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Fundraising Officer (Remote)

Employer
Able Child Africa
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023
We are 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.

You 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop Able Child Africa’s fundraising programme in the US.

  1. Lead on the development of Able Child Africa’s unrestricted US fundraising strategy, exploring new income generation concepts and products.
  2. Identify and build a prospective income pipeline from major donors, corporates and charitable foundations.
  3. 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 profit.
  • Secure new funding from a range of sources including major donors, companies and charitable foundations based in the US.

  • 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 funds.
  • 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 healthy.
  • 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.
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    KEY COMPETENCIES

    1. At least 2 years’ experience in a fundraising or communications support role.
    2. Experience in researching companies or charitable foundations, ideally targeting them for unrestricted funding.
    3. Experience of developing and managing relationships with people or organisations, demonstrating the ability to build strong relationships in a short space of time.
    4. Proven event leadership experience, with demonstrated input into event planning and delivery, with a clear knowledge of project and financial management principles
    5. Knowledge of the principles behind successfully raising funds, from companies or individuals.
    6. Strong writing skills, with the ability to write high quality and engaging proposals.
    7. Creative ability to produce or direct engaging content for communication (website, social channels, newsletters) in line with the organisational brand and mission.
    8. Ability to work independently to deliver results.
    9. An understanding of contributing to an organisational culture based on inclusivity, well-being and empowerment.
    10. Leadership qualities, with an ability to take on more responsibility and manage volunteers or interns as required.

     

    KEY DETAILS

    Location: Remote (Ideally someone in and around New York, or on the East Coast but we will consider suitable applicants from across the US)

    Hours: Part-time (between two and four days a week offered on a flexible basis)

    Duration of contract: 8-month contract

    Reporting to: Head of Fundraising & Communications (in the UK)

    Pay: Between $250 and $300 a day (to be agreed)

     

    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 info@ablechildafrica.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 April.

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