The Mouse-Free Marion Nonprofit Company (MFM-NPC) seeks to contract a Campaign Manager who will be responsible for leading our team in the implementation of a major-gift international fundraising strategy to raise US $7 million over a two-year period.
Marion Island is a globally significant breeding site for seabirds in the southwest Indian Ocean. Some seabird species are under increasing threat from introduced mice that are severely impacting the seabirds and island ecology. To date, startup funding for the project has been obtained from: grants and gifts; local and international organizations; individuals; the South African government, and through crowd funding. Significantly more funds must be raised in order for the eradication operation to proceed in 2023. The remaining funds need to be secured by about October 2022.
Reporting to the Board of Directors and/or a delegated Director, the Campaign Manager (CM) will actively cultivate and steward donors whose philanthropic goals align with the MFM NPC’s mission to eradicate mice from Marion Island in a one-time eradication operation. The CM will be working with program directors and other team members to institute and execute campaign fundraising strategies, and to create and maintain a major gifts pipeline.
Our ideal candidate will be a mid- to late-career professional with an undergraduate degree and at least seven years of fundraising management experience. Successful applicants will demonstrate the necessary drive, expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit to create major gifts infrastructure for MFM NPC. They will also be thoroughly grounded in fundraising best practices and adeptly use a donor database to manage donor information. Finally, our ideal candidate will be passionate about, and comfortable in, the natural world.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
75% FTE work-at-home position, with occasional evenings and weekend time attendant to fundraising events, donor meetings, and other occasions relevant to the position. Preferred location is Europe or the United States.
Manage a successful international major gifts campaign for the MFM
Research existing donors and new prospects to create a robust pipeline of potential
Develop engagement plans for donors based on donor interests and philanthropic
On behalf of the Project Manager:
manage a portfolio of 40-50 donors that includes current donors and newly identified prospects with the ability to give US$10,000+.
Facilitate leadership to conduct a minimum of 25 – 30 visits and 75 – 100 moves
Work independently across MFM NPC to understand programmatic work, organizational mission and
Work within budgetary constraints; establish and meet fundraising
Manage and implement multiple cultivation strategies leading to solicitation by collaborating with staff.
Maintaining a cultivation and solicitation calendar and setting
Always maintain discretion in dealings with donors or when managing donor information or sensitive
Articulate the MFM NPC mission to diverse groups whose philanthropic goals align with the
MFM NPCs’ work environment may occasionally include being outdoors in nature and at field sites that require exposure to the elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
Applications will be accepted through 13 August 2021. Please send an application packet to email@example.com. Please consolidate all materials in one PDF file (using this naming convention: Last Name_MFM_CM) that includes: 1) a cover letter describing how your experience matches the job requirements; 2) a resume, and 3) three references with contact info.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years related experience or an equivalent Master’s degree strongly preferred.
building and maintaining long-term donor
managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors using a fundraising database—Salesforce experience a plus.
Track and manage an early-stage major gifts campaign and meeting fundraising goals
Superb philanthropic research
Exceptional ability to design and implement fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation, and recognition
Expertise in best fundraising
Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in charitable giving in the areas of marketing, major gifts or planned gifts; CFRE credential
Strong writer able to craft winning proposals and compelling
Work responsively from home as a member of a virtual global team that works collaboratively via videoconferencing and
Expertise with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Word,
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary TBD based on experience
About Mouse Free Marion
Mouse Free Marion Non-Profit Corporation (MFM-NPC) is a South Africa-based organization that seeks to restore the ecosystem of Marion Island, the larger of the two Prince Eddward Islands in the southwest Indian Ocean. The islands are globally important breeding sites for seabirds and other wildlife and were afforded Special Nature Reserve status by South Africa in 1995. The islands are home to almost half of the world's Wandering Albatrosses, millions of other seabirds and other species of wildlife (some of which are found nowhere else in the world. s island crown – a huge and beautiful, island hosts an astonishing array of endemic species and charismatic marine megafauna, and is pristine. Or nearly pristine.Marion Island's spectacular ecosystem is under siege by invasive house mice that--left unchecked--are likely to cause the extinction of 18 of the 27 seabird species found on the island. Mouse Free Marion is planning an intensive eradication project and seeks a campaign manager to lead the fundraising effort to secure funding for the project.