Development and Outreach Department
(Santa Barbara)
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Consultant to collaborate with HRW on annual fundraising and outreach in Santa Barbara.

Consultancy Terms:

1. Advise the Director of Southern California and the Santa Barbara committee on a strategy of increasing the outreach and fundraising potential in Santa Barbara and the greater Central Coast region;

2. Collaborate with the Santa Barbara Executive Committee and HRW staff in Los Angeles to manage the implementation of HRW’s $500,000 Voices for Justice Annual Dinner 0n November 9, 2014;

3. Collaborate with the Santa Barbara Committee leadership and members to implement three committee-wide events, and three-five small cultivation events over the course of the year;

4. Act as the main point of contact for the 90-member Santa Barbara Committee. Plan and conduct meetings; solicit members and develop their networks to support the organization’s ongoing work;

5. Collaborate with and advise the Director of Southern California on the management and implementation of HRW’s major gift, foundations and corporate fundraising in the Santa Barbara region;

6. Build financial support for the organization by researching, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting general support and event-directed funds from supporters and donor prospects;

7. Promote HRW’s vision and message to the community;

8. Manage a communication strategy and calendar of activities to include electronic information, meetings and briefings;

9. Create and track donor lists and fundraising reports; and

10. Develop partnerships with local organizations to raise awareness of human rights and the work of HRW.

 Contract Duration: 12 months, with potential for renewal in success. HRW anticipates this consultancy should require the equivalent of three days per week.


Education: An undergraduate degree in a related field is required. An advanced degree is highly desirable.

Experience:  Prior fundraising and event production experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with external partners are required.

2. Creativity, initiative, self-motivation, follow-through and excellent organizational skills are required.

3. Ability to effectively manage and engage a variety of volunteers and committee members.

4. The discipline to work independently, but also the ability to function as a member of the Southern California Development team, based in Los Angeles.

5. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and handle numerous tasks simultaneously.

6. Strong oral and written skills are required.

 Applicants for this position must have the ability to legally work in the United States.

Contact:  PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, consultant rate and contact information for three references to Please use “Consultant Ref DEV-14-1041-A” as the subject of your email.

 Only complete applications will be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be contacted.

 Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

 Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.