Project Development Director, Circle of Women National Management Team

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Circle of Women


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 14 current projects in 10 countries, including Haiti and Afghanistan, Circle is proud to serve over 3,100 girls internationally. (To learn more, visit

Project Development Director

We are seeking a Project Development Director for the Circle of Women Undergraduate Management Team for 2022! 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 8 fantastic directors.

All Directors are responsible for:

  • Staying in her position for a full calendar year, including summer (Jan-Dec '22)
  • 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
  • Voting on organization-wide issues such as project proposals, structural changes, and other procedures
About the Project Development Director

The Project Development Director is innovative, flexible, and cognizant of broader strategic vision for some of Circle’s most important work - its projects. Previous projects have included funding the construction of classrooms, libraries, computer labs, and tutoring programs in over 10 countries. This Director is the primary consultant connecting our international project partners to our Chapters and Board of Directors.

In addition to general duties, this Director manages all high school or university Chapters developing a new project, offering guidance and resources, and is available to meet on request in small groups with project leaders. The Director also remains up-to-date on all project pipeline ideas as well as current projects.

Director Responsibilities

  • Drive the development of project ideas and align project proposals with Circle’s Benchmarks, Standards, and Impact Measures
  • Communicate with contacts on the ground at potential projects
  • Maintain an up-to-date collection of sample proposals, impact assessment materials, emails to contacts on the ground, contracts, and other useful documentation from past project development efforts
  • Compile all communication and research documentation as each project idea is in development
  • Ensure the sustainability of every project
  • Complete at least one project proposal per year to be presented to the Board of Directors
  • Oversee projects from the initial idea to the final contract
  • Continually research newest innovations in girls’ education to accelerate Circle’s impact
  • Delegate research tasks to Chapter representatives
  • Leads and executes organization-wide Circle of Women fundraisers, through creative digital campaigns and on-campus events
  • Manages strategic publicity for events and ensures fluid donation and donor follow-ups through close coordination with other MT Directors
  • Oversees chapters to meet successful fundraising goals

Hear from Jessica, current Director of Project Development:

"As Director of Project Development, you will have a central role in Circle’s core work-researching, evaluating, and selecting the projects we dedicate our resources to. You will see tangible results for your efforts, as you communicate with the schools being directly impacted by Circle’s work. Apply to this role if you want to use your research and communication skills to support real Circle chapters and communities of girls around the world!"

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 internship/volunteer opportunity. Past volunteers have been able to use this experience for college credit and professional experience. All applicants must be undergraduates.

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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


Mon Jan 17, 2022 - Sun Apr 17, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Research
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Project Management




  • Average: 5 hrs/week, Low: 1 hr/week, High: 12 hrs/week
  • Must be an undergraduate enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year academic institution

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