Institutional Fundraising Officer

  • Posted: 07-01-2020
  • Category: Fundraising
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Type: Full Time (35 hours) / Permanent
  • Salary: £25-28K

This is a great opportunity to join a team of fundraising professionals with the objective of increasing the level of funding to meet the needs for this international NGO with a key role to play in protecting the environment.

The successful candidate will work under the guidance and support of the Head of Institutional Fundraising and have a primary focus on funding from Institutional sources.

Key Responsibilities

Proposal writing:

Develop, design and write funding proposals (including budgets) and approach specific donors with appropriate proposals under the guidance of the Head of Institutional Fundraising. Assist in developing a fundraising portfolio to sell core work, programmes and projects.

Donor identification, research and data management:

Identify, research and record potential institutional donors. Synthesise and organise relevant donor information and records according to agreed priorities. Provide analysis to match changing organisation and programme funding needs to potential funding sources and communicate potential funding opportunities to relevant staff.

Donor relations and management:

Assist the Head of Institutional Fundraising in managing key donor relationships; ensure donor reports are of good quality before they are sent to donors and requirements for reporting are met in a timely fashion; assist Partners and staff in this area if needed. Develop and own portfolio of donors over time and be responsible for their engagement and overall management.

Donor engagement tools:

Work with the Development Team and Communication Team to help develop appropriate donor engagement tools (e.g. PPPs, video, brochures, website contributions, budget templates, report templates, etc.)

Training and mentoring:

Work with the Development Team under direction of the Head of Institutional

Fundraising to contribute to provision of tools and training for improving donor care and management across the organisation.

Shortlisting Criteria

I’m looking for candidates who have relevant, proven experience working in the in institutional fundraising field. You will have a proven track record of successful applications for substantial funding from EU, Trusts, Foundations and Corporations.

The ideal candidate will enjoy gathering, consolidating and organising information; will be good at organising others where necessary and lead on processes when needed; will be able to work under pressure and be supportive to others working under pressure. They will be committed to international conservation, will have a positive “can do” attitude and will be prepared to be flexible to meet organisational needs.

 Job Specific Knowledge:

· Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with corporate partners and trusts

 · Experience of researching trust and corporate funding opportunities

· Solid knowledge of PCM, logframe and other project design frameworks

· Good understanding of nature conservation issues

· Ability to explain complex, scientific issues to different audiences.

· Ability to “sell” the NGO in order to raise funds.


· If you speak other languages (knowledge of Spanish, French, Arabic, one of the Slavic languages or Chinese would be an asset)

Aumida is committed to promoting equal opportunities, encouraging applications from all members of the community. Candidates are shortlisted based on competencies and ability to do the job.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to respond to the most suitable candidates. Please ensure that you have the relevant skills and experience for the role before you hit apply.



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