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Disaster Recovery Network Fellow

About GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving’s mission is to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change. We believe that good ideas come from anyone, at any time, or from anywhere, and we’re committed to supporting the people who have the best ideas about how to change their own communities.

As the world’s first global crowdfunding platform, in 2002 we set in motion a virtuous cycle of good. We work with nonprofits, individual donors and companies to enhance the effectiveness of locally driven organizations in hundreds of communities. To date, we have supported more than 25,000 projects with more than $449 million of funding from over 1 million donors across 170 countries around the world—and we’re still growing!

Fellows Program Summary

GlobalGiving is seeking applicants to our Fellows Program to help further our mission and ambitious growth plans. Fellows will have a unique opportunity to learn how a thriving, international NGO operates through practical, hands-on experience with the nuts and bolts of our operations and ample opportunities to explore the broader field of development.

We have fellowship opportunities on seven of our teams: Vetting and Grants, Disaster Recovery Network, Program, Operations, Business Partnerships, Marketing and Communications, and Strategic Initiatives. You are welcome to apply to multiple fellowships, but please ensure that your application highlights why you would be excellent in that specific role.

The program is a highly selective, full-time service year that will challenge and inspire you, and will require hard work and dedication. You will have the opportunity to explore various areas that interest you, so you can capitalize on your experience. You’ll be a vital contributor to our team—not getting coffee or filing papers all day long.

In return, we offer a $37,600 salary, health and dental insurance, professional development funding, tons of learning opportunities, ample delicious goodies in our Free Food Spot, and an amazing experience!

Here’s a little taste of the kinds of experiences you might have as a GlobalGiving Fellow:

  • Skill-building workshops to improve your understanding of international development, technology startups, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, disaster response, and crowdfunding.
  • In-depth research and analysis projects around a particular issue area.
  • Training on experimentation, workflow, and querying tools such as Salesforce, Optimizely, MySQL, Metabase, and Zendesk.
  • Career preparation and professional development, including mock interviews and resume review. Previous fellows have used their professional development funds to take coding classes and even learn French!

Disaster Recovery Network Fellow

One of GlobalGiving’s most visible and impactful areas of focus, our crisis/disaster response activity involves virtually all GlobalGiving teams. In late 2017 alone, GlobalGiving raised nearly $30M of donations for crises as varied as the California Wildfires, the Rohingya and Syrian Refugee Crises, Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma and two major earthquakes in Mexico. In 2018, we organized our disaster response work under the banner, the Disaster Recovery Network (DRN). It’s the DRN team’s job to set strategy, make grants, provide subject matter expertise, and find nonprofit partners and grantees to receive these funds. In addition, we power Facebook’s Crisis Donate program, identifying partners and disbursing donor funds to local nonprofits ($1.8M across 270 crisis globally in 2018 alone). Specifically, the DRN Fellow will:

  • Monitor development of crises as they unfold and develop; conduct outreach to existing and potential nonprofit partners responding to disasters and crises globally to assist in both assessing needs and grantee capacity to inform GlobalGiving’s level of response.
  • Review partner projects and grant reports related to their response to disaster.
  • Assist in the grantmaking process for GlobalGiving-managed “Funds”; support with setting Fund strategy, researching potential grantees, and managing communication with GlobalGiving partners/grantees.
  • Coordinate content and logistics for the Disaster Feedback Fellows program.
  • Develop story- and data-driven content and assist in creation of externally-facing reports, impact stories and presentations.
  • Stay on the pulse of the crisis/disaster response sector, recommend virtual and physical conferences, participate in calls/webinars and summarize learnings.
  • Manage customer service requests coming from "disasters AT globalgiving DOT org" inquiries.
  • Assist with research related to disaster Fund and donor data.
  • Other cool stuff that emerges!

Who We Are Looking For

While we offer seven different areas of focus for our fellows, each requiring specific qualifications, our overall selection process for the program is rooted in our values-driven approach to work. We seek candidates who subscribe to our core values:

  • Always Open: Believing that great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time; approachable and humble, demonstrating sincere appreciation for others and their ideas.
  • Never Settle: Questioning the status quo wisely, and challenging self to achieve high goals and expectations.
  • Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat: Demonstrating curiosity about the world around us, and bringing that curiosity into GlobalGiving; experimenting fruitfully, utilizing both success and failure productively; leveraging data and feedback to make better decisions.
  • Committed to WOW: Embodying a spirit of service with customers (internal and external), and delighting in opportunities to interact with them.

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be in the game. You are passionate about international development and onboard with GlobalGiving’s mission.
  • Be an achiever. You can demonstrate standout achievement among your peers.
  • Be adaptable. You perform well in changing environments, with a clear desire to do what it takes to improve and develop your skills.
  • Be an effective collaborator. You proactively maintain relationships in ways that are mutually beneficial.
  • Be able to execute. You set, track, and complete goals without the need for last-minute heroics. You anticipate possible delays and plan around them to maintain ownership and accountability for meeting objectives with high quality and timeliness.

Duration

The Fellows Program is a full-time work commitment that will begin June 1, 2020, and run through June 30, 2021.


Eligibility

Recent college graduates, career switchers, and anyone who has a passion for what we are doing is encouraged to apply!

Compensation

A salary of $37,600, paid semi-monthly, will be offered over the course of the 13-month program. This is a nonexempt, 40 hour a week position. Our benefits package includes health and dental insurance, educational assistance, 15 days of paid time off, professional development funds (up to $500 over the course of the program), access to our marketplace of discounts with companies, 401K matching and commuter benefits.

Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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