Fundraising Manager

We are seeking a creative, detail-oriented and flexible Fundraising Manager to join our growing organizations coculture e.V. and Studio Khaled Barakeh. In this position, you should develop fundraising strategies as well as maintain a strong network of connections in the field to help financing our many projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Research funding opportunities, public and private (local, national, EU, international; government agencies, trusts, foundations, philanthropists etc.)
  • Create and maintain a fundraising database with contact details and deadlines
  • Develop relationships with major donors, identify new potential major donors and nurture relationships
  • Attend relevant fundraising events such as foundation meetings etc.
  • Plan and implement fundraising campaigns and events
  • Write and manage grant applications, narrative and financial statements ensuring that they are submitted on time and meet the donors' expectations
  • Create sponsorship concepts, approach potential sponsors and, if successful, follow-up on the partnership
  • Prepare contracts and follow-up on the implementation
  • Record, monitor and report financial progress
  • Work closely with project leads (SCI, Biennale, etc.) to remain up to date on project developments and goals as well as communicate back to funders

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master degree in art, cultural management, fundraising or similar area
  • At least five years of experience working in fundraising
  • Network of public and private funding organizations
  • Knowledge of public and private funding opportunities, experience in application and report writing (narrative and financial)
  • Experience in creating sponsorship concepts and network of sponsors
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and German; other languages are a plus
  • Ability to write contracts, manage budgets and hit fundraising targets
  • Interest in, and commitment to, the cause you are raising money for is essential
  • Flexible and self-starter mindset, who is comfortable working in a new organisation

 

This position is for a freelancer, the Fundraising Manager will work for two organizations:

Founded in 2017 by a group of cultural actors from different backgrounds, coculture e.V. is a Berlin-based non-profit organization and a creative hub for social and art projects: www.coculture.de.

Studio Khaled Barakeh was also established in 2017. Focusing on artistic-social projects, activities of the Studio range from exhibitions and artwork production to other cultural-based activities: khaledbarakeh.com.

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