International Crisis Group (DO)

Development Officer

New York, NY

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Executive Summary

Recognized as the world’s leading independent, non-partisan source of information, analysis and policy advice on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict, International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) seeks a creative and thoughtful Development Officer to help drive growth by identifying new institutional partners and deepening relationships with existing foundation donors, particularly in North America.

Headquartered in Brussels, with additional Advocacy Offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London, Crisis Group is host to around 110 staff members worldwide. Crisis Group’s expert analysts are based around the world conducting in-depth, on-the-ground research from the Middle East and Asia to Latin America and Africa. Crisis Group is currently monitoring 70 conflicts and potential conflict situations and is a prolific publisher of seminal reports and briefings as well as a monthly CrisisWatch bulletin. Using this rigorous and actionable reporting, Crisis Group’s senior staff and Board of Trustees, who are highly experienced in government and international affairs, engage with decision-makers with the aim of influencing policy in pursuit of peace.

Newly appointed CEO Robert Malley recognizes this as an era of “new wars and atrocities, the erosion of multilateralism, escalating geopolitical rivalries and crises in a number of established democracies,” and is leading Crisis Group to address this new landscape by becoming demonstrably effective in conflict resolution and more active and visible in global debates through stronger advocacy and strategic communications, and cross-thematic emphasis on policy and discussion.

Reporting to the Head of Government & Foundation Relations, North America, the Development Officer will support the implementation of strategies to secure financial support from a portfolio of private foundation sources with special focus on North American based funders. An emphasis will be placed on securing new funding sources that not only enable Crisis Group to inform conflict prevention, management and resolution efforts through independent research and analysis and actionable policy prescriptions, but also shape the international debate regarding what it means to prevent, respond to and resolve deadly conflict in the 21st century – a new politics of peace.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and will take a thoughtful and discerning approach to donor relations. Impeccable verbal and exceptional written communication skills are required with the interest and competence to interact with a diverse constituency of extremely accomplished individuals from a multitude of professional experiences, cultural backgrounds, academic fields and countries. The candidate will bring an intellectual curiosity that informs their work in prospect research and donor engagement, and the ability to see the big picture as they define how to build new networks and relationships.

With a passion for international relations, the successful candidate will be self-directed, results-driven, and is expected to have a Bachelor’s Degree or an advanced degree with 3-5 years’ experience in institutional resource development or a related field.

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