As Philanthropy Director, you will be responsible for the acquisition and management of relationships with existing and new major donors, supporters, and relevant stakeholders in the US, including the corporate sector. You will represent ProVeg as an international organization, manage a small global-development team, and support ProVeg’s country-fundraising strategies. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a self-directed manner.
Reports to: President
Department: Fundraising and Supporter Engagement
Location: Remote, ideally US.
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $70 - 85k depending on experience
1. Development Planning
Lead the design, development, and implementation of a three-year resource mobilization and cultivation strategy in conjunction with the President and Vice President.
Develop a forecast for income and development-related expenditures, and take responsibility for the management and control of these budgets, underpinned by an appropriate analysis of assumptions and risk.
Together with the Director of Finance and Operations, ensure that all funds are correctly handled and that all development activities follow best practices and are operated in adherence with charity law.
Keep abreast of tax law, finance, and current trends in philanthropy.
2. Major Gifts, Corporates and Foundations
Research and prepare proposals for potential major donors, the corporate sector, and US foundations, supported by the Major Gifts and Foundations Manager (UK-based).
Provide clear communication of ProVeg's mission, strategy, brand, and goals to high-net-worth individuals and foundations.
Acquire and build relationships with potential major donors in the US, conduct prospect research, and maintain relationships with existing donors.
Identify and develop processes and systems to support the growth of major-donor income, including gifts in wills, gifts in memoriam, and similar instruments.
Identify suitable projects within the organization’s plan in order to build cases for support and satisfy donor wish lists.
Supervise the production of fundraising events, including private events for major donors as well as public events for donors of all levels.
Advise and support the President in his donor relationships.
3. Individual Giving Management
Oversee the cultivation of existing individual donors and encourage renewal, retention, and increased donor support.
Oversee the crafting of fundraising campaigns and the writing of fundraising emails and letters.
4. Management & Leadership
Manage the International Fundraising team, including establishing annual objectives, providing regular feedback and appropriate recognition, conducting annual performance reviews, and supporting ongoing professional development.
Serve as a mentor to country-specific Fundraising colleagues and support ProVeg country income-generation strategies.
Contribute to raising the profile of ProVeg in the US online and in-person.
Phone interviews: flexible
Face to face interviews: flexible
Start date: beginning of 2023
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:
• A general online assessment
• A first interview with HR
• Job-specific online trial assignments
• An online interview with the President of ProVeg International
ProVeg is committed to equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of color, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees, and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.
ProVeg International is a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives. We work with decision-making bodies, companies, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less reliant on animal agriculture and more sustainable for all humans, animals, and our planet. We have offices in nine countries across four continents and are active around the world. ProVeg has a permanent observer status with the UNFCCC, special consultative status with ECOSOC, is accredited for UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.
At ProVeg, we aim to be impactful, pragmatic, and solution-oriented, empowering our stakeholders to identify opportunities and transform challenges into solutions. We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence and seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our activities. We evaluate our programs to ensure maximum impact and efficiency towards reaching our goals.
ProVeg fosters a work culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are impact-driven, pragmatic and professional. Your problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.
We strive to maximise our long-term impact in order to achieve our mission of reducing the global consumption of animals by 50% by 2040. Our work is informed by the principles of effective altruism – using limited resources to do the most good.