US Fundraising Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · USA

About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal products with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. ProVeg works with companies, governments, public institutions, medical professionals, the media, and the public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Summary
ProVeg International is seeking a dynamic Fundraising Manager for our US office to establish and grow a reliable, engaged, and impactful support base. As US Fundraising Manager, you will be directly responsible for the development and implementation of the annual giving plan including multi-channel direct response fundraising campaigns, cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters, developing the monthly, mid, and legacy gifts programs, researching and writing proposals, and providing reports as required. 

The ideal candidate is committed to reducing animal-based consumption through ProVeg’s strategies; is a bright and capable lifelong learner with a love of accessible, effective, and donor-centric communications; is comfortable working in a self-directed manner, and is ready to join a small but supportive and growing US team to help advance plant-based solutions around the globe.
Responsibilities
1. Development Management
  • In collaboration with the US Executive Director and the International President, help develop and execute annual fundraising plans for PV US. 
  • Monitor the fundraising budget according to established procedures to ensure the success of the department; assist the US Finance Director on revenue forecasting and re-forecasting.
  • Together with the US Finance Director, the US ED, and legal support, ensure that all funds are correctly handled and that all development activities follow best practices and are operated in compliance with charity regulations.
  • Create strategies with a special emphasis on growth strategies related to the Public Support Test, diversifying ProVeg’s funding base, and increasing ProVeg International’s public profile in North America. 
  • Maintain and continually expand working knowledge of current trends in philanthropy and compliance/tax regulations as they pertain to fundraising, and maintain charitable registrations.

2. Building an Engaged and Growing Base of Individual Donor Support
  • In collaboration with the Communications Manager, identify and execute lead generation campaigns and opportunities to continually acquire new, high-quality prospects.
  • Plan and execute in house, multi-channel direct response fundraising campaigns throughout the year for the US, with a special focus on conversion, retention, and upgrades, including copywriting, testing, analysis, and reporting. Integrate the International stream into digital strategies, as appropriate. 
  • Accurately and promptly maintain donor/transaction information and contact activity in the CRM system; execute prompt acknowledgement, receipting, and data entry of donations; track interactions and create reminders; maintain and generate database donation forms, funds, and other functions as needed; generate fundraising reports from Bloomerang.
  • Oversee and execute ProVeg US’s leadership, legacy, and monthly giving programs; provide personal, meaningful, and strategic communications and access for mid, major, legacy, and monthly donors and prospects. 
  • Support the International President in major donor outreach through reminders, data tracking, move management assistance, briefings, asset creation, and other projects. 
  • Project management and copywriting for donor giving club newsletter(s), fundraising features for the website, donor features, annual reports, and development of digital and print collateral; other fundraising writing projects as needed.

3. Foundational and Corporate Giving
  • Build relationships with corporate prospects, with a special focus on event sponsorship, in-kind, and workplace giving opportunities.
  • Assist with foundation fundraising efforts, including grant research and writing, maintaining a grants calendar, compiling reports, and preparing organizational documents for foundation submission. 
  • Ensure all cause marketing opportunities are compliant and vetted by legal support.
Qualifications
Required:
  • At least three years’ experience of fundraising at an NGO with increasing responsibility and a proven track record of developing and executing fundraising activities.
  • Evidence of successful writing projects; successful direct response appeals and proposals are a plus. 
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, particularly surrounding mission-aligned writing, program-related narrative development, data entry, and donor interactions.
  • Commitment to building a deep understanding of ProVeg’s philosophy, theory of change, programs, country offices, history, and donors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with an array of audiences using a variety of formats including active and donor-centric verbal and written communication. 
  • Database experience; experience with gift entry, soft credits, reports, and interactions is a plus.
  • A working knowledge around giving vehicles including DAFs, securities, QCDs, etc., or a commitment to learning.
  • The ability to take initiative and to work both independently and collaboratively from a remote office environment.
  • Strong motivation to support the plant-based movement and alignment of your values with those of ProVeg International.

Preferred: 
  • Knowledge of innovations in food, as well as an understanding of the plant-based food sector.
  • Frontline experience with monthly, mid, major, and/or legacy donors.
  • Experience running multi-channel fundraising campaigns, especially email and direct mail.
  • Experience with Bloomerang, iWave, FDO, GDPR, GSuite.
  • Adherence to a vegan diet and lifestyle. 
  • Willingness to travel within the US, and occasionally internationally (Berlin, in particular).
Benefits of working with us
  • Salary: dependent on experience and qualification, expected $50-65,000 USD annually. 
  • 3 weeks’ paid vacation, 5 paid national holidays, 10 paid sick days
  • Health coverage reimbursement of up to $5,000 annually.
  • Provision of a work laptop
  • Flexible, trust-based working arrangements and home office arrangements
  • A strong organizational focus on professional development and designated training budget
  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world
  • And last but not least: Become part of a great team working towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet!
When?
Application deadline: 24-09-2020
Phone interviews: First of October
Face to face interviews: Mid of October
Start date: Last week of October
Further information
Our Application Procedure

Your application should include a cover letter and resume, along with 1-2 writing samples that you feel showcase your aptitude well. Please tell us how you found this job ad. Please submit your application using our online form. (https://proveg.com/jobs/) Thank you!

If you have successfully made it to the long list of applicants, you will be invited to take an online aptitude test followed by a video call interview, usually within two weeks of the application deadline. Should you be shortlisted, the next steps will be:
  1. An online task.
  2. A remote face-to-face interview.
  3. The final decision may require an additional trial task or an interview, usually with Senior Management.
Job Details
Reports to: US Executive Director
Department: Fundraising and Supporter Engagement
Location: US, remote (home-based, ideally west or east coast)
Hours: 40 hours per week
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Your application

We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:

  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.
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