Educate!, an award-winning, high-growth social enterprise, is looking for a proactive, flexible, and detail-oriented team player to join our ambitious External Relations Team. This dynamic early-career role offers a broad range of experience and learning opportunities with our innovative education organization.
The External Relations Assistant will provide general support to Educate!’s US-based External Relations leadership team, including the CEO and U.S Country Director, as well as to Educate!’s fundraising team. We need someone detail-oriented, driven to learn, and happy to pitch in to support multiple teams with a variety of tasks and projects. We’re looking for a problem solver, who loves tackling new challenges and is reliable and trustworthy. This position is great for someone who wants to learn the ins and outs of a high-growth organization like Educate!, and ideal for an individual excited about building a meaningful career in the nonprofit and social impact sector.
*While our teams are currently working remotely, this position will ideally be based out of our Denver, Colorado office in 2021.
Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy. We tackle youth unemployment by partnering with youth, schools, and governments to design and deliver solutions that equip young people in Africa the skills to attain further education, overcome gender inequities, start businesses, get jobs, and drive development in their communities. Our goal is to design skills-based education and employment solutions which impact youth life outcomes sustainably at scale.
In 2019, we partnered with the governments of Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya and measurably impacted over 46,000 youth in and out of schools, while reaching 470,000 learners more broadly, making us the biggest youth skills providers in East Africa. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve pivoted to create and deploy a distance learning model based on our proven in-school experience.
Educate! supports governments with integrating skills-based curriculum nationally. This includes partnering with Uganda’s government to integrate components of our model into Uganda's entrepreneurship course nationally as well as serving as a technical advisor to both Rwanda and Kenya on national education reforms.
Educate! is a non-profit social enterprise with over 150 staff and 300 volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations such as MasterCard, Big Bang Philanthropy, Echoing Green, Ashoka and Global Innovation Fund. Educate! won a 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Prize (and was featured in a video), a 2015 WISE Award, and was highlighted by Bill Gates, in the World Bank’s S4YE's Impact Portfolio, an Al Jazeera documentary, Forbes 30 under 30, and The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative. Educate! was also selected by the UN’s Generation Unlimited as 1 of 20 innovative youth solutions.
Educate!'s long-term vision is to design solutions that measurably impact millions of youth across Africa each year.
U.S Leadership and External Relations Team support (50%)
The main function of this role is to provide general support to the Educate! External Relations Team as we experience an exciting period of growth. In this role, you'll work directly with Educate!'s CEO and US Country Director, as well as provide support to members of Educate!'s U.S-based leadership team. At a fast-growing organization, you can expect a variety of diverse tasks to be passed your way. We need someone who takes initiative, and who can skillfully and positively field simple to complex projects, give shape to nebulous requests, and find satisfaction in a support role. You will:
Support relationships with Educate!’s key stakeholders, including the Board of Directors (25%)
Educate! has experienced large growth year after year, and our successful fundraising track record is due to our ability to build and sustain strong relationships with Educate!’s key stakeholders—from funders and sector partners to our Board of Directors. Relationship management is a key function within Educate!’s fundraising team, and within this role you’ll receive first hand experience supporting in Educate!’s partner development process. You will:
As Educate! works to impact millions of youth across Africa each year, we need someone to take on a variety of tasks and projects to support our growth and help our fundraising team achieve revenue goals. In this role, you’ll receive experience in grant writing and supporting funder relationships at a high-growth international organization. You will:
Educate! believes our team is better and stronger with a diversity of perspectives and experiences. We welcome applications from candidates historically underrepresented in the nonprofit sector, especially within the international development sector. If you do not meet all stated qualifications but feel you can succeed within this role, please consider applying for this position, particularly if you are a candidate with an identity that is marginalized within the United States. Educate! is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
The application deadline will be rolling, with a priority deadline of November 20th, 2020.
We’re ambitious. Are you? Educate! is growing fast, so new opportunities are opening up all the time. We’re inspired by people with drive, and we love to help them reach their full potential. We expect everyone at Educate! to grow their skills and advance their careers, and we are committed to supporting our staff members on that journey.
Every person at Educate! — from interns to the Executive Director — is evaluated by how they live up to these five cultural tenets. They are at the core of how we achieve our mission and why we work as well as we do.
Educate!, an award-winning, high-growth social enterprise, is looking for a proactive, flexible, and detail-oriented team player to join our ambitious External Relations Team. This dynamic early-career role offers a broad range of…
Benefits include a generous health insurance policy, 403(b) retirement savings account, and a generous leave policy, including an office-wide holiday the entire week before New Year’s Day.
Benefits include a generous health insurance policy, 403(b) retirement savings account, and a generous leave policy, including an office-wide holiday the entire week before New…