The Philanthropy Associate will join the new team at Educate
Girls US (EGUS) and have significant responsibility in helping
expand and steward the fundraising footprint of EGUS in the United
States. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Philanthropy
Associate will provide research, briefs, tracking and other
materials, and will manage systems and processes that result in
best practices, a high-quality reputation and new gifts and grants
in both current and potential contributed income streams and
through direct contact with donors.
About Educate Girls
Founded in India in 2007 and gaining 501(c)(3) status in the
United States in 2014, Educate Girls is focused on gaining rights
for girls around the world by bringing girls to school who would
not otherwise have access to an education. Over 4 million girls in
India – the country with the world’s largest population – are not
in classrooms every day. In addition to their own individual right
to be educated, girls who are in school are less vulnerable to
child marriage, have fewer children, are more likely to educate and
immunize their own children, participate in the economy, contribute
to the changes needed for climate control and have agency,
opportunity and a voice in their own lives. Getting these girls to
school in countries beset with patriarchy, poverty and gender
exclusion is not simple. Since Educate Girls’ founding our programs
have resulted in enrolling over 1.4 million girls in school (with a
retention rate of 93%) and 18.6 million children in 21,000 villages
have received support.
Educate Girls has received awards from such organizations as MIT
Solve, The Skoll Award, USAID’s Millennium Alliance Awards, the
Audacious Project and others, and its programs have been recognized
as addressing 9 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development
With significant funding from the US, and a new five-year
strategic plan launching in the fall of 2023, the organization is
on the cusp of sizable growth. For the first time, a US-based staff
has been employed to build a deeper and committed pool of donors to
support the global need for the rights of girls.
Primary Responsibilities &
Management of Donor Database
- Work closely with the donor database, including gift entry and
processing, and ensure accuracy and completeness in donor records,
details and reports.
- Oversee prompt acknowledgements and donor support
- Develop donor, project and campaign analyses and run reports to
inform strategy and tactics and track progress to goals.
- Make sure leadership has time-sensitive information on donors,
prospects and other fundraising-related activity.
- Research and develop recommendations and briefings on
individual, major gift and institutional donors.
- Assist in fundraising communications projects, working with
EGUS and India staff and outside vendors.
- Manage the process and implementation of developing quarterly
and year-end appeals to lapsed, active and prospective donors.
- Review, reconcile and provide information as needed for Finance
- Create timetables, handle logistics and manage invitations and
communications for donor meetings and events.
- Learn to discuss and represent the work of Educate Girls.
- Additional projects and responsibilities as needed.
Qualifications & Skills
- Minimum 3 years in fundraising for a non-profit
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- Proficiency with donor database software and donor modules;
- Experience in having direct contact with Finance staff and in
reading budgets and financial reports.
- Ability to work as a team-player while working remotely.
- A self-starter with strong organizational and time-management
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to deliver
high-quality work within designated timelines.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and writing capabilities.
- Communicates readily and efficiently.
- Capable of working on deadline.
- Confident strategic thinker and problem-solver.
- Ability to multi-task and to respond and pivot quickly.
- Experience with wealth screening and foundation screening
software is a plus.
- The position is remote; priority will be given to candidates
who are resident in the US Eastern time zone, preferably in New
York, Massachusetts or Connecticut.
- Strong interest in Educate Girls’ mission and the rights of
girls and women.
The compensation range is from $65,000 - $75,000, based on the
experience of the candidate.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit both a cover letter and resume in word or pdf
format to firstname.lastname@example.org with
“Philanthropy Associate” in the subject line. No calls, please.
Educate Girls is an equal opportunity employer and is committed
to a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Our core
values are gender equality, integrity, empathy, collaboration and
excellence and we seek to recruit and hire qualified people of all