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CfA: Fundraising Coordinator

Deadline for Applications: August 6, 2017

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) – the largest international organization representing students of political science students worldwide – offers unique opportunities for students and young researchers to grow professionally and personally in a global network. In order to extend the chance to gain valuable experience and contacts to students regardless of their financial situation or country of origin, we aim for increasing the funds to be used for covering participation, travel and accommodation costs to selected IAPSS events.

Would you like to be the person who makes it possible for dozens of students of political science and related disciplines to gain such an experience? Are you motivated to work in an engaged team within the IAPSS Board, particularly together with the Head of the International Cooperation and Public Relations (ICPR) Department and the Treasurer of the Association on submitting successful grant applications and fundraising requests to corporate, governmental and non-governmental bodies?

Then do not hesitate to apply for the position of the IAPSS Fundraising Coordinator. Responsibilities of the position include mainly:

  • Conceptualization, documentation, implementation and assessment of fundraising strategies and initiatives of IAPSS;
  • Research on possible grant and project schemes applicable for IAPSS;
  • Drafting grant applications and fundraising requests to corporate, governmental and non-governmental organizations in cooperation with IAPSS Media Coordinators and IAPSS Student Research Committees Coordinator;
  • Coordination of various lobbying initiatives of IAPSS;
  • Representation of IAPSS at meetings with potential partners for fundraising purposes upon a mandate from the IAPSS Executive Committee;
  • Other departmental related tasks assigned by the Head of the department.


This position requires strong organizational skills, a high degree of autonomy, a professional level of communication, efficient time management, the capacity to meet deadlines and a high-level of motivation. Furthermore, prior fundraising and grant application experience would be welcomed.


  • Membership in the Board of the world’s largest international association representing students of political science and related disciplines;
  • Partial or full (budget allowing) reimbursement of travel expenses to IAPSS events and meetings with partners (subject to approval by the IAPSS Executive Committee);
  • Valuable work experience for future career in fundraising and lobbying;
  • Contribution to the strengthening of equal opportunities for professional and personal growth of students of social sciences from all over the world, regardless of their financial situation;
  • Certificate of recognition or letter of recommendation by the Head of IAPSS ICPR Department upon responsible fulfilment of assigned tasks.

IAPSS Membership

Occupying the position implies that you are a member of IAPSS at the moment of your instalment and the whole duration of the position. If you are not a member yet, you need to become a member if you are appointed for this position. IAPSS membership embraces a wide range of benefits and services and comes at a student-friendly rate of either 10 or 15 EUR per year depending on your country of origin. Discounted rates are available for two-year memberships.

As all positions in the IAPSS Board, the position of the IAPSS Fundraising Coordinator is unpaid and executed based on a signed volunteering agreement. Expected workload is around 8-10 hours per week.

Does this job appeal to you? Then apply NOWPlease send your CV and a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages, referring to your experience, skills, and interests) to international@iapss.org no later than August 6, 2017.

All applicants will be notified within 7 working days from August 7, 2017. Selected candidates will be invited for a Skype interview.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of further questions or inquiries.

On behalf of the IAPSS Executive Committee,

Belén Coya Cruz
Head of International Cooperation and Public Relations Department
International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)
Postbox 9108, 6500HK | Nijmegen | The Netherlands
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Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the executive body of the association. It consists of the President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Head of the Academic Department, Head of the Events Department, Head of World Congress, Head of Convention and Head of the International Cooperation & Public Relations Department. Members are normally elected to this body at the General Assembly, taking place in April each year.

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