Jobs and Internships

About the Bretton Woods Committee

The Bretton Woods Committee is the non-partisan network of prominent global citizens, which works to demonstrate the value of international economic cooperation and to foster strong, effective Bretton Woods institutions as forces for global well-being.

Committee members are leaders at the top of the business, finance, academic, and non-profit sectors who share the belief that international economic cooperation is essential and best served through strong and effective international financial institutions (IFIs). Through the Committee, members champion global efforts to spur economic growth, alleviate poverty, and improve financial stability.

The Committee organizes frequent conferences and seminars, some designed to reach a broad public audience and some to offer members the opportunity to provide advice, support, and constructive feedback to the management of the IFIs. The Committee also reminds U.S. elected leaders that global economic prosperity and lasting national security are closely tied to continued progress on multilateral issues.

Open Positions

Director of Campaigns and Strategic Initiatives

Position Summary:
The Campaign Director will lead the fundraising initiatives and activities of the [email protected] campaign a multi-faceted initiative to propel the organization forward and honor the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods institutions. The objective for this position is to direct all fundraising efforts towards achieving the $3-5M revenue goal.

This position is an opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to help drive transformative change at a critical moment for a small but growing institution. The Campaign Director will execute development strategy and lay the groundwork for an ambitious organizational growth agenda.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Campaign Director will manage and cultivate relationships with an existing pipeline of corporate and major gift prospects as well as identify new prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors. The Campaign Director will make direct, face-to-face solicitations with major prospective donors; assist the Executive Director, Leadership Team and other staff as necessary with solicitations; and develop campaign materials and proposals for individuals, corporations, and foundations.

This is a temporary, full-time position through December 2019 with strong consideration toward permanent, full-time employment if revenue goals are achieved. The position can be based in either Washington, DC or New York, NY.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership for implementation of successful $3-5 million fundraising campaign to expand services and put into action the vision of the organizational growth plan.
  • Lead the cultivation and management of a portfolio of corporate and individual major gift prospects and personally solicit and secure funding.
  • Partner with the Executive Director and Leadership Team to execute and coordinate high-level fundraising activities and individual meetings (some travel may be required).
  • Prepare solicitation materials for meetings including briefings, talking points, proposals, pitch decks, and targeted follow up.
  • Diversify and expand the campaign’s corporate and foundation prospect pipeline.
  • Collaborate closely with the Secretariat team to align fundraising strategies, promotions and materials with campaign priorities.
  • Support additional fundraising aspects of campaign including gala ticket sales, event sponsorships and individual giving.
  • Track prospects through the donor life cycle of discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Develop and execute effective donor recognition and stewardship of all campaign gifts.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will thrive working independently as a one-person development team in a small collaborative setting. Successful candidates will possess significant fundraising experience with a track record of cultivating relationships with people of influence. Major donor cultivation and/or campaign experience is required. General understanding of planned giving is preferred. The ideal candidate will have an existing network and relationships in the areas of finance, trade and development.

  • 5-7+ years of experience in a senior-level fundraising role at a non-profit organization.
  • Successful record of generating revenue through major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing gifts at the six-figure+ level.
  • Superb interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to professionally represent the organization in high-level fora and with senior-level leaders.
  • Successful record of developing and executing development, fundraising and campaign plans.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Start Date: October 1, 2018

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter addressed to the Executive Director, by email to [email protected] with subject line: BWC Director of Campaigns and Strategic Initiatives.


Internships

The Committee seeks the help of two interns each semester. The Program and Congressional Relations Intern will support the Committee’s programmatic and congressional relations efforts while the Operations and Membership intern will support the Committee's operational and membership activities. Individuals who wish to gain a wide range of hands-on experiences and to learn about the individuals and organizations shaping the future of the international financial institutions are encouraged to apply. The internship pays a $500 stipend for each semester successfully completed. Preference will be given to those interested in completing more than one semester.

Program and Congressional Relations Internship Job Description

Responsibilities may include:

  • Research and create background materials for Committee staff and leadership on key issues and institutions in international trade, finance, and development.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Committee programs including researching and developing program themes and topics; drafting background and promotional materials; creating speaker preparatory materials and invitations; and logistics support.
  • Support the Committee’s congressional relations strategy including legislative tracking, relevant issue research, and congressional event logistics support.
  • Support the Committee’s digital communication strategy including content creation and process development to improve the Committee’s website and social media communications.
  • Support the Committee's program invitation lists by researching high-level leaders in the fields of international finance, trade, and development.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Committee’s internal and external communication tools including its quarterly newsletter and other member communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Graduate student or recent graduate in international business, finance, economics, development, political science, or related fields who has:

  • Previous office experience. Previous Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred.
  • A healthy awareness of companies, government actors, and other organizations involved in global finance, trade and development activities.
  • A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office. Above average knowledge of social media, including Twitter, Linkedin, Drupal, and/or basic HTML helpful but not required.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter addressed to Program Associate, and writing sample (2 pages maximum) by email to [email protected] with subject line: BWC Program Intern Candidate. Please include your desired beginning and end dates and available number of hours per week in your cover letter.

Operations and Membership Internship Job Description

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist in the execution of Committee programs and events by providing both operational and logistical support to the Operations Manager both in the lead up to events and day-of.
  • Support the Committee's membership recruitment strategy by researching high-level leaders in the fields of international finance, trade, and development and by assisting with the membership invitation of prospective candidates through a yearly summer drive.
  • Support the Committee’s yearly fundraising cycle by reviewing materials and documents and by assisting with the compilation and mailing of fundraising materials.
  • Support the Committee’s communications by researching current member information and by periodically engaging with members via e-mail and telephone to update contact information as deemed necessary by the Operations Manager.
  • Support the Committee’s operational infrastructure by assisting the Operations Manager carry out projects that increase operational efficiency regarding the Committee’s website, CRM database, and photo and video storage, and others as assigned.
  • Support daily administrative tasks of the office including data entry, mailings, processing thankyou letters, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be a junior, senior, or recent graduate in a field related to international business, business administration/management, business development, finance, economics, international development/affairs, political science, or a related field who has:

  • A healthy awareness of companies, government actors, international financial institutions, and other organizations involved in global finance, trade and development activities.
  • Previous office/administrative experience.
  • A strong attention to detail and ability to stay organized with minimal oversight.
  • A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office, especially Microsoft Excel.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter addressed to Operations Manager, and writing sample (2 pages maximum) by email to [email protected] with subject line: BWC Operations Intern Candidate. Please indicate your desired beginning and end dates, and your available number of hours per week in your cover letter.


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