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Fundraising Officer

created:
23. August 2018
last edit:
31. October 2018
urgency:
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Tags: General | admin / coordination | long-term

Who We Are

Second Tree (www.secondtree.org, www.facebook.com/SecondTree/) is a Greek non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Ioannina, Epirus. Second Tree was founded in January 2017 by a group of volunteers that had worked together in the Katsikas refugee camp. Since our inception we have worked with and supported refugee communities across the Epirus region and we continue to grow in our four key areas.

  • Integration – through workshops and activities that develop connections with the local community and economy; fostering an avenue for cohesion and unity;
  • Education – through non-formal Greek and English Classes for teenagers and adults delivered by qualified language teachers;
  • Community-Building – through a Youth Scouts program designed to develop teamwork and life-skills in young people;

The Position

Our fundraising mission aims to inspire people to support our quest for change.

As Fundraising Officer your role will be to develop and implement fundraising initiatives that maximise income and raise awareness of our work.

The role will focus on strengthening relationships with donors and supporters; recruiting new donors, and researching and applying for grants.

You will develop, and maximise income from new and existing fundraising streams, including but not limited to community fundraising, individual giving and corporate social responsibility.  You will manage and implement new fundraising initiatives and achieve their income targets; act as a fundraising advocate in the local community and attend networking events; develop and maintain key relationships particularly within organisations and companies;

The role will include:

  • Developing and implementing a multi-media fundraising strategy to engage our supporters;
  • Developing and delivering new ways to engage the public with support for our work;
  • Building relationships with stakeholders in order to engage and raise awareness of and support for our work;

Skills Required  

To be successful the candidate will have experience working in fundraising and experience of leading successful fundraising campaigns and initiatives. The ability to use own initiative, and solve problems is essential.

In addition, the candidate will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrable ability to build relationships and influence, both internally and externally;
  • Experience of project managing successful fundraising initiatives such as appeals, events or campaigns;
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise workload, plan ahead and achieve deadlines;
  • Excellent telephone manner, able to present a warm, friendly, but efficient and professional image of the organization;
  • Experience managing budgets;
  • Good IT literacy including Microsoft Word and Excel.

What We Offer

We believe that a good fundraising strategy must embody the essence of the organization and cause it is campaigning for. In order for this to happen, the successful candidate will be encouraged to join us on the ground and immerse themselves in our work. Your participation could take on many forms, from support in the education programs, to activities in the kindergarten to the delivery of workshops and expeditions with the Youth Scouts – we look forward to hearing your ideas on how best to apply your skills in this context.

This immersion will give you a solid sense of our work, our mission and our approach – which would facilitate your ability to attract supporters.

By coming here, you would gain first-hand experience of the situation on the ground, working in a grassroots organization with a small but dedicated team. We would provide free accommodation in our volunteer house, with all the basic amenities (WiFi, heating, laundry, kitchen) covered, as well as transportation for all work-related activities.

How to Apply

Please send a CV and a cover letter to Giovanni Fontana at: volunteers@secondtree.org

Please put “Fundraising Candidate 08/18” as the subject line.




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