Organization Overview: Founded in 2019, the Libyan American Alliance is a non-partisan group dedicated to advocating for the rule of law, democracy, civil state and to end the conflict in Libya.
Our Vision: We strive to be a leading Libyan American advocate of democracy and rule of law in Libya through a robust partnership with the United States of America.
Our Mission: The Libyan American Alliance is dedicated to influencing policy toward Libya by bridging governments, citizens and civil society organizations in order to develop robust and sustainable solutions to the time-sensitive issues confronting Libya.
We utilize the rich American heritage of civil society and the vast experience of institutions of good governance and rule of law to support the transition of the nascent democracy in Libya towards stability and permanence.
Who Are You?
You want meaningful work that contributes to our world. You are interested in the MENA region and more specifically Libya. You love being challenged, learning, and growing.
PURPOSE: The Libyan American Alliance was founded as a culmination of the work of many other Libyan American advocacy groups that support Libya's path towards democracy and the rule of law since the beginning of the Libyan February 17th uprising. LAA works to support the mission of preserving and implementing the ideals of that uprising by fostering democracy, rule of law, freedom, free press, good governance, transparency, inclusion and equitable distribution of resources through partnerships with American institutions, civil society leaders, policy makers and researchers. The Libyan American Alliance is a continued partnership between the Libyan people and the American people, led by the Libyan American community.
We work with grassroots organizations that support the work of thousands of Libyan Americans in several major US cities and we build bridges of friendships and cooperation between the peoples of Libya and the United States. With a central office in Washington DC, we have been active in engaging policy makers and members of the Washington DC circles working on Libya matters since the early days of the onset of the Libyan revolution. This work continues today and involves a long list of ongoing projects and successful milestones both in metropolitan Washington DC and beyond.
General Administrative Support and Communications
· Assists the Executive Director and Program Director in execution of all aspects of annual fundraising plan to include donor identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and ongoing stewardship of donors.
· Process all gifts, grants, in-kind, event registrations, constituents, and prospects in databases and ensure timely gift acknowledgement, invitations, and feedback surveys. Provides timely and effective responses to department emails, phone calls, and other inquiries.
• Manage all donor data, gift processing, and reporting in the donor database (Salesforce)
• Collaborate with other members of the Development team and train on database processes
• Support fundraising events by tracking and maintaining lists in the database
• Conduct prospective donor research and prepare outreach materials
•Experience crafting content and campaigns for various social media platforms (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)
•Experience writing newsletters with an emphasis on audience development and working with email marketing services, such as MailChimp or Constant Contact.
• Bachelor's degree required
~ Must be driven and eager to learn with strong data management, project coordination, and research skills
Fellowship Commitment: 10-15 hours per week; 3 months. The position is part-time and remote, which involves some collaboration with a small and motivated team.
Fellowship Program at LAA: Upon completing a successful Fellows, Dr. Esam Omeish will serve as a professional reference and advocate for interns. Internship durations may be set by university partners providing academic credit (you are encouraged to explore these options within your institution; however, academic credit is not required to intern with LAA)If obtaining academic credit, the hour restrictions, payment restrictions, and other work-related matters are guided by university provisions.
Stipend: At the conclusion of a successful Four month work period (roughly the length of a long semester), a $1300 stipend will be issued to the student.