|Director of Growth and Capital|
|Development and Fundraising|
The Akilah Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to fundraising for schools and educational products run by Fowler Education, a pioneer in innovative and affordable education products that prepare students in Africa with today’s most in-demand skills and ensure a seamless transition into their careers.
Our vision is to build Africa’s largest education company that empowers all young people with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue their dreams.
The Akilah Foundation is currently raising funds for the flagship product, the Akilah Institute, which is the only women’s college in Rwanda whose unique competency-based, careers-focused education model has a 88% job placement rate. Moving forward, the Akilah Foundation will begin raising funds for an Akilah campus in Uganda, set to open in 2019. Fowler Education is also planning to launch a co-ed college in the region, plus developing certificate courses and pilots in secondary education. Their aim is to serve 1 million students by 2030.
Fowler Education’s unique, hybrid structure allows them to work with both funders and impact investors and the Akilah Foundation will play a major role in securing growth capital for the company, which is poised for rapid and exciting growth over the coming five years.
The Akilah Foundation is seeking an experienced, energetic development professional to lead our growing development team and hybrid financing structure during a sensational period of expansion. You will craft, implement, and manage a diversified fundraising strategy.
As part of the Executive Team, you will develop a creative approach to fundraising —increasing the revenue we rely on to bolster our campuses, students, and the surrounding communities. You will leverage our existing donor base of influential individuals and family foundations. And you will identify and cultivate new individual and institutional funding relationships in order to meet our ambitious goals of enhanced visibility and financial stability.
Design and Direct the Development Strategy for the Akilah Foundation
The Director of Growth and Capital will be required to travel at least 10 days out of the month. This travel will be for business development and donor/investor prospecting.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
No specific physical requirements.
Job Responsibilities Statement
The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties & responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. Akilah Foundation may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Akilah Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential duties & responsibilities either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.
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