Job Openings at InterAction
InterAction serves as a convener, thought leader and voice of the NGO community. Our talented staff are dedicated to advancing the NGO sector to ultimately make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place. Our teams are experts at convening important stakeholders to have meaningful, action-oriented conversations that influence policy and practice. InterAction is seeking individuals who excel at supporting and facilitating coalition building at all levels.
Vice President | Global Policy & Effectiveness
About the Position
Position Title: Vice President, Global Policy & Effectiveness
Position Type: Full-time, long term
Location: Washington, DC
Travel: 10%-20% (Domestic & International)
Reporting to: Executive Vice President
The Vice President of Global Policy & Effectiveness leads InterAction’s efforts to promote a focus on global poverty and the role of effective development through global advocacy and strategic partnerships. The position engages in advocacy around the post-2015 agenda and the G8/20, as well as the broad areas of practice, transparency, accountability, and development effectiveness. It helps lead InterAction’s engagement with the multiple actors critical to inclusive development, such as civil society groups worldwide, corporations, and the private sector. With the CEO and other InterAction Vice Presidents, as a member of InterAction’s senior management s/he supports and advances the organization’s espoused values, mission, and long-term goals as approved by the Board of Directors. The Vice President provides strategic direction for the Global Policy, Practice & Partnerships team (GPPP), represents InterAction and our members, and brings expertise in relevant technical areas as well as in the organization’s fundraising and organizational and financial management.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President and working closely with the CEO, the Vice President of Global Policy & Effectiveness is a member of InterAction’s Executive Team and works closely with the other InterAction Vice Presidents and the Executive Office in leading InterAction. S/he collaborates with management in charting the direction of the organization, assuring its accountability to all constituencies and ensuring its effective operation. S/he leads the GPPP team and all of its activities, including its expanded efforts on the post-2015 agenda and InterAction Business Council. Externally, this position liaises with InterAction members, U.S. government representatives, the private sector, UN agencies engaged in international development and specifically on post-2015, NGO consortia and platforms, think tanks, private donors, universities, and the broad development cooperation community.
The Vice President of Global Policy & Effectiveness is a leadership position for a hands-on individual who thrives in a very fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
- Oversees the principal areas of work of the GPPP Team, including global advocacy, development effectiveness of the NGO sector, private sector engagement, innovation, learning, and impact.
- Provides strategic direction for InterAction’s work on accountability and transparency, and outreach to new actors in the development space.
- Represents InterAction at high-level meetings and with key policy-makers and stakeholders in the U.S. and internationally, with a specific focus on post-2015, G8/20, and the development effectiveness agenda.
- Strengthens the InterAction Business Council and the organization’s engagement with multiple stakeholders, including private development cooperation.
- Builds relationships with new partners and donors for funding activities or new initiatives that support InterAction’s goals. Develops partnerships with key external actors while at the same time strengthening relations with InterAction members.
- Liaises with key global civil society networks, the UN, the U.S. government, and other agencies focusing on global development issues and policies.
- Advances InterAction's fundraising strategies and bears responsibility to fundraise for the GPPP.
- Manages staff and oversees budget for the GPPP. Mentors staff and supports their development. Responsible for team hiring and staff performance appraisals.
- Serves as InterAction liaison and advisor to the Alliance for International Youth Development.
- Actively shapes the overall management and leadership of InterAction.
- Works with the CEO on a range of initiatives and supports the team’s engagement with the Board of Directors.
- At least 10 years professional experience in international affairs, ideally including service abroad.
- Direct experience in international development is preferred.
- Ability to convene and mobilize a wide range of actors and build consensus among them to advance or advocate on key development issues; should be familiar and comfortable with coalition politics.
- Ability to represent and lead the NGO community without personal bias.
- Proven experience in cultivating external relationships.
- A broad range of existing contacts and relationships with various global stakeholders including in the private sector.
- A dynamic ability to communicate/advocate to high-level audiences, including superior public speaking and written communication skills.
- Effective resource generation and fundraising.
- Solid management track record, including experience in personnel and budget management with a preference to a nurturing management style that will work well with highly skilled and independent talent.
