Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships

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Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development

Jordan

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Role Managed by:

Daniel Flynn

Research Associate

t: +1-312-957-6596

e: Daniel.Flynn@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Philanthropy, Engagement and Advocacy

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 09/09/2019

The Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) is an education and development charity operating in Jordan and the Arab region. Our vision is quality education for all, from kindergarten onwards, taught by dynamic and well-trained teachers who excite students and instil in them not only a love of learning today but life-long curiosity. We want to train a generation of forward-thinking Jordanians and other young Arabs, well-versed in local and global issues, able to harness technology’s tools and compete with their peers wherever they are in the world. We look to build models of what works in Jordan, and then work with partners to scale similar efforts to other countries.

We’re off to a great start! QRF is now not only a hub for new learning ideas, but it has also become an incubator for new education programmes and new educational technology. Our pan-Arab initiative, Edraak, is the first of its kind, offering Arabic online courses across the Arab world to millions of learners. Our teaching academy, prepares teachers to serve in classrooms across Jordan and the UAE.   

We are now seeking a new Director of Development and Strategic partnerships to help us build our philanthropic support, so we may maintain and grow our educational initiatives. Reporting to the Chief Executive and working closely with the Office of Her Majesty Queen Rania, the new Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships will be integral in ensuring the sustainability and growth of our programmes. The incoming Director will lead a team of five and work to grow support, particularly from major donors within the region and internationally.

Applicants will be passionate about QRF’s mission and will bring a successful track record of building productive, long-term, high-value philanthropic relationships together with evident major gift fundraising and leadership experience. Applicants will have experience of developing and implementing an integrated and diverse fundraising strategy and proven successful experience of creative fundraising from a variety of sources. This role is based in Amman, Jordan, but will work closely with our London office. The role will include regular international travel; fluency in Arabic is a strong preference.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support QRF in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for the role.

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