Mercy Corps is hiring a
Location: preference for Portland, OR. US remote candidates considered.
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt, Regular
**Minimum Starting Salary: $64,000 commensurate with experience
About Mercy Corps**
Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact
Mercy Corps’ High Impact Philanthropy (HIP) team is a crucial component of the Development Department. The team operates under the strategic leadership of the VP of High Impact Philanthropy and is comprised of two core units: 1.) those who work directly with donors (gift officers) and; 2.) those who maintain the systems and tools of successful major and planned gift donor engagement (HIP services). Working collaboratively, these two units develop and enhance relationships with donors and prospects from the private sector, focusing on individuals and family foundations with the capacity to make current gifts of $10K+ as well as deferred (planned giving) gifts of all levels. The HIP team is responsible for ambitious revenue growth goals.
The Copywriter (HIP) will be a key part of a dynamic team responsible for managing individual donors whose philanthropy supports Mercy Corps’ global operations. The Copywriter will collaborate with frontline fundraisers on the High Impact Philanthropy team to produce a variety of unique and bespoke donor communications with the aim of acquiring, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting high-net-worth individuals and legacy society members. This includes reports, letters, brochures, factsheets, presentation decks, trip and event invitations, talking points, and a variety of other written communications.
Reports Directly To: Director, High Impact Philanthropy Services Team
Works Directly With: HIP Team, Resource Development, Marketing and Communications, Regional Program Team, donors, executives, and board members.
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
This position requires a skilled writer and editor who is also a versatile multi-tasker with the proven ability to organize and prioritize urgent tasks, create and follow procedures, and meet deadlines. A strong commitment to teamwork and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles is also essential. The successful Copywriter (HIP) will have demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving and a proven ability to learn quickly and be accountable for results. The ability to understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details is important and a sense of humor and an awareness and sensitivity to multi-cultural international development work will serve the position well. Strong project management skills and an interest in international development work and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive and confidential materials are also important.
The position is based in Portland, OR and may require infrequent (less than 5%) travel for events and/or trips to the field.
Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme**.** We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.
As a safeguarding measure, Mercy Corps screens all potential US-Based employees. Any offers of employment or continued employment are dependent on the successful completion of the screens which include, but are not limited to our Background Check and Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme processes,
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development
Mercy Corps has determined that, in an effort to protect the health, safety, and well-being of all Mercy Corps employees working in the United States, all U.S.-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, regardless of prior COVID-19 infection status.
This policy will be revised as needed to comply with federal, state, and local requirements, and to respond to changing guidance from public health authorities.
For new employees this requirement goes into effect within 10 business days of employment. Team members that travel are expected to comply with host-country requirements, including vaccinations. Failure to comply may impact your employment. Proof of vaccination or exemption must be provided.