Job Type

Part Time




Details: Compensation commensurate with experience, but constrained by our small non-profit status.



Start Date


Application Deadline



1950 Lafayette Road
Suite 200, Box 1
United States


Global Grassroots is a small Portsmouth, NH based, international non-profit organization founded in 2004 that supports conscious social change for women and girls. We operate a social venture incubator that provides female survivors of war and violence with mind-body trauma healing, mindful leadership skills, social entrepreneurship training and seed funding to start their own compassionate social purpose organizations benefiting other women and girls. We are currently operating in Rwanda and Uganda with genocide survivors, formerly displaced survivors of violence and vulnerable high school girls.

Global Grassroots is seeking a Fundraising and Communications Officer to work directly with our founder and President to lead our development efforts. Responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with President and board to set annual fundraising and communication goals, strategies, and execution plans;
  • Manage organization’s grant & award proposal process, including opportunity research, regular reporting, proposal writing;
  • Manage donor database system (eTapestry, a BlackBaud platform) including donation processing and regular donor analysis reporting for President and board;
  • Develop and execute donor stewardship strategy, including researching and cultivating new prospects, maintaining donor relationships, managing donor correspondence, securing pledges and gifts, and expanding our overarching funding base;
  • Design and execute online fundraising and communications strategy, including regular social media and website updates;
  • Design print materials and curate stories for communications needs;
  • Management of volunteer and information inquiries;
  • Correspond with partners and media as part of broader communications strategy;
  • Conduct research on social issues affecting women and girls in post-conflict Africa and prepare communications tools and presentations to assist with donor cultivation and public relations;
  • Logistical and planning support for events, site visits and staff travel;

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 5 years development experience in a related role with a non-profit organization
  • Task-oriented, high level of attention to detail
  • Strong writing and oral communications and organizational skills
  • Creative and resourceful, willing to take initiative
  • Ability to create systems for information management
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to research, gather, analyze, and synthesize data
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and other organizational stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, yet capable of building connections with and collaborating with staff across differing cultures and countries, including ability to organize and prioritize work for multiple team members
  • Extensive experience with MS Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Previous experience with and understanding of fundraising/development, administrative work or communications
  • Willingness to travel locally and possibly nationally/internationally, if necessary
  • Must have valid drivers license and passport

Additional Skills/Capabilities Preferred

  • Proven track record of cultivating high net worth individuals preferred
  • experience with fundraising software (eTapestry preferred) and design/publishing software a plus
  • Interest or experience in social justice, international development, women and girls or mindfulness a plus

Currently seeking a 20 hour per week commitment with the potential to transition to a full time position in six months. Work schedule can be flexible. Occasional urgent crunch periods. Location is also flexible – work from home and occasionally interact with Board members, staff and President who also work remotely.

Global Grassroots is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender orientation or expression, marital status or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic under applicable federal or state law.


We offer unique benefits including a progressive, flexible, and supportive work environment. We promote and nurture a healthy culture and support time for personal wellbeing. Global Grassroots offers partial health insurance reimbursement dependent upon P/T or F/T role, and guaranteed vacation time, in addition to 2 weeks a year of office closure, paid vacation/sick days/holidays, and 3 months of maternity/paternity leave.

Level of Language Proficiency

English only is required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Provide resume, cover letter, references and creative communications sample to the attention of Gretchen Steidle, President, at by by October 15. Candidates that meet our interest will be contacted by mid-November to schedule an interview. Anticipated start date in late 2018 / early 2019.