The following office-based positions are currently available at MSF.

Major Gifts Assistant

  1. Purpose of the Job:

To provide administrative support for the Major Gifts team, including file maintenance,  preparation of briefing packets, scheduling of donor meetings,  travel arrangements,  gift processing and all other designated administrative functions which support the functioning of the Major Gifts team.

II.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Donor Data Coordination

Assists in maintaining Major Gifts filing systems.  This includes all electronic and hard copy files. Works with Major Gifts team to identify opportunities for improvements in both systems.

Assists with mailings to major donors.  This may include, but is not limited to, donor thank you notes, new major donor letters, multi-year initiative letters,  renewals and appeals and cultivation mailings.  

Assist in data hygiene including, but not limited to updating addresses, emails, phones, and other pertinent contact information, salutations, interactions.

Assist in gift processing including recording donations in spreadsheet.

Produces monthly and quarterly statistics, revenue and other reports.

Donor Cultivation

Assists in development of presentation materials for donor meetings.  Meets with MSF staff member attending meeting to ensure that materials are tailored to specific donor.

Assists in ensuring senior staff is meeting deadlines for next steps and tickler actions with donors, and that donor files are updated accordingly. 

Responsible for all event invitations including the printing and mailing/emailing of all invitations.  Acts as point person for all RSVPs. 

Schedules donor meetings on behalf of Major Gifts, Executive, and Board.

Assists in responding to prospective and current donor questions on the telephone, by email, and by mail regarding MSF activities and programs and any other major donor services queries in a timely and professional manner.

With approval from Major Gifts Officer, assists with MSF special events (i.e. public education events, lectures, etc.), especially when donors are in attendance.


Manages and maintains the Major Gifts Travel & Event schedule. 

Ensures that adequate inventory is maintained of all major gifts and planned giving materials (cards, brochures, envelopes, etc.).

  1. Supervisory Responsibilities:

Does not directly supervise any staff, but does give assignments to and coordinates work with 1-2 unpaid staff consisting of volunteers, interns and/or Work-Study students, to provide administrative support to the Major Gifts & Planned Giving unit, under supervision of the Associate.

  1. Fiscal Responsibility

Contributes to the generation of revenue by supporting the Major Gifts Annual Plan, and in particular, by ensuring the integrity of donor data and contributing to research.  Reports regularly on major gifts revenue and coordinates tracking of pledges with Finance.  Is responsible for maintaining the privacy of donors’ personal and financial data.

  1. Extent of Public Contact

Occasionally interacts with high-level contacts including Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, major donors.

  1. Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

I.      IV.     Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

The duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days/week for a minimum of 35 hours.  Must be available to work before 9:00 am, after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required.

V.    Qualifications:

Strong computer literacy, including ability to use Excel, Word, databases and internet research sites such as Google, Foundation Center and GuideStar.

Keen attention to detail, superior record-keeping skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data for extended periods of time.

Affinity for and facility with numbers.

Ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines.

Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.  Proven time management and organizational skills.

Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

Ability to prioritize ongoing vs. immediate needs appropriately.

Typing minimum of 50 words per minute

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; plus two years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Prior experience in a non-profit work environment.


To apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:, Attn: Major Gifts Assistant.

*Application closes on December 19, 2014.*

Salary – mid 40's commensurate with experience and great benefits. Generous paid time off. A friendly, supportive environment with growth potential.

MSF OCP Association Communications Officer

MSF OCP Association Communications Officer

New York - Full-Time

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in more than 60 countries. When medical assistance is not enough to save lives, MSF will speak out against abuses its teams witness while providing medical relief.

In 2012, the four Associations in the MSF Operational Center Paris (OCP) group (Australia, France, Japan and USA) launched “The Portal”, a common associative web platform, which is completely bilingual in French and English. The primary goal of this internal website is to provide up-to-date information on issues central to MSF’s social mission and operations, catalyze critical thinking inside the Association and create a space for debate where Association and Board members have the opportunity to engage with each other and the Executive. Two Portal Editors (one in France and one in the US) are working closely together to fulfil this goal.

MSF OCP is looking for an OCP Association Communications Officer based in New York. He/she will work closely with the Association Coordinators and the Boards for website content as well as coordinate with some designated members of the Executive (in particular Communications and Operations departments) in each section. He/she will also contribute to the animation of the associative life, including on the field.

