Reports to: Executive Director
Location/Department: Remote. Preferably based in New York, London, the Gulf, Geneva, Amman, Beirut, or between those time zones
Time Commitment: 40 hours a week
Deadline: 8th February 2021
Jusoor (meaning ‘bridges’ in Arabic) is an international non-governmental organization with the mission of “Investing in Syria’s Youth for a Better Tomorrow”. Founded in 2011 by a group of Syrian expatriates, Jusoor is a leading global actor in educational and entrepreneurial programs for Syrian children and youth. To date, Jusoor has enabled more than 650 Syrian students to complete their university education and enrolled 7,000 children in its education centers in Lebanon. It has also supported more than 500 youth entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.
Jusoor’s online learning program in Lebanon has been recognized by UNHCR and UNESCO as one of the most promising 2020 education tech innovations for refugee learners. Jusoor’s work has been further recognized with the Takreem Humanitarian and Civic Services Award in 2017 and the prestigious Institute of International Education (IIE) Centenary Medal in 2019.
Jusoor believes in the power of people to bring about extraordinary change. Leading the fundraising team, you will help Jusoor achieve its mission to advance opportunities for Syrians around the world by shaping how Jusoor funds its initiatives and communicates with donors. The fundraising function is vital in helping Jusoor achieve its strategic objectives. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work across the organization with a variety of team members as a thought partner, strategy developer, and creator and implementer of fundraising initiatives.
The Director of Fundraising and Communications leads the fundraising and communications teams for Jusoor – managing a small team of staff and external contractors to raise funds and visibility for Jusoor’s work globally. Jusoor currently raises around two million USD annually and aims to expand this to over five million within the next three years. As an efficient and high impact organization, Jusoor prides itself on consistently achieving a minimum of 85% spend of the donations directly on its programs.
The organization is seeking a results-oriented person motivated to raise funds for Jusoor, someone who is a natural and genuine relationship builder. The ideal candidate has:
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Jusoor is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a welcoming work environment. Jusoor does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.
JUSOOR Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Jusoor, E.I. Number 45-3842245, is a Michigan nonprofit corporation that has received a ruling from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that it is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). Contributions are tax-deductible to U.S. taxpayers to the extent provided in section 170 of the Code. Jusoor is also affiliated with Jusoor Canada (a Canadian registered charity under number 85063 3371), and Jusoor UK (a registered charity in England under number 1154168). While these organizations work closely together they are independent corporations and a donor can donate to any one of them.