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Fundraising Director, Circle of Women National Management Team

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Circle of Women

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Circle of Women was founded in 2006 with the mission of increasing girls' access to secondary education internationally. As an entirely student-run 501(c)3 nonprofit, Circle is dedicated to implementing local, sustainable, and specific solutions to the worldwide gender gap in education while also advancing the personal and professional development of its volunteers. With current projects in 13 countries, including Haiti and Afghanistan, Circle is proud to serve over 3,100 girls internationally. (To learn more, visit

Fundraising Director, Fall 2021

We are seeking a Fundraising Director for the Circle of Women Undergraduate Management Team for 2021! As a part of the Management Team, you will run the day-to-day operations of Circle of Women. Previous MT members have spoken of this experience as the most meaningful growing experience they have had in college, both professionally and personally. You would be joining a team of 7 fantastic directors.

All Directors are responsible for:

  • Staying in her position for the rest of the calendar year (Sept-Dec '21)
  • Consistently striving to improve Circle of Women as an organization
  • Not only completing daily operational tasks but also having an eye towards long-term strategy
  • Maintaining reliable and consistent communication with other Directors, chapter members, project partners, and Board of Directors
  • Participating in a one day transition meeting and in the Volunteer Summit
  • Voting on organization-wide issues such as project proposals, structural changes, and other procedures
About the Fundraising Director

The Director of Fundraising must develop the long-term fundraising strategy of Circle of Women as well as the policies and best practices for Chapters. This Director is crucial to the success of our projects - without her, our projects could never enter construction!

On a day-to-day basis, this directorship is demanding but variable in terms of time commitment. Two high school fundraising interns will provide the Director with assistance on various tasks. This position requires persistent planning and forward thinking of events as well as consistent research of potential avenues Circle should pursue. For the fall, the Director will spearhead two fundraisers: International Day of the Girl (Monday, October 11th) and Giving Tuesday (Tuesday, November 30th).

In the long term, the Director is responsible for expanding our corporate and private donors. This requires development of information related to corporate sponsors as well as potential private resources.

In MT-Led Fundraising,

The Director:

  • Oversees and executes organization-wide Circle of Women fundraisers, through online giving campaigns, on-campus events
  • Ensures close coordination with other MT Directors, especially PR and IMS, to complement publicity for events and to ensure fluid donation and donor follow-up
  • Collaborates closely with chapters to meet successful fundraising goals

In Chapter-Led Fundraising,

The Director works with the Chapters and representatives to:

  • Promote fundraising that aligns with our mission
  • Set fundraising goals and to create a calendar of events
  • Offer advice and resources to Chapters pursuing their fundraising goals
  • Create a fundraising strategy when projects are developed
  • Ensure that event standards are upheld through communication with the fundraising leadership in all Chapters and project teams

If you are interested in the above opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to Likewise, please forward your questions to!

*Note: This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. Past volunteers have been able to use this experience for college credit and professional experience. All applicants must be undergraduates.

More opportunities with Circle of Women

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Circle of Women


P.O Box 381365, Cambridge, MA 02238, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to equip girls with self-reliance, knowledge, and increased capacities to both enhance their own lives and to contribute productively to their societies. We believe this is the best way to affect positive, global change. Our philosophy is that one school will affect one community, while one community will make a world of change.


We’re a young nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to education for women and girls in developing countries. Our first project was the construction of a secondary school for 1200 girls in Afghanistan, where the female literacy rate is only 12% (UNICEF). Our second project is the renovation of a government-run school for 600 girls in Keiri Reki, Pakistan. While a group of college students and recent graduates fund-raise, organize, and spread awareness at home, experienced collaborators manage construction locally.

Education & Literacy


Sun Sep 12, 2021 - Sat Dec 11, 2021


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination




  • Must be at least 18
  • 8-12 hours per week
  • Must be an undergraduate at a 2-year or 4-year academic institution

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