Organisation: Amnesty International

Position: Regional Fundraising Manager - Americas

Location: Preferably based in Mexico

Salary: Competitive salary


Closing date: 19/07/2020 (day/month/year)

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Regional Fundraising Manager - Americas

Amnesty International


Amnesty International is now seeking a Regional Fundraising Manager for the Americas region, preferably based in Mexico.

Job Overview:

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious and internationally experienced senior fundraiser to help grow Amnesty International in the Americas. The Regional Fundraising Manager is within the Global Fundraising Support Team at the Amnesty International Secretariat (AIIS). We provide strategic support to AI sections to deliver effective Individual Giving growth strategies aiming to increase the number of people supporting us and the amount of money that is raised.

The successful candidate will support fundraising and development programmes in Amnesty’s Americas sections, including advising on and coordination of financial investment and other capacity building resources which will drive direct fundraising activities and financial growth in priority markets. You will work closely with the Global Fundraising Manager, the Global Individual Giving Manager, the Regional Fundraising Managers in Asia and Europe, Global Fundraising specialists (F2F, Telemarketing, Legacy and Digital) and colleagues in the Americas Movement Engagement Team. You will be responsible for the management and development of a number of strategic growth programmes in the America region.

Job description

The Regional Fundraising Manager for the Americas will have proven success in planning, developing and delivering a range of fundraising programmes with an emphasis on fundraising from individuals, identifying key success indicators and setting and justifying benchmarks for performance.

The ideal candidate will have experience in developing long term plans for fundraising programmes, experience in developing and using monitoring and analysis tools and of working in a central support role providing technical guidance to fundraising teams across the region so that they reach their goals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • In line with the policy and procedures for managing the Fundraising Investment Fund, secure the engagement of the national Amnesty International entities in target markets for investment and with them prepare applications for the Fund in order to build a sustainable fundraising investment programme for Amnesty International that will increase membership and financial supporter and increase income
  • Prepare fundraising plans and use these to make investment fund applications, including full analysis of the investment required, the results attainable and the return on investment, ensuring full buy in from the national Amnesty International entity and support from International Secretariat programmes.  Guide application through the approval process. Take responsibility for financial flows related to approved grants between the national Amnesty International entity and the International Secretariat, ensuring instalments are accurately forwarded
  • Monitor the performance of the investments reporting to relevant stakeholders on actual fundraising results regularly
  • Evaluating performance and reforecasting budgets as required.
  • In line with the strategic priorities and operational plans of the Fundraising Support Programme, support the Fundraising teams in a portfolio of Amnesty sections in the region to deliver growth in people, money and fundraising capacity in those countries and monitor and account for the investment in those countries
  • Monitor and evaluate, growth programmes on a regular basis working with national level stakeholders and Global Supporter Engagement team colleagues to develop best practice financial control and analysis, to ensure return on investment is maintained and long term sustainability is maximised.
  • Working in partnership with national level stakeholders develop on-going fundraising strategies, ensuring attainable targets are set, sufficient resources are secured and appropriate governance level oversight is maintained
  • Make recommendations to national level staff for improved and/or remedial action and secure their commitment to act
  • Provide high standard and professional training and direct coaching and skill sharing to sections and structures to facilitate the development of movement wide fundraising standards and good practice which will maintain Amnesty International’s reputation and brand positioning
  • Work closely with the Fundraising Specialists (Face to Face, Telemarketing, Legacies, Digital) in the priority countries where needed and in line with the agreed growth plans.
  • Undertake research initiatives to identify additional investment opportunities and to support wider movement investment decisions
  • Identify target markets and/or fundraising channels in the region for investment through a combination of external market analysis and assessment of internal Amnesty International capacity, resources and overall risk profile
  • Maintain an overview of market developments that may impact on existing fundraising investments
  • Keep up to date with developments in fundraising practice and innovation
  • Make appropriate recommendations and participate in and contribute to the growth and mobilization strategies of the IM Cluster
  • Participate in the collective work of the unit, programme and cluster in order to ensure effective and efficient operations
  • Build positive working relationships with sections and structures in the region taking into account cultural differences and distance management.
  • Identification of capacity building needs of Amnesty International entities in order to contribute to planning and delivery of International Secretariat capacity building activities
  • The development of resources (standard materials, tools and techniques) in order to increase the capacity of Amnesty International entities
  • Effective dissemination of fundraising capacity building materials
  • Information gathering, data collection and analysis, contribution to maintenance of Programme and Cluster storage and retrieval systems
  • Maintain oversight of the work of different International Secretariat programmes, partner sections and others, coordinating the regular exchange of information to ensure coordinated output
  • Carry out own administrative tasks related to the post in accordance with agreed guidelines for self-servicing.

Candidate requirements

  • Proven success in planning, developing and delivering a range of fundraising projects, with an emphasis on fundraising from individuals but knowledge of Trusts & Foundations and Major Donor fundraising, identifying key success indicators and setting and justifying benchmarks for performance
  • Direct experience of running individual giving programs focusing on donor acquisition and retention across key channels (Face to Face, Telemarketing, Digital) in more than one market in Europe
  • Experience of working in a support role coaching and guiding fundraising teams rather than directly managing them
  • Experience of developing long term plans for fundraising programmes
  • Experience of developing and using monitoring and analysis tools for fundraising or marketing activity
  • Experience of managing agency and/or consultancy relationships
  • Experience of undertaking market research and analysis, and making recommendations for the design of fundraising or marketing programmes
  • Ability to set and monitor fundraising or marketing budgets
  • A working understanding of financial management systems
  • A working knowledge of databases, specifically CRM systems
  • Ability to use own initiative to plan ahead and manage own work plan taking into consideration the needs and availability of colleagues and external contacts
  • Experience of working on own initiative with remote supervision and producing accurate and timely work
  • Experience of managing competing deadlines and using own judgement to prioritise workload to meet them
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team of which all members are based in different regions
  • Ability and willingness to positively and proactively contribute to team dynamics and to the team achieving its goals and objectives
  • Willingness and ability to undertake travel if required
  • Willingness to undertake occasional work outside of normal working hours if needed

Additional comments

About Amnesty International:

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

AI aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

Benefits offered:

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do, and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

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How to apply

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world,  please go to Amnesty International Careers website in this link and register with your email, covering letter and CV.

Deadline for applications: Sunday July 19th, 2020

Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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Closing date: 2020-07-19

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