Account Manager

International Rescue Committee, North Humberside, United Kingdom
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Job Summary

Job Description

he Account Manager, Institutional Philanthropy & Partnerships will work with an assigned IPP Officer to support the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for a defined portfolio of IRC prospects and donors. This will include collaborating with the Officer on generating and producing written content for funding concept notes, pitches and proposals, as well as donor reports and communication.

The Account Manager will monitor donation budgets, interim and end-of-grant reports, on-going communication and information management for the portfolio. The Account Manager will also be responsible for some key support functions, including serving as an internal liaison with the Communication team, Finance department, Legal department, amongst others. The Account Manager will ensure rigorous use of databases and approvals processes necessary to donor management and internal protocol.

This role offers a dynamic growth opportunity for someone eager to advance to front-line fundraising.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with an assigned IPP Officer on executing strategies for institutional donors and prospects within the portfolio and with a focus on achieving GPP Private Sector Engagement Strategy goals;
  • Provide communications that support the Officer/Associate Director interactions with portfolio donors or prospects, including general and targeted communications, concept notes, proposals, presentations and reports, from drafts through to final line-editing and formatting of finalized material;
  • Prepare and contribute materials, agendas and briefings for external prospect and donor meetings and for internal strategy meetings;
  • With the Officer/AD, monitor and manage expectations and objectives for each institutional funding partner within the portfolio, including budget, evaluation and reporting;
  • Manage information flows between prospects/donors, program staff and IPP officers;
  • Manage and track the internal drafting and approval processes necessary for proposals, reports, and budgets;
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with HQ/GPP colleagues and IRC program and support staff globally;
  • With Officer, develop SMART focused goals and contribute to positive team building culture.
  • Undertake special assignments, as directed.


The requirements should establish a baseline (minimum) for educational background, previous work experience, professional knowledge or certification, specific skills and strengths and any other skill necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Bachelors Degree;
  • Minimum two years account/project management experience gained in a development/ fundraising office, including substantial writing and editing responsibilities;
  • Experience communicating directly with partners and donors.
  • Exceptional written communications skills and solid verbal presentation skills;
  • Highly developed project management skills with the ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands;
  • Sophisticated understanding of the role of written communications in building and maintaining complex individual and institutional relationships;
  • Ability to identify and create processes necessary to support effective partnerships;
  • Highly computer literate, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as familiarity with CRM databases, Salesforce a plus;
  • Ability to respond quickly to changes in short-term work priorities;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data;
  • Commitment to fundraising for international development, human rights, social justice and US immigrant communities.


Working Environment: Standard office work environment; some potential travel in the U.S. and international.