Careers

IRAP is currently accepting applications for the following positions on a rolling basis. Please review each description for specific details on how to apply.

Finance/Operations Assistant (Temp) - New York

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is the first organization to provide free and comprehensive legal representation to refugees through the registration, protection, and resettlement processes. We are a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons around the world.

IRAP operates offices in New York, Jordan, and Lebanon. Our legal services are supplemented by a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading U.S. and international law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters at 29 universities in the United States and Canada.

IRAP believes in action, accountability, innovation, and candor. We are nimble, collaborative, and nonpartisan, and believe in the power of individuals to change their own circumstances. IRAP was founded in 2008 by a group of Yale Law students with a vision to change the status quo of global refugee processing in order to assist the most vulnerable refugees.

Opportunity

IRAP is seeking a temporary­­­­ Finance/Operations Assistant to provide back office financial and operations support to our organization, with a particular focus on supporting our United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Middle East Deployment Program and our Development Department. We are seeking an organized, self-directed individual with prior nonprofit experience to assist our team and agency. The Finance/Operations Assistant will be responsible for various fiscal and administrative duties related to budgets, audits, financial disbursements, and reporting mechanisms. The position reports to the Executive VP of Operations and the Director of Development. Start date: February 1, 2017 for 4 months with an option to renew.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain various programmatic and financial spreadsheets for the IRAP/UNHCR Middle East Deployment Program.
  • Process and track reimbursement expense requests from overseas deployees, and verify forms and documents for wire and payment requests.
  • Monitor and track monthly statistical reports from overseas deployees.
  • Monitor and track monthly leave requests and forms from overseas deployees.
  • Complete and submit monthly attendance reports and other documents to UNHCR/Geneva.
  • Create and maintain an organized filing system for forms, receipts, reports and GLs.
  • Collate statistics, receipts, and/or other documents in support of financial audits and requests.
  • Assist with preparing fiscal and program reports based upon data collected.
  • Assist with processing domestic and international wires and reimbursement requests for all staff.
  • Process donations and pledges according to organizational procedures with accuracy; verify pertinent information and record transactions in the IRAP database.
  • Liaise with IRAP Development team to generate thank you letters and charitable receipts.
  • File batch information and process donations with UJC’s Finance Department.
  • Work with IRAP’s Data and Technology Associate to ensure online donation processor is current and reports are timely run.
  • Other program and fiscal duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS required
  • Minimum of 2 years financial/administrative experience
  • Sound financial/accounting knowledge and Excel skills are required
  • Prior experience working in a nonprofit and with programs is a plus
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment
  • Must be highly organized and motivated, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, manage a high volume workload, and have excellent time management skills
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Strong Excel skills

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (1-2 pages), and a list of three references using the application form available here.

IRAP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. This is a full-time temporary position without benefits from February 1 to May 31, 2017.

Development Assistant - New York

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is the first organization to provide free and comprehensive legal representation to refugees through the registration, protection, and resettlement processes. We are a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons around the world.

IRAP operates offices in New York, Jordan, and Lebanon. Our legal services are supplemented by a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading U.S. and international law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters at 29 universities in the United States and Canada.

IRAP believes in action, accountability, innovation, and candor. We are nimble, collaborative, and nonpartisan, and believe in the power of individuals to change their own circumstances. IRAP was founded in 2008 by a group of Yale Law students with a vision to change the status quo of global refugee processing in order to assist the most vulnerable refugees.

Opportunity

IRAP is seeking a Development Assistant to join our growing team in our New York office.  The Development Assistant will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of the development department by working closely with the Director of Development and Institutional Giving Manager. The Development Assistant is also responsible for providing executive-level administrative support to the development department as directed, including processing donations, maintaining a weekly calendar of development activities, and conducting prospect research. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: data entry of all contributions following database rules and procedures, management of donor acknowledgement protocols, and drafting solicitation letters.

Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day administrative support to the Director of Development and Institutional Giving Manager.
  • Processes all donations, including generating tax receipts and following acknowledgement procedures and IRS guidelines.
  • Maintains the development calendar, including managing system of weekly follow-up activities to development correspondence and meetings.
  • Assists with drafting solicitation proposals and letters, donor correspondence, gift agreements, and gift acknowledgements.
  • Prepares reports, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Conducts prospect research and prepares donor profiles.
  • Assists with coordination and production of fundraising and donor cultivation events.
  • Assists with preparation of department reporting by retrieving data, as needed.
  • Manages data entry and data quality control.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • 1-2 years of office administrative experience preferred.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Fundraising database management experience a plus.
  • Ability to self-prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have a strong sense of responsibility and commitment.
  • Interest in refugee/humanitarian issues.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (1-2 pages), and a list of three references using the application form available here.

IRAP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health and retirement plans, a flexible work schedule, and vacation/sick leave.