- Job posted on: 11th Feb 2020
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World Bicycle Relief (founded in 2005) is a global non-profit. We mobilise people in rural developing regions through The Power of Bicycles. In developing countries, millions of people living in rural areas walk for many kilometres each day just to survive. Distance is a barrier to attending school, receiving healthcare and delivering goods to market. We deliver specially designed, locally assembled, rugged Buffalo Bicycles to empower students, healthcare workers and farmers with life-changing mobility.
An exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join our small Australian team of this global non-profit. This new, dynamic role will enable us to develop and implement an aggressive fundraising strategy, and also provide important operational support to our Sydney office. The position is a contract role, 21 hours/week with flexible days/hours and ability to work from home.
In this role you will be responsible for the strategy, development and coordination of donor and fundraiser acquisition and donor and fundraiser renewal programs. These will be within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets and across a range of channels using a variety of resources.
To be successful for this role, demonstrated experience in growing a donor pipeline and P2P fundraisers, is a non-negotiable.
The role is a contract role for 21 hours/week. You’ll be able to work from home and days and hours can be flexible.
The role has a high level of project management responsibility and might require you to be flexible with your time and able to attend functions and events outside of normal business hours and potentially on weekends. This is negotiable.
Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief has distributed over 500,000 Buffalo Bicycles. We are distributing bicycles to students, volunteer health workers and small business operators. For people whose primary mode of transportation is walking, Buffalo Bicycles have a massive impact on education levels, financial independence and medical care.
With a charter to provide 70% of student allocated bikes to female students, we are about removing roadblocks to the education of girls. With many girls in the developing regions living 10km or more from school, attendance can be low. Due to cultural difference, many of them must complete chores at home before and after school, and the walk to school after that can be, at the least, daunting and tiring, and at the worst, highly dangerous. Many girls walking to school are at risk of being attacked or sexually assaulted. When girls receive a Buffalo Bicycle it increases their school attendance by up to 28%, with academic performance increasing up to 59%. These bikes provide them transport to and from school (getting them there four times faster than walking), protection from violence and helps them complete their chores faster and easier. We believe education is the key to ending the cycle of poverty and disease.
Improving healthcare in developing regions is also a priority for us. Over 140,000 community health workers have been mobilised with Buffalo Bicycles. With access to a bike, research has shown that these health workers see 45% more patients than on foot, travel four times further, increasing healthcare opportunities for people living in remote areas, and giving healthcare volunteers more time with patients. This helps them identify and treat more medical issues before they become critical.
In developing countries, distance can be a huge barrier in achieving financial success. With the goal to end poverty by 2030, we are helping small business owners and employees to increase access and productivity. A Buffalo Bicycle can help farmers transport their goods, help people travel to local markets and help employees travel to work and ensure that income and opportunities aren’t lost due to the hurdle of distance.
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