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Job - Fundraising Specialist, Armenian Caritas

Publish Date: Mar 15, 2017

Deadline: Mar 22, 2017

Fundraising specialist, “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO

Organization background

“Armenian Caritas” (AC) sees itself as the expression and an instrument of charity of the Armenian Catholic Church. Accordingly, “Armenian Caritas” seeks to organize and implement humanitarian and charitable actions in favor of persons and social groups living under difficult conditions without religious, national or racial discriminations. Moreover, ”Armenian Caritas” views itself as an important force in actively promoting the democratic and developmental changes in Armenia and strives to work with families, uphold family values, and empower parents to be involved in healthy parenting values.

AC implements family- oriented support for children and adolescents in critical circumstances in five "Little Prince" Day Care Social Centers since 2009. These Centers play a crucial role in covering the gap of the social services, created during the implementation of the Governmental reform on deinstitutionalization. To ensure the sustainability of the operations of the Centers, AC strives to bring Government and private sector’s attention to the importance of the continuity of its actions.

Rationale for the Fundraiser Specialist

Purpose

Raise the importance of the essential social services, provided by the Little Prince day-care centers of “Armenian Caritas” among the local/international business companies, diaspora, local and national government through elaboration and further implementation of a clear fundraising plan to meet the targets of the project for 3 years of its implementation.

Scope of work

  • Develop a realistic Fundraising Plan of the project for three years of its implementation
  • Based on identified funding indicators, further define each indicator with concrete action plans, key responsibilities, priorities
  • Create a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donors
  • Strengthen relationships with existing donors
  • Identify and build relations with potential donors
  • Organize campaigns/events that will lead to soliciting donations
  • Develop and maintain a database of current and potential donors and keep liaisons
  • Prioritize potential funding opportunities according to the best possible match between the scope of project activities and donor interests  
  • Conduct meetings and organize travels according to the fundraising plan and Log Frame of the project
  • Manage crowdfunding projects
  • Collaborate on social media, publicity, marketing and communication efforts where needed

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • University degree preferably in Marketing, Communication or Social Sciences
  • 5 years of strategic development and fundraising experience (including donor management)
  • Sensitivity towards child protection and wellbeing issues in the country
  • Knowledge of fundraising cycles, proposal formats and application procedures for key donors
  • Strong communication, organizational, presentation skills
  • Experience with crowdfunding and online fundraising tools
  • Proven experience of building relationships with individual and institutional donors and researching funding opportunities
  • Proven track of successful fundraising
  • An ability to organize and plan
  • Professional knowledge of English and Russian
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Good computer and social networking skills

Duration -3 years with part-time involvement

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