looking to bring in a contractor, to help us grow and develop our
income portfolio in the US. Working under the Head of
Fundraising and Communications this role will drive and develop our
US fundraising program, exploring new avenues for income
generation. You will lead on the development of all income
areas, from prospecting major donors, to planning, preparing and
writing compelling proposals for a range of funders whose strategic
objectives and focus are aligned with ours.
will largely be working independently in this role, so will need to
be self-driven and proactive in setting targets and achieving them,
and comfortable working under your own guidance. The role is
remote, ideally based on the East Coast allowing easier
communication with the UK - but we will consider suitable
candidates from across the US. The role is offered on part-time and
flexible terms. The role is initially offered on a 8-month
contract starting May 1, 2023 but may be extended depending on the
success of fundraising activities.
Develop Able Child Africa’s fundraising programme in the
- Lead on the development of Able Child Africa’s unrestricted US
fundraising strategy, exploring new income generation concepts and
- Identify and build a prospective income pipeline from major
donors, corporates and charitable foundations.
- Engage and direct the US Board to understand and fulfil its
responsibilities in respect to fundraising, leading on the
identification of new opportunities.
Assist with the management of Able Child Africa’s major
donor fundraising event, alongside the US Board.
Manage Able Child Africa’s US events portfolio, through
effective event planning and management. This includes but is not
exclusive to the gala dinner in Savannah, GA.
Lead the strategic marketing of the of events, recruiting,
retaining and communicating with participants to support the
attainment of income targets.
Manage event budgets, tracking expenditure, income and
Secure new funding from a range of sources including
major donors, companies and charitable foundations based in the
Focusing on small to medium charitable foundations, work
independently and with the UK fundraising team to support and
develop funding proposals aimed at securing unrestricted
Working with the Head of Fundraising and Communications,
develop tailored projects and work up strong proposals for funding
from companies and major donors.
Develop, foster and maintain effective relationships with new
stakeholders across the fundraising portfolio.
Support the development of Able Child Africa’s brand in
the US, assisting in public facing campaigns to expand organisation
profile and reach.
Continually identify new opportunities to raise profile and
identify sources of funding to keep pipeline forecasts
Support the management of the US Able Child Africa’s brand,
working with external suppliers when applicable, to maintain a
professional and engaging external brand.
Support in the delivery of public facing campaigns, working
with the Head of Fundraising & Communications and/or CEO to
design campaign strategies.
- At least 2 years’ experience in a fundraising or communications
- Experience in researching companies or charitable foundations,
ideally targeting them for unrestricted funding.
- Experience of developing and managing relationships with people
or organisations, demonstrating the ability to build strong
relationships in a short space of time.
- Proven event leadership experience, with demonstrated input
into event planning and delivery, with a clear knowledge of project
and financial management principles
- Knowledge of the principles behind successfully raising funds,
from companies or individuals.
- Strong writing skills, with the ability to write high quality
and engaging proposals.
- Creative ability to produce or direct engaging content for
communication (website, social channels, newsletters) in line with
the organisational brand and mission.
- Ability to work independently to deliver results.
- An understanding of contributing to an organisational culture
based on inclusivity, well-being and empowerment.
- Leadership qualities, with an ability to take on more
responsibility and manage volunteers or interns as required.
Remote (Ideally someone in and around
New York, or on the East Coast but we will consider suitable
applicants from across the US)
Part-time (between two and four days a
week offered on a flexible basis)
Duration of contract: 8-month contract
Head of Fundraising &
Communications (in the UK)
Between $250 and $300 a day (to be
To see the full job pack, go to: https://ablechildafrica.org/get-involved/join-us/
To apply, send your CV and a Cover Letter (two sides of A4 max)
that covers the key competencies and explains your suitability for
the role, to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight
on March 26, 2023. Interviews are planned to take
place via video call on the last week of March or first week of