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Director of Development

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ORGANIZATION: ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC

The Director of Development is responsible for overseeing all activities pertaining to fundraising for the chapter. This includes, but is not limited to: fostering corporate relations, overseeing grant applications, and organizing fundraising activities.

EWB-BPC is a nonprofit organization that focuses on international development. Currently our projects are in Mkutani, Tanzania.

The Mkutani community struggles to provide education facilities adequate for the necessary progression of the primary school students. The students in Mkutani are crowded into too few classrooms and there is no library or study space with lighting for the students to prepare for crucial exams once it becomes dark. Consequently, many students repeat 4th grade and do not pass national exams which allow them to continue their education at a nearby secondary school.

Currently, EWB-BPC is working on a project to design and construct a multipurpose classroom and learning center. These classrooms will have the capability to provide students with a better educational experience during the day, while also providing adults with vocational education in the evenings. Break out study spaces are also being incorporated, as well as simple, natural aesthetic features to make the experience of going to school more exciting. We are in the design phase for this project with construction planned for 2023. Our team is looking forward to designing and building an innovative, flexible learning space for people of all ages in Mkutani. However these great projects are not cheap and come with a hefty price tag! Will you assist our nonprofit in managing the team?

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About ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC

Location:

1031 33RD ST STE 210, DENVER, CO 80205, US

Mission Statement

EWB-BPC builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Members collaborate with communities to find sustainable solutions for sanitation, water supply, agriculture, energy, and structural problems.

Description

We have three active projects in Mkutani: a water supply, girl’s latrines and multipurpose classroom project. Our first priority is to construct a pipeline that will take potable water from a well we implemented in 2018, 2.5 miles to the center of the community. This will greatly reduce the time that community members spend getting water now. Our next priority is to build a block of girl’s latrines at the primary school in Mkutani. This project’s design includes 12 stalls and a private washroom to provide the children a safe, clean environment to practice feminine hygiene. The multipurpose classroom project will bring further improvements to the primary school with seven new, well-lit classrooms that can be used for both youth and adult education.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
International
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Management
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • ~2 hours a week

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