Consultant: Community Building & Alumni Develo...

Future First Global
07 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Future First Global is looking for someone to join our team to deliver our advisory work around the world. This is a new role as we are expanding this area of our work, but you will be part of a small team working on projects with you. This is a unique opportunity to develop exciting global partnerships and deliver work that very few other organisations are currently doing.

We are a small and growing organisation looking for someone to join the team to develop and deliver our consultancy and advisory work.

This role would include two main elements:

Developing new partnerships - identifying exciting, new potential partnerships. This would involve talking with organisations (they might be school networks, NGOs or governments) about how access to alumni communities could support the young people they work with or for, and mapping out a strategy and process to do this.
Client consultancy - once partnerships and funding are secured you would be heavily involved in delivering advice and support to clients. This involves: speaking to young people, alumni, school leaders and partners to map out how alumni can add value and how these communities could be structured, designing and implementing programme of support for partners and ongoing coaching. Most client relationships last at least six months.

We are looking someone with:

Have at least three years' experience - we imagine this role would most suit someone who has had experience with a membership organisation, with a cohort-based organisation (with former volunteers or participants) or in alumni relations. Alternatively, if you have consultancy experience in a different type of organisation and feel that the skills apply to you, we would also encourage you to apply.
Adaptable and confident communicator - your role will be almost entirely outward facing and so getting on with people and an enjoyment of building relationships is key.
Project management experience - strong organisational skills and ability to set and manage your own workload are essential.
Knowledge of the context - any experience of having worked in global education, school to work transitions/youth employment or with Ministries of Education would be hugely beneficial.
A collaborative team member - we mean this in two ways:

We're a small team, and working well together is crucial.
The success of our work depends on us being able to work effectively with partners. Alumni community building only has a chance of being sustainable if it's built on understanding of the communities involved, this means listening to partners, asking questions and responding to their feedback to build a programme together.

Independent thinker - we work with partners that often have limited resources and the schools they work with are the same. Whilst we have guidelines for how we work, each partner is different and we want someone who is able to identify this and shape their support accordingly.
Fundraising experience - the whole team is involved in some aspects in fundraising and any prior experience is valuable, but not essential.
Most importantly, be yourself - we're looking for someone that is a good cultural fit, so it's important we get a sense of who you are.