December 16, 2015

Careers & Internships

Freedom Global’s available job positions are below. Our ministry exists to display Christ’s love by developing sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty in the developing world through social business, education, and discipleship.

Freedom Global’s Heart:

As we serve the poor in the developing world Freedom Global aims to live out Isaiah 61:1-3, “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on [Freedom Global], because the Lord has anointed [us] to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent [us] to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”

Careers | United States

All staff position salaries are self fundraised. We train you in this process.

Locations stateside are located in Durham, NC. 

Administrative Assistant (Full-time)

Freedom Global is an organization that seeks to build relationships with people in the developing world to liberate them from the bondage of extreme poverty by providing children access to quality education and by creating employment for adults through social business. We are seeking an Assistant Administrator who needs to be hard working, have excellent communication skills, and has a passion for learning and serving. The role is mainly focused on administrative duties with some project support management.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with other administrative Program Delivery tasks, as needed. (20% time allocation)
  • Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
  • Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
  • Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
  • Plan and schedule calendar(s) with limited consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
  • Create complex reports and spreadsheets, which may utilize specialized software and systems.
  • May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent prior experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Marketing Director

Freedom Global is an organization that seeks to build relationships with people in the developing world to liberate them from the bondage of extreme poverty by providing children access to quality education and by creating employment for adults through social business. We have recently brought on a college intern overseeing social media and monthly emails. We are looking to hire someone who can oversee the current work and expand marketing efforts to target new potential donors and volunteers.

Responsibilities:
  • Build, maintain, and promote the Freedom Global brand.
  • Oversee intern in developing strategic plans consistent with organizational principles and values in order to promote Freedom Global projects.
  • Identify, reach, and enlist new donor constituencies to support the work of Freedom Global.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Prior marketing experience is preferred.

 

Development Director

Freedom Global is an organization that seeks to build relationships with people in the developing world to liberate them from the bondage of extreme poverty by providing children access to quality education and by creating employment for adults through social business. The Development Director will be responsible for helping the CEO and other staff to maintain and expand Freedom Global’s funding from private foundations, as well as to develop new sources of income from individuals, events and governmental grants, among others. Under the primary supervision of the CEO, the Development Director will be responsible for the following tasks:

Responsibilities:
  • Develop, coordinate, maintain and implement the annual fundraising plan and strategy
  • Lead and manage the region’s overall development efforts to raise annual budget (varies in each location)
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors, and individual donors
  • Develop and grow our individual donor base; manage annual giving campaign; cultivate major gifts
  • Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy
  • Engage in research to identify new individual, foundation, and government prospects.
  • Write fundraising letters and appeals; maintain regular correspondence with foundations, donors, and board members; oversee mailings.
  • Help to plan events
  • In consultation with program staff and the Director, prepare drafts of grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation and government funders
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent prior experience.
Additional Qualifications:

The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of direct sales or business development experience in a service industry or with a non-profit; emphasis on corporate sponsorships or corporate sales is a plus
  • At least 4 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably with significant foundation and high donor fundraising experience.
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and/or a quotas
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities
  • Experience working with Senior Level executives in a corporate environment (C-level/VP)
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; excellent oral communication and ability to participate in public speaking events and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills
  • Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base
  • Familiarity with human rights, environmental, international, and/or development issues; familiarity with legal and campaign strategies.
  • Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for fundraising and working with people.
  • The successful applicant will work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies. S/he will be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time. S/he will have good judgment and, ideally, a sense of humor.

 

Careers | Kenya

All staff position salaries are self fundraised. We train you in this process.

Guidance Counselor

This position is for someone with a degree in counseling, preferably a Masters in psychology with an emphasis on young people. A number of our students suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or anxiety and stress from some of the challenges they faced during post-election violence. The guidance counselor will meet with interested students one-on-one for weekly/biweekly counseling, lead group counseling sessions for all students every other week on topics such as managing stress, communication and supporting each other, and train teachers on how to better support students in the classroom.

Responsibilities:
  • Follow the directives of the school principal and superintendent
  • Offer one-on-one meetings for weekly/biweekly counseling for interested students
  • Plan and implement topical group counseling sessions for all students every other week
  • Hold professional development sessions to train teachers on how to support students in the classroom
  • Equip students interested in becoming peer counselors through training and support
  • Communicate with accredited counselors in Kenya to gain cultural understanding and insight on sensitive topics
  • Lead and host short-term volunteer trips multiple times a year from the states
Requirements:
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for him
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in social work, psychology or counseling required, Masters preferred
  • Previous work experience with youth is desirable
  • Cross-cultural experience and willingness to be immersed in Kenyan culture
  • Must come to Kenya with Freedom Global for an internship or extended period of time prior to coming on staff.
  • Experience with special needs or education is a plus
  • Cheerful, flexible team player
  • Excellent in communication, administration, and logistical details

Duration:

  • 2 year contract

 

Information Technology (IT) Teacher

The IT teacher will work primarily with teachers to help them integrate technology in the classroom. At Uhuru Academy, we have wireless Internet, computers, tablets, and projectors. Because this is relatively new technology in Kenya, the teachers need support to learn how to integrate technology into their lessons. This position includes weekly trainings and demonstrations as well as some team teaching.

