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National Committee Fundraising Programme Consultant

13 May 2022

UWC International

National Committee Fundraising Programme Consultant

Consultancy time: 30 hours per week 

Location: Africa, Middle East, South Asia preferred, but all geographies will be considered

Daily Rate: £20 per hour worked with a maximum of £25,000 for the duration of the 10-month contract from 1 July 2022- 30 April 2023

Start: 1 July 2022 (TBD)

Duration of contract for services: 30 April 2023, with a possibility of extension

Contract type: Freelancer 

Changing the world takes passion and dedication

Isn’t it time that your passion and dedication be channelled towards a career and community that genuinely change lives?

If you...

  • want to transform your own life by transforming the lives of others
  • crave a career that creates opportunity for others
  • desire to make dreams come true for those who never thought it possible
  • know that education is the foundation from which we can change the world
  • believe that today’s young people can transform tomorrow
  • strive for world peace and global sustainability
  • dare to dream

...then a career with UWC could be the change you need. 

UWC is a global family of schools with a powerful difference. With a shared goal of working towards global peace and sustainability, we bring together young people from around the world to study in one of our 18 schools on four continents. There they don’t just learn how to be great at passing exams. They learn how to communicate across cultural boundaries. They develop the skills to be a changemaker. They design and engage in initiatives that transform their lives and the lives of those around them for the better. And they stay a “UWC-er” for life, becoming part of a global community of almost 60,000 changemakers transforming the lives of others. 

Working with us will inspire and challenge you

Driving a mission to make the UWC experience available to tomorrow’s changemakers, irrespective of their background, beliefs and economic means demands colleagues with passion and dedication, and a talent for transformation. Our students go on to become leaders in politics, NGOs, social enterprises, community movements, charities, and business. For life, they remain dedicated to the UWC mission and many of them remain in close contact with us, their school, and their peers.  

Are you our new Consultant?

We are now searching for a Consultant for the NC Fundraising Programme, who will work remotely with our team on fundraising development and capacity building for UWC national committees around the world in the Fundraising Programme, under the supervision of the NC Senior Consultant. The role will be responsible for leading the development of strategy to innovate national committee promotion and outreach, will collaborate closely with the other Consultant to develop strategy on alumni & community engagement, and support the ongoing work on national committee fundraising. Because of the voluntary nature of UWC national committees, volunteer support should be considered an important part of the job. The role is  part-time, 30 hours a week.

If this sounds like the role to make you leap from bed every day then read on for further details.

Services required

The NC Fundraising Programme focuses on three key areas: promotion, alumni and community engagement, and fundraising. The Consultant should contribute to strategising the connections between the three domains, and work with the team to innovate new approaches to grow national committee fundraising, including how best to use data to monitor, evaluate, and report on the programme. This will also involve liaising between UWC national committees and UWC schools. Specific responsibilities in each domain include the following: 

Promotion and outreach
  1. Lead and innovate support for national committee online promotion to improve donor visibility and increase application numbers

  2. Where possible, support NCs to establish application fees as a sustainable income source, including with financial systems

Alumni and community engagement 
  1. Alongside the other team Consultant, innovate new strategies to expand national committee alumni and community engagement efforts

  2. Develop new approaches for community communications such as newsletters to improve engagement

  3. Evaluate and recommend new approaches to develop the link between alumni and community engagement and fundraising, including with in-network fundraising appeals and campaigns

  4. Support national committees in establishing NC Community Association or subscription structures as sustainable income source

Fundraising 

Support the other team Consultant to develop national committee fundraising across a complex range of experience levels of contexts

The person we are looking for should have the following:

  • The ideal candidate comes from an Advancement (fundraising and communications) background, with a particular focus on promotion and engagement
  • Knowledge of communications and advertising strategies an advantage, particularly on social media
  • Experience with problem-solving, project management and working on various projects with competing deadlines; detail-oriented with strong organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, cross-cultural sensitivity and a high level of comfort operating in an international and multicultural environment
  • Experience of working with volunteers, and/or adaptability and empathetic approaches to volunteer management would be an asset; sensitivity to the role of national committees and the UWC International Office within the larger UWC movement would be a particular advantage.
  • Proven self-motivation, proactive attitude, flexibility and adaptability 
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • IT fluency, particularly with the Google Drive suite, and strong data analysis skills

Location 

This position can work remotely, reporting to the Lead Consultant on the NCFP.

It is expected that once Covid permits the job holder will travel to UWC schools and colleges. For that reason a basic DBS check (Disclosure barring statement) or international equivalent will be required before any job offer is made.

Contract for services

Please note we are looking for freelancers who can provide services listed above. As part of the nature of the contract there is no holiday or sick pay.

Diversity Statement

UWC places deliberate diversity at the heart of our educational model because of its critical importance in our mission ‘to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.

At the UWC International Office, we believe this commitment to deliberate diversity must be reflected within our team, organisational practices, policies and culture. We recognise people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and we encourage and leverage these differences to make our work more relevant and approachable.

We will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background. 

We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment and to act accordingly, as we aspire to best serve the UWC mission and our global community. It is an ongoing journey and we welcome all those who are ready to travel with us.

Applications Process and Deadline

Please send your CV and cover letter in English (each of a maximum of 2 pages) that relates your experience to the requirements to vacancies@uwcio.uwc.org. Please also indicate how you heard about this role. In your application, please also provide the name, roles and contact details of two referees. We will not contact them without letting you know. 

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 
Deadline for application: 11:59 pm UK time, 29 May 2022.

The interviews will take place the week beginning 30 May 2022.