Development and Communications Associate

Education For Employment

About the organization

EFE is the leading youth employment nonprofit in MENA. By equipping youth with the right skills and matching them to businesses that need qualified employees, EFE helps families, communities and companies in the region to thrive. Since 2006, we have connected more than 100,000 unemployed youth to the world of work while providing 3,000 businesses with the talent they need to grow. Over 57 percent of our graduates are young women, reflecting our special focus on supporting women’s entry into the workforce.

We achieve our impact through a unique structure: international ‘hubs’ in the USA/UAE and Europe support locally-run EFE Affiliates and operations in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Algeria (2020). To learn more, please visit and follow @EFE_Global.


Apply to join the Global team at Education For Employment (EFE) as our Development and Communications Associate. You will be an integral part of both the US Development and Global Communications teams. You will help to implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that achieves EFE’s sustainability objectives, with a primary focus on diversifying and broadening our donor base among individual donors, family foundations and institutional foundations in the US. You will assist the Director of US Philanthropy in planning and implementing donor-focused events across the US, while leading tailored donor communications outreach along with general administrative and research responsibilities. As part of the Communications Department, you will help to advance how EFE uses social media, online newsletters, our website and other channels to reach audiences in the US and Europe, as well as support on other key communications activities such as media relations, events, marketing collateral, video editing and aggregating quotes and photos. You also will play a key role in enhancing our internal communications and capacity through technology platforms.


The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated passion for EFE’s mission and the communication skills to effectively share EFE’s impact through creative and data-driven storytelling. To work well in EFE’s culture, the Development Associate must also be a collaborative team player who proactively builds relationships with colleagues and other key stakeholders. The top candidate also will possess an entrepreneurial mind-set and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and high-growth environment.
The successful candidate will have:
• Passion for driving change and a belief in empowering, education & economic inclusion in MENA
• Highly collaborative style with maturity, energy, patience and a sense of humor
• A positive, “can-do” mind-set and ability to be flexible, well-organized and work effectively in a team
• Bachelor’s degree required in a relevant field
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write persuasively, clearly and concisely
• 1-3 years of experience in nonprofits or communications
• Experience supporting the development and implementation of nonprofit or business development
• Experience building organizational capacity (systems, processes, technology)
• Familiarity with online, social media, or crowdsourcing strategies a plus
• Experience managing basic website content, or comfort learning Craft CMS
• Ability to create basic designs in Adobe Suite. Basic film editing skills.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] with DEVCOMMSASSOCIATION in the subject line. Please tailor your cover letter to highlight how your qualifications meet the credentials listed above. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Outstanding candidates will be selected for interviews with EFE senior leadership.

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