Global Development Director and Fundraiser

Ref: 4829

What Design Can Do

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Role Managed by:

Rahel Kessler

Research Associate

t: +32 202 404 344

e: Rahel.Kessler@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 23/10/2020

Formal Interview Date: 2nd/3rd December

What Design Can Do (WDCD) is an international platform that advocates design as a catalyst of change and as a way of addressing the grand societal challenges of our time. WDCD brings designers from all disciplines and regions together with professionals from the creative industry, policymakers and decision-makers from governments, businesses and non-governmental organisations. Radical collaborations are stimulated through an online platform, conferences, events, and an annual international design competition on themes such as social justice and climate change. WDCD has successfully hosted 14 international design conferences in Amsterdam, São Paulo and México City. Furthermore, it has run three worldwide challenges on Climate Action, Clean Energy and the Integration of Refugees. In January 2021, WDCD will launch its fourth challenge, namely the No Waste Challenge.

WDCD is now seeking to attract a Global Development Director and Fundraiser with about 10 years of relevant professional experience within the philanthropy or related sectors. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a creative and dynamic organisation operating at the cutting-edge of design innovation, which is continuously scouting for the next game-changing idea. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the donor pipeline, cultivating and stewarding new relationships, and securing gifts within the private, public and semi-public sectors. Equipped with excellent relationship-building skills and an extended network, the successful candidate will develop and execute a strategy in the fundraising and business development strategy. S/he will have a proven track record of developing and writing successful proposals, applications and business documents and will bring a strong understanding of budgets, financial reporting and strategies. Moreover, the candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and should be experienced in building an effective ecosystem and in maintaining strong links with relevant stakeholders, grantees and partners.

The location of the role is flexible, however, the postholder should be willing to attend important meetings held at the central office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The role requires semi-frequent global travel to key strategic locations to lead sales efforts, meet key partners and sponsors, and follow-up on key strategic projects. This position reports to the Executive Board. For further information, or to apply, please visit http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates with the reference 4829. The deadline for applications for this position is 09:00 am (CET) on Friday 23rd October 2020.

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