Head of Outreach, Engagement and Development

About the Organization

The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) is a movement of businesses committed to ending the global education crisis.  Established by Theirworld in 2012, its mission is to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future. 

The Global Business Coalition for Education leverages the collective power of business, government, international organizations, NGOs, youth, and other stakeholders to deliver free, equitable and inclusive quality education for all. 

With a network of more than 150 influential private sector companies committed to best practice in supporting education and Sustainable Development Goal 4, GBC-Education has become one of the world’s most effective forums for connecting businesses that aim to make an impact on the lives of young people through education. 

The Global Business Coalition for Education is registered as a 501-(c)-3 in the United States.

Position Summary

The Global Business Coalition for Education is seeking a Head of Outreach, Engagement and Development to expand and deepen our engagement with corporate partners. This individual would focus on business development, outreach and engagement with current member companies and new corporate partners.  

 About half of the Head of Outreach and Engagement’s time will be dedicated to cultivating new corporate participants for our new multi-year “Business Investment for Education Impact Initiative.”  The initiative aims to build a stronger, more informed and impactful network of businesses with the potential to transform education outcomes through more strategic and coordinated investment. Companies participating will engage in the design, development, testing and execution of the project. The successful candidate will be responsible for maximizing the diversity, breadth, depth and scope of corporate partners and collaborators. 

The other half of the Head of Outreach, Engagement and Development’s time will be focused on fundraising, securing new corporate memberships, program sponsors and channeling relevant individuals in companies to our existing projects and programs.  While the work of GBC-Education aims to improve the business community’s impact in bolstering public education aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 4, the development dimension of the scope of work will be broader than just corporate partners and seek to build relationships with foundations and other philanthropists. 

The Head of Outreach, Engagement and Development bears principal responsibility for the membership and funded partnerships and will identify and support new project opportunities as they are being developed by staff, funders, members and partners.  This individual will also support on all reporting to donors and corporate partners. 

The individual will ensure we can demonstrate the value and impact of education investment in a way that is compelling and inspires confidence and engagement from current and new partners. 


The successful candidate will have direct experience working in corporate philanthropy; corporate social responsibility; social impact; environmental, social and corporate governance; or a related field.  Experience with international development, particularly education, is a plus.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter able to quickly understand the ambitions of the organization, our business the business model and the team. The candidate will have a diverse network of relationships in the foundation, Donor-Advised Fund and philanthropic work and take ownership of the role to help the organization achieve and expand our goals and ambitions.

The successful candidate will be a collaborator with the ability to work across diverse groups of people from various backgrounds, cultures and experiences and the flexibility to work across multiple time zones with staff, regional partners, local networks, members and partners to grow our network.  

The candidate will be able to:

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications.
  • Communicate effectively and navigate conversations and pitches to corporate audiences, especially CSR, sustainability, social impact and philanthropy departments.
  • Grow a portfolio of supporting foundations, including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate fund raising for special events.
  • Effectively communicate and share information about the organization with current and potential partners
  • Support preparations for board meetings.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.
  • Write effectively and succinctly, with attention to detail, grammar and copy editing
  • Ensure GBC-Education maintains engagement with our companies through the membership programs and benefits
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills
  • Perform other related duties as requested

At the Global Business Coalition for Education, we value all types of learning – both formal and through professional experience.  An advanced degree in Business Administration, philanthropy, development or a related field is preferred, but not required.  The ideal candidate will have 5-10+ years of experience in corporate outreach, engagement, fundraising or a related field. 

The Global Business Coalition for Education offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical, dental and transit benefits, and a 401 (k) plan.

The Global Business Coalition for Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The organization’s success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. We adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all. 

The Global Business Coalition for Education provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process.

Qualified candidates only.  No search firms.

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