GRANT AND PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR
Status: Full-time, one-year contract (local candidate only)
Salary: USD900 – USD1,200/month (before tax)
Report to: Deputy Director, External Partnerships
Location: Phnom Penh
Start Date: October 1, 2023
Application Deadline: August 30, 2023
About Teach For Cambodia
Established in 2017, Teach For Cambodia is an independent local organization working to foster collective leadership to ensure all children will fulfill their potential. We believe that a child’s education and future should not be determined by his or her circumstances in life. Thousands of students do not have the opportunity to attain an excellent education because of many socioeconomic factors, like how much their parents earn or where they live.
We recruit and select our nation’s rising generation of educational leaders to teach in high-need public schools where the problem of educational inequity exists. We prepare our participants, also known as the TFC Fellows, through five-week residential pre-service training geared at building effective habits and mindsets (e.g. setting vision and goals for impact, giving & receiving feedback). A Fellow commits to teach full-time for at least two years in our public school partners and participate in all core training and leadership development events (e.g. structured problem-solving).
To date, our fellows have impacted over 30,000 students in urban poor and rural communities. Beyond the Fellowship, our growing network of Alumni is lifelong advocates for education and expanding life opportunities for students, working as a community of leaders to build an ecosystem of solutions at all levels of society – from classroom to education policy to teacher and school leadership upgrade initiatives nationwide.
We are looking for champions to join our team in this mission of change, who share our vision and core values of: Set High Expectations, Stay Focused, Get Things Done, Work With Others, and The Power of Leadership and Teamwork. All these are the important parts of our culture, to ensure long-term sustainable success and realize our vision:
One day, all children in Cambodia will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Purpose of the Role
Grant and Partnership Coordinator is a role under the Development and Partnership team that aims to cultivate private and public support to foster long-term sustainability. This role will support the team in building existing and new partnerships, project/engagement activities for donors, generating high-quality reports and proposals, and achieving operational excellence in our day-to-day work.
Support CEO and Development Team to Cultivate New Donors
- Prepare relevant resources and materials related to donors’ interests
- Develop concept notes and proposals including budgets for specific projects in technical support of the Development team
- Develop high-impact communication drafts including engagement collaterals, presentations for donor meetings, short narrative for marketing and promotional materials, blog postings, and website content.
- Conduct donor research to determine their giving capacity to target upgrades, foresee any potential risk of giving
- Create strategic meeting briefs for the CEO and Development team with appropriate objectives, asks, angles, and donor history that anticipate potential questions from funders and propose potential responses.
Maintain Development System and Processes
- Managing funding tracker – tracking donors in the pipeline, stewardship plans, conducting analysis of progress and gaps against goals, and generating reports across different funding streams
- Maintain up-to-date and accurate data on donors and driving rigorous usage for renewal/upgrade projections and data-driven insights
- Building a plan to ensure donor recognition commitments and a process to welcome new donors into the organization (thank you letters, funding receipts, etc)
- Set a system to keep track of the cultivation and stewardship of donors (reports, touch-points, etc)
- Align with all donor-related systems and processes – impact reporting, stewardship, audits, finance, knowledge management, and due diligence.
Donors’ Compliance Requirements and Reporting
- Executing strong donor reporting requirements via effective impact monitoring and evaluation systems including collecting and analyzing data, writing stories from the Fellows, students and communities, and drafting visually compelling reports.
- Design and develop high-quality quarterly and annual reports according to donor requirements and timelines. This would include collecting and analyzing data, editing stories from the Fellows, and drafting visually compelling reports
- Centrally manage the reporting process by creating quarterly project plans, and sharing timeline reporting updates, timelines, and insights with the entire team.
- Conduct regular quality checks of team reports to ensure excellence in reporting.
- Conduct orientation to relevant project team members on approved projects to ensure donor compliances are met on time
- Coordinate with relevant team members to ensure submission of all relevant reports on time to relevant donors and partners
Ongoing Collaboration and Coordination
- Work with the Finance team to process fund utilization, receipts, and projections throughout the year and to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting
- Ongoing internal communication – share periodic updates with the CEO and other relevant teams
- Planning and coordinating events and donors’ visits
- Provide other administrative support and working on special projects on an as-needed basis
Note: While this role will mainly support the development efforts, there may also be a need to support other efforts within TFC as we collectively work towards ending education inequity.
MINDSET AND APPROACH TO WORK
- Persistence – a behavior that does not give up easily and quickly moves forward
- High attention to detail
- Staying focused and organized
- Focus on long-term relationships, rather than meeting immediate financial needs
- Embrace the unique role of CEO in fundraising
- Navigate power and privilege dynamics in fundraising
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPECTATIONS
- Bachelor/Postgraduate degree in any field
- 3+ years experience in a role that required writing proposals and reports
- Past experience in fundraising, grant management, project management
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to analyze complex financials and data sets, drawing conclusions, narratives, and communicating impact stories to external partners.
- Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and exceptional attention to detail
- Excellent project management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills to build meaningful and trusting relationships with diverse and ensure better collaboration
- Proficiency in both Khmer and English required
- Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and/or Google Workspace Applications
- Ability to develop action plans and progress trackers
- Proactive self-starter with the ability to manage multiple streams of work, and independently prioritize tasks.
- Highly adaptable and work effectively in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, deadline-driven, collaborative, and dynamic environment.
- Strong desire to learn new things and grow professionally
- Passion for Teach For Cambodia’s mission and the education field.
- Presentation skills (e.g., visual, organizing information, etc.)
- Ability to analyze, communicate, and tell stories using data
- Knowledge of technology for data collection
- Has worked in the CSR development of a corporate, fundraised for NGO or worked in a foundation on the grants side
Please send your resume with two referees listed and a one-page cover letter answers to the two questions listed below to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: email@example.com with the subject line of the position.
- What motivates you to join Teach For Cambodia?
- What strengths and experiences will allow you to be successful in this position?
We will look at all candidates’ resumes and cover letters with extreme detail. Given the number of applications we receive at Teach For Cambodia, we will only have the chance to contact candidates who pass to the first round of screening. Thank you for your understanding.
If hired, employees are required to abide by Teach For Cambodia’s Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational policies and procedures. TFC is committed to ensuring a workplace that safeguards and protects all children, including preventing their sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as preventing the sexual exploitation and abuse of its staff, partners, and program participants.