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  • Scholarship Coordinator
  • Administrative Associate
  • Major Gifts Associate
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    Scholarship Coordinator


    Reports to: Head of Research, M&E, and Scholarships

    Location/Department: Remote, although preferably based in a strategic location for Jusoor (Paris, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Washington, London, Amman, Beirut, Gulf States)

    Time Commitment: 40 hours a week

    Compensation: $1,000 per month

    Deadline: 1 November 2019

    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.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to Jusoor’s Head of Research & Development, the Scholarship Coordinator is instrumental in ensuring the success of our renowned Scholarship Program, which has sponsored the study of 275 Syrians in nearly 20 countries. The Coordinator directly supports scholars, builds robust student networks, and gives valuable strategic input on program design. The position entails:

    • Build a relationship with Jusoor academic institution partners to ensure students’ needs are being monitored regularly
    • Oversee the program payments due, including coordinating with Jusoor’s Head of Finance to ensure all transfers are made
    • Onboard new students (prepare their Jusoor student contract, collect academic institution documents and other documents as required by Jusoor, and arrange travel as needed)
    • Disseminate the Semesterly Progress Report Google form, following up with students to collect all necessary information, transcript copies, and photos
    • Transfer progress report data to Salesforce to keep student records current
    • Respond to direct inquiries from students regarding their academic program questions and concerns
    • Flag issues of concern to Jusoor’s Head of R&D
    • Respond to inquiries from potential scholarship affiliates
    • Prepare monthly and semesterly updates on student progress for program donors
    • Prepare detailed candidate profiles for potential high school students who are seeking a school placement
    • Notify Jusoor’s communications team member of important milestones (student graduation or award, etc.) and affiliate material to be posted to social media
    • Transition graduating students to Jusoor’s alumni network
    • Keep the Jusoor Scholarship website current
    • Participate in regular team meetings to give program updates and strategic input
    • Coordinate with Jusoor’s Head of R&D to improve program data collection best practices as needed
    • Identify and contact potential scholarship affiliates
    • Create and oversee a mechanism to encourage current student engagement in sharing personal and academic accomplishments
    • Create and oversee a mechanism to encourage alumni engagement, especially contributing mentorship to current scholars
    • Create and oversee a network of students around the globe who advocate for scholarships for Syrians at their campus
    • Identify advertising outlets to raise program awareness

    Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

    The ideal candidate has:

    • 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, both orally and in writing (including to senior management, co-workers, and program beneficiaries and partners)
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
    • Excellent in written and spoken English, Arabic a strong asset. Translation skills would be highly valued
    • 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 “Scholarship Coordinatorbefore 1st November 2019:

    • 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 forwards 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.


    Administrative Associate


    Reports to: Jusoor Management Team

    Location/Department: Remote, although preferably based in a strategic location for Jusoor (Paris, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Washington, London, Amman, Beirut, Gulf states)

    Time Commitment: 40 hours a week

    Compensation: $1,000 per month

    Deadline: 1 November 2019

    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.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Managing access to google drive and maintaining an organized filing system, ensuring regular data backup and storage
    • Organising logistics of and taking and circulating notes at team, committee and board meetings
    • Helps with scheduling for staff recruitment processes as well as creating and maintaining materials for on-boarding and off-boarding staff.
    • Other general operational support will include tasks such as: reviewing reports and other documents for compliance, accuracy, and readability; scheduling calls and meetings; taking minutes; arranging staff and consultant travel; processing expense reports; supporting invoice and reimbursement processes; helping to manage the intake and appropriate routing of internal and/or public inquiries; and helping to keep the Jusoor website and social media up-to-date with program information.
    • Possible ad hoc responsibilities may include conducting basic research; document editing; drafting correspondence, summaries, and background materials; outreach tracking; reviewing grantee updates; collecting, compiling, and analyzing data in support of eligibility assessments, contacting vendors and distributors to get competitive offers and prices docket write-ups, and peer and portfolio reviews; data entry; reviewing financial reports; and communications-related projects.
    • Provide other administrative and logistical support as needed
    • Maintain confidentiality of Jusoors activities

    Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

    The ideal candidate has:

    • Ability to take initiative and prioritize responsibilities 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, both orally and in writing (including to senior management, co-workers, and the general public).
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
    • Excellent in written and spoken English, Arabic a strong asset. Translation skills would be highly valued
    • Ability to work occasional non-standard hours including evening and weekends on occasions
    • Passionate about our Jusoor’s vision
    • Experience with programs in the MENA region is an advantage.

    To apply

    Candidates should submit the following to careers@jusoorsyria.com with the title “Administrative Coordinatorbefore 1st November 2019:

    • 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 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.


    Major Gifts Associate


    Reports to: Head of Partnerships

    Location/Department: Beirut, Lebanon

    Time Commitment: 40 hours a week

    Compensation: $1,500 per month

    Deadline: 1 November 2019

    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 programme of targeted donor recruitment and development activities maximising 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 before 1st November 2019:

    • 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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