As a vital member of the institutional fundraising team, you will support and coordinate fundraising efforts, mainly with charitable foundations but occasionally with government and intergovernmental partners. You will act as a central focal point, collaborating with all units across the organization, including GRI’s staff working in the regional and country hubs, and translating ideas into strategic, compelling and engaging proposals.

Overview

Senior Coordinator Fundraising & Programs

Start Date: A.S.A.P., 40 hrs p/w (€ 36,000.- / € 40,000.-)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contract: 1 year initially – extension by mutual consent

Position summary
As GRI prepares to launch its new strategy and enter an exciting period of organizational growth and development, we are now seeking an experienced, motivated and results-driven Senior Coordinator Fundraising and Programs to join our team
This role offers a great opportunity for someone who thinks in opportunities, enjoys networking and understands the dynamics of today’s global funding landscape. Most of all, you excel in and enjoy translating complex and diverse information into compelling, coherent and attractive proposals to funders. You will need to have a keen eye for detail and be an experienced relationship manager who thrives in a fast-paced fundraising environment.

As a vital member of the institutional fundraising team, you will support and coordinate fundraising efforts, mainly with charitable foundations but occasionally with government and intergovernmental partners. You will act as a central focal point, collaborating with all units across the organization, including GRI’s staff working in the regional and country hubs, and translating ideas into strategic, compelling and engaging proposals.

In addition, you should have an understanding of program design and implementation, including developing theories of change and designing logframes, and the ability to prepare detailed and accurate budgets.

Having a passion, knowledge and network in the field of sustainable development is a plus but not essential.
This position is part of the Fundraising & Development team. The post holder works with and reports to the Chief Development Officer responsible for GRI’s institutional funding and partnerships. Together with the other Senior Coordinator, who has a supporting role in the team, you will cover the full process from identification to the closing of new funding agreements until the team further expands.

Job responsibilities
•  Prepare concept notes, program proposals and budgets to potential funders.
•  Identify and support new funding opportunities with institutional funders.
•  Identify and support the development of strategic relationships with prospective partner organizations for new funding opportunities.
•  Contribute to the development of the institutional fundraising strategy.
•  Maintain professional (day-to-day) relationship management with a portfolio of relevant external key contacts and partners: ensure regular contact and follow up, timely reporting, arrange and lead calls and meetings, answer email and phone enquiries, develop new contacts.
•  Working to targets (including financial).
•  Ability to travel internationally.
•  Other duties as requested.

Key competencies/requirements
•  Excellent English skills required (written and verbal).
•  At least one other relevant language (e.g. Spanish and/or German) is highly advantageous.
•  Proven track record in successful grant proposal and report writing.
•  High level of numeracy and the ability to draft proposal budgets that incorporate full cost recovery.
•  High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
•  Experienced in relationship management with high level people/groups.
•  Pro-active attitude and results- and relationship-oriented at the same time.
•  Familiarity with sustainability issues and sustainable development agenda benefit.
•  Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting.
•  Affinity with the mission and vision of GRI would be an advantage.
•  Experience of working with CRMs and maintaining accurate records.
•  Works well under pressure and to tight deadlines.
•  Understanding of the funding landscape and donor trends.
•  Familiarity with sustainability issues and sustainable development agenda is a big plus.

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HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates eligible to live and work in the Netherlands are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to recruitment@globalreporting.org. The deadline to submit an application is Friday 29 November 2019, by 12.00 noon (CET) at the latest. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Stichting Global Reporting Initiative, Attn. Human Resources Visitors’ address: Barbara Strozzilaan 336, 1083 HN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 531 00 00 www.globalreporting.org

About GRI

GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, over 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Our Vision: A thriving global community that lifts humanity and enhances the resources on which all life depends.

Our Mission: To empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone.