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Trusts and Foundations Coordinator

We are looking for a motivated and organised individual to play an integral role in implementing the trusts and foundations fundraising strategy. This is a unique opportunity for a bright individual who is seeking to develop their fundraising career with a pioneering environmental organisation.

Deadline: 8 November 2020

Location: Oxford, UK Due to Covid19, our employees are currently working remotely where they can, however all individual circumstances will be considered
Department: Philanthropy
Reports to: Senior Philanthropy Manager
Direct reports: None
Salary: £18,000 - £24,000, dependant on skills and experience
Contract: Open-ended
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week (Mon-Fri)
Deadline for application: 8 November 2020
Interviews: To be held virtually W/C 16 Nov - TBC

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK; Earthwatch is unable to support visa applications.

Overview

The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are the most serious issues of our time.  In response to this, Earthwatch Europe, has developed an ambitious and impact-driven new strategy to help tackle these issues. It is an exciting time to work at Earthwatch Europe as we raise new funds to implement these plans.

We are looking for a motivated and organised individual to play an integral role in implementing the trusts and foundations fundraising strategy which has a challenging target of £500,000 in 2021. Next year Earthwatch will also celebrate 50 years of connecting people, science and nature, part of the celebrations will involve reconnecting with past donors and seeking new prospects as we look ahead to the next 50 years.

This is a unique opportunity for a bright individual who is seeking to develop their fundraising career with a pioneering environmental organisation. We require someone who rises to a challenge and who is confident to use their own initiative.

Working within the small yet busy Philanthropy Team, you will help support the Senior Manager and Director to investigate funding opportunities, keep records up-to-date, create reports for our funders and write funding applications. This role will help deliver an ongoing pipeline of funding applications and ensure that our applications stand out from the crowd. 

Earthwatch is an environmental charity with science at its heart. We drive the change needed to live within our means and in balance with nature. We do this by:

  • connecting people with the natural world
  • monitoring the health of our natural resources
  • informing the actions that will have the greatest positive impact

Responsibilities

Role purpose:

To support Earthwatch fundraising activities by carrying out research into trusts and foundations, writing funding applications and reporting to funders on impact achieved.

Key Deliverables

  • Carry out research into grant-giving trusts and foundations
  • Update existing databases of funders with funding opportunities for Earthwatch’s projects and programmes
  • Support the development of a stewardship programme for existing grant making trusts and their trustees
  • Help create impactful reports for funders of Earthwatch’s projects and programmes
  • Assist the Senior Philanthropy Manager in writing and preparing proposals for funding
  • Support contact management processes by entering data into a CRM system
  • Help proofread larger-scale funding applications
  • Support the Director by researching major donors and assisting with our events
  • Help monitor and record the Philanthropy team’s activities against objectives
  • Provide administrative support to the Philanthropy team
  • Build strong relationships with other teams at Earthwatch including the Programmes Team in order to understand the work of the Charity and thus build a case for support
  • Undertake any other duties which may be reasonably required within the scope and level of the position and contribute to wider activity and the overall success of the team

The above list of job deliverables is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and level of the post

Requirements

Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proactive ‘can do’ attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out tasks to conclusion
  • Organised and tenacious, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively
  • Experience of databases and efficient data entry skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Willingness to be flexible and carry out a range of administrative tasks to ensure delivery within a small team
  • Proofreading skills
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Earthwatch
  • Graduate level qualification or 3 years equivalent experience

Desirable:

  • Experience of the environmental charity sector
  • Experience of working within a fundraising team
  • Experience of trusts and foundations fundraising
  • Experience of major donor fundraising
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics 365

 For the full job description, and personal spec please download the document below.

Trusts and Foundations Coordinator JD

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