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Individual Giving Fellow

Fellowship: Concern US Individual Giving Fellowship
Location: Remote- US Based
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of the poorest people in the least developed countries of the world. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern Worldwide has nearly 4,000 personnel working in 24 countries across the globe. Concern believes in a world where no one lives in fear; where all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Our mission is to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, improvements that are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern.

We believe in creating a culture of inclusion where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to the workplace. Building a diverse and inclusive team is an absolute necessity to deliver the solutions needed to achieve our core mission, because without promoting justice and equality, we cannot eliminate extreme poverty.
Concern Worldwide US (CUS) is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide, with offices in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. CUS advances the Concern Worldwide mission through mobilizing financial and human resources, as well as influencing and activating networks in the US to elevate programs globally.

Who Should Apply to Concern’s Fellowship Program?

Concern Worldwide US is seeking highly motivated individuals to join its 2021 Fall Fellowship Program. Concern’s fellowship program is an excellent opportunity for individuals to work alongside dedicated, experienced staff to learn about Concern’s mission and vision and the many mechanisms that come together to create an effective humanitarian organization.

Candidates should have an interest in international humanitarian relief and international development. Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, recent graduates, and those interested in pursuing a career in the NGO sector are all eligible to apply.  All academic fields and career backgrounds will be considered. Fellowships are available in five (5) of Concern’s core departments: Programs, Communications, Individual Giving, Finance and Administration, and Marketing & Business Operations.
Goal of Fellowship
As a Concern Worldwide US fellow, you will have the opportunity to learn about and gain exposure to the breadth of Concern’s portfolio of work which includes international humanitarian and development programming, policy and advocacy, grants management, communications and marketing, finance and administration, systems and operations, and human resources. Through your day-to-day assignments, as well as experiential learning opportunities such as brown bag presentations and informational meetings with members of Concern’s senior management team, your fellowship experience will provide you with an opportunity to work on engaging, high impact projects for a large international NGO.
Learning Outcomes (Individual Giving)
·      Understand the basic roles of a humanitarian/development NGO, opportunities which are possible for career progression, and how fundraisers have a positive impact on the missions they support.
·      Gain experience on elements of the donor cycle including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, as well as event production, execution and analysis.
·      Understand the importance of a robust prospect management system and how it’s used to deepen donor relations and influence strategy.
·      Gain knowledge in the art of relationship building and the role of marketing in fundraising.
·      Understand and contribute to Concern’s fundraising goals of galvanizing support across every generation to end extreme poverty.

Responsibilities (Individual Giving)
·      Work in collaboration with the various units of Concern’s Individual Giving Department to support fundraising efforts across special events and major gifts.
·      Work closely with the Special Events team to deliver high caliber virtual and hybrid events that bring donors closer to our mission and meet fundraising targets. Gain an understanding of event day virtual event management at our Global Gala on December 3rd. 
·      In collaboration with the Major Gifts Team, support research and donor engagement activities that help us form stronger connections with our existing and prospect donors. Support as needed, production of high net worth donor cultivation events.
·      Attend team meetings and marketing and individual giving team meetings, to understand the intersection of each department’s work.
·      Commitment to the core values and vision of Concern Worldwide.
·      An undergraduate (rising seniors or juniors preferred) or graduate student pursuing a major in a relevant field
·      Academic background, coursework, familiarity and/or  interest in humanitarian assistance or international development fields
·      A highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
·      Flexibility to meeting changing deadlines and priorities; ability to manage multiple tasks.
·      Good interpersonal and communication skills.
·      Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the US.

Compensation & Structure:

The fellowship will begin Wednesday September 1, 2021 and conclude Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

The fellowship will be conducted remotely. Scheduling is flexible, though fellows are expected to work at least 2 days per week for a minimum of 10 hours per week. The program will run for a period of 15 weeks.
The fellowship program is compensated through a $3000 stipend. Fellows will be paid semi- monthly.
We appreciate your interest in a fellowship with Concern Worldwide US. Due to high applicant volume we regret that we are not able to send personalized responses to all applicants. Only candidates short-listed for a first round interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.  Applications are accepted until the position is filled.