Fundraising Manager

at European Institute of Peace
Published November 22, 2022
Location Brussels, Belgium
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to develop the Institute’s long-term fundraising strategy within the Executive Director unit (EDO).

Terms of reference
The Institute is recruiting an experienced Fundraising Manager with excellent leadership skills and networking abilities to help drive this change, working closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT) and responding to the Executive Director.

The main priorities are a) to strengthen partnerships with Foundations, notably in Europe and the US, while proactively seeking opportunities arising from emerging markets and b) to continue nurturing and developing relationships with existing Institutional donors.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual to make a measurable difference to the Institute’s ability to deliver on its strategic objectives, not least by helping to attract the political and financial support of a wider range of partners and ensure long-term sustainable funding of the Institute. The position is based in Brussels and will benefit from the Institute’s flexible working arrangements.

Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

With the Senior Management Team (SMT), develop the Institute’s long-term fundraising strategy, with annual mesurable goals;
Conduct research on funding opportunities, with particular focus on unrestricted and flexible funding;
Review existing contacts and engagement with Foundations and Institutional donors and help the Executive Director (ED) and SMT to prioritise and ensure outcome-oriented follow-up;
Enrich the propositions that will most appeal to funders about the Institute’s work and results;
Provide inputs on products and communication activities to support resource mobilisation;
Strengthen the Institute’s internal communication and data on fundraising;
Identify and contribute to fundraising events that are relevant to the work of the Institute and its peace building and conflict resolution partners..
University degree;
Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong command of English is essential; other EU languages an asset;
Strongly motivated to contribute to institutional growth and success;
At least 8 years of experience in fundraising/marketing;
Sound knowledge of the non-profit sector in Europe
Sound knowledge of trusts and foundations in Europe, in the USA and in emerging markets
Non-profit financial knowledge; experience in reading and creating a budget and sound understanding of the typical rules and constraints related to project funding;
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
Proactive, creative and enthusiastic;
Desire and ability to create and develop fundraising initiatives and teamwork;
A flexible attitude towards work with a willingness to learn new skills and to assist the wider team to get things done;

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