Senior Global Fundraising Manager

TBD - Geneva, London, Atlanta, New York preferred, Worldwide
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Senior Global Fundraising Manager

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The new role of Senior Global Fundraising Manager is introduced to provide expert in-house strategic and operational ‘consultancy’ type support to CARE’s 14 national members in their private fundraising efforts.

CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations, fighting poverty and inequality in 90 countries.  CARE’s small but dynamic global fundraising function aims to provide the strategy and support for fundraising growth across the entire CARE Confederation where fourteen fundraising members are raising $650 million a year from public and private sources.  CARE’s new global program strategy will see us significantly step up our ambition to save and protect lives in emergencies and bring lasting change through our programs which focus on smart solutions and empowering women and girls.  In order to resource our bold vision, we need to accelerate and strengthen income growth plans, hence this brand new role.

It’s an exciting time to join CARE.  Overall, the Confederation is moving towards a new vision of global influence and impact with a unified approach and interdependent way of working.  At the same time raising funds is becoming more competitive and complex with supporters and partners demanding impact, value for money and transparency.  The new Global Fundraising Director, who previously headed up CARE’s innovative and successful UK fundraising, communications and partnerships, started in September and is building on previous work to create and shape global standards and share best practice.  In addition, the small team will be creating global solutions, building Institutional funds, finding new partners and supporting new CARE member development by creating new market entry propositions.  There are strong foundations to build on: CARE has a solid reputation for impactful programs across the world and there are recent examples of fundraising innovation and creativity such as Walk in her Shoes, Lendwithcare, cutting edge private sector partnerships and the CARE package 2.0.  The new Global Fundraising team will need to lead a bold vision of growth that the Confederation can get behind and at the same time, they will need to immediately add value to the fundraising teams around the world who are all facing increased competition and squeezed acquisition budgets.

The new role of Senior Global Fundraising Manager is introduced to provide expert in-house strategic and operational ‘consultancy’ type support to CARE’s 14 national members in their private fundraising efforts. This will involve managing and coordinating the global fundraising KPI Dashboard; providing overall analysis to support growth; creating global content and best practice tools; managing skill shares and providing hands on support and advice to individual members.  For the right candidate the role will be varied, demanding and rewarding.


  • Support current CARE Member in their fundraising growth – c.50%

Support CARE members fundraising and direct marketing teams with their private fundraising planning and delivery.  Through KPI analysis, suggest improvements and innovations and provide hands-on advice, support and trouble shooting.  It is envisaged that the role will travel frequently to perform this vital support function and will be a visible additional member of CARE fundraising teams.

  • Produce KPIs, data and analysis to support decisions and growth – c. 15%

Manage and coordinate the global fundraising KPI dashboard by supporting members to input accurate quarterly and annual data.  Collate and analyse data trends in order to regularly report global trends, challenges and opportunities so that the Director of Global Fundraising, CARE Board and National Directors can take timely and appropriate investment and operational decisions.

  • Manage skill sharing and best practice promotion – c. 15%

Manage and coordinate an effective programme of informal and formal skill sharing between CARE members including at least one physical event a year.   Alongside the Director support a forward thinking and externally focused culture by bringing in best practice and future trends from around the world and sharing regular communications with the CARE fundraising community and beyond.

  • Create global solutions and products – c. 20%

Alongside Director and members, help to create a suite of global tools, templates, solutions and products which will lift CARE’s private fundraising performance to a higher and more responsive standard.  One of the first priorities will be the tools necessary to launch global fundraising appeals when emergencies strike.

Please note the percentage allocations are approximate as the work plan will need to be flexible as we build the program and manage supply/demand.  However, it is expected that this role will involve significant travel commitments – potentially up to 60% of the activity.



  1. Global Fundraising Director.Fundraising interns.
  2. CI Member Fundraising Directors & private fundraising teams.
  3. CARE Secretariat teams, including senior leaders.


  1. Peer fundraising groups and individuals.
  2. Key consultants.
  3. Target Analytics Benchmarking.


This position requires:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or other relevant education.
  • At least 8 years of experience in fundraising management, leading a successful direct marketing team including a positive track record of building fundraising growth in supporter acquisition, development, high value supporters and legacies.It would be highly desirable if the post holder also had experience of corporate partnership fundraising.
  • Proven expertise at KPI building and data analysis for insights and growth – a strong attention to detail and ability to deal with complex data and finances.
  • Good knowledge of at least two major private fundraising markets and global trends, opportunities and challenges.
  • A demonstrated extremely high level of influencing skills.
  • An ability to understand and interpret programs in order to translate and package content that is suitable for individual supporter growth.
  • Excellent fluent communication skills in English (written and verbal) with other modern languages as a plus.
  • Proven ability to implement change and build fundraising growth.
  • An entrepreneurial approach to solving problems and making professional breakthroughs.
  • Prior experience working or managing programs, projects or teams at international distance.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs and a covering letter in English to by November 15th, 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

More Information on CARE International is available at

Region: Rest of the world
Location: TBD – Geneva, London, Atlanta, New York preferred
Sector: Fundraising

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