- Fluency in one or more languages a plus.
There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Salary & Benefits
InterAction provides competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
Please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with subject line containing: VP, Global Policy & Effectiveness. Position will remain open until filled but applications received before November 8th are preferred. Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be notified.
All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period of time. No phone calls please.
Youth Alliance Fellow | Fall - Winter 2013
The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) is a community of practice and an advocacy coalition comprised of leading U.S.-based youth and community development organizations. The Alliance provides an opportunity for engaged organizations and individuals to share and discuss effective practices, and to advocate for and inform policies that support and impact youth. The Alliance calls for international donors, including the United States Government, to make informed and targeted investments for young people worldwide.
Youth Alliance Fellows
The Youth Alliance Fellow is a unique professional development opportunity for current graduate students interested in a career in international youth and community development. Youth Alliance Fellows will gain exposure to the youth development field in Washington, DC, and practical hands-on experience in project management, including communications and strategic outreach, website development, advocacy, learning events and technical research on behalf of AIYD’s coalition members. Youth Alliance Fellows regularly help plan and attend AIYD’s meetings and events, and interface with professionals and leadership from leading NGOs, private firms and foundations in the international youth development community, as well as the USG, international and multilateral organizations such as USAID, the World Bank, the State Department and the UN.
The Youth Alliance Fellow will work closely with the AIYD Senior Manager and staff at InterAction, and support all aspects of AIYD’s work. Fellows are expected to readily perform a wide variety of tasks related to communications, advocacy, research on youth policy and effective practices from across the youth development sector, as well as to provide day-to-day administrative support where needed. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist with all aspects of AIYD communications and outreach (incl. bi-weekly Youth News e-newsletter, member bulletin, events announcements, etc.).
- Support the development of AIYD’s website (lead stories, gathering and editing content, strategic dissemination, managing news and events, uploading resources, etc.).
- Assist with strategic outreach, coordinate AIYD Learning Series events, and attend key youth-related events in Washington, DC (e.g. roundtable discussions, forums and seminars, etc.).
- Identify weekly news and resource updates for AIYD members.
- Research and provide technical support to AIYD’s Advocacy & Effective Practices Committees.
- Regularly attend AIYD’s Council, Executive Committee and Working Group meetings and provide logistical support.
The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and interpersonal communications skills, strong research skills, and an awareness of and/or strong interest in international youth development. Youth Alliance Fellows will be asked to think creatively and strategically, work quickly, and help inform all aspects of AIYD - a new and growing coalition. Candidates with experience in communications and/or advocacy are strongly encouraged to apply. Self-initiative, a good attitude and a willingness to pitch in where needed is a must. Youth Alliance Fellows are based at InterAction (AIYD’s secretariat) and expected to commit at least 25 - 30 hours a week. Competitive applicants are incoming or current graduate students. Recent Master’s graduates may also apply. This position offers a stipend of $1,000 a month, starting with a Fall commitment, and with the possibility of extension through the winter semester based on performance.
Applications for the Youth Alliance Fellow position should be submitted by November 20, 2013. Send an email with the subject line “Youth Alliance Fellow” including a cover letter and resume that clearly demonstrates your interest and qualifications for the position, as well as contact info for two professional references to: Sarah Sladen, Senior Manager for International Youth Development, InterAction: firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please.
Submit a résumé with cover letter by e-mail indicating position title to Human Resources at email@example.com unless otherwise indicated. Intern applicants should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. View the job description for more details.
- InterAction does not accept unsolicited resumes/applications for employment.
- Cover letters and/or application must specify the position title.
- Unfortunately, due to the volume of resumes received, we are unable to accept telephone calls in reference to the listed positions.
- We are unable to provide interview/relocations costs.
- We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity.
InterAction offers to its regular, full-time employees an array of benefits, including:
- Health, dental and vision insurance plans, with additional flexible spending plan
- Annual, personal, sick leave, and paid holidays
- TIAA-CREF retirement and savings plan
- Metro Smartbenefits
- Group life insurance and long-term disability insurance
- Free access to on-site fitness center
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