HEAD OF GRANTS & PHILANTHROPY
HEAD OF GRANTS & PHILANTHROPY
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 30th 2023
The Ocean unites us and our passion is to protect it. Coral Gardeners started in 2017 as a group of young surfers and ﬁshermen coming together to save their home reef. We’re now made up of an international collective of scientists, engineers, creators, and advocates determined to save the reef by revolutionizing ocean conservation and generating collaborative action around the world. We are Coral Gardeners, and we’d like you to join us.
The Head of Grants & Philanthropy leads and manages all aspects of philanthropic giving at Coral Gardeners and is responsible for building healthy and engaged community platforms and fundraising channels to support coral reef restoration.
This role includes implementation and management of annual giving and major gifts strategies; development of a planned giving program while at the same time managing a pipeline of prospective donors through effective research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
We are seeking someone to take our giving to the next level, to deepen our donors’ engagement with this cause and to capitalize on the global interest and passion for our beautiful Reef. This role requires a deep thinker who enjoys both tactical and operational outcomes and is motivated by building connections between individual and cause.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Develop creative and innovative fundraising channels, to secure funding for Coral Gardeners’ conservation activities in French polynesia and globally.
- Manage Membership giving, annual giving, planned giving and major gifts program.
- Build a portfolio of donors
- Ensure that fundraising and acquisition goals are achieved and tracked
- Conceptualize and implement community engagement plans to raise awareness of Coral Gardeners’s conservation work and related issues
- Evaluate donor acquisition results, analyze effectiveness and modify strategies
- Manage the volunteer fundraising program
- Contribute to the department’s fundraising objectives
- Perform other duties as required
- Bachelor degree in political sciences, public relations or business administration
- Minimum of 3 years working experience in a senior role in a successful fundraising capacity is essential, while the ability to build sustainable relationships with a wide range of donors and key stakeholders will ensure success in this role.
- Experience highly appreciated in fundraising in the US for the non-profit sector
- Fluent in English, fluent in French is highly appreciated.
- Creativity and innovation : able to think outside the box and conceptualize creative campaigns that can drive online sales.
- Action-focused and result-oriented.
- Excellent organization : able to set priorities, problem-solve, multi-task.
- Autonomous, but capable of working with a team.
- Enjoy capturing clear data points, creating donation tracking reports.
- Comfortable generating revenue for an environmental cause.
- Open-minded and willing to learn about new cultures.
- Ability to budget for programs related to the job scope
- Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Powerpoint, Word and Excel
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with ability to function in a multi-cultural environment
- Fluent spoken and written English
- Flexible, resourceful and able to perform despite tight schedules
- Has a strong stakeholder focus and service-oriented attitude
- Plans and organizes/ manages the job independently and pro-actively
- A strong interest in coral conservation and restoration
CONDITIONS AND DISCLAIMER
Given the nature of our mission, we are looking for candidates who are genuinely interested in saving the reef. We provide a unique and inclusive work environment and an opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
- Permanent contract
- Fixed salary with competitive perks.
- Possibility to work remotely.
- Start date August 1st.
- Relocation support can be provided.
LET’S SAVE THE REEF!