Organisation: Make-A-Wish International
Position: Principal Gifts Lead
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands (25 minutes from Amsterdam and Utrecht)
Salary: €45,000 – €50,000 dependent on experience
Closing date: 15/12/2019 (day/month/year)
life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring
every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a
child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can
build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness.
Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization,
serving children in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous
donors, supporters, staff and more than 45,000 volunteers grant a wish every 17
minutes, on average, somewhere in the world. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has
granted nearly 480,000 wishes to children; more than 30,000 in 2018 alone. For
more information about Make-A-Wish International, visit www.worldwish.org.
This is an
opportunity for a talented and experienced major gifts fundraiser to join our
organisation at the start of our journey in the area of major gift fundraising.
With a renewed Global Fundraising Strategy, we are looking to diversify our
focus in new fundraising areas. With some recent interest and success with
Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI), wanting to support our mission, we
are looking for a Principal Gifts Lead to develop a full plan, work with our
affiliates around the world and solicit gifts (500,000k+) from within our
Wealthy Individuals and some Trust and Foundation Fundraising portfolio. You
will work with the Vice President Fundraising and Marketing to deliver
ambitious strategies for the organisation.
Reporting to the
VP of Fundraising and Marketing you are a vital part of the team in ensuring
fundraising success. Your remit will be global in scope, collaborating with
affiliates you will have a few specific markets to focus on. As a small central
team, we will all share the objectives of securing new Principal Gifts, but you
will set a framework for engagement and cultivation. It is a very exciting time
to join our team and take ownership of our strategy and build a giving
portfolio from scratch.
On 1 July 2019,
the operational office of Make-A-Wish International moved to the Mediapark in
Hilversum approximately 25
minutes from central Amsterdam and Utrecht.
As an umbrella
organizational unit, we're responsible for supporting all Make-A-Wish
organizations outside the U.S.
From our office in
the Netherlands, you work with up to 15 colleagues, as well as international
colleagues based in other countries. Our working language is English, and
meetings often take place digitally.
What We Offer
At Make-A-Wish, you work from the heart to make a fantastic initiative possible: giving children facing a critical condition a unique experience that will transform their lives forever. A 38-hour working week is preferable. As soon as you join us as our new Principal Gifts Lead, you can expect (on a full-time basis):
To apply for the
post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that
you would bring to the post, and your suitability for this role, along with
your CV/resume (no photos) in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY to (see email below)
Please ensure that
they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter”
and “your name CV”. Please put “MAWI – Principal Gifts Lead” in the email
subject line and please state how you found out about the job announcement.
Please note we will only accept your application if it is written in English.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 15th December 2019, 18:00
Contact person: Zoe Oldham
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2019-12-15
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