Senior Officer, Entertainment Relations

International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Business Title:

Senior Officer, Entertainment Relations

Band / Level / Grade:



$93,225 -$110,616 Annual


Marketing and Mobilization as part of the CMMO Team


New York

Overtime Eligible:(per local law)


Job Overview / Summary (What and Why):

As part of the Entertainment Relations and Marketing & Mobilization Team (M&M) the primary responsibility for this position is to both strategically help use existing ambassadors and help expand the talent roster with relevant artists or athletes in order to raise the IRC’s global profile and brand and influence our target audiences through luminary partnerships. In alignment with our Strategy100 commitments, this post gives talent focused strategies to drive compelling multi-year campaigns, organizational profile and influence globally. The Senior Officer will help deliver on innovating the IRC brand, which enables us to increase awareness, understanding of and support for our mission so that we can raise more money and change policies to improve our crisis-affected clients’ lives around the world.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Help create opportunities both internally and externally to use existing talent that advances our brand, advocacy, and fundraising while offering moments of inspiration to our ambassadors.
  2. Review internal talent requests by assessing benefits and positive impacts on both our internal goals and long-term relationships with artists and lead the initiative with relevant participants.
  3. Help support global offices looking for celebrities to help them deliver on their specific priorities.
  4. Explore new and inventive ways to build impactful moments that apply ambassadors in unique ways and elevate the thought leadership of the ambassador program!
  5. Assist director with an expansion strategy to research and approach new international talent who offer rich engagement to the IRC while reflecting who we are as an organization.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Director of Entertainment Relations

Position directly supervises:

Indirect Resources:

Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Institutional Philanthropy and Partnerships, USA Philanthropy, UK Philanthropy, US/UK/Sweden/Germany Mass Markets and Social Media channels, Global Media teams, and International Program Staff. External: Actors, musicians, and athletes and their management teams, agents, publicists, broadcast networks, and record labels.

Impact of Work: Significant and memorable moments that lift our brand, increase our audiences, and aid fundraising.

Job Qualifications:


Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree


Work Experience:

Minimum: 8 years or more experience in entertainment.


Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Minimum: Ability to work effectively and creatively with a diverse array of external and internal collaborators in a way that represents the best of the IRC. Strong social skills, with emphasis on creating “situation where everyone is happy” outcomes. Ability to thrive in an active environment, be flexible, work well with colleagues and help mentor junior staff are highly valued.

Working Environment (Optional): Hybrid of in-office and remote

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

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