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Fundraising & Community Development Liaison, Iran

Location: Covina
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About Lantern
Lantern is a censorship circumvention tool and peer-to-peer network with over 12 million monthly active users around the world, primarily in countries with the most extreme levels of censorship and digital authoritarianism, including China, Russia, and Iran. Lantern believes access to the uncensored internet is a human right. We are committed to providing private, fast, reliable, and secure access to the free and open internet so that our users, no matter where they are on the planet, can freely seek information and share their stories with each other and the world.Position Summary
The Community Development Liaison are responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with NGO's, non-profits, and communities in their region. This position will help Lantern develop its community outreach strategy and ensure good relationships with the various partners. The Community Development Liaison will help grow Lantern's presence in Iran.Network Building, Fundraising & Collaboration -

Partner with providers regarding the content in Farsi for Lantern's Peer to Peer networkRepresent Lantern with external partners (including, but not limited to funders, NGOs, and grassroots community groups)Serve as an organizational ambassador at conferences (some international) to promote the organization and to increase Lantern user baseDrive high-impact fundraising to achieve overall revenue goalsProvide input into the development of a strategic plan for fundraising plans, including revenue, budget, goals and timelinesHelp develop and execute innovative strategic plan developed annually and revised periodically to ensure team exceeds all revenue goalsCurrent Events, Cross-Cultural Management & Social Media
Monitor media coverage of Iran and communicate relevant information effectively to the entire team to help foresee potential internet blocking events in IranCollect newsworthy updates related to Lantern in Iran for press releasesMonitor Lantern's Iran-specific social media/messenger platforms and engage with users as neededProvide social media manager with relevant social media content related to Iran and translate for Farsi platformsTranslate English to Farsi text for various platforms, including website, social media, blogs, and other messagingUser Engagement for Product Development, Grant Reporting & Customer Success
Help to identify test users in-country and collect qualitative data through surveys and outreachCollaborate with product and tech teams to inspire creative solutions to reach more usersProvide anecdotal user feedback to Customer Success, based on engagement with social media/Telegram audiences, to help identify areas for improvement, expansion, and growth in regions experiencing censorshipWork closely with the grants team to assist with grant reporting requirementsRequired Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in international studies, philanthropy, or a related field2-3 years of experience working in the NGO/non-profit space, with a focus on IranExisting network of Iranian civil society & human rights organizations, as well as with independent mediaStrong project management skills, with the ability to thrive in a high-growth, fast-paced startup environment, setting objectives, and prioritizing activities based on impactIndependent, self-motivated, and proactive. You don't require constant input, and you have meticulous attention to detailExcellent communication, management, interpersonal skillsCultural sensitivity and the ability to navigate complex social and political environmentsHighly curious, you are always wanting to know the "why" behind actionsAbility to transform data into insightsYou are fluent in Farsi and English, and are an effective communicator and writerInnovate Labs (Lantern) - provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage applications from candidates who may be people of color, disabled, gender and sexual minorities, and other disadvantaged backgrounds.Powered by JazzHR

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