Head of Outreach and Engagement

To apply, please send resume and salary requirement to info@gbc-education.org. State your name and “Head of Outreach and Engagement” in the subject line of your email.

About the Organization

The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) is a movement of businesses committed to ending the global education crisis.  Established by Theirworld in 2012, its mission is to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future.

The Global Business Coalition for Education leverages the collective power of business, government, international organizations, NGOs, youth, and other stakeholders to deliver free, equitable and inclusive quality education for all.

With a network of more than 150 influential private sector companies committed to best practice in supporting education and Sustainable Development Goal 4, GBC-Education has become one of the world’s most effective forums for connecting businesses that aim to make an impact on the lives of young people through education.

The Global Business Coalition for Education is registered as a 501-(c)-3 in the United States.

Position Summary

The Global Business Coalition for Education is seeking a Head of Outreach and Engagement to expand and deepen our engagement with corporate partners. This individual would focus on business development, outreach and engagement with current member companies and new corporate partners.

About half of the Head of Outreach and Engagement’s time will be dedicated to cultivating new corporate participants for our new multi-year “Business Investment for Education Impact Initiative.”  The initiative aims to build a stronger, more informed and impactful network of businesses with the potential to transform education outcomes through more strategic and coordinated investment. Companies participating will engage in the design, development, testing and execution of the project. The Head of Outreach and Engagement will be responsible for maximizing the diversity, breadth, depth and scope of corporate partners and collaborators.

The other half of the Head of Outreach and Engagement’s time will be focused on fundraising, securing new corporate memberships, and channeling relevant individuals in companies to our existing projects and programs.

The Head of Outreach and Engagement bears principal responsibility for the membership and funded partnerships and will identify and support new project opportunities as they are being developed by staff, funders, members and partners. The Head of Outreach and Engagement will also support on all reporting to donors and corporate partners.

The Head of Outreach and Engagement will ensure we can demonstrate the value and impact of education investment in a way that is compelling and inspires confidence and engagement from current and new partners.


The successful candidate will have direct experience working in corporate philanthropy; corporate social responsibility; environmental, social and corporate governance; or a related field.  Experience with international development, particularly education, is a plus.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter able to quickly understand the ambitions of the organization, the business model and the team. The candidate will also take ownership of the role to help the organization achieve and extend beyond its goals.

The successful candidate will be a collaborator, working across multiple time zones with staff, regional partners, local networks, members and partners to grow our network.

The candidate will be able to:

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Navigate conversations and pitches to corporate audiences, especially CSR, sustainability and philanthropy departments.
  • Grow a portfolio of supporting foundations, including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate fundraising events.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the organization with the community.
  • Support preparations for board meetings.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Supervise and collaborate with other staff.
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
  • Maintain membership programs and benefits.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Have strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.


At the Global Business Coalition for Education, we value all types of learning – both formal and through professional experience.  An advanced degree in Business Administration or related fields is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will have 5-10+ years of experience in corporate outreach, engagement, fundraising or a related field.



to be Used:
Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax machine, copier, scanner, etc.

Physical Demands:


Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment.


Mental Demands:


Able to deal with stress associated with fast-paced work environment.  Multiple priorities/tasks.  Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations.  Grasp and apply new ideas.  Communicate with various personalities at all levels.


Working Conditions:


Works in a typical office setting.  Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule.

The Global Business Coalition for Education offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical, dental and transit benefits, and a 401 (k) plan.

The Global Business Coalition for Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The organization’s success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran’s status, or any characteristic protected by law. We adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.

The Global Business Coalition for Education provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process.

Qualified candidates only.  No search firms.