EduSpots is a dynamic small charity which connects, trains and equips over 250 local volunteers who drive community-led change in rural Ghana and Kenya through 50 education spaces named ‘Spots’. Our Ghanaian staff team lead programmes in literacy development, EcoSTEM and girls’ empowerment, enabling our local volunteers to impact an estimated 15000 learners annually in underserved communities.
We won the Tes International Award in 2018 marking us as the best international education project in the UK alongside the Big Give Supporters’ Chocie award. Our Founder was a 2021 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize in partnership with UNESCO.
The Role: Summer Fundraising Manager (Voluntary)
We are looking for an energetic and passionate individual to design and lead our summer fundraising campaign in 2023 which will run between June-August! This is an incredible opportunity to lead a team of engaged supporters towards a £10,000 target in support of our work.
We already have a strong and growing foundation of supporters in both Ghana and the UK, and we are looking to grow our network this summer. You will work with our team of 25 staff and central volunteers to come up with an exciting fundraising challenge, ahead of delivering it will full support of the team and wider Ambassadors’ Network.
Key areas of delivery
In this role you will:
- Work with the team to come up with a concept for the summer fundraising challenge (for context in 2021 we collectively ran the distance between our Spots, in 2022 we read books by African authors and in 2020 we led a ’42 challenge’). This could include deciding a clear focus for how fundraising is spent which is undecided.
- Work with the team to strategy for the campaign, which has a target of £10,000.
- Produce all communications content and design work for the challenge working closely with the Chair/Founder and the Head of Communications and Partnerships.
- Ask people to set up their own fundraising pages and devise strategies to encourage more people across our core team and wider Ambassadors’ network to join.
- Hands-on, and not afraid to ask people to get involved.
- A team player, able to bring people on board and make everyone’s views and contributions feel valued.
- Experience of fundraising, ideally with experience of leading your own fundraising campaign in the past, working in the international context. We do not expect organisational level fundraising experience for this role.
- Strong communication skills – e.g. ability to use social media, write newsletter and website articles, and to inspire others via WhatsApp.
- Design work skills, or an ability to learn quickly (we use Canva – accessible design software)
- Basic IT skills (e.g. using google drive, creating a participant spreadsheet etc)
- Genuine passion for educational equity and community-led models of education
- Committed: ideally able to work on this fundraising challenge from mid April – end of August.