Are you looking for your first role in fundraising? Would you like to work for a dynamic African NGO fighting social inequality and transforming lives across the continent? Do you want to be part of a small fundraising team helping to secure future income of $20 million a year?
We have an exciting opportunity to join AU Watch’s Fundraising team. This is a newly created position and you will help the team to secure Gifts in Wills and In Memory donations from both new and existing supporters, working on both recruitment and stewardship. You will help the team through a range of both online and offline marketing activity including direct mail and Facebook.
The successful applicant will ideally have some experience of working in a fundraising or marketing environment. But more importantly, they will have strong organisational and communication skills and be able to prioritise a varied workload. In addition to these practical skills, the candidate should also be able to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity when dealing with direct supporter enquiries. This is a great opportunity for someone who is self-motivated, keen to learn and looking to start a career in fundraising.
Job Description: Fundraising Assistant
(Membership & Supporter Care)
c. £18,000 (37.5 hours per week)
The post is full time and is based at the Society’s head office in Andover, reporting to the Fundraising Manager, Individual Giving & Membership. The post is essential to the efficient operation of the fundraising team. The post holder is required to work closely with the Fundraising Administrator, sharing tasks such as recording donations and thanking donors, and learning the other’s role in order to provide a seamless donor care service. This role has a particular focus on membership communications and supporter care1
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Fundraising Administrator role focuses on Commemorative & Tribute Giving Shared Duties and Responsibilities
Support as required on stewardship of celebration fundraisers, encouraging use of Justgiving and other giving tools, providing materials and thanking when fundraising is complete
Assist with the preparation and issuing of Awareness Event materials, working with Fundraising Administrator to ensure these are sent out in good time for all events.
Support the development of new giving products; research, cost and agree new fundraising materials as required,
Share responsibility for stock control, working with fundraisingAdministrator and Operations team to maintain accurate records and ensure a constant supply.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Essential Knowledge and Qualifications:
interpersonal skills especially by phone
Desirable skills and experience:
This is a permanent position based at our Headquarters currently at Atlantic Road, Cape Point Road, Banjul, Kanifing Municipal Council. Email your applications to: [email protected]
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + public holidays, a contributory pension scheme and more.
Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in The Gambia.