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Questscope Seeks U.S. Development Director

posted on: Apr 15, 2008

Questscope is an international non-profit organization successfully addressing two of the most fundamental challenges in the Middle East today – the anger and alienation of youth and the marginalization of women. For more than 15 years, its innovative programs and methodologies have been transforming the lives of thousands of poor, vulnerable and rejected individuals in a region of the world where 60% of the population is under the age of 21, millions are refugees, and youth unemployment is the highest in the world.
Questscope’s headquarters are in Amman, Jordan, where a team of 40 Arab staff work in partnership with 50 community and governmental agencies, 5 local universities, and more than 3000 volunteers to implement Questscope’s programs.

Questscope’s partners include UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), the European Union, the World Bank, UNICEF, and the Center for Restorative Justice/Prison Fellowship.

Due to the effectiveness and strategic significance of its programs, Questscope has a number of opportunities to bring its innovative approach to social development to other Arab countries. To assure that it will have the financial resources needed to fully capitalize on these opportunities; Questscope seeks a full-time, results-oriented professional to serve as its U.S. Development Director.


Establish priorities and manage activities to achieve specific annual fund-raising objectives, including but not limited to the following:

• Identify, cultivate and solicit both new and
existing individual and institutional donors,
capable of gifts exceeding $10,000 per year.

• Maintain and expand donations from donors
giving less than $10,000 per year.

• Pursue relationships with new and existing
donors through personal meetings, letters,
proposals, and telephone contact.

• Organize events for groups of prospective and
current donors.

• Arrange and lead groups of potential and
existing donors on trips abroad.

• Develop and support a nucleus of key
supporters and volunteers to further leverage
efforts to expand donor relationships.

–Demonstrated success in fund-raising, with an emphasis on major donor solicitation, or a proven track record in sales, or other relevant results- oriented experience

–Demonstrated commitment and ability to achieve bottom-line results

–Highly relational and motivated to network; must have a call and passion for building relationships

–Excellent interpersonal communication skills

–Ability to write clearly and persuasively

–Knowledge of relevant computer applications, such as MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel

–B.A./B.S. degree

–Ability to work in a complex environment with limited direct supervision from the President, while collaborating with board members, key staff, volunteers and others

–Self-starter able to work independently out of a home office

–Ability to travel internationally and on weekends.

–Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail, establishing priorities and managing multiple projects simultaneously

–Continuous face-to-face and electronic, verbal and written communication

–Ability to maintain sensitive or confidential information

–Agreement with and enthusiasm for Questscope’s values and mission in the Middle East


We encourage anyone who has the qualifications and feels a potential calling for such a place of service to contact us and discuss this position. Alternatively, you may know someone you wish to recommend for this position.

Please submit your inquiries, resumes, references, etc. with phone and e-mail contact information to: