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We are always looking for the best administration and coordination team, with our projects on the ground and our administrative offices. By working with Still I Rise you can do something great. Check out our vacancies and join the team!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Area: Administration
Location: Remote
Supervisor: CEO 
Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Status: Full-Time
Compensation: Based on Experience 

Role Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing executive support in a one-on-one working relationship with the CEO, and overall to the executive team of Still I Rise. Further, the Executive Assistant will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on communications matters pertaining to the Office of the CEO and the Fundraising Department of the Organisation in support of the Still I Rise mission. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Supervising and handling of communication inboxes as required, drafting and editing correspondence that is often sensitive and confidential, analyzing and reading incoming memos, submissions and distributing them as necessary, replying appropriately
  • Supporting Executives in the management of incoming queries 
  • Research and prepare select reports and material
  • Perform other related duties as requested or responsibilities dictate
  • Ensuring that the Executive Team can work smoothly and meet set deadlines according to the organization's work objectives on a regular basis
  • Providing administrative support to high ranking executives like CEO, and members of the Executive Team
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings, invitations, arranging appointments, managing the CEO and Executive Team’s schedules and calendars in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Confirm that attendees will be present and complete preparatory work, such as agendas and committee reports
  • Ensuring items and tasks are effectively delegated, reprioritized, or addressed, navigating conflicting demands and time pressure
  • Attend select meetings, take notes, capture action items, and ensure follow through.
  • Handle select matters expeditiously and proactively; follow-through to successful completion
  • Serving as a liaison to the Executive Team and other  Directors when required
  • Track CEO commitments, goals, projects, tasks and deadlines
  • Organizing and coordinating executive outreach and external relations efforts 
  • Make travel arrangements whenever necessary, providing relevant and technical support in coordination with the Finance, Planning and Control Director
  • Travel booking and handling of visa/passport procedures based on understanding of leadership's availability and obligations
  • Prepare and file important documents
  • Oversee the required administrative tasks and spearhead individual projects within the organization when requested
  • Anticipate and address problems with a strong proactive approach
  • Perform other ad hoc essential tasks as necessary

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor's in Business Administration or related fields
  • Excellent computer knowledge and familiarity with Office operating systems, in particular Excel, along with Slacks; Google Drive, Mail, and Calendars features
  • Knowledge of resource management systems, archives and databases for information 
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (B2/C1) both spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of the Italian language (B2/C1) both spoken and written
  • Excellent proactive skills
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills 
  • Strong operational attitude, responsiveness, and propensity to achieve objectives
  • Ability to work independently, within pressure situations and with tight deadlines
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, with excellent management of responsibilities
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, distinguishing priorities 
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information, communicating it clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Enthusiasm for teamwork and ability to develop effective and positive relationships with colleagues, including those from different cultures and approaches

Desirable Skills & Requirements

  • Working proficiency, both spoken and written of  one other language between French, Spanish, and Arabic
  • Passion for and familiarity with the nonprofit sector and our mission
  • Proven ability to use outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to build strong relationships with executives, in a friendly and professional way
  • Strong research skills 
  • Strong work tenure: 3-5  years of experience supporting C-Level Executives

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***Executive Assistant***”,  to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Department: Education
Area: Education
Location: Remote (Availability during the working hours of Europe / Africa preferred)
Supervisor: Education Director
Contract: Fixed term (6 months, with possibility of extension)
Status: Full-Time 
Compensation:
Based on Experience

Role Description

The selected person will be responsible for supporting the Education Director in implementing the organization's educational strategy and managing and supervising emergency and international school management staff.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Education Director in the implementation and evolution of the educational strategy for SIR
  • Oversee the educational development of the programs in pursuit of the organizational mission and goals of each program
  • Take on increasing managerial and technical education-oriented responsibilities for each of our sites: an international school for children living in slums in Kenya, a rehabilitation school for child manual laborers in the DRC, and informal schooling for Syrian children lacking educational alternatives, as well as any further sites the organization opens.
  • If not already possessed, study and network to gain the knowledge and understanding of International Baccalaureate required of the role;
  • Mentor and supervise a small team of school leaders, supporting their professional growth and increasing their performance capacity with the aim to empower them to run their programs as self-autonomously as feasible
  • Ensure the on-site education teams are well-managed and supported, as well as activities implemented and run following the organization's vision and guidelines
  • Track performance and deliverables, providing feedback and assessments based on the program goals and the educational strategy of SIR
  • Regularly meet virtually with site personnel to discuss developments and educational strategies and activities
  • Write up progress reports for internal staff as necessary
  • Monitor weekly and monthly quantitative and qualitative data
  • Assist with hiring of education department personnel
  • Alongside the Professional Development Specialist, help design, coordinate and implement training at all stages of a teacher’s journey through their Professional Pathway

