The Fund Development department aims to develop and implement strategies to increase the funding income of Islamic Relief through a range of fundraising initiatives and through acquisition and retention of donors, volunteers and community supporters
This position will work directly under the Head of Fund Development. He/she will be responsible for developing and implementing a sustainable community fundraising strategy for their region in order to raise funds and increase awareness & participation amongst supporters. It is the point of contact and representative of IRC in the assigned region.
This individual will need to develop a large network and work collaboratively with key stakeholders including other departments internally, volunteers, community institutions and partners, to plan, deliver, and evaluate fundraising initiatives and maximize income generation opportunities.
Managing the regional fundraising team with agreed strategy and action plans.
Strategic input in making department decisions.
To ensure that fundraising activity is implemented and managed locally to deliver budgets, targets and income in line with National and Regional plans and strategies.
To ensure the fulfilment of financial targets set by the Head of Fund Development
To recruit, identify, engage and develop relationships with key stakeholders within the community who actively fundraise for Islamic Relief.
- The candidate needs to have PEOPLE SMARTS. The core responsibility for this role will be to nurture, develop, and maintain relationships with: donors, institutions, volunteers – either through effectively managing the regional coordinators, volunteers, or through 1-1 relationships. They will also be managing approximately 3 regional coordinators and will need to get the best out of each individual.
- The candidate needs to have HUNGER. The candidate will be required to learn and understand the geographical landscape they are working in (GTA) and how to effectively navigate the space to generate revenue; how to seize fundraising opportunities and mobilize the core team to respond effectively and efficiently when such opportunities arise; how to leverage Marketing in pursuit of fundraising/generating revenue
- The candidate needs to have HUMILITY. The ability to acknowledge and accept mistake, both at the individual level and department level and how to learn/grow from them; to listen and take in feedback from staff or members of other department; cooperate and work as a collective to drive forward the organization’s vision and goals.
- The candidate needs to have INITIATIVE. A manager is required to go above and beyond in their role and find ways to actively fill in gaps/seek out opportunities to advance the organization’s mission.