Thursday, March 3, 2016

India Donor Relations Manager - SightLife (Apply by: March 16, 2016)

India Donor Relations Manager, SightLife, Mumbai/ New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: India Donor Relations Manager, SightLife, Mumbai/ New Delhi
Headquartered at Seattle, WA-USA, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization, focused solely on eliminating corneal blindness. As a US-based INGO, SightLife partners with eye banks and surgeons in developing countries to build their own capabilities and capacity to collect, process, distribute corneas for transplant to the 10 million corneal blind waiting to have their sight, livelihood and independence restored.
Working with surgeons in over 30 countries, SightLife and its Global Partners restore sight to more than 20 men, women, and children each day. This is accomplished through eye banks, which are centers for the recovery and placement of eye tissue used in cornea transplants.
SightLife’s mission is to eliminate corneal blindness globally, through partnerships with eye banks in developing countries, where 90% of the world’s 10 million persons, estimated to suffer from curable corneal blindness, live.
SightLife constituted a small team of senior management and distribution professionals in India in 2010 for this purpose and building on the organization’s global expertise, has successfully implemented a comprehensive program to support the development of eye banks and corneal surgeons, across India.

This is an exciting opportunity to come on board an ambitious social initiative which has already begun to beneficially impact millions of Indians suffering from reversible blindness.
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SIghtLife invites applications from accomplished fundraising professionals, who want to join a fast-paced, effective team, determined to eliminate corneal blindness in India and around the globe.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer in the US, with matrix reporting to the Vice President of Asia, based in New Delhi, the role shall be responsible for managing SightLife’s fundraising in India with the potential for increased scope to include other parts of Asia. The ideal candidate shall be a solid team player with high attention to detail, strong project management skills, well-developed people skills, and experience in fundraising for a mission-focused organization.  
Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Develop and collaborate on strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding philanthropic gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations/ trusts to drive SightLife’s work in India;
(2) Cultivate industry level associations such as CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM etc., to improve visibility ofSightLife and its work around eye banking;
(3) Maintain a system for donor prospect management to track prospects through the development pipeline;
(4) Research and identify prospective donors, with an emphasis on corporate prospects with CSR programs, that demonstrate potential alignment with SightLife’s work;
(5) Actively solicit cultivated prospects and prior donors for philanthropic gifts to SightLife;
(6) Work with communications staff at the US headquarters to create culturally-specific collateral materials and presentations for use in India;
(7) Ensure donors receive timely and accurate gift acknowledgements according to Indian charitable laws and regulations. Provide periodic performance updates to donors, ensuring continuity of relationship;
(8) Work with SightLife’s program team and partner eye banks to create stewardship elements, such as videos or stories, to keep donors engaged in the mission;
(9) Provide financial donors logistic support during visits; coordinate with account manager and local eye bank staff to ensure smooth field visits;
(10) Coordinate donor and gift recordkeeping with the Development Coordinator at US headquarters;
(11) Attend relevant conferences and events on behalf of SightLife.
(12) Regularly monitor the external environment and track developments in the field;
(13) In all daily activities, strive to support the Mission, Vision, and Values of SightLife; 
(14) Strong computer skills, with the ability to independently create presentations and proposals.
Applicants should be post graduates in Business Management, Marketing, Finance, Communication, or other relevant discipline. Graduates with exceptional relevant experience can also apply.
A minimum of seven to 10 years of relevant experience in fundraising, in the development sector.
Skills and Competencies
(1) Articulate and passionate communicator with the ability to quickly become conversant about the programs and mission of SightLife; 
(2) Ability to build long-term positive relationships;
(3) Entrepreneurial attitude and resourcefulness;
(4) Self-confident learner who builds trust;
(5) Excellent interpersonal skills;
(6) Multi-tasker who thrives under pressure;
(7) Extremely organized, with an eye for detail;
(8) Strong project management and time management skills;
(9) Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to demonstrate flexibility when re-prioritizing;
(10) Excellent oral and written communication skills;
(11) Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Word and Excel);
(12) Knowledge of Salesforce shall be an advantage;
(13) Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally about 40% of time;
(14) Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi is required; Fluency in other languages shall be a plus.
Gross compensation for the position is attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
Mumbai (preferred) or New Delhi
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New Delhi 110 025


Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply to with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by March 16, 2016.

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