Head of Fundraising (gn)

Frankfurt, Headquarters, Employee, full-time, 7-10 years of experience

Your Tasks

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to lead our efforts in securing vital resources to support our ambitious growth agenda. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and coordinating a team of grant managers and fundraisers, developing and executing fundraising strategies, and managing relationships with both public and private donors. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape and lead a ​department within our organization, making a lasting impact on global conservation efforts.

  • Lead, mentor, and motivate a team of grant managers and fundraisers, fostering a collaborative and results-driven work environment.
  • Provide visionary leadership and strategic direction to your team, ensuring alignment with the organization’s ten-year strategy.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies to secure financial support for our conservation initiatives.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with public and private donors, ensuring effective communication and stewardship.
  • Explore and assess opportunities for carbon financing and corporate partnerships, understanding the potential risks and benefits for the organization.
  • Manage the fundraising budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Provide regular reports to the executive team and board of directors on fundraising progress and results.

Your Profile

  • Master’s degree in communications, marketing, non-profit management or related field
  • 7+ years of professional experience in fundraising or grant management, with a track record of successfully securing grants and donations. 
  • At least 5 years of extensive leadership experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German; other languages are beneficial
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Exceptional communication and relationship-building abilities
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies
  • Knowledge of carbon financing and corporate partnerships is a plus
  • Passion for nature conservation and a commitment to our organization’s mission

We Offer

  • An exciting opportunity to shape and lead a growing department
  • A dynamic and passionate team committed to making a positive impact on the environment
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • The chance to contribute to meaningful conservation efforts on a global scale
  • Opportunity to get to know impressive wilderness areas and to contribute towards their protection
  • Job-Ticket, Corporate Pension Scheme, 30 days of vacation per year

The contract will be for 2-years initially with a long-term perspective.

Your Application

​Please send your application including ​your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date via ​our online tool or via e-mail to jobs@fzs.org.

Frankfurt Zoological Society
Lysann Tscheschner, Human Resources
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt

We look forward to receiving your application by ​22 October 2023.

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Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt von 1858 e.V.
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt

Telephone: +49 (0)69 - 94 34 46 0
Fax: +49 (0)69 - 43 93 48

You will find our office in the Zoogesellschaftshaus (1st floor).