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Assistant Director, Institutional Development (US Resettlement, Integration, Legal Programs)

Department: Institutional Development
Location: Remote, RM


HIAS seeks an Assistant Director, Institutional Development (US Resettlement, Integration, Legal Programs) who supports the Institutional Development team to increase funding and diversify revenue streams for U.S. resettlement, integration and asylum services. The Assistant Director, Institutional Development works closely with the U.S. Programs and Finance teams to support the scale-up of HIAS’ key social and economic programs throughout our 23-site resettlement network, as well as our local legal service partners along the southern border. The Assistant Director, Institutional Development works closely with the U.S. Programs and Finance teams to develop and write high quality competitive proposals, with a focus on multi-year, high impact grants. They will support the scale-up of HIAS’ resettlement and asylum networks to additional locations throughout the country, including developing and expanding funding partnerships with foundations, corporations, banks and other local donors. They act as a representative for HIAS with funders and other external stakeholders. 


  • Coordinates high quality proposals for institutional funders, with a specific focus on U.S. Programs; works closely with program and finance teams on project design, ensuring clarity, consistency and compelling case for funding, and adhering to donor/HIAS guidelines and policies.  

  • Regularly interfaces with different departments at HIAS to ensure consistency and coordination throughout writing and submission processes. 

  • Cultivates and deepens relationships with foundations, corporations and other major funding prospects to diversify HIAS revenue streams, particularly for resettlement and asylum services in the U.S.; acts as a key representative for HIAS at donor and other philanthropic forums. 

  • Conducts research to identify new potential funders for the U.S. and develops fundraising strategies for HIAS’ U.S. Programs work; designs and implements creative and comprehensive outreach, solicitation and management strategies for new donors.  

  • Maintains high knowledge of donor and philanthropic trends across the U.S., as well as global corporate trends and giving. 

  • Represents HIAS at donor meetings, ensuring strong, articulate and knowledgeable representation of both existing programs and future potential.  


  • Undergraduate degree required; graduate degree in political science, development or related field preferred. 

  • 5-7 years of experience in grant writing, proposal development and partnership development.   

  • A proven track record in institutional development and relationship management in the U.S..  

  • Direct experience with the U.S. resettlement program or associated programs, preferred. 

  • Direct experience securing funds from foundations, federal agencies and corporate partners. 

  • Ability to work independently with remote management, and highly self-motivated. 

  • Outstanding English writing, editing and proofreading skills; strong verbal communication and presentation skills. 

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.  

  • Previous professional or volunteer work in U.S. refugee assistance; knowledge of social service and social justice programs in the U.S. a plus.     

  • Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills; must demonstrate a strong sense of vision, a collaborative work style and the capacity to engage support and supporters for HIAS. 

  • Some knowledge of Judaism and/or the Jewish community, culture and issues desired. 


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process: 

Step 1: Submit your application! 

Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter. 

Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager. 

Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees. 

Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey. 

Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening. 

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS! 

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step. 


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.  

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission, and values. 


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity. 


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives. 


Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat Orchim

We Welcome the Stranger 

Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek

We Pursue Justice 

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed

We Approach our Clients with Empathy 

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • Chevruta

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership 

Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World 

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience 


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status. 

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