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Professional experience in a variety of educational settings, including international schools
  • Professional experience in international development educational contexts in both field and HQ positions
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and professionally develop people in the Education sector from a remote role
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, evaluate and respond to regular quantitative and qualitative data
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue multiple goals in a complex environment, developing processes and practices which will achieve those goals, and bringing others on board in the endeavor
  • Commitment to the cause of empowering site staff to take effective and sustained ownership of their programs
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an international network of remote staff
  • Excellent competence using the Google Suite
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Working verbal and written proficiency in French and/or Spanish
  • Master’s Degree in education, development or related field
  • Courses or certifications in school administration or project management
  • Availability during the working hours of Europe and Africa
  • Experience with the International Baccalaureate system.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***Education Specialist***”,  to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

MAJOR DONORS & CORPORATE MANAGER

Department: Fundraising 
Area: Major Donors & Corporate 
Location:
Remote
Supervisor: Fundraising Director
Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Status: Full-Time 
Compensation: Based on Experience 

Role Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for securing Major Donors donations over 15.000 € (including any donations from philanthropists) and for all the Corporate Donors gifts (also defined as a whole “the donors' '). Supporting the Fundraising Department’s Director, the holder will prove strong networking skills, and focus on cultivating and upgrading existing donors, qualifying prospects, building relationships, and making requests for a range of Still I Rise projects. The holder will also improve, update and manage all dedicated existing communications, donor care, reporting and events programmes. When necessary the holder will create all new programs needed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage a portfolio of existing major and corporate donors, developing these relationships and maximizing their support 
  • Identify and qualify  potential corporate donors in accordance with Still I Rise fundraising policies, approaching and engaging them across the widest variety of channels and tools available
  • Develop cultivation donors plans 
  • Convert all high-value donors prospects at a desired giving level, working across our fundraising portfolio to link the donor with the right project or focus for their giving
  • Produce compelling and engaging, detailed and donors oriented proposals working in collaboration with the Department director 
  • To provide outstanding stewardship to all donors: working to offer unique opportunities
  • Work with the Fundraising Director to refine and implement all fundraising strategies and tactics. as well as contributing to the drafting of annual forecasts (fund collection and charges)
  • Overview all Still I Rise communication to maximize positive effects on the donors
  • Create and maintain prospect pipelines, regularly providing information for internal reports and KPI dashboards
  • Work towards an agreed income target
  • Be active in the corporate fundraising area, know and follow the latest fundraising legislation and codes of conduct, contribute to the growth of Still I Rise in the CSR environment

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Clear and concise written and oral communication, ability and creativity nrl make presentations, proposals and reports, with particular attention to the needs of donors and the expected level
  • Excellent networking skills, relationship building and management 
  • Proven experience in working with high-level supporters (Major and Corporate Donors
  • Track record of success in converting prospects to major donors
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage a varied workload, taking initiative and often working to tight deadlines
  • Familiar with Corporate donation trends at italian and international level
  • Full working proficiency of English both written and oral 

Desirable Skills & Requirements

  • Experience of using fundraising CRM databases, Slack platform, Google Drive.
  • Understanding of GDPR legislation and best practice
  • Familiar with philanthropy trends
  • Having held similar positions in other organizations
  • Having already developed its own persona donors portfolio
  • Working proficiency in Italian, French, Spanish or Arabic is considered an asset 
     

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***MAJOR DONORS & CORPORATE MANAGER***”,  to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Department: Human Resources    
Area:
Human Resources
Location: Remote
Supervisor: CEO
Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Status: Full-Time 
Compensation:
Based on Experience

Role Description

The selected profile will be responsible for the development and implementation of the HR strategy in support of the overall organisational plan and the strategic direction of the organisation. The CHRO will be specifically responsible for the areas of compensation, talent acquisition and management, change management and performance management, and training and ongoing development of Still I Rise's resources.  
The ideal candidate will also provide strategic leadership to the executive team and  board in terms of the organisation's human resources needs and priorities.

  • Key responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, administer and supervise Human Resources activities across all programs and departments
  • Develop and implement operational and strategic HR planning
  • Design and implement the development of HR policies, procedures, and best-practices, in coordination with the relevant departments. 
  • Develop HR forecasts, lead on implementation and monitoring of departmental budget, with ability to provide justifications for budgetary recommendations and/or adjustments
  • Establish and operationalise human resources initiatives that effectively reflect, support, and promote the mission and strategic vision of Still I Rise
  • Develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall organisational operations objectives
  • Acting as a strategic advisor to the CEO & executive team, alongside individual teams and departments, providing strategies and critical vision as well as innovative solutions concerning key organisational and managerial aspects
  • Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting & retention plans to meet the human capital needs of strategic goals
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective
  • Act as referral point for all staff, while advising on the most complex and sensitive concerns and issues and providing tailored solutions
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation and benefits globally
  • Support the legal department in handling any claim arising out of employment relationships within SIR

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field is preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of HR experience, with at least five years of executive HR experience and at least five years of international HR experience
  • Solid understanding of and experience in managing contracts within the Italian labour market and employment laws
  • Ability to quickly acquire knowledge in employment contract-management in different jurisdictions, as well as to navigate issues of international employment (i.e. consultancies).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to manage budgets and compensation plans
  • Coaching and development experience with demonstrated open-mindedness and cultural sensitivity
  • Proven experience in recruitment, talent acquisition & retention (platforms, channels, techniques, strategies & best-practices, relevant documentation, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of and experience with varied human resource information systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Full working proficiency in English and Italian, with at least one additional language amongst Spanish, French, and/or Arabic

