The incumbent will establish and lead the Resource Mobilization
function of the GEO Secretariat, which includes the financing of
the Secretariat Trust Fund to its optimum level and soliciting
large-scale investment in the GEO Work Programme.
Establish and maintain the resourcing of the GEO Trust Fund
(+CH5 million annual budget) and generate investments in the GEO
Work Program by targeting:
- Government contributions and major donors: Identify, cultivate,
and steward a portfolio of major donors with capacity to make major
annual or multi-year contributions.
- Individual donors: Solicit, efficiently manage, optimize, and
scale individual donations.
- Foundations: Research, write and prepare grant applications and
Develop and manage the communications mechanisms and
procedures to support effective resource management. Oversee
fundraising communication strategy, including seasonal campaigns
major donor communications plan, digital tactic, etc.
Develop creative and impactful content, annual appeals, matching
gift opportunities and other giving vehicles and reports that
connect donors with the work of GEO.
Establish and maintain effective collaboration, partner closely
with the Director of the Secretariat to leverage time effectively
with major donors. Foster team culture across the entire
Advanced university degree in Business Management or Social
Sciences, communications, marketing, public relations or related
field. Background in climate or sustainable finance strongly
At least 10 years of combined national and international
progressively responsible experience leading and working with mid
to high-net-worth donors across a broad spectrum of backgrounds and
experience. Proven experience in managing a non-profit fundraising
portfolio of at least US$3 million per year. Experience in
effectively engaging and leading senior staff and Board members in
cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities. Ability to
simultaneously manage and effectively prioritize a large number of
fundraising activities. Experience working cross-functionally to
meet grant proposal submission and reporting requirements.