The Major Gifts Fundraising Coordinator will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing high-value fundraising strategies to enhance Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s financial support, enabling us to deliver greater impact where it’s most needed. You will conceptualize innovative fundraising strategies, identify growth opportunities, and design initiatives to attract high-value donations from foundations and philanthropic sources. Collaborating closely with program teams, you will write compelling grant proposals and ensure seamless integration of fundraising efforts with broader organizational objectives. You will also engage with donors and stakeholders, fostering crucial relationships, and ensuring timely execution and high standards of all fundraising activities. By aligning major gifts fundraising initiatives with our mission and values, you will drive meaningful change and support Greenpeace’s mission to create a greener, more just world..

This is a full-time fixed-term position with a 2-year contract based in any of the GPSEA Offices (Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, and Kuala Lumpur).

Duties and Responsibilities

This role is responsible for conceptualizing innovative fundraising strategies that align with the organization’s mission and goals. This involves understanding the regional fundraising landscape, identifying opportunities for growth, and designing initiatives that can attract high-value donations from foundations and high-value philanthropic sources.

You will implement these strategies, transforming ideas into actionable plans. This includes setting specific fundraising targets, enhancing network/partnership, analyzing philanthropic trends, and coordinating with relevant teams to ensure these plans are executed effectively.

You will act as a liaison between various departments within the organization, ensuring that the fundraising strategies are well-integrated with the broader organizational objectives. This requires clear, consistent, and effective communication to align team efforts, share insights, and foster a collaborative environment.

Collaborate with relevant internal offices and units, especially program teams, to ensure that fundraising efforts are integrated and support the overall strategic objectives of the organization.

Externally, the you will engage with donors, partners, and stakeholders, building and nurturing relationships that are vital for fundraising success. This includes communicating the organization’s goals, achievements, and needs to potential and existing donors, as well as networking with industry peers to stay abreast of best practices and emerging opportunities.

Foster and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, donors, and partners to advance the organization’s fundraising goals.

Represent the organization in external forums, networks, and coalitions to enhance its visibility and fundraising potential.

The coordinator is expected to manage and execute fundraising initiatives within set timelines, ensuring that goals are met promptly. This involves careful planning, monitoring progress, and adjusting strategies as needed to adhere to schedules.

Ensure the timely execution of fundraising strategies and initiatives, maintaining high standards of quality and effectiveness.

Monitor and evaluate the performance of fundraising activities, providing regular reports and insights to improve future strategies.

Ensure compliance with all relevant legal, ethical standards, as well as Greenpeace Fundraising policies in fundraising activities.

The quality of work reflects the organization’s standards and effectiveness in achieving its fundraising goals. The coordinator must ensure that all fundraising activities are executed with excellence, from the planning phase to the implementation and evaluation stages. This includes maintaining high standards in all communications, proposals and presentations to potential donors and partners.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or related field. A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Proven experience in Major Gifts Foundation or institutional/high-value fundraising, marketing, engagement, or a related field, with a strong track record of generating significant income.
  • Direct experience in preparing high-quality, successful applications to Trusts/Foundations giving $100k+ gifts
  • An understanding of the principles of relationship fundraising/stewardship
  • Direct experience in researching new trust/foundation funding opportunities
  • Experience working within the complex global organization 

Application Guidelines

In order for us to review your application candidates are required to make sure you read through the recruitment pack and fully understand the role.

(1) Write a letter of introduction explaining why you want to work for Greenpeace explaining why you are the best person for this role.

(2) Email the letter along with your CV to [email protected]. Kindly use the position you are applying for AND your full name in the subject line. (i.e.” Major Gifts Fundraising Coordinator – Juan dela Cruz“)

New deadline for applications: 26 June 2024

As we often receive a large number of applicants for our advertised vacancies, we may not be able to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we thank-you for applying and apologize for this in advance. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.