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.
The Global Business Coalition for Education is seeking a Project Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships to expand and deepen our engagement with key stakeholders by fostering partnership opportunities between the business community and the major funds in global education.
About half of the individual’s time will be dedicated to GBC-Education’s Global Funds Group, a team dedicated to fostering robust collaborative relationships with the major global funds in education – including the Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait Fund, and the International Financing Facility for Education – to drive greater business investment and impact in global education. The Global Fund Group’s workstream includes maintaining our REACT initiative, a digital platform designed to mobilize business resources to support education in emergencies. The individual will be responsible for supporting the execution of outreach, administrative, and other tasks to deliver Global Fund Group’s (including REACT) objectives.
The other half of the Project Coordinator’s time will be focused on providing outreach and administrative support 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. Using a quasi-design approach, the initiative will conduct a consolidated mapping of the global education landscape and evidence, including major actors, regulatory framework, guiding principles, strategic efforts and initiatives; provide a series of design options for solutions for business and non-corporate stakeholders; test and prototype the solutions and develop a refined product for companies and non-corporate stakeholders; and develop a business model to implement, deliver and scale the use of the solutions to improve corporate investment in global education.
Tasks will include:
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 ideal candidate will take ownership of the role to help the organization achieve and extend beyond its goals. The role will suit someone that is well-organized, efficient, able to draw connections between various aspects of our work, and wants to make an impact supporting global education through harnessing cross-sectoral partnership between the business and education sectors.
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:
At the Global Business Coalition for Education, we value all types of learning – both formal and through professional experience. An advanced degree in Education, International Affairs, Business Administration, or related fields is preferred, but not required.
The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of project experience in a related field. Grant writing or partnership management experience preferred.
to be Used:
|Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax machine, copier, scanner, etc.
|Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment.|
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.
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.