Philanthropy Director, US focus

Permanent employee, Full-time · USA Remote

Role Summary

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. 

Job Details

Reports to: President 

Department: Fundraising and Supporter Engagement

Location: Remote, ideally US.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: $70 - 85k depending on experience

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

Required:

  • At least four years’ experience in senior fundraising at a US-based 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 US fundraising trends.

  • A track record of identifying and securing significant, multi-year, five to six-figure+ funds from donors.

  • Evidence of successful proposal writing, from start to finish.

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including documentation of all work, with the ability to lead and work collaboratively.

  • Expertise in the development of social-investment strategies and proposals.

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

  • Ability to oversee the production of inspiring, creative, and persuasive events for major donors.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective listening, objection handling, and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent leadership skills, with the highest level of integrity, quality, collaboration, and authenticity.

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

  • Willingness to travel within the US, and occasionally internationally (Berlin, in particular).

  • Strong motivation to support the plant-based movement and alignment of your values with those of ProVeg International.


Preferred: 

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

  • Formal membership of state or federal professional-fundraising bodies.

  • Adherence to a plant-based diet and lifestyle. 

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

  • Several weeks paid vacation and sick leave; national holidays (dependent on location). 

  • Health-coverage reimbursement (applicable to the US).

  • 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 programme.

  • 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?

Phone interviews: flexible

Face to face interviews: flexible

Start date: beginning of 2023 

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:

• A general online assessment

• A first interview with HR

• Job-specific online trial assignments

• An online interview with the President of ProVeg International


Diversity Statement

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. 

About us
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.

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