
  • Assist in reporting requirements, financial management and grant timelines for multiple projects
  • Monitor compliance requirements for USAID
  • Participates in discussions with program staff, proposers and awardees regarding Anera’s policies, procedures, and requirements that pertain to the award, administration and management of grants and cooperative agreements
  • Assist with project financial, administrative, database entry and programmatic activities
  • Organize and maintain grantee files and records
  • Assist Director in non-grant making activities that help to advance the goals and strategies of the organization

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least two years of college study or an undergraduate or graduate major in International Development, Finance, Middle East Affairs or a related field
  • Able to commit to working at least (20 hours per week up to 35 if available for (5) to (6) months starting in October 2021.
  • Intermediate skills with Google Spreadsheets
  • Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities
  • Independent critical and analytical thinker with keen attention to detail required

Extra:

  • Prior experience utilizing “Google Suite” software
  • Interest in Finance and Contract Management
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the socio-political situation in the Levant, particularly Palestine and Lebanon
  • Experience in the non-profit arena
  • Experience with financial software a plus

How to apply:

Send resume, cover letter, dates and times of availability to internships@anera.org, with the subject line “International Grants Support Intern”. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Travel:

There is no anticipated travel for this role

About Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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