Academics Stand Against Poverty UK are looking for a short-term coordinator to get them off the ground!

17 May

Are you passionate about rigorous, context-sensitive and nuanced information reaching the public discourse to inform political decision-making? Do you enjoy a solid project management challenge and can you hit the ground running? Then Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) want to hear from you!

ASAP UK are recruiting a short-term, full-time coordinator to help them make the transition from a volunteer-led model to a formal funded organisation with capacity to build on their success to date.

ASAP UK is a volunteer-based organisation working on UK-wide projects to address the underlying causes of poverty. The organisation maintain a network of over 250 academics and development professionals who are committed to addressing poverty in all its forms both internationally and domestically. Harnessing knowledge and experience to deliver a flagship project each year, including the 2015 UK general election manifesto poverty audit. Now ASAP are looking to expand and hire a coordinator to lead the organisation in this period of transition, working with the governance boards, volunteers, and the wider network.

The ideal candidate will have experience of both fundraising and project initiation and management. If you have also been involved with establishing an organisation as a legal entity that would be a bonus, as would experience of working with academics, development organisations, and volunteers. You will be based at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester for up to 13 weeks and be supported by our existing team of volunteers. ASAP would like you to start as soon as possible! If you’re interested please have a look at the attached full job description and send a CV and cover letter to by 31st May 2016.  Interviews will be on the 6th June.

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