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***CHRO***”,  to the address: risorseumane@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

COPYWRITER

Department:  Advocacy
Area: Advocacy - Communication
Location: Remote
Supervisor: Advocacy Director
Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
Status: Part-Time
Compensation: Based on Experience

Role Description

The selected person will join the Advocacy and Communication department and will be responsible for identifying a creative concept and drafting engaging content.
This position involves working independently when creating copy and in a team to deliver the final product. The copywriter will be a creative, proactive, punctual person, with time management abilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Creation of new, original copy for (not limited to)  social media posts, articles, website content, fundraising material in Italian and English.
  • Support the Advocacy and Communication department in reviewing and setting up communication guidelines, materials and strategies.
  • Integrate the organization's communication plan with Social Media
  • Retrieving, proofreading and translating from English to Italian content from field programs or other departments (education and fundraising among others).
  • Content optimization (language, tone, message) based on the target audiences

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • A degree in Foreign Languages, Linguistics, Media studies, or similar
  • At least 2 years of experience as a copywriter with a successful track record or portfolio of powerful copy from past working experience
  • Excellent writing skills in Italian and English
  • Deep understanding of storytelling, written social media communication and content performance
  • Ability to write a strong lead 
  • Ability to easily adopt organization’s voice 
  • Ability to write in different styles to communicate effectively with different target audiences
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Communication skills, organization and time management

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***COPYWRITER***”,  to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DIGITAL VIDEO CREATOR

Department: Fundraising
Area: Fundraising 
Location:
Remote
Supervisor:  Digital Fundraising Manager & Fundraising Director
Status: Part-Time
Compensation: Salary based on experience

Role Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for creating and editing video assets to use across our digital touchpoints to support our Fundraising and Advocacy campaigns for Still I Rise.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support our Fundraising and Advocacy teams by creating high-quality, compelling, digital first video content to inspire our audiences and pull in new ones, drive brand awareness and acquire new donors.
  • Execute briefs that put our brand into motion and turn ideas into successful scroll-stopping video content for our social media in our tone of voice
  • Produce stunning video content, especially reels, using tools such as Premier Pro, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Deep understanding of usage and clear requirements for music rights, footage and images
  • Confident in subtitling our video content
  • Input ideas in preparation of shoots showing clear grasp of our brand and its objectives 

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Proven background in video content creation within the digital space
  • Proactive, fast and flexible problem-solver with the ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Knowledgeable of the evolving media landscape. We’re looking for someone who is curious and keeps up-to-date with the latest social media trends and platforms
  • Fluency in Digital formats with a great ability to transform creative ideas into premium video assets that spark meaningful conversations and increase brand loyalty, ultimately converting fans
  • Deep understanding of usage and clear requirements for music rights, footage and images
  • Strong understanding of digital platforms, their audience and best practices
  • Great attention to detail together with a strong ability to respect deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment are essential
  • Experience working in a creative agency is preferred

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***Digital Video Creator***”,  to the address: hr@stillirisengo.org

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING SAFETY & SECURITY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

We operate in complex and volatile contexts. Assuring the safety and sustainability of all of our programs, together with the security of all representatives, is a top priority for us.
We operate around the world by applying international standards and protocols when it comes to risks assessment, management and security, in order to assure the safety of our team and of the children we serve every day.

 

 

RISK ASSESMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES: We have developed detailed plans to assess the risks of the contexts where we operate, taking into consideration both common and exceptional emergency situations. Through an analysis, we prepared the codes of conduct that every representative is asked to follow carefully, both inside and outside our facilities.
We offer training courses and each month we update our guidelines in normal situations. During emergencies, we escalate, review and modify according to the risks that are noted.

INTEGRATION WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: Building strong relationships with the local community is a top investment. We work hard to involve the hosting local community. We communicate with the local authorities and we hire local staff. These relationships are the basis of our operations and create a safe and protected space to run our activities, even during emergency or critical situations.

WE TAKE PART IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: Our operations on the ground are always communicated and updated to the embassies and consulates of the State where we implement our programs. We follow through official channels the evolution of critical situations and we activate protocols of protection and/or evacuation according to their indications. Every international representative is trained on the applied guidelines. They are always supported in keeping in touch with their embassies, to collect information and guidelines regarding emergency situations.

CAREER GROWTH: We offer our representatives refresher training from universities and institutions. Remote courses covering humanitarian aid, emergency management, legal context and education have been offered from educational institutions such as Harvard University, Michigan University, Amnesty International, Catholic University of Louvain and Iceland University. We strive to offer top quality training to achieve the highest level of professionalism.


If you have other questions before sending your application or if you are interested in sending us a general application, email us! 

We are an international organization: therefore, we ask that you to write to us in English. Texts written in other languages will not be considered.