Trusts/Foundations Manager

Permanent employee, Full or part-time · Remote

Role Summary
ProVeg International is seeking an experienced Trusts/Foundations Manager to improve and expand our international fundraising efforts. As Trusts/Foundations Manager, you will be responsible for research and coordination of international grant, trust, and foundation applications, development of project and core-cost proposals and reporting for secured funds. International Fundraising is a small, agile team responsible for international income and support for national fundraising efforts so a collaborative approach is a must. You will work together with the rest of the International Fundraising team to support ProVeg fundraising processes and country offices with their grant applications where there are 5-6 figure opportunities and language constraints allow. You are a team player, ready to support and pivot when deadlines and capacities require it in order to deliver our overall goal of increasing our global income by several million dollars in the next three to five years.
Job Details
  • Reporting to: Vice-President ProVeg International

  • Location: US, UK or remote (home-based)

  • Hours: 32-40 hours per week

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience and location (if UK-based, between £30,000 and £35,000 “pro rata” adjusted for hours worked, and for local standards, if based in other countries)

Responsibilities
  • Lead on research of a trusts and foundations pipeline, focusing on 5-6 figure opportunities

  • Lead on International funding proposals by collaborating with project and Executive teams for input and sign off

  • Provide support for large funding applications for country offices on an ad hoc basis

  • Advise Executive Team on invitation-only trusts and foundation opportunities their networking could help unlock, monitor and manage this process

  • Provide clear communication of ProVeg's mission, strategy, brand, and goals within proposals and cases for support

  • Identify suitable projects within the organization’s plan in order to build cases for support and satisfy funding opportunities and trends

  • Maintain and internal toolkit of fundraising cases for support and completed proposals, and assist the wider International Fundraising team with adapting trusts/foundations proposals into engaging fundraising content for other audiences 

  • Work collaboratively to build the global fundraising infrastructure where relevant to trusts/foundations, including with the Operations Team (planning, finance, legal, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and internal communications)

  • Any other administrative or comparable support that may be required

  • If the candidate has experience of corporate fundraising, the scope of the position could be increased

Qualifications

Required:

  • 2-3 years’ experience of trust/foundation fundraising at an NGO, preferably international.

  • A track record of identifying and securing significant, and/or multi-year, five-figure+ funds.

  • Evidence of successful proposal writing, from start to finish, as well as experience with writing concise reports.

  • Ability to turn numbers, outcomes and goals into a compelling story and case for support.

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including documentation of all work, with the ability to work collaboratively within a small, agile team.

  • Experience with project development, identifying new opportunities for fundraising and working with project teams to develop new cases for support

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including confident demeanor and experience in engaging internal and external stakeholders. 

  • Proactive and self-starter mentality

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


 Preferred: 

  • Experience in applying for EU or other institutional funding opportunities

  • Knowledge of food systems, environmental, health or animal welfare funding landscape

  • Experience in representing a non-profit externally through relationship building with trustees and other donors and supporters

  • Wider experience in other types of fundraising such as corporate/major donor or digital fundraising

  • Formal membership of a professional fundraising body.

  • Communications, marketing or other relevant degree/background

  • Adherence to a plant-based diet and lifestyle. 

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

  • 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 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: January 2023

Further information
Please send us your application documents (including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references) using the application form. The next steps in the application process include:

  1. A general online assessment 
  2. A first interview with HR
  3. Job-specific online trial assignments
  4. An online interview with the Head of the ProVeg Incubator and the Incubator team
  5. The process might require an additional interview with the Leadership
 
Diversity Statement
ProVeg is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, colour, 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 colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. Since July 2021, ProVeg has participated in the Inklupreneur project and has set the goal of creating nine inclusive positions for people with disabilities over the next three years.
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.

Your application
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