Open Positions



Position: Associate Director
Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Schedule: Full-time, with evening and weekend meetings/events as necessary.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a nonprofit organization working at the nexus of human rights and global mental health. Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, the Executive Director, the Associate Director will help build a solid foundation for Partnerships for Trauma Recovery to expand and deepen its programming. The Associate Director will contribute to fundraising, communications, management, outreach, administration and responding to new initiatives and needs, as they arise. The ideal candidate would have a solid track record in fundraising, organizational development and experience in the field of human rights and/or global mental health. This position requires leadership, flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for promoting human rights, peace and psychosocial wellbeing. Note that we are a small, new organization with significant programming but without administrative staff at present. As with all staff, this role will require some administrative and other supportive tasks, as needed.


The role of the Associate Director will include the following. These roles are not distinct, and will overlap as appropriate:

Organizational Management and Partnership Development

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director (ED) to manage and grow the organization.
  • Liaise with the Clinical Director and other PTR staff to inform potential strategic and programmatic ideas and direction.
  • Engage with potential and current partner organizations and individuals for collaborative idea development, responding to initiatives and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the ED to create, adjust and refine budgets.
  • Collaborate with ED in managing organizational finances and nonprofit administration, as needed to ensure good governance and financial accountability.
  • Contribute to recruitment and management of volunteers and office management, liaising with relevant vendors, landlord, etc.

Development and Fundraising

  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Development and Program Manager, Board of Directors and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Inform PTR’s fundraising strategy and work with the ED and Development and Program Manager ensure funding targets are met.
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Manage fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs and donor acknowledgements.

Communications and Outreach

  • Contribute to PTR’s communications efforts including web-based communication and written materials.
  • Professionally represent PTR to the public through presentations/speaking engagements to share information about PTR with the public.


  • At least 10 years of nonprofit sector experience with a solid track record of raising a sustainable base of funding from individual, institutional and corporate donors and demonstrated leadership and efficacy in achieving organizational outcomes.
  • A graduate degree in business, public policy, nonprofit management, international development or other relevant field.
  • Understanding of, and passion for, international human rights and/or global mental health.
  • High level of comfort with donor outreach and solicitation.
  • Nonprofit management or administration experience with good people skills.
  • Experience developing and tracking budgets.
  • Experience with grant prospecting, writing, submission and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication relevant to the needs of a nonprofit organization communicating with donors and the general public. Ability to write formally and informally, with professional and engaging language.
  • A solid commitment to human rights.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, especially international populations.
  • Comfort with MS word, excel, web research and databases.
  • Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness and an ability to inspire others, creatively problem-solve and work collaboratively with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to thrive in a small nonprofit and wear multiple hats, as needed.

If interested, please send a one-page cover letter and resume to to begin the conversation. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning April 15th and will continue until a solid match is identified. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at No phone calls, please.