Monday, August 3, 2015

Manager-Fundraising - Sakal Social Foundation (Apply by: August 16, 2015)


Manager-Fundraising, Sakal Social Foundation (SSF), Mumbai

1. POSITION VACANT: Manager-Fundraising, Sakal Social Foundation (SSF), Mumbai
Sakal Social Foundation (SSF) is promoted by Sakal Media Group, one of the largest, independently owned media business houses in Maharashtra. The Marathi and English editions of the newspapers and magazines owned by the group have a combined readership of over six million.
SSF was established as a medium of social change and to contribute towards and champion social causes. With presence across 35 districts of Maharashtra, SSF currently administers a number of flagship social sector programmes spanning Education Infrastructure, Health Infrastructure, Women’s Empowerment, Ecology and Environment Conservation, Cultural Conservation and Responsible and Resilient Cities and Advocacy.
SSF is now looking for an outstanding professional and strategic thinker, with a strong interest in networking, to lead the fundraising function and build an increasingly diversified network of supporters, including institutions, banks, corporate, academia, policy-makers, donors, philanthropic institutions and individuals.
For more details about SSF, please visit

The Manager- Fundraising (MF) for SSF shall report to the Chief Manager and work in accordance with the organization’s objectives, policies and procedures and guidelines.
The MF will oversee resource mobilization through the growth of a portfolio of funding partners and cultivate relationships with corporates, individuals and institutional donors for the purpose. The post-holder shall also be responsible for ensuring the increased brand awareness of the organization.
Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Developing, implementing and monitoring fundraising strategies and targets for the Foundation; 
(2) Conducting research on potential donors such as trusts, foundations, companies and high net worth individuals, etc., identifying donors whose philanthropic or funding criteria match the Foundation’s;
(3) Managing, writing, producing, and submitting letters of intent, proposals and reports, to institutions, regional private individuals and private sector philanthropic and corporate foundations;
(3) Fostering and cultivating relationships with existing and potential donors, through participation in relevant industry events, as well as organizational engagement and outreach;
(4) Continually tracking, measuring, evaluating and reporting the achievement of resource mobilization and communication goals, with focus on recommending and incorporating improvements, as appropriate;
(5) Appropriately positioning SFF in relevant external forums, with donors, corporates, industry associations and civil societies;
(6) Developing, managing and updating databases to record donor contact and preference information; Maintaining a network of corporate and individual contacts and effectively managing and optimizing these relationships;
(7) Ensuring all donors receive appropriate and timely reports and updates;
(8) Developing and coordinating web-based fundraising, if needed;
(9) Sensitizing and training team members on fund raising skills and strategy.
The applicants should possess a Post Graduate degree in Marketing, Management, Business Development, Social Work or related field.

(1) Minimum 5-7 years of demonstrated experience in non- profit fundraising;
(2) Applicants with prior experience of working with Civil Society, CSR, and philanthropic organizations, shall be at advantage;
(3) Successful record in leading and managing fundraising and/or sales strategies and teams;
(4) Understanding of different fundraising channels;
(5) Experience in grants management, monitoring, assessments and reviews, is desirable;
(6) Demonstrated experience of managing and motivating a delivery oriented team.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Sound understanding of non-profit fundraising principles;
(2) Being well versed with the CSR policies in general and having access to various Indian corporate forums; Being current and up to date with legal issues affecting corporate fundraising;
(3) Extremely client focused and results oriented;
(4) Knowledge of and experience in fundraising and relationship management;
(5) Advanced English communication skills, both written and verbal;
(6) Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail;
(7) Excellent marketing and networking skills; 
(8) Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to navigate challenging situations to achieve goals and deadlines;
(9) Demonstrated honesty and integrity of a high order;
(10) Willingness and ability to travel.

The offered compensation for this position is attractive and competitive to market rates. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
6. LOCATION: The position will be based in Mumbai. 



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Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to with a cover letter outlining how they fulfill the expectations of SSF, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before August 16, 2015. For further details please visit our website

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