Director of Philanthropy (Remote)

Permanent employee, Full-time · United Kingdom Remote, Remote, Poland Remote, Germany Remote, Netherlands Remote, Czechia Remote

Role Summary

As our Director of Philanthropy, you will play a pivotal role in accelerating the transition to a more sustainable future where everyone chooses delicious, healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and the planet. You will define and implement the fundraising strategy for the next three years. By implementing effective giving strategies of key stakeholders in Europe and beyond, you will support their ambition to create a better world.

Your key responsibilities will include cultivating relationships with existing and new major donors, Trusts and Foundations, particularly in the areas of climate and health. You will also engage mid-value supporters and relevant stakeholders, including the corporate sector. You will lead a small global development team and support ProVeg's country fundraising strategies. Apart from several important long-term and new major donors and foundations, ProVeg International does not have a large supporter database. It will be your responsibility to identify and develop growth strategies.

The ideal candidate will be a confident fundraiser with broad experience building strong relationships with, and securing funding from, major donors/HNWI, trusts and foundations, and corporate donors within environmental or other international organisations.

Job Details

Reports to: President and CEO

Department: Fundraising and Supporter Engagement

Location: United Kingdom Remote, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland Remote, Czech Republic Remote, Remote

Hours: 32- 40 hours per week

Salary:  £52 - 60k in the UK (depending on experience and location)

Responsibilities

1. Major Gifts, Corporates and Foundations

  • Identify and prepare proposals for new revenue streams (think outside the box!), with an emphasis on the climate-food nexus. This includes potential HNWIs as well as large institutions, corporates and climate foundations.

  • Identify and develop processes and systems to support the growth of major-donor and foundation income.

  • Identify suitable projects within the strategic plan to create the case for support for ProVeg countries and programmes, which fulfill donor preferences and foundation strategic priorities.

  • Oversee fundraising events for major donors, and assist the President in managing donor relationships.


2. Management & Leadership

  • Lead the International Fundraising team, setting annual goals, providing regular feedback, conducting annual performance reviews, and supporting continuous professional development.

  • Mentor country-specific Fundraising colleagues and support ProVeg's country revenue-generation strategies.


3. Development Planning

  • Design, develop, and implement a resource mobilization and cultivation strategy for one and three-year periods in collaboration with the President and CEO

Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in senior fundraising at a non-profit, preferably with an international focus. A similar or additional corporate background would also be useful.

  • Understanding of effective altruism, and up-to-date knowledge of European fundraising trends.

  • A track record of identifying and securing significant, multi-year funds from donors (minimum five to six-figures), particularly new donors and foundations. 

  • Significant experience in researching and developing strong stakeholder relationships, as well as experience with writing concise reports.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including confident demeanor and experience in engaging with a diverse range of high-net-worth individuals. 

  • Proficient CRM skills and familiarity with fundraising tracking tools and project management

  • Willingness to travel, approximately six times per year.

  • Strong motivation to support the plant-based movement. 

Preferred: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the global food-system transition towards alternative proteins.

  • Formal membership of professional-fundraising bodies.

  • Adherence to a plant-based diet and lifestyle. 

Benefits of working with us
  • Salary: dependent on experience.

  • Several weeks of paid vacation (dependent on location). 

  • Provision of a work laptop.

  • Flexible, trust-based working arrangements and home-office arrangements.

  • A strong organizational focus on personal development, with a designated training budget.

  • Career-development support.

  • Mindfulness program.

  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world.

  • And, last but not least, become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet!

When?

Application deadline: Open until filled

Start date: As soon as possible

Further information

Application process

Please submit your application, including your CV and cover letter outlining your motivation and how you meet the criteria, using our online form. The next steps in the application process include:

  • First culture interview with People & Culture Team

  • Job-specific online trial assignment

  • Final (online) interview with the CEO and the President of ProVeg International

About us

ProVeg International is a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing 50% of animal products globally with plant-based and cultivated foods by 2040.

ProVeg engages with all relevant stakeholders to create a food system where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet.


ProVeg has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award and works closely with key UN food and environment agencies. 


ProVeg creates global impact, with offices in 12 countries across four continents and more than 200 employees. 


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