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Social Media Manager


Reports to: Jusoor’s Communications Coordinator and Executive Director

Location/Department: Beirut or Beka’a, Lebanon

Duration: 6 month initial contract with probability of extension

Deadline: 2nd January 2020

Start date: Mid-January 2020

Jusoor (which means ‘bridges’ in Arabic) is an international NGO founded in 2011 with the mission of Investing in Syria’s Youth for a Better Tomorrow. In the short span of 7 years, the organization has become known as a leading global actor in educational and entrepreneurial programs for Syrian children and youth. To date, Jusoor has enabled more than 607 Syrian students to complete their university education, enrolled over 7,000 children in primary education, and supported 500 Syrian entrepreneurs. The organization is known for its innovative approach to development challenges, high-velocity execution, and the strength of its global strategic partnerships and its active volunteer base.

At Jusoor, we believe in the power of people to bring about extraordinary change. We see the Jusoor team as leaders of a great change to the future of Syria and Syrians globally. Leading the Marketing and Communications team, you will help Jusoor achieve its mission to advance opportunities for Syrians around the world by shaping how Jusoor communicates with its audiences, raising awareness about the issues we support, and helping Jusoor achieve its strategic objectives.

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to work across our organization with a variety of team members as an implementer of communications initiatives.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Communications Coordinator, manage the Jusoor social media content calendar, including strategic planning, development, and execution.
  • Content creation for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, actively reaching out to internal stakeholders to create content about programs and campaigns, and creating copy and graphics.
  • Creating copy for social media posts in both English and Arabic.
  • Managing execution including content approvals when needed, scheduling and posting on platforms.
  • Potential to support with at-event social media including live Tweeting and creating Story content.
  • Monitoring Jusoor’s social media platforms and actively managing Jusoor’s social community.
  • Delivering data-driven reports on social media platforms and suggesting ways to optimize digital strategy.

Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

We are seeking a results-oriented person, motivated to increase Jusoor’s visibility, advance its brand, and create and communicate compelling stories about its work to various audiences.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience managing social media channels including creating content, posting and community management
  • Graphic design experience and prior experience of using content creation tools such as Canva and Photoshop
  • Understanding of using evaluation tools like Hootsuite and Google analytics
  • Outstanding writing, editing, and speaking skills in English and Arabic.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and the ability to reset priorities quickly if needed, flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines. Well-organized, detail-oriented and capable of handling confidential information with discretion.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined when working remotely, and occasionally flexible to non-standard hours including evening and weekends.
  • Passionate about Jusoor’s vision and work and commitment to Jusoor’s mission and values

To apply

Candidates should submit the following to careers@jusoorsyria.com with the title “Social Media Managerbefore 2nd January 2020 :

  • CV (no longer than 2 pages)
  • Cover Letter describing the area of background/interest, which communication campaigns you have experience working with and three references.

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.


Major Gifts Associate


Reports to: Head of Partnerships

Location/Department: Beirut, Lebanon

Time Commitment: 40 hours a week

Compensation: $1,500 per month

Deadline: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Jusoor (which means ‘bridges’ in Arabic) is an international NGO founded in 2011 with the mission of Investing in Syria’s Youth for a Better Tomorrow. In the short span of 7 years, the organization has become known as a leading global actor in educational and entrepreneurial programs for Syrian children and youth. To date, Jusoor has enabled more than 607 Syrian students to complete their university education, enrolled 4,631 children in primary education, and supported 82 Syrian entrepreneurs. The organization is known for its innovative approach to development challenges, high-velocity execution, and the strength of its global strategic partnerships and its active volunteer base.

At Jusoor, we believe in the power of people to bring about extraordinary change. We see the Jusoor team as leaders of a great change to the future of Syria and Syrians globally. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work across our organization supporting a variety of team members.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced fundraiser, with the Individual Giving the experience to join a reputable organization. This is an exciting time to join a small organization with an inspiring track record and lots of potentials. The charity has ambitious plans to broaden their appeal to reach new audiences, grow income and diversify their fundraising portfolio. At least 3 years of fundraising and / or sales experience and bilingual in English and Arabic essential.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

This role is integral in establishing excellent relationships (internally and externally), an exemplary stewardship program and robust systems that contribute to the overall department target. The Head of Individual Giving is responsible for securing major donations ($10,000 and above), overseeing stewardship within the MENA region, to assist with cultivation and solicitation of assigned gift prospects and donors to an agreed target through a cost-effective and planned program of targeted donor recruitment and development activities maximizing the value of their support.

The post-holder will be responsible for developing and increasing income from new and existing donors through regular giving, individual donations, campaigns, appeals, direct marketing initiatives, and legacies. The role will encompass donor development, supporter acquisition, and retention, through research and relationship building, combining a target driven approach with a caring and empathetic manner.

In this newly created position, you will collaborate with internal staff and external partners to plan, execute, assess, and refine all individual giving efforts including messaging and execution. In conjunction with the executive director and head of partnerships, you will design strategies and tactics to increase revenue, grow our donor base, increase donor participation, and strengthen the pipeline of mid-level and major gift donors.

  • In coordination with support staff, identify and engage a pipeline of new and retained prospects through a defined portfolio of donors able to give at the $5000 gift level
  • Use Salesforce to ensure proper management of individual donor information, track progress toward annual fundraising goals, and provide regular reporting to the board of directors and management team
  • Ensure excellent relationships with individual donors are developed and maintained, ensuring highest standards of customer care and response handling
  • Coordinate with the head of partnerships to actively work the portfolio to create meaningful interactions including gift solicitation and stewardship
  • Represent Jusoor in various capacities at donor and donor prospect meetings, with emphasis on meaningful donor stewardship and relationship building
  • Ensure donors are being cultivated, stewarded, and upgraded where possible
  • Building upon existing relationships to maintain individual giving income, as well as growing the income stream by attracting new supporters and maximizing relationships with existing supporters
  • To plan, monitor and evaluate the individual giving budget and produce accurate income and expenditure forecasts and analysis as required
  • Flexibility to support the wider organisation as required
  • Support the Head of Partnerships in major donor acquisition and development program, including major donor prospect research

Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

The ideal candidate has:

  • At least 3 years fundraising and or sales experience
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately, multi-task, self-motivate and work independently, as well as part of a remote team when handling a wide range of complex administrative tasks
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data management, Microsoft Office, and other office technologies as well as comfort in learning new proprietary software systems (e.g. Salesforce)
  • Excellence in communicating with tact and diplomacy and a demonstrated ability to effectively represent the organization to external audiences both orally and in writing
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to create clear and concise reports that can be easily understood by internal and external stakeholders
  • Creativity and demonstrated success in personally cultivating, soliciting, stewarding prospects and volunteers and ultimately securing gifts
  • Knowledge of planned gifts and strategies and the ability to identify planned giving opportunities among major gift prospects
  • Excellent in written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Ability to work occasional non-standard hours including evening and weekends on occasions
  • Passionate about Jusoor’s vision
  • NGO experience in the MENA region is an advantage

To apply

Candidates should submit the following to careers@jusoorsyria.com with the title “Major Gifts Associate “:

  • CV (no longer than 2 pages)
  • Cover Letter describing area of background/interest.

Applications without both cover letter and CV will not be accepted. Please note due to the high number of applications we receive and limited internal resources, only applicants we wish to move forward with will be contacted. A test and multiple interviews may be part of the hiring process.

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.

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