Position responsibilities:

In close collaboration with the Associative Coordinators of the four OCP Associations, the Paris-based Portal Editor and the MSF USA’s Board and President, the New York-based OCP Association Communications Officer will be responsible for:

Developing and implementing strategies and innovative ways to engage the Association through the communication tools:

The Portal

  • Identify engaging topics, relevant to the ongoing debates.
  • Create compelling and relevant editorial and multimedia content including articles, interviews (of Board members, field and operations staff…), special dossiers, newswires, etc.
  • Utilizing various media platforms and techniques (social media, direct email, newsletter, Google analytics, etc.) to strategize associative engagement, as well as create presentations that reflect the progress and impact of the Portal,
  • Ahead of MSF USA Board meetings, create relevant content shedding light on the topics to be discussed
  • Update all sections of The Portal in English (Country Notes, Asso pages…)
  • Make sure the French contents are translated and posted in English
  • Supervise translators and translate articles from French to English and to ensure all contents are always up to date and accurate in both French and English
  • Collaborate with IT and Communication departments on website maintenance and updates
  • Supervising translators to ensure all content is always up to date and accurate in both French and English, translate Paris Portal Editor work
  • Conducting and facilitating MSF Seminars, Debates and Presentations, training others in MSF Field Projects to conduct presentations and debates, curate discussions and content from presentations, debates and seminars
  • Improving communication between field and office by contributing to associative projects, creating governance of monitoring tools, discussions of best practice, etc.
  • Collaborating with Paris Portal Editor, Association Coordinators (Australia, France, Japan, and the US) to make changes, develop and enhance the portal to better serve the Association


Participate to the elaboration of the English version of the Dazibao, an internal print newsletter of OCP, in collaboration with the French Portal Editor (every two months)


  • Produce and distribute the associative newsletter (PAD Newsletter, Portal’Express in English
  • Produce and ad hoc newsletters when required, such as for the General Assembly, Field Associative Debates (FADs), breaking news, or associative surveys


  • Engage members and advertise Portal contents through the animation of Facebook groups, build a community of members (PAD and English GUPA groups)
  • Provide support for the animation of the Australian and Japanese Facebook groups if needed

Ad hoc tools

  • Create and implement ad hoc tools (leaflets, booklets, films, etc.) for specific projects (e.g. General Assembly) in collaboration with the Association team (GUPA) based in Paris

To meet these objectives, the OCP Association Communications Officer will have to proactively stay up-to-date on MSF activities, both executive and associative. He/she will monitor field activities via reading MSF reports and updates, debriefing and interviewing returning volunteers, etc.


Associative Life:

MSF-USA Board Meetings

  • Attending MSF-USA Board meetings and internal debates is mandatory. Every month, the OCP Association Communications Officer will summarize the Board’s discussions in a short article (What was said at the MSF USA Board meeting?) and share this information through the various internal communications channels, such as the Portal and Association newsletter.

General Assembly (GA)

  • The position contributes to the development of content, including interviews with Board candidates and background articles related to planned debates, for MSF-USA’s annual General Assembly

Field Associative Debates (FADs)

  • Support coordination teams in identifying topics and tool for the debates
  • Collect and edit feedback and outcomes from the FADs, ensure distribution via relevant communication channels (Portal, newsletters, etc.)

Associative life in the Field

  • Support organization of Association trainings in the field

Associative life at Headquarters

  • Support the MSF-USA Internal Communications Unit (ICU) in the development of HQ and Partner MSF-USA Internal Events (eg: BBL, Program Updates, Evening Debates)



  • Demonstrated experience in the communications field, particularly with managing editorial content, writing, editing, use of web platforms and social networks
  • Excellent oral and written English and French language communication skills.
  • Knowledge of multimedia tools 
  • Proven networking skills
  • Team player able to work in fast paced environment with constantly shifting priorities and adaptable to different work environments
  • MSF field and/or HQ experience is a strong plus.
  • Enthusiasm for the Associative concept and the MSF movement
  • Minimum 3 years of directly relevant experience


Other strengths required:

  • Collaborative and diplomatic
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interpersonal  and Presentation Skills
  • Engaged in MSF activities and vision
  • Flexibility and mobility, able to travel
  • Autonomous in his/her work
  • Free spirit, open minded
  • Highly motivated by the project
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interpersonal  and Presentation Skills

To apply send letter of interest with CV to:, Attn.: OCP Association Communications Officer Search.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as this position is expected to be filled ASAP.

Salary – high 60’s to mid 70’s. Comprehensive benefits and relocation support provided. Generous paid time off. A friendly, supportive environment with growth potential.

Planned Giving Associate, Temporary FT Position

I. Purpose of the Job

Under the guidance of the Planned Giving Officer (Technical), the Planned Giving Associate collaborates with the planned giving team to support the planned giving program, with a focus on the administration of bequests and charitable gift annuities. Also assists with planned giving marketing and the cultivation and stewardship of planned giving donors.

