Head of Outreach and Development

To apply, please send resume and salary requirement to info@gbc-education.org. State your name and “Head of Outreach and Development” 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.

We are a small, committed and dynamic team looking for a new Head of Outreach and Development to join us during a period of expansion where we are launching new programs aimed at engaging the business community in ending the global education crisis. 

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 Development to expand and deepen our engagement with corporate partners. This individual would focus on conducting outreach to current members to engage them in our programs, including our new Business Investment in Education Impact initiative – while at the same time designing and implementing an effective development strategy to attract new corporate and foundation partners to our work.

About half of the Head of Outreach and Development’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 Developing will be responsible for maximizing the diversity, breadth, depth and scope of corporate partners and collaborators. This will also include identifying opportunities to engage in our work on inclusion and disability, youth skills, finance for education, and early childhood development.

The other half of the Head of Outreach and Development’s time will be focused on securing new corporate and foundation partners to support our work financially and engage in our various programs and activities.

The Head of Outreach and Development bears principal responsibility for the membership, funded partnerships, and membership activities and events. S/he will identify and support new project opportunities as they are being developed by staff, funders, members and partners. The Head of Outreach and Development will also support all reporting to donors and corporate partners alongside our Head of Operations.

The Head of Outreach and Development 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, color, 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.