You will nurture our current funders and lead the development of new partnerships with trusts and foundations (and family offices), focusing on grants primarily above €200,000.
Your proactive and driven nature means that you seek out opportunities, identify strategies to get results and can successfully gain the support of internal colleagues to achieve results.
Build and secure new funding: Research, develop and secure new sources of income from trusts and foundations, with a strong focus on funders with a potential to give €200,000+ grants and funding opportunities.
Write outstanding funding communications, including proposals, presentations, and reports.
Nurture relationships: Manage a portfolio of current foundation donors, building strong, strategic relationships and implementing creative engagement plans to grow opportunities and income.
Build excellent internal working relationships to engage staff at all levels to coordinate donor engagement and manage prospective and existing donors effectively.
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
A passion for our mission, and experience in at least one of the following areas: climate change, naturebased solutions, international development and poverty alleviation.
A proven track record of building and maintaining/ managing successful income generation (6+figures) from philanthropic donors.
With excellent people skills, you are adaptable and flexible and have the confidence and credibility to work effectively with a wide range of high-level stakeholders.
Excellent planning, problem solving and organizational skills.
A native English speaker, you have outstanding written and verbal communication; able to translate complex details into concise and impactful information.
Externally focused and proactive attitude, with the energy and passion to engage people, negotiate and
Organized and methodical approach to plan and deliver against a varied workload, managing competing
priorities under your own initiative and to strict deadlines.
Experience of using a CRM/Salesforce is beneficial.
Please send applications in English to firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, a motivation letter and the contact of 2 recent references. Due to the anticipated high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We thank you in advance for your interest.