• Job Opportunity at Caring Heart Initiative (CHI)

  • Posted on: 7 July, 2015 Deadline: 3 August, 2015
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  • Caring Heart Initiative (CHI) is recruiting to fill the below position:

    Charity Fundraiser

     

    Job Description

    • Motivate and facilitate supporters to maximize the funds they raise
    • Inspire new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters
    • Organize traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events and house-to-house collections of donated goods and money
    • Develop new and imaginative fundraising activities, many of which involve organizing events
    • Raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and national levels, e.g. by giving talks to groups or seek photo opportunities with the media;
    • Develop and coordinate web-based fundraising, online auctions and merchandise sales;
    • Increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity's aims and activities
    • Develop and implement a strategy for individual and corporate supporter
    • Recruit, organize and manage volunteers to carry out various functions
    • Oversee corporate fundraising, including matched giving from employers
    • Manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information
    • Write applications and mail-shots, using direct mailing to reach a wide range of potential and current donors
    • Make risk analyses and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate fundraising activities with the highest chance of success.

    Required skills:

    • Commitment to the cause of the charity
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships: a crucial skill fundraising
    • Creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising
    • Proactive attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion

    Ability to influence others with excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
    • Resilience, particularly when faced with setbacks
    • Sensitivity to the needs of volunteers and donors
    • Willingness to carry out a range of administrative tasks, as many charities need their staff to be multiskilled.

    Qualifications

    • University Degree from a recognized institution
    • At least 2 years experience in related capacity.
    • Applicant must reside within Lagos State.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CVs to: career.caringheart@yahoo.com

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