2020 Teach For Nigeria Fundraising and Partnership Manager Recruitment

Deadline: Ongoing

Teach For Nigeria is a non-governmental organization focused on developing leaders to bridge education inequity in our country. Our mission is to attract, engage and mobilize an army of young change agents who will drive the movement towards educational equity and excellence in Nigeria, starting by recruiting outstanding graduates as full time teachers for two years in underserved schools in low-income communities. As a start-up organization working in a complex environment, we are
looking for exceptional individuals who are both self-directed and strong team players to make up our leadership team.

The Fundraising and Partnership team is responsible for raising funds for the operations of Teach For Nigeria. Fundraising is one of the critical backbones of the organizations as the organization is completely dependent on donations in its current form. The team needs to be abreast with everything happening in the organization and the education sector as a lot of time is spent in creating and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders. The Manager must be able to precisely develop and maximize top-level communications and engagement of existing partners and potential donors


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Responsible for developing the strategy for fundraising & external partnership
2. Strengthen Teach For Nigeria’s funding channels including – Corporates, Foundations, Individual Giving, Retail Giving, Online Crowdfunding, and Events, among others. The Manager will be responsible for driving the development of some of these streams including supporting the team with prospect research, portfolio management and managing gift operations
3. Work closely with the CEO and Regional Directors in preparedness for anticipated questions and suggested responses during engagements with existing and potential donors and/or partners
4. Leads on the identification and prioritization of new prospects and supporters for the organizations and the cultivation process to convert prospects into new donors. This includes deepening Teach For Nigeria’s networks to increase the base of donors and champions

5. Responsible for tracking and monitoring Teach For Nigeria’s fundraising progress to goal, while building and strengthening the Development team’s processes including keeping all proposals and documents up to date on the team site and update on the tracker
6. Leads follow-up of donors and tracking of donations; and manage same up to the CEO and Regional Directors
7. Leads in-depth assay of all donors and partners to develop strategies for leveraging and eliciting positive responses from potential donors
8. Leads on the preparation of presentations, reading materials, emails, grant applications, proposals, funding & program reports to maintain existing and attract new funding partners
9. Leads on the preparation of appreciation letters, concept notes, reports, and donor histories
10. Work with the finance team to ensure all reports are sent to donors in a complete and timely fashion
11. Work with the program team to ensure all reports are sent to donors in a complete and timely manner
12. Work with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to collect data for reports, and ensure all reports and update are sent to donors in a complete and timely manner
13. Work with the marketing and communications team to develop and update effective touchpoints for the Teach For Nigeria brand
14. Coordinates all in kind support from different organizations


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
2. Superior project management and organization skills
3. Commitment to excellence and accuracy, with an ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment
4. Strong time management skills and remain flexible in order to accommodate multiple projects simultaneously, with tight deadlines
5. Entrepreneurial attitude, working independently while also being a team player
6. Strong work ethic and sense of possibility
7. Belief in Teach For Nigeria’s mission and approach

Education and Experience
1. 5-7 years of relevant work experience, prior experience with fundraising and/or business development preferred
2. Graduate/Post Graduate


Salary is competitive at Teach For Nigeria and depends on prior experiences. Additionally, there is access to professional development through the global network, Teach For All


Please email your resume and a one page cover letter to careers@teachfornigeria.org. Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should include why you are
interested in Teach For Nigeria and in this position.



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