VSF-B is looking for a Fundraising Officer
Context and role
The Communication & Fundraising Department in Brussels consists of 6 staff members. It informs the Belgian public and donors, institutions, universities and media about the work and mandate of DZG and raises private funds (private donations, sponsorships and legacies, support through companies, fundraising events...) to make the organisation's projects possible. Within the department we are looking for a Fundraising Officer.
Together with the Philanthropy Advisor, the Fundraising Officer will support the activities of our organisation by actively seeking new sources of funding.
The Fundraising Officer is responsible for a number of central fundraising dossiers: proactively developing and following up our contacts with major donors, companies & private foundations, and developing and following up co-financing in Belgium at the level of communities, provinces and cities.
Identify, apply for and intensively follow up co-financing and subvention dossiers through small institu-tional funds in Belgium at the level of municipalities, cities, provinces, regions, NGO federations and um-brella organisations, and service clubs;
Proactively develop and follow up on fundraising with companies (Corporate Fundraising) and founda-tions;
Support of the department for the other fundraising activities;
In the medium term, there is room for growth opportunities due to the retirement of a colleague.
This position is also open to an employee with less experience. In this case, he/she will be coached by our Philanthropy Advisor. The motivation and attitude is a determining factor here.
You have a relevant education at academic level (e.g. specialisation in marketing, sales,...). Or equivalent relevant work experience.
Knowledge and experience
3 years of proven experience as a fundraiser or relevant experience in the private sector;
Good knowledge of the Belgian institutional and business landscape is recommended;
Good knowledge of all actors that offer an opportunity for fundraising in Belgium;
Familiar with maintaining personalised (business) contacts at a high level (relationship management);
Fluent knowledge of Dutch (native language level), French and English is a must.
You can work fluently with CRM.
You have a mature, enterprising and determined personality;
Words that apply to you: pioneering and networking. Initiative, inventiveness and independence.
Knowing how to convey enthusiasm and engagement at a good level with an appropriate communication style
Vets Without Borders is a learning organisation. We are a close-knit and committed team that puts quality first in our mission, work and values.
DZG offers a stimulating, international working environment with plenty of room for creativity and innovative ideas. We offer a full-time contract of indefinite duration with a competitive remuneration package within the sector, with additional fringe benefits.
We strive for a good work-life balance for our employees.
How to apply?
Are you our man or woman?
Please send your CV, cover letter and three references no later than 30/06/2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Fundraising Officer" as subject.
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.
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