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Fundraising and Grant Manager (100%)

Wikimedia CH — Berne
15 MaySpecialist100%

Wikimedia CH is a not-for-profit association, the Swiss chapter of the international Wikimedia Movement. It promotes free knowledge, in particular through the Wikipedia encyclopedia and other associated projects. As a grassroots organization, it currently employs eight people (not full-time) and works with a community of members and volunteers. In order to fill a vacancy from May or June 2020 onwards, we are currently recruiting a:

 

Fundraising and Grant Manager (100%)

Wikimedia CH is a not-for-profit association, the Swiss chapter of the international Wikimedia Movement. It promotes free knowledge, in particular through the Wikipedia encyclopedia and other associated projects. As a grassroots organization, it currently employs eight people (not full-time) and works with a community of members and volunteers. In order to fill a vacancy from May or June 2020 onwards, we are currently recruiting a:

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

General Responsibilities:

 

  • Developing relationships and collaborating with key institutional stakeholders.
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge amongst stakeholders of WMCH’s structure, history and programmes.
  • Identifying and understanding the financial and budgetary requirements of WMCH
  • Meeting the annual, monetary targets for the Association
  • Further developing and implementing the general fundraising and donor strategy for the Association
  • Developing an annual institutional grants strategy and calendar for proposals to funding institutions
  • Interfacing and communicating with individuals at all levels of WMCH as well as colleagues from other countries
  • Regularly update the donor database and analyse its contents to target fundraising actions and measures

 

E-marketing responsibilities:

 

  • Manage, implement and evaluate online campaigns according to the strategy
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of e-fundraising and implement best practices for the Association
  • Draft appropriate messages for the available online channels in multiple languages

 

Fundraising related responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for researching grant opportunities at appropriate institutions as well as identifying, and going after other opportunities of funding
  • Autonomously conduct prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants and opportunities
  • Coordinate and follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals; propose adequate follow-up measures
  • Research current donor background and follow-up with already existing donors and opportunities
  • Developing, writing and submitting effective grant proposals and grant reports based on the WMCH’s requirements
  • Preparing and furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents in close collaboration with Communications
  • Writing diverse fundraising messages for different audiences and channels
  • Drafting supporting collaterals and documents such as letters, texts, case studies etc. in close collaboration with Communications
  • Corresponding with donors through diverse channels
  • Managing external providers (graphic designers, translators, printers etc.)

 

YOUR PROFILE

Mandatory Job-related skills/competencies:

  • Fluent in (Swiss) German (at least C1), English (at least C1) and French (at least C1); nice to have: Italian (B1/B2)
  • Availability for regular travel within Switzerland
  • Strong writing skills in the relevant languages (clarity, focussed, expression, results-oriented), 2 years
  • Strong desktop research and customer relationship management
  • Strong experience (4 years minimum) in fundraising/campaigning, marketing (all channels) for the non-profit sector or international organisations
  • Multicultural and virtual experience (knowledge of the NGO sector is an advantage)
  • Knowledge of standard communication and Office tools and measures (online and offline)
  • Proven experience in planning and executing
  • Ability to understand project requirements, and the overall activities of WMCH
  • Proven ability to work in a virtual environment in an autonomous manner
  • Knowledge of CRM management (Salesforce, Raisenow would be an advantage) as well as relevant software programmes
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals; facility with budgets and reporting
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Experience in handling confidential matters with discretion
  • Ability to meet deadlines

 

People skills/competencies:

  • Strong intercultural competence and a “can do” attitude
  • Self-starter with an excellent capacity to organise him/herself
  • Self-driven, pro-active, and results-oriented
  • A “thick skin” and effective conflict management skills
  • The capacity to work effectively in a virtual team, excellent communication skills
  • Willing to take on responsibility and to work on flexible schedules
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn and to evolve
  • Strong online collaboration skills
  • Excellent understanding of technology (IT, wiki, CRM)
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Excellent relation management and building skills
  • An understanding of free knowledge with a strong commitment to this value

 

Contract details:

  • ASAP
  • We offer a position in a modern not-for-profit setting, inside a high-profile association with interesting and varied tasks and the possibility of development. Being a virtual organisation without a physical office, the candidate will be home-based, frequently travelling across Switzerland. Any location in Switzerland would be possible.
  • Starting salary competitive with early career NGO standards.
  • The contract is foreseen for 100%
  • The contract is initially limited to one year with a possibility of extension depending on results
  • The position is directly responsible to the CEO, but will include collaboration with other Managers, stakeholders and functions

 

 

Applications:

Closing date for applications is set to May 31, 2021 and applications should be addressed electronically to Click to send email including your CV and a cover letter. Please do not attach certificates or indicate references at this point!

Please only apply if you write/speak the required languages at least at C1 level!

 

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