IEI has an immediate need for an experienced fundraiser to help fulfill its vision: "Givingchildren of the world what NO child should ever lack - educational opportunity!"
Position Purpose: 1. Build relationships with potential funders 2. Refine and develop IEI’s fundraising strategy 3. Secure funding for the IEI Liberia program: $150K for 2018, $500K for 2019, ...
Profile: Highly successful fundraiser, proven experience raising funds for education in the developing world, passion for the world’s neediest, fully embracing the values and mission of IEI.
Rationale: Liberia is ranked as the fourth poorest nation in the world, recovering from a 14-year civil war and a devastating Ebola epidemic. The educational system is in shambles. There are few qualified teachers. Most schools have no electricity, lights, running water, or textbooks. IEI’s testing of high school students showed that few are performing above the third-grade level in mathematics. IEI has benefited from generous start-up funding to successfully launch a program addressing three of the country’s most pressing areas of need - education, spiritual, and economic. IEI is positioned for nation-wide impact in Liberia, and is seeking a sustainable model of funding to fully engage the opportunity.
General Qualities: Mission-minded, humble, hardworking, team player, strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural sensitivity, marketing expertise, excellent writing and presentation skills; ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
Responsibilities: Identify new donors and partners, build relationships, research foundations, write grants, negotiate partnerships, solicit gifts, effectively communicate the Samuel Morris/IEI story, document activity, track results, maintain excellent communication with the executive director and teammates, and fully leverage all available resources to meet the funding goals.
Travel: Job requires at least one trip per year to Liberia. All costs covered.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time contractual position, with flexible hours
Innovative Education International (IEI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide sustainable educational solutions to develop moral integrity, relational effectiveness, and marketplace competencies for children in under-resourced regions of the world.
IEI's current focus is Liberia, helping this West African nation rebound from a 14-year civil war and a devastating Ebola crisis.
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