Manager Fundraising

Barefoot College International, Delhi, India
Job Summary

Job Description

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
Barefoot College International is a globally recognized not for profit social enterprise,
working with rural communities in 93 countries in the world. Headquartered in India,
Barefoot delivers innovative programmes for women in Access to Renewable Energy,
Education, Economic and Digital Participation, Enterprise, and Women’s Wellness. We
celebrate and defend indigenous wisdom and skills, and believe that access to energy
enables all forms of economic and social development for and by, poor rural communities.
Please see our latest video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yw-kQG4P8Q&t=1s

job PROFILE
The Fundraiser’s role will require a close working relationship with the Head of Fundraising
and Development and other Program teams of Barefoot College. You will be responsible for
developing innovative strategies to secure funding from Private Sector CSR, trusts,
foundations and institutions. You will be expected to seek new funding opportunities,
develop grant proposals and manage successful grants. We expect the fundraiser to develop
and deliver within a specified timeframe.


job RESPONSIBILITY
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Develop a deep understanding of the programmatic areas and the global business
strategy of Barefoot College International
• Work collaboratively with other fund raising staff and Heads of Fundraising and
Development, to develop and implement fundraising strategies for Barefoot College
International
• Seek new funding opportunities accordingly - writing to new CSRs and searching new
Grants opportuunities
• Develop new donors. Build relationships with Trusts, Foundations, institutional
donors, Private Sector CSR and high profile and high net worth individuals;
• Maximise fundraising opportunities and financial returns;
• Develop grant proposals and manage successful grants;
• Organise off line and online events and to develop and manage relationships with
donors;
• Monitor developments and trends in digital fundraising. Attend networking events
and meetings with potential donors;

• Ensure fundraising practices are compliant with regulatory standards;
• Contribute to overall strategic and financial planning as required.

SKILLS
• Excellent networking skills to represent the organisation at high profile events, with
high net worth individuals, Corporations and Government Offices.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders,
including donors, staff, board members and external partners.
• Innovation skills: ideate and implement strong new ideas to achieve fundraising
targets.
• Proven ability of using analytics to inform and influence decision-making.
• Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage a complex, varied
workload, able to plan and prioritise tasks.
• Expert level written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively, efficiently and
appropriately with internal and external audiences;
• Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion;
• Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast
paced environment.
• Budget Management skills to be able to work effectively with limited resources.
• Good IT skills, proficient with MS Office and Fund Raising Software.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Masters in any subject, preferably in Development studies.
• 3-5 years of experience in fundraising for Development Sector organisations.
• Understanding of fundraising practices, codes of conduct and legislation.
• Excellent understanding of mid and high value fundraising progammes.
• A demonstrable track record of developing and managing relationships with donors.
• Experience of working collaboratively with members of a fundraising team and across
departments.
• Experienced in working in a team whilst managing personal deadlines.
Added Advantage
• Experience in digital fundraising techniques.
• Experience of maintaining a fundraising database and using software like Sales Force,
CRM systems and digital marketing tools.
• Experience of working in a complex, global organization.


COMPENSATION
Barefoot College recognises that the right candidate will have a significant impact on the
success of the organisation and is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package for
the non-profit sector, commensurate with experience.

LOCATION
Delhi, National and International travel will be expected.

TO APPLY
Qualified candidates should send their CV along with a cover letter highlighting your
suitability for the position to recruitment@barefootcollege.org. Given the high volume of
applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants and our responses are
limited to those who are shortlisted.


Last date to receive applications:


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