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Alumni Relations Officer - MENA Region

Key Responsibilities and Criteria for Candidates

  • Develops, coordinates, and evaluates programs and projects to promote alumni relations and educational programs designed to connect alumni through academic channels such as programs/departments/schools/colleges.
  • Plans, coordinates, and attends events, meetings, or other activities as requested by academic units. This may also include alumni and volunteer recognition banquets, receptions, homecoming, and reunions.
  • Identifies, cultivates, and stewards alumni and volunteers. Helps current volunteer leadership to identify potential new volunteers and future leadership.
  • Plans, implements and promotes community relations programs that support ACS’s strategic vision as well as institutional fundraising priorities to increase support from alumni in the MENA region.
  • Serves as an active participant in efforts with Alumni Association (AA/ACS) to develop young alumni initiatives.
  • Develops, sustains, and strengthens alumni chapters in the MENA region with a focus on establishing and maintaining connections through academic/degree programs.
  • Collaborates with other office staff on programs which engage alumni through multiple channels such as academic program and geographic location combined.
  • Collaborates with appropriate staff from ACS to share information on events and alumni engagement opportunities.
  • Develops and presents educational programs for alumni, including lectures, seminars, and workshops.
  • Coordinates and trains volunteers who work on events, projects, and programs.
  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task-forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • Serves on committees relating to alumni relations, and serves as liaison between the ACS MENA alumni and the community.
  • May supervise and train lower graded staff, student employees, volunteers, and/or interns, as appropriate.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for recruiting, training, managing, and recognition of alumni volunteers for activities that include alumni events, class reunions, class giving, and networking opportunities.
  • Provide assistance in identifying alumni to be profiled in the Alumni Newsletter (Diaspora Potrezebie), the D&A e-newsletter, and ACS Matters.
  • Routinely identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards alumni prospects to encourage participation in the Annual Fund.
  • Plans and implements a year-round schedule of programs, communication, and events for alumni; recruits and trains alumni volunteers to help with these school-wide programs.
  • Maintains regular and proactive communication with key alumni association members. Provides administrative and promotional support for the alumni association activities as appropriate, coordinating relevant invitations and communications and encouraging alumni-led events and activities.
  • Oversees the update of the alumni section of the website and the alumni-related contributions to the school publications and student-related contributions to the alumni association publications.
  • Works with Junior and Senior classes to develop, coordinate, and implement class giving programs and build awareness of the alumni program.
  • Works on developing content for alumni social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn). Coordinates with the community members to acquire information and updates for social media.
  • Other duties as required by the position.

Requirements

  • BA/BS/Graduate Degree.
  • Degrees in areas such as communications, advertising, public relations, business and marketing will be advantageous.
  • Professional experience working in the field of non-profits is desirable.
  • Experience in operating events is essential.
  • Project management skills are needed in this role.
  • An ability to communicate with people clearly.
  • You will be expected to work to deadlines and prioritize workloads.
  • Copywriting and editorial skills are necessary.
  • The officer needs to be industrious and creative.

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Grant Writer

ACS Beirut is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to oversee the creation of comprehensive grant applications. This is a freelance position, reporting to ACS’s Director of Development and Alumni Affairs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND CRITERIA FOR CANDIDATES

  • Writes appropriate and compelling narrative to be incorporated in proposals, grant applications, letters of inquiry, reports, facts sheets, and other revenue-raising materials.
  • Works closely with the Development Department to ensure that all written materials accurately reflect ACS’s mission, policies, and programs in a compelling nature.
  • Adheres to reporting requirements and submitting timely, accurate reports to funders as necessary.
  • Responsible for working with staff to report on contractual outcomes outlined in each agreement, including coordinating the delivery of reports which may not include narrative material.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 5 years experience in grant writing.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with USAID ASHA grants is preferred.
  • Proven track record of securing small and large grants.

COMPENSATION

This is a freelance position. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please include compensation expectations in the cover letter.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete this form and attach your cover letter, CV, 2-3 samples from successful grant applications, and/or final reports.

References may be requested at the time of the interview.

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