Director of Fundraising for an online education non-profit

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About Paper Airplanes
Paper Airplanes, a registered U.S. non-profit, has been offering online language and skills development to conflict-affected individuals since 2014. For 2022, we will host English and Women in Tech Programs. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Time Commitment & Stipend Amount
This position is 37.5 hours per week from January 5 – May 27, 2022, with a stipend of USD $1,500 per month. Contract renewal will be discussed in late April or early May and is contingent upon meeting periodic fundraising goals (to be determined).

Location Flexibility
The selected candidate will work fully remotely. (All Paper Airplanes staff work remotely since we do not have a physical office.) Our current team members are based from California to Lebanon to Fiji, and we do not have a preference for this position’s location as long as they are somewhat flexible in meeting availability.

The Director of Fundraising works closely alongside the Managing Director and Director of Communications, leading prospect research for potential individual and corporate donors, funding partners, and grant opportunities. The Director builds mutually beneficial relationships with these prospects to generate revenue streams in order to sustain Paper Airplanes’s long-term growth, as well as design campaigns to drive recurring individual donations. The selected candidate will have a high level of autonomy and is expected to take initiative in creating and executing the organization’s overall fundraising strategy.

Who Should Apply?
We welcome applications from those who have proven results in non-profit fundraising and who have excellent Arabic and English speaking and writing skills. Applicants who do not meet these minimum requirements will not be considered.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate?
In addition to the above requirements, the Director of Fundraising should ideally understand the donor landscape for online education programming, specifically within the MENA context, and have an existing network in the MENA region. They should also have a track record of securing various types of donations (grants, individual, corporate, etc.). Paper Airplanes proudly employs a multi-national, multi-lingual team, and we do not discriminate based on nationality, race, gender, age, religion, or political or other personal beliefs.

Application Status Update
All applicants will receive an update on their application status by December 17 at 10 a.m. EST. Shortlisted candidates may be contacted before this date for an interview.

Please contact the Managing Director, Christina Peebles, with any questions: cpeebles@p

How to apply

Apply using this form. Material sent to organization staff will not be considered.

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