Responsibilities:
  • Follow the directives of the school principal and superintendent.
  • Conduct weekly trainings and demonstrations as well as some team teachings
  • Introduce student and staff technology support with innovative ideas and applications to best utilize IT equipment in the classrooms for learning
  • Implement efficient systems and organizational structures with IT equipment
  • Open to teaching a computer class to secondary school students at Uhuru Academy
  • Maintain school blog with updates at least once a month
  • Lead and host short-term volunteer trips multiple times a year from the states
Requirements:
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for him
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Education
  • Cross-cultural experience and willingness to be immersed in Kenyan culture
  • Must come to Kenya with Freedom Global for an internship or extended period of time prior to coming on staff
  • Experience with special needs is a plus
  • Cheerful, flexible team player
  • Excellent in communication, administration, and logistical details
Duration:
  • 2-year contract

 

Discipleship Staff

A Discipleship staff member will mentor and equip teenage Kenyan girls in sharing the gospel and training them to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. This takes the form of planning and executing after-school clubs and building one-on-one relationships. They will lead/teach Bible Study and GLOW Clubs (“Girls Leading Our World,” or life skills clubs)  at Uhuru Academy and 1-2 local schools.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead discipleship programs (Chapel, GLOW clubs, Bible studies) at Uhuru Academy and 1-2 other local schools
  • Foster one-on-one discipleship relationships with high school students
  • Lead and host short-term volunteer trips multiple times a year from the states
  • Open to some administrative work within Freedom Global
Requirements:
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for him
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited 4-year college or university
  • Experience with high school ministry and/or youth mentorship
  • Cross-cultural experience and willingness to be immersed in Kenyan culture
  • Must come to Kenya with Freedom Global for an internship or extended period of time prior to coming on staff
  • Experience with special needs or education is a plus
  • Cheerful, flexible team player
  • Excellent in communication, administration, and logistical details
Duration:
  • 2 year contract

 

Field Director

Freedom Global is an organization that seeks to build relationships with people in the developing world to liberate them from the bondage of extreme poverty by providing children access to quality education and by creating employment for adults through social business. This position has opened in Limuru, Kenya and requires a strong leader who can work with their direct reports to set strategic goals and objectives for our social business, education, and discipleship team.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for spiritual care and professional development of Core staff.
  • Function as a liaison between Kenya and the members of the US board
  • Oversee all program activities, adapting plans quickly to changing conditions as necessary.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings to evaluate progress, issues, and direction.
  • Greet and welcome volunteer teams in a rotational basis with the rest of the team.
  • Network in Kenya with churches, companies, & other non-profits for possible fundraising  opportunities and partnerships
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
Requirements:
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for him
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent prior experience.
  • Experience managing teams.
  • Exceptional cross-cultural communication skills
Duration: 
  • 3-5 year contract

 

Director of Education

Freedom Global is an organization that seeks to build relationships with people in the developing world to liberate them from the bondage of extreme poverty by providing children access to quality education and by creating employment for adults through social business. This position acts as big picture leadership for Freedom Global’s education team. At Uhuru Academy the director will create a school with a positive school culture, motivating staff, setting high academic expectations and planning for school expansion and upkeep. Additionally, this position conducts professional development of teaching staff as a part of expansion/school culture vision. Finally, this person acts as logistical support for the Principal (Deputy Principal).

Responsibilities:
  • Reports to Field Director
  • Support the Principal in leading the school
  • Organize Board of Governors meetings once a term and create the agenda for the meeting
  • Conduct evaluations of teaching and non-teaching staff once a term
  • Oversee all disciplinary meetings with staff
  • Oversee contract renewal and creation (keep the Principal’s contract)
  • Process all requests or recommendations for pay raises by discussing them with CFO.
  • Create and maintain a school budget for approval by CFO
  • Submit all financial requests from staff to CFO for approval and collect all receipts for returning to him
  • Oversee all advertising for the school, coordinating the efforts of the
  • Principal and administrative team
  • Meet with parents of scholarship students before the beginning of the school year to explain procedure and expectations
  • Together with the Principal, attend Ministry of Education meetings.
  • Oversee the activities of discipleship team (review schedules, goals, expansion)
  • Conduct all staff interviews, together with the principal
  • Maintain school blog with updates at least once a month
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Preferably Administrative experience in a school.
  • Experience with East African education.

 

Professional Development Coordinator

Uhuru Academy was founded on four pillars: Learner-centered methodology and individualized instruction, Christian foundation and motivation, positive school culture, commitment to excellence. These pillars make Uhuru Academy unique within Kenya. Most schools here function with a shame and punishment environment, with teachers who lecture students without ensuring information is conceptualized. A professional development coordinator will help push the vision of the school in ensuring a positive school culture and excellent learner-centered education. This position would largely be manifested in teaching support for the Uhuru Academy teachers.

Responsibilities:
  • Follow the directives of the school principal and superintendent
  • Conduct weekly professional development sessions with teaching staff that compliment learner-centered methodology
  • Observe lessons and provide teachers with feedback and ideas on advancing individualized instruction within the classroom
  • Open to teaching elective courses to secondary school students at Uhuru Academy
  • Maintain school blog with updates at least once a month
  • Lead and host short-term volunteer trips multiple times a year from the states
Requirements:
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for him
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in education required, higher education preferred
  • Passion and experience in learner-centered methodology within the classroom. Desire to see individualized instruction and positive school culture in secondary schools in Kenya. At least 5 years teaching experience preferred.
  • Cross cultural experience and willingness to be immersed in Kenyan culture
  • Must come to Kenya with Freedom Global for an internship or extended period of time prior to coming on staff
  • Experience with special needs preferred
  • Cheerful, flexible team player
  • Excellent in communication, administration, and logistical details
Duration: 
  • 3-5 year contract

 

Internships | United States

We offer semester-long internships designed to use your specific gifts to benefit our organization’s current needs. We are willing to offer an internship position based upon a talent or skill an applicant may have (i.e. graphic design, website design, grant research) if it will help us meet a current need. Therefore, internships with Freedom Global will vary based on the individual and our needs at the time. We will happily approve hours so students can receive class credit.

 

To apply for any of the above positions, email info@freedomglobal.org and specify the position(s) you are interested in.