Fundraising Specialist - European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation

FACE, an international Brussels-based NGO, is seeking to engage a Fundraising Specialist on a one year contract basis, to develop and implement a fully-fledged fundraising strategy aiming at securing additional funding strengthening the functioning of its office.
This is a fantastic opportunity to establish the function of Fundraising Specialist in a stimulating, high-pressure environment with a focus on EU policymaking. As FACE Fundraising Specialist your main task will be the development, implementation and delivery of the objectives of the fundraising strategy.
The fundraising strategy shall include prospecting potential donors, submitting proposals, setting and achieving fundraising goals.


The Fundraising Specialist will be required to develop the fundraising function within the FACE Secretariat while at the same time focusing on researching and developing a strong base of prospects in line with FACE Work Programme and objectives.
The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with a proven track record in drafting and implementing successful fundraising campaigns, preferably with a knowledge of the sector of hunting, shooting, outdoor activities. He or she should be passionate about the work we do at FACE and willing to work hard to increase our reach and awareness.
The Fundraising Specialist will be proactive in implementing a creative strategy seeking to approach and engage a wide array of potential donors. S/he will report to the Secretary General and work in close cooperation with the other Teams. S/he will also work to develop a comprehensive Donor Relations programme for FACE, including appropriate levels of recognition across giving levels.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing a fundraising strategy to ensure the successful establishment of the function;
  • Building and keeping up to date a database of potential donors;
  • Reporting to FACE donors and FACE administrators;
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for institutional benefactors, ensuring that their relationship with FACE is properly acknowledged and nurtured;
  • Drafting of proposals, projects and initiatives, in close collaboration with staff ensuring that the FACE Work Plan is respected;
  • Working closely with the Communications team, writes and edits reports, special correspondence and other communications to donors. Drafts briefings for the Secretary General and other senior staff for donor relations meetings and events;
  • Ensuring that donor agreements and financial reporting are executed in a timely manner and are accurate;
  • Advising colleagues and FACE Members on best practices, and drives the evolution of (i.e., improving and expanding) FACE's donor relations activities.
The Fundraising Specialist performs other responsibilities upon request, as needed, with or without accommodation. The above covers the most significant responsibilities of this position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.

Key Skills:

  • Proactive, creative, goal oriented work attitude;
  • Proven capacity to map and identify prospects and donors through different strategies;
  • Project management, ability to implement successful strategies for the involvement and awareness raising of institutional and corporate donors, as well as trusts and foundations;
  • The candidate will be able to relate to a wide range of individuals and will have strong writing and presentation skills;
  • Native English level as well as good working knowledge of German or Italian. Additionally knowledge of French or/and a Slavic language would be considered a plus;
  • Understanding of hunting, sports, shooting, outdoor activities, advocacy;
  • A good knowledge of IT tools, MS Office;
  • Ability to manage change.


Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in marketing, required possible experience in fundraising, stewardship, donor relations or a related field. Demonstrated experience building and planning donor relations function, knowledge of stewardship principles and experience managing events.


  • The ideal candidate should be familiar, or prepared to become familiar, with all aspects of hunting and sport shooting with practical experience and participation on an ongoing basis;
  • Willing to work flexibly: occasional flexible hours and/or travel within Europe.
Key Relationships: All staff members, potential donors from the Institutions, foundations, businesses.
Terms: Full-time, 1 year fixed-term contract.
Reports to: Secretary General.
How to apply: Please send your CV, a sample of your writing and covering letter to recruitment@face.eu.
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2016.
FACE is the European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation.
Established in 1977, it represents the interests of Europe’s 7 million hunters as an international non-profit-making nongovernmental organisation (INGO). This makes FACE the largest democratically representative body for hunters in the world and is probably one of the largest European civil society organisations.
FACE Members are national hunters’ associations from 35 European countries including the EU-28. FACE also has 7 Associate Members and has its Secretariat in Brussels.