II. Job Functions and Responsibilities

Bequest and Charitable Gift Annuity Administration

  • Reviews bequest notifications, wills, trusts, estate updates, accountings, releases and other information from estates and follows up as appropriate. Processes bequest and charitable remainder trust gifts. Communicates with executors and attorneys as needed, including following up on "stuck in ditch" estates.
  • Assists with processing of IRA, annuity, and other bequest substitute gifts. Works with Planned Giving Officer, Director of Finance and Director of Major Gifts as necessary.
  • Monitors bequest thank you system to ensure that executors or family members are thanked on a timely basis.
  • Works with donors interested in setting up a charitable gift annuity (CGA). Obtains proposals from Wells Fargo and processes CGA gifts, including final illustration packages. Assists in managing relationship with Wells Fargo and coordination with Finance Department to ensure that proper procedures for booking planned gifts are followed.
  • For all of the above, enters proper information into database and spreadsheets.

Donor Cultivation

  • Assists in responding to requests for information about Planned Giving and to notifications of bequest intentions .
  • Contacts donors to request and schedule meetings for Planned Giving Officer (Marketing).
  • Prepares materials for donor meetings.
  • Assists in the coordination, implementation and follow up of all planned giving events.

Data Maintenance and Other

  • For all of the above, enters information in database and spreadsheets and keeps them current and accurate.
  • Gathers information and prepares reports as needed.
  • Stays abreast of MSF activities by attending presentations, staff meetings, etc. and builds general overall knowledge of the organization.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least three years experience in non-profit fundraising, with some knowledge of planned giving.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail. Responsible, driven and able to work independently, with guidance from staff members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work under some time pressure.
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • Experience working with donor databases.
  • Genuine commitment to the principles and work of MSF.

To apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:, Attn: Planned Giving Associate

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as this position is expected to be filled ASAP.

Salary – Mid to high 50's. Generous paid time off. A friendly, supportive environment with growth potential.



Web Developer

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or manmade disasters, and to victims of armed conflict, irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. When medical assistance is not enough to save lives, MSF will speak out against human rights abuses and violations of humanitarian law its teams witness while providing medical relief.

MSF is currently seeking a Drupal Web Developer for a fulltime six month contract role, with the possibility of transitioning into a full time staff position (with full benefits) after the contract period. The Web Developer will work as a part of the MSF Web Team, an international distributed team responsible for MSF’s Web presence and overseen by management (Director of Communications and Web Project Manager) at MSF's New York office. This position requires regular onsite presence, based in any one of MSF's country offices in North America or Europe, but for the right candidate could transition into a primarily remote position after the initial contract period.



Working as a member of the MSF Web Team, the Web Developer is responsible for the maintenance, ongoing growth, expansion of functionality, and support of the MSF Drupal content management system and international country site Web platform, MSF Association multisite Web platform, and a host of other smaller internal and external MSF Web sites.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

● Develop migration scripts for moving older sites onto the Drupal platform

● Perform sitebuilding activities, including creating and modifying content types, views, contexts, and blocks

● Develop and troubleshoot custom modules for the Drupal platform

● Install, test, and debug contributed modules

● Evaluate designs and wireframes for potential development issues

● Update and upgrade Drupal to solve performance and scaling issues

● Install and maintain mini sites in different server/hosting environments



● serve as an internal Drupal and Web support agent on the Web Team’s support helpdesk, providing assistance to MSF's international web and editorial network

● make suggestions on content and the creation of newly planned Drupal sites



● Contributes technical knowledge to the MSF Web Team to help determine and implement key objectives and achieve specific goals for MSF on the Web

● Participate in and assist in the moderation of all regularly schedule Web Team group meetings and conference calls


Required Skills:

● Advanced PHP, SQL, and JavaScript (jQuery) skills

● Advanced Drupal 7 site building skills

● Theming/CSS experience

● Experience building custom contributed Drupal modules to extend functionality on any Drupal site using Drupal’s Hook API

● Experience with Git and version control and source code management (SCM) systems

● Experience with advanced Drupal tools, including Drush, Features, CTools, and Panels

● Ability to accurately estimate work required for Drupal development tasks


Preferred Skills:

● Knowledge of Cloud Server hosting or Acquia hosting

● LAMP/MAMP environment administration experience

● Participation in the Drupal community and awareness of changes and innovations to Drupal core.

● Experience with Agile/SCRUM methodology

● Advanced understanding of Google Analytics and performance measurement

● Experience with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)


Additional Requirements:

● 2+ years of professional Web development experience with Drupal sites, plus Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

● Outstanding, proven time management and organizational skills, keen attention to detail.

● Ability to work independently, move projects from conceptual stages to launch, and handle multiple and often competing deadlines.

● Ability to communicate effectively


Contract Conditions:

6 month contract; possibility of converting to full time (with full benefits) after contract period


Permanent Position Conditions*:

● Salary – high 60s to low 70s USD, commensurate with experience

● Excellent benefits, including 4 weeks vacation; Training and professional development

opportunities (DrupalCon!)

*based on need and resources after contract and on US residency; subject to local office

payscale and benefits if based outside of US


To apply:

Send cover letter with resume to:

ATTN: Web Developer (contract)