Now in its fourteenth year and with critical mass of alumni working in Kosova, KAEF has already had a substantial impact on Kosova’s development. As KAEF undertakes a new initiative “100/200 Initiative,” the program is looking to ensure its sustainability by sharing these success stories and strengthening fundraising.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, operation and successful implementation of KAEF’s “100/200 Initiative.”
Under the “100/200 Initiative,” KAEF aims to increase the number of fellows from 100 to 200, in the course of the next decade. This initiative’s goal is to contribute to Kosova’s development through educating additional 100 of the best and the brightest students through strengthening fundraising, expanding donor network and refining marketing aspects of the program.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing a variety of activities, including communication with various stakeholders, local and international donor prospecting and outreach as well as marketing activities via traditional and new-age media. The Project Coordinator is a limited term position (full-time or part-time) based in Prishtina, Kosova and will report to American Councils Kosova Country Representative. The position term may be extended depending on performance and the availability of funds. The Project Coordinator will work in conjunction with the American Councils staff in Kosova and the Strategic Development staff in Washington, D.C. In addition, he/she is expected to interact and present periodic progress reports to the KAEF Committee.
The Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities are as follows:
- Participate in strategic fundraising discussions;
- Assist with identifying prospective funding sources and donors;
- Accompany American Councils staff in fundraising calls;
- Write solicitation emails and letters;
- Write solicitation proposals;
- Help develop contacts in the Kosovar Diaspora in Europe and United States;
- Help develop a campaign for KAEF fundraising in Europe and United States;
- Monitor the fundraising cycle of existing donors and provide periodic report on progress.