Senior Fundraising Specialist

Job Title: Senior Fundraising Specialist

Location: Asia/Europe (Remote),  Americas if you are willing to work in some of the overlapping time zones for meetings

Type: Contract
Reports To: Executive Director/ Co-Leads
Salary: As per fixed geography scale ( Reference: Europe/North America: 50k-65k Euros, Asia/Latin America/-30k-45k Euros annually)

Application Deadline: July 25, 2024

About the role

Are you someone who works best with space to take responsibility, likes to engage with areas beyond your core tasks, loves teamwork, has a great sense of humour, and thrives in uncertainty, flexibility, and agility? Have you had experience developing global climate funder relations and reporting and have a track record of working with some key funders (Oak, Hewlett, Climate Breakthrough, Mac Arthur, ECF, TARA, etc)? There is an extra brownie point if you have already worked in a philanthropic or funding organisation. Are you passionate about helping changemakers find ways out of the environmental, social, and economic polycrisis? Are you a hands-on person? What are you waiting for?

This role would involve directing Mindworks Lab’s Fundraising strategy and implementation alongside the Co-Leadership, helping Mindworks secure unrestricted funds and funds for deepening work in specific geographies. It would also involve seeking project-based grants and renewals with critical climate and other funders and support building Mindworks Lab’s image as a credible, fundable, and trustworthy organisation.

Responsibilities

Funder  reporting and relations

  • Be accountable for funder reporting and relations. Communicate regularly with funders and keep them updated on the progress of the funded projects.
  • Support and manage the funder reporting schedule and ensure the team knows all upcoming report deadlines.
  • Draft, submit and update timely reports to funders.
  • Work with the communication team to improve all our communication materials for funders.
  • Ensure funders are suitably acknowledged in our publications.

Proposal Development and Acquisition

  • Identify new institutional funders, funding cycles, RFPs and opportunities in consultation with the leadership team.
  • Identify and organise Mindworks’ participation and visibility at funder events in collaboration with the Communications team.
  • Lead the development of funding proposals and strategies and develop aligned budgets.
  • Identify new funding opportunities by staying updated on current developments.

Database management

  • Maintain grant proposals tracking and reporting database and expense reports.

About Us: 

Mindworks was founded with a bold mission to use cognitive and social science insights to revolutionise how organisations implement campaigns in the polycrisis. Incubated in Greenpeace East Asia, Mindworks pioneered new approaches to creating change, built on understanding how the human mind works. It became increasingly clear that organisations could no longer continue business as usual in the polycrisis, whether working on climate or social change. Increasingly tired and frustrated, our community of changemakers was calling out for something different—a radical new playbook for creating impact in these volatile times. This journey led us to dig deep into how the mind works in times of crisis and develop our research papers and tools, such as our digital conversation platform, Time To Talk and our emotional mapping tool, The Anger & Agency Monitor. In 2023, Mindworks registered as an independent entity in Hong Kong, enabling us to collaborate with diverse partners worldwide. We bring together a small and diverse global team with experience in strategic campaigning, communications and human-centred design.

Why Join Us:

  • You will join an organisation that drives new approaches and innovation and is slightly ahead of its times, with a multicultural, humorous, creative, and curious team.
  • Lots of decision-making power and learning opportunities
  • Flexible work hours and excellent work-life balance.
  • Join a small team that values authenticity and empathy.  We care for each other.
  • Once a year, co-working in a global location

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and why they are a good fit for this role, and contact information to hello@mindworkslab.org

The final salary will be benchmarked based on your geographical location.