Business Development Associate
REMOTE | NYC | ISTANBUL
Contract Period: December 2018 - December 2019
Contract Type: Volunteer
Re:Coded believes that people affected by conflict—across ethnicity, gender and socio-economic background—should have the opportunity to learn to code, and access dignified jobs in the tech sector. It is our mission to train the generation that will drive conflict affected countries forward through digitization, while helping to solve the global technical talent shortage.
Through our coding bootcamps in Iraq, Turkey and Yemen, we empower conflict affected youth with the skills, networks & opportunity to launch careers in the start-up & tech industry. This intensive 5-month program in mobile development prepares participants with no prior coding experience for developer jobs, tripling their annual average salary. More importantly, participants also learn how to learn, transforming their mindsets to become tech leaders in their communities.
To date, Re:Coded has trained 400 conflict affected youth & children through our immersive coding programs & workshops. At least 40% of these students are female, helping to bridge the digital gender divide in technology. Over 85% of our students seeking employment are now working as software developers, tripling their annual average salary.
We’re currently supported by some of the world’s leading foundations & development agencies, including GIZ, UNDP, WeWork, Western Union Foundation, Slack and SAP.
Role & Responsibilities
Reporting to and working closely with the Re:Coded leadership team, the Development Associate will help to develop and grow Re:Coded’s fundraising income from corporates and development agencies to support the organization’s ambition for growth. With Re:Coded in the process of doubling its programming and staff in 2019, this position is an opportunity for a results-oriented, entrepreneurial fundraising professional to help us dramatically scale as we enter this stage of pivotal growth.
Help develop and write grant proposals and reports to development agencies, foundations, corporates and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating Re:Coded’s mission and program to potential funders.
Maintain a reporting calendar to ensure timely submission of concept notes, proposal deadlines, and reports.
Conducting prospect research and landscaping of new and existing funder priorities and goals and event opportunities.
Collaborate in the design of creative campaigns that resonate with tech and social innovation sectors.
Support Co-Founders on strategic event planning, implementation of necessary logistics, and vendor relationships
Help to manage the execution of all events, including an annual fundraising gala, peer to peer fundraising events, and stewardship events.
Represent Re:Coded to external constituents, as necessary.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of stakeholders; skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising.
Demonstrated track record in expanding and cultivating existing client or donor relationships over time.
Results oriented and entrepreneurial, embracing innovation and experimentation in approach to work.
Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Strong systems building and project planning skills.
A team player with the aptitude to work with a range of stakeholders as also the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to produce high quality outputs under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Deep commitment and passion for Re:Coded’s mission and values.
High level of energy, intellectual curiosity and excitement to fully engage with the technology and development sectors.
This is a volunteer role to begin with the possibility of moving into a part-time paid position depending on outcomes and funding. In the absence of funding, we will look for other exceptional growth and training opportunities for you as a Re:Coded team member.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Development Associate’ explaining why you believe you'd be a great fit for the role along with a CV by December 1, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications without a CV or cover letter will not be considered.