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Skateistan is hiring a Development Director

Skateistan is hiring a Development Director

Skateistan is looking for a new Development Director to join its award-winning organisation, at the head office in Berlin, Germany!

The initial contract will be for 12 months with possibility of renewal, and will be based at Skateistan’s head office in Berlin, Germany. Travel to all of Skateistan’s schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa as well as to fundraising events will be required throughout the year.

Skateistan is looking for a new Development Director to join its award-winning organisation, at the head office in Berlin. The Development Director will lead the organisation’s fundraising team, helping to guide and develop a sustainable, long-term, fundraising strategy that enables the organisation to meet the needs of thousands of Skateistan students around the world. The new Development Director should have extensive experience and a proven track record in fundraising so they can build upon existing funding relationships as well as cultivate new revenue streams.  The Development Director will collaborate closely with the Executive Director, as well as the Communications and Programs teams, to ensure the organisation is meeting donor commitments through its innovative educational and sport programs, at its schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.

The initial contract will be for 12 months with possibility of renewal, and will be based at Skateistan’s head office in Berlin, Germany.  Travel to all of Skateistan’s schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa as well as to fundraising events will be required throughout the year.

 

Position Core Responsibilities:

Development

Setting the organisation’s fundraising strategy in conjunction with the Executive Director. The fundraising strategy will consider major revenue streams (grants, corporate donors and individuals), regular fundraising campaigns, high net worth individuals and fundraising events

Responsible for seeking out new funding and award opportunities  

Representing Skateistan at meetings with current donors, potential donors and at fundraising events

Responsible for oversight and stewardship of all major donor groups

Coordination and management of the Development staff at head office, including the Communications Manager

Coordination and regular communication with the Skateistan fundraising entities (Skateistan USA, Skateistan UK and Skateistan Germany)

Collaboration with Deputy Executive Director to strategise how to best meet the organisation’s funding needs

Conducting annual visits to the Skateistan schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa and meeting with major donors in the respective countries

Oversight and management of Skateistan’s donor database

Maintaining oversight over the organisation’s MEL (monitoring, evaluation and learning) system, to ensure it captures the necessary data to demonstrate the impact of Skateistan’s programs and inform organisational decision-making. Also to ensure that Skateistan’s MEL is in line with donor expectations and current standards in the youth development and Sport for Development and Peace (SDP)

Convey key learnings captured by the organisation’s MEL to Skateistan’s managing directors

 

Skills required:

Minimum professional and academic experience

4+ years and a proven track record of experience in successful fundraising (through various channels) for organisations with multimillion dollar budgets

4+ years experience in a management role

Experience working with major donors including government agencies, foundations,  large corporates and high networth individuals

Experience using donor databases (ideally Salesforce)

Experience in MEL

Bachelor or equivalent in Development Studies, Business or other relevant field

Desired experience

Desired: 2+ years experience in fieldwork for an aid organisation

Desired: experience working with youth or peace-building organisations

Skills

Native-level English speaker

Very strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills

Strong networker and confident public speaker

Persistent

Very comfortable asking for money

Excellent leader

Extremely organised and self-motivated, with excellent time management skills

Must be able to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently

Strong eye for detail and excellent editing skills

Knowledgeable about social media and using emerging digital tools for fundraising

Desired: Proficiency in other languages, especially German

Desired: Background in skateboarding

Other

EU citizenship or work visa preferred

Willing to work flexible and long hours across various time zones

Comfortable travelling regularly to various locations, including Afghanistan

The Development Director is a full time paid position beginning in February 2017, and includes monthly salary and benefits (paid vacation, medical insurance, work related flights, in-country accommodation).

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and Cover Letter to jobs@skateistan.org with the subject Development Director.

Application Closing Date: 9 January 2017.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Location

Berlin
Germany

Application deadline

Mon, 01/09/2017