Associate, BRAC USA

New York, United States Full-time


BRAC is one of the world’s largest development organizations, dedicated to empowering people living in poverty. Working across 11 countries in South Asia and Africa, BRAC touches the lives of more than 120 million people worldwide. BRAC takes a holistic approach to alleviating poverty with programs that include microfinance, education, healthcare, food security programs, and more. Based in New York, BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC. BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work to empower the poor in 11 countries and mobilizing resources to support programs. BRAC USA works closely with its international counterparts to design and implement cost-effective and evidence-based poverty innovations worldwide. BRAC USA is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.


About the Position

The Associate will report to the Executive Director of BRAC International and Senior Vice President of BRAC USA. The Associate will work as an integral part of a small but highly effective team in support of the growth of BRAC USA and its efforts to advance BRAC’s poverty alleviation programs.

Primary Responsibilities

Executive Support (ED and SVP)

  • Support the Executive Director and Senior Vice President with prospect, donor, and stakeholder relationship management. This will include:
    • Conducting in-depth research on new and prospective funders.
    • Pulling and analyzing reports that inform meetings and drive strategy.
    • Scheduling donor meetings, preparing briefing materials, and scheduling preparatory meetings in advance of key interactions.
    • Supporting follow-up from meetings, including preparing debrief summaries, thank you/follow-up notes, and ensuring all contact details and documentation are logged.
    • Taking notes during meetings and preparing action items to distribute to relevant stakeholders.


Executive Support (ED)

  • Support the Executive Director at external events and engagements, including logistics, briefings and follow up as needed.
  • Facilitate internal communication and coordination with Executive Director’s Senior Leadership team and other relevant staff members in Dhaka and across regions and country programs.  
  • Schedule meetings and appointments and manage travel itineraries.


Executive Support (SVP)

  • Support the SVP with efforts to manage the BRAC USA pipeline, helping to coordinate fundraising efforts across the BRAC family and strengthening new business development operations in collaboration with the Program Development, Resource Mobilization and Learning team.


General Support

  • Support colleagues from other BRAC offices when in the US to arrange meetings and logistics, as requested/needed.
  • Backup for front desk coverage.
  • Other support as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum one year of experience working in an office.
  • Solid experience with MS office and Google suite.
  • Familiarly with online calendars and cloud systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proven interest in nonprofit fundraising and international development. 
  • Proactive team player with strong desire to learn and ability to be flexible.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong business writing skills; ability to analyze, synthesize, and clearly present information.
  • Experience with databases preferred.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Diplomatic and highly effective on an interpersonal level in addition to cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding.
  • Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information.


How to Apply

Based in New York City, this is an outstanding opportunity to support a highly effective and growing nonprofit.

To apply, please upload your resume, cover letter, and references by October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

No calls, emails, visits, or recruiters associated with this position, please.

BRAC USA offers a competitive benefits package including base salary, medical/dental/vision insurance, FSA, life insurance, 401k, annual professional development stipend, and generous paid time off. Note that some benefits are subject to a waiting period and more information can be provided to shortlisted applicants, upon request.

BRAC USA is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.