Afghan Fellowship Opening

Sahar Afghan Fellowship Job Description

The overall purpose of the fellowship is to provide Sahar with a consistent Afghan cultural lens and expertise both in person, in the Seattle office, and also within our programing. This opportunity also provides the Afghan fellow with an experience in the American workplace that will advance their career objectives.

About Sahar:
Sahar is a Seattle-based non-profit that provides access to an educated future for Afghan girls. In partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Education and experienced locally-based organizations, we build schools and educational programs for girls in Northern Afghanistan, empowering and inspiring children and their families to build peaceful, thriving communities. Special initiatives include early marriage prevention, computer coding for girls, innovative building designs and teacher training. Learn more at

The Opportunity:
This 30+ hrs/week position offers flexibility in a growing organization with high impact in the international arena. Sahar provides a small, entrepreneurial environment that has lots of room for making a contribution while learning about organizational development, non-profit management and girls’ empowerment.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will bring excellent research and writing, public speaking and presentation, fundraising, curriculum development, and communication skills. A strong aptitude for organization is required. Non-profit experience and technical skills are a plus. Afghan women nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Timeline and Process:
Fellowship will run from July/August 1st, 2017 until May/June 30th, 2018.
Application deadline is April 10th. Please send your resume and cover letter to In your resume, please be sure to answer the question “Why do you want to work at Sahar?”
We will reach out if candidate is selected to interview. Final decisions regarding the position will be made at the end of May 2017.

Job Description: The fellowship will include, but is not limited to:

-Research and writing potential grants.

-Further research on Sahar’s different programs such as early marriage prevention, coding project, teacher trainings, and education in Afghanistan.

Content Creation:
-Writing blog posts to give context to Sahar’s work, raise awareness about its beneficiaries, etc.
-Input and collaboration creating newsletters
-Input and collaboration regarding Global Giving reports

Social Media:
-Regular social media updates and strategies.

-Donor management, Sahar’s donor data on Salesforce; creating donor reports throughout the year
-Early Marriage Prevention fundraising events
-Fundraising events, speeches with different American schools to engage them in our mission and in cultural understanding.

-Updating curriculum of programming, contact with team in Afghanistan
-Research monitoring and evaluation best practices and how to implement
-Public speaking in meetings with donors, board members, etc.

Reports directly to the Executive Director

$20,000 stipend. It is up to the fellow to provide figures for health care and an agreement will be reached about coverage, up to $2,500. Bus pass provided. Housing is not provided – if interested, Sahar will assist in locating a host family or student housing in the Seattle vicinity.

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