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14 Jan 2022

Full-Time Development Coordinator

Access Now – Posted by Anywhere

Job Description

The Organization and Role

About Access Now

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.

About this role

The Development Coordinator, Partnerships will coordinate Access Now’s growing portfolio of sponsorships, commitments from the private sector, and more. Sponsorships are essential to Access Now’s ability to host RightsCon, the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age, which brings together human rights activists, business leaders, technologists, and government representatives to share ideas and build strategies every year. Commitments from the private sector support RightsCon and other initiatives at Access Now. Top candidates will have an entrepreneurial spirit, experience working with many different stakeholders from different sectors and backgrounds, and be creative and ambitious in making this new but vital role their own. This position will report to the Development Director, and works closely with other members of the Development team as well as the RightsCon team, Finance team, and Executive Director.

What you will do



  • Track and monitor sponsorship commitments for RightsCon
    • Coordinate the review and signing of sponsorship agreements
    • Coordinate the submission of invoices and receipt of funds
    • Coordinate the implementation of sponsorship benefits
  • Lead the development and management of  sponsorship related materials and content
  • Facilitate engagement with a portfolio of about 40 existing sponsors, as well as outreach to new and potential sponsors
  • Prepare and submit related concept notes, reports, and/or correspondence as needed
  • Identify and coordinate outreach to new prospective sponsors
  • Review and analyze sponsorship data to identify trends and insights
  • Inform, support, and help execute our approach to sponsorship

Private Sector Development

  • Track and monitor funding commitments from the private sector
    • Coordinate the submission of invoices and receipt of funds
  • Facilitate engagement with a portfolio of about 10 existing and potential donors from the private sector
  • Prepare and submit related concept notes, reports, and/or correspondence as needed
  • Identify and coordinate outreach to new prospective donors from the private sector
  • Review and analyze data to provide regular insight on funding commitments from the private sector
  • Inform, support, and help execute our approach to funding commitments from the private sector


  • Support and expand our outreach to and fundraising commitments from high net-worth individuals, small family foundations, and/or philanthropy advisors
  • Strengthen donor engagement, including via communications (ex newsletter) and donor-related events
  • Coordinate regular updates to the Access Now’s Financials page (

Skills, education, and mindset you will bring

  • Strong project management skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environments and effectively balance competing priorities
  • Experience working with many different stakeholders from different backgrounds and sectors
  • Persuasive communication skills, with the ability to develop simple and compelling messages
  • Ability to build rapport with donors, with a focus on being responsive, personable, and tactful
  • Ability to thrive and work effectively as part of a small team while remaining self-motivated
  • Strategic and tactical thinker, as adept at solving problems as you are at identifying them
  • Ability to translate numbers into meaningful insights to adapt strategies as needed
  • Knowledge of and passion for Access Now’s mission and work
  • Experience with Salesforce or comparable CRM database preferred

The Details


This is a full-time position, aligned with our New York City or Washington, DC office presences, but also open to Berlin, Brussels, San José (CR), or Tunis. At this time most Access Now Team Members are working through hybrid office arrangements, combining remote at-home work with intermittent use of offices and/or co-working spaces. The successful candidate must possess the right to work in the location in which they will be based. We are unable to sponsor visas or relocations for this role.


Access Now offers competitive compensation in line with skills and experience, and benefits packages that align with our office localities. Initial placement within the salary range for this role is anticipated between $60,000 and $70,000 USD gross annually, and will be determined by depth of experience and preparation. Benefits for this specific role include paid healthcare – medical, dental, and vision insurance – as well as access to a 401k retirement savings program match, among others. While specific compensation, supplementary insurance, and other benefits vary by region, all Access Now Team Members benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:

  • Work-life balance…including a generous paid time-off program between 36 and 40 days annually
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Extensive workplace flexibility
  • Organizational resilience and support for all team members, including paid family leave and employee assistance programs
  • Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals
  • Opportunities to recharge (including one month of paid refresher leave after 4 years)

How to Apply

How to Apply Please submit the following documents:
  • Résumé/CV (removing all personally identifying information such as age, gender, marital status, address, and photo)
  • Thoughtful cover letter outlining your suitability for our role, with particular attention to your experience aligning to the core functions
  • A relevant written sample of less than 500 words
Our hiring teams review applications submitted through our Career Openings page; email submissions are not accepted. Please note that if you are applying via a link in a 3rd party system (examples: Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn), be sure that you are properly uploading a distinct Cover Letter and a separate CV/Resume. In order for us to communicate with you on the status of your application, please add to your contacts list, and check spam or junk folders so that you do not miss updates from us. We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We are interested in receiving applications from people who consider themselves as under-represented in their talent communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. Published 2022-01-14   Application Link:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: development and non-profit.

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