About the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (the Coalition) is a rapidly growing consortium of museums, historic sites, organizations and individuals dedicated to creating a more peaceful future through remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies. Founded in 1999 by heritage and human rights leaders on four continents with core funding from Ford Foundation and Open Society Institute, the Coalition today is a dynamic network of more than 300 members in 65 countries, working in regional and thematic networks in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia, North America and in the Middle East and North Africa. Each year, more than 20 million people visit Sites of Conscience across the globe to engage in uniquely effective public programs that promote civic action by connecting history and memory with contemporary human rights, social justice and transitional justice issues.


Open Positions

Development Associate    

Position Description

The Development Associate plays a key role in helping the Coalition meet its annual fundraising goals by: working with the Secretariat staff and Coalition members across the globe to develop fundraising proposals, reports, written materials and correspondence; managing the grants calendar, the donor database and other key departmental systems; helping identify new donors through prospect research and internal strategy meetings with other staff; and participating in larger fundraising and organizational planning. S/he reports to the Director of Development and works closely with Secretariat staff, Coalition members and the Board and Ambassadors Circle of the Coalition.


Specific Responsabilities Include (but are not limited to):
  • Create fundraising proposals, reports, acknowledgement letters and supporting materials including narrative and financial reports, sometimes using source materials for these documents and sometimes building them from scratch with secretariat staff;
  • Conduct prospect research on foundations, government agencies, corporations and individuals in the U.S. and abroad;
  • Communicate with current institutional donors in writing and by phone;
  • Manage and maintain key departmental systems and record keeping including: the grants calendar, prospect moves management chart, electronic and paper files, donor records, professional memberships and subscriptions;
  • Help plan, coordinate and assist with Board and fundraising meetings and events, as necessary; and
  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings, annual and strategic planning activities as required.


  • B.A. and 2-4 years previous fundraising experience preferably in the areas of arts and culture, museums and/or human rights;
  • Superior writing skills, with both the ability to edit text written by others and generate new text;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Experience with financial reporting and Excel;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong organizational skills and experience with fundraising database; and
  • Experience working internationally and collaborating with people in diverse cultural and political contexts preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, Russian or another language from a region where the Coalition does significant work is a plus.


How to Apply

Position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and will be remote, like all of the Coalition’s work, for the foreseeable future but may require travel when it is safe to do so, both to NYC and internationally.
Interested candidates please send a cover letter indicating salary requirements along with a resume and one writing sample from a grant proposal or report to hr@sitesofconscience.org with the subject line “Development Associate.” Applications will be accepted until August 15th, 2020.

Please note that because of the volume of submissions the Coalition receives for position postings, only those candidates who will be invited to move forward in the search process will be contacted.


The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.