We seek an accomplished, highly-motivated and well-connected Foundation Relations Manager in our European office to support and contribute to an ambitious global fundraising strategy by maximizing and leveraging revenue from foundations based in Europe. Our 2018-2022 strategic plan calls for a doubling of the amount funding from European foundations by 2022. Reporting to the Senior Foundation Relations Manager based in our Global Office in Washington, DC, and the Director of European Partnerships in our Europe office in The Hague for daily management, you will enable us to achieve this goal.
In close coordination with WRI’s Global Development team, and WRI-Europe, you will guide engagement with Europe-based foundations and work with directors and project leads on developing and implementing fundraising strategies. You will have and grow a portfolio of donors to steward, while guiding others in the stewardship of existing donors. You will play a key role in delivering effective representation and external engagement with key European foundation officers. You will oversee prospect research, donor relations, proposal writing, and internal project framing. You will lead and participate in joint fundraising efforts across the organization to produce compelling multi-faceted proposals for major awards and enhance individual project and international office development strategies and proposals. You will share a vision and commitment to a sustainable future, and WRI’s mission, culture, and values – integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect. Team-oriented thinking is a must and should be combined with an ability to effectively to respond to complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing organizational constituencies.
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