Senior Development Manager


JA Europe is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing education programmes for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy to young people. JA is one of the world’s largest NGO’s offering such programs.
JA serves its network of member organizations, called “Member Nations”, by sharing know-how and development expertise as well as offering services and networking. The programmes offered by each Member Nation are designed to bring together local business people and schools in a variety of ways. For example, business people volunteer their time to help teach the programs in local classrooms. The programme content focuses on economic literacy, business skills, enterprise and entrepreneurship, personal and career development, and ethics or social economics. Member Nations are financed by local businesses and other agencies/institutions which may also serve on the local board of directors.
JA Europe is the European arm of JA Worldwide. Today there are 40 European countries offering JA programs (approximately 3.5 million students in 2016). It is the role of JA Europe to facilitate the growth and development of European Member Nations.


  • To be part of a global organisation
  • To contribute in shaping up policies and programmes on entrepreneurship education
  • To see entrepreneurship education in action and its impact on students and teachers
  • To engage with an entrepreneurial and multicultural team
  • To be involved in Europe-wide special events in Brussels and beyond


Senior Development Manager


  • Conducting prospect research;
  • Developing and writing grant proposals to EU, foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;
  • Working with the Education team to draft the concept papers and proposals
  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
  • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers;
  • Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts;
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports;
  • Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements;
  • Project Management and Coordination
  • Transfer of Results and Communication Activities


  • Fluent in English (written/spoken)
  • Approximately 5 years of comparable experience in a Professional Education organisation
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent operational, administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to embrace a dynamic work environment and accustomed to performing under pressure
  • Proactive attitude and high level of personal commitment to duties, timelines and deadlines
  • Ability to embrace remote interactions (e.g. videoconference, phone calls, etc.)


  • Grant writing experience both public (EU) and private
  • Experience of working in education field
  • Specific experience on entrepreneurship education (desirable)
  • Specific experience with JA (desirable)

How to apply?

Send your CV and short motivation letter to
We will contact only the shortlisted candidates


March 15

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