External Relations Officer

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2023
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External Relations Officer - New York, United States
Duration : Permanent
Start date : ASAP

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Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 28 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 55 countries, our 8,990 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, Action Against Hunger USA currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,800 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Action Against Hunger is seeking a Coordinator to support the External Relations department. As the heartbeat of our organization's communication and fundraising efforts, the External Relations Team plays a vital role in advancing Action Against Hungerโ€™s mission to combat global hunger. We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to provide high-level administrative support to this passionate team of professionals. By engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including senior staff, executives, and organizational leadership, you will be at the forefront of our efforts to make a difference. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, excel in administrative responsibilities, and want to contribute to a world without hunger, then this position is tailor-made for you. Join us in our mission and help us make a lasting impact on communities in need around the world.

Job Summary

Purpose: Provide high-level administrative assistance to the External Relations Team, which is the team responsible for all communications and fundraising efforts in support of Action Against Hungerโ€™s mission.

Engagement: Engages with both internal and external stakeholders, including senior staff, executives, and organizational leadership, to support the efforts of the External Relations team.

Delivery: High-level administrative assistance and internal communications for the External Relations Director and team.

Key activities in your role will include

Essential Job Duties

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Support and coordinate annual revenue and expense budget processes Serve as lead for all payments, invoices, and expenses Coordinate the signature process for contracts, payment requests Coordinate procurement processes Manage related intranet pages, archives, and tracking forms Run queries and basic reports from CRM


Act as primary scheduler for all team-wide meetings, activities Schedule quarterly board committee meetings and bi-annual Advisory Council meetings Manage the calendar for the Director Support travel planning for the Director, as needed. Coordinate timesheet signatures and submissions Other activities, as assigned.

Donor Stewardship

Coordinate subaward process Serve as lead for charitable state registration filings Coordinate third-party annual validations with Charity Navigator, GuideStar, BBB, etc. Coordinate donor correspondence for the CEO, Director, and other members of ET as needed. Support special event execution and participation as needed Provide CRM data entry support as needed. Support the signature process for the Director on grant agreements, acknowledgment letters, and other correspondence.

Other duties as required

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Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required by contact with the missions, mission security, or other obligations. Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business travel as well as to the missions if appropriate. While visiting the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well is to infectious diseases.

Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse

Foster an environment that reinforces values of people of all genders equal access to information. Provide a work environment where people of all genders must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance. Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff. Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation. Respect beneficiariesโ€™ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status. Value and respect all cultures.

Required Qualifications

Bachelorโ€™s degree 3-5 years experience in a related role

Required Skills & Experience

Ability to provide high-level administrative assistance to the External Relations Team. The ideal candidate should be a very motivated self-starter who will carry out duties in a well-organized and timely manner. Experience working with senior staff, executives, and organizational leadership. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Discretion and experience handling sensitive/confidential information is a must, and possessing high emotional intelligence. Familiarity with Microsoft and Adobe products, as well as CRM software. Sense of humor and ability to keep cool when under pressure. Experience working in a nonprofit setting or with organizations focused on food security is a plus but not required.

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