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Director, The Henry Jackson Society (HJS)

The Henry Jackson Society, Inc (HJS, Inc) seeks a Director to champion its growing presence in the United States. 

North America
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Feb 16, 2018
Skills
Business and Management

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Posted February 7, 2018.

Job Description | Director

The Henry Jackson Society, Inc (HJS, Inc) seeks a Director to champion its growing presence in the United States. The Director will be a charismatic leader, serving as the spokesperson of HJS, Inc to influential stakeholders, with the capacity to grow and nurture communities on the ground.

Working closely with The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) headquartered in London, the position offers an opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated and well-rounded individual to work in a pivotal role where no two days are the same at a critical moment in human history. As HJS, Inc and HJS continue to expand and deepen their global influence, the Director will be afforded enormous career growth and a fast track to senior leadership in an evolving organization, an opportunity rarely available at this stage of an organization’s development. 

This role will build upon early efforts to strengthen HJS, Inc’s presence in the United States, ultimately envisioning and spearheading operations in North America. As the forward-facing representative of HJS in North America, the Director will execute strategic goals and objectives, build financial support for, and awareness of, HJS, Inc and its associated brands and policies, and manage the growth of broad based community outreach.

About The Henry Jackson Society

The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) is a think tank and policy-shaping force that fights for the principles and alliances which keep societies free – working across borders and party lines to combat extremism, advance democracy and real human rights, and make a stand in an increasingly uncertain world.

Our mission is to be a force that fights for the principles and alliances which keep societies free – working across borders and party lines to combat extremism, advance democracy and fundamental human rights, and make a stand in an increasingly uncertain world.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement and manage strategic plan for the United States in collaboration with the Senior Management in the UK office.
  • Design and execute donor engagement strategy, expanding the base of annual supporters, securing major gift funding and continuously identifying new sources of revenue to support HJS’s mission.
  • Manage and launch initiatives in partnership with the Director of Research and Commercial Director in the UK to increase the attraction of HJS to its development markets (e.g. donor clubs, sponsored fellowships, HJS centers of excellence, annual dinner, conferences etc).
  • In collaboration with the Director of Communications and Policy, conceptualize, develop and execute PR, marketing and communications material and content to promote the work of HJS to donor audiences.
  • In close liaison with the Executive Director and Development Director in the UK, strategically plan stewardship and cultivation plans for the existing donor pool, implementing and administering these plans. In addition, identify and research into new prospects, responsible for all associated research administration and arranging meetings/events accordingly.
  • In close liaison with the Executive Assistant & Operations Manager and the Events Manager in the UK, work to establish a U.S events programme and at least three trips to the U.S.
  • In close liaison with the Executive Director and the COO, work to develop strategic partnerships in the U.S.
  • To be responsible for all U.S fundraising data and record keeping.

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who is highly motivated, poised and keen to play a leadership role. They will understand the pivotal role of development work and communications in the strategic success of a multi-national organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred;
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently;
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills;
  • 5-7 years of work experience in related field;
  • Demonstrable fundraising experience;
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, areas of our work;
  • Dynamic writing and speaking skills;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Willingness to communicate outside of working hours with staff in the UK;
  • Willingness to travel to the UK at least twice per year;
  • Experience communicating global policy preferred.

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter (the latter to include salary expectations as well as examples of past successes), to Dr Alan Mendoza at [email protected].

Salary: Highly competitive (dependent on experience)
Closing date: Friday 16th February 2018

(Photo Credit: HJS)