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Post Title:Senior Foundations Manager
Reports to: Senior Manager, Finance, Planning & Reporting
Location:Central London Office
Annual Salary: IIRC salaries are competitive and benchmarked against comparable organizations in the not-for-profit sector.
The International Integrated Reporting Council (‘the IIRC’) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. The coalition is promoting communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.
Organizations are using Integrated Reporting <IR> to communicate a clear, concise, integrated story that explains how all of their resources are creating value. <IR> is helping businesses to think holistically about their strategy and plans, make informed decisions and manage key risks to build investor and stakeholder confidence and improve future performance. It is shaped by a diverse coalition including business leaders and investors to drive a global evolution in corporate reporting.
The IIRC’s vision is to align capital allocation and corporate behaviour to wider goals of financial stability and sustainable development through the cycle of integrated reporting and thinking. Its mission is to establish integrated reporting and thinking within mainstream business practice as the norm in the public and private sectors.
Purpose of Role
The IIRC has this year undertaken a fundamental review of its fundraising strategy and activities, with the goal of maximising and diversifying the IIRC’s long-term and sustainable income. As part of that review this new post of Senior Foundations Manager has been created.
The new IIRC fundraising strategy and associated activities will be focused primarily on further developing relationships with existing funders including organizations represented on the IIRC Council, and securing new funds from major foundations primarily in the UK and US, but also further afield. Additionally, part of this role will involve exploring and developing potential new funders including HNWI and government funders.
The post holder will have an exciting opportunity to support the organization in shaping and implementing the IIRC’s new fundraising strategy, in partnership with the management team, CEO, and Board.
The post holder will also serve as an - advocate for the organization in relation to fundraising activities, and will work closely with the management team and CEO in their interactions with key external stakeholders, donors and prospects.
The Senior Foundations Manager has responsibility for implementing the new fundraising strategy with the following objectives:
- Ensure the submission and development of high quality proposals, budgets and reports.
- In the process and prior to submission, ensure that budgets are realistic, accurate and in compliance with donor requirements.
- Coordinate the development of all proposals.
- Prepare and ensure internal approvals of all grant proposals and solicitation letters to potential funders.
- Help to maintain and enhance the IIRC’s reputation and credibility with grant giving bodies through the implementation of best practice in grants management for all funders and projects.
- Input information and keep up to date the Salesforce grant management system and funder database on a regular basis and provide reporting and evaluation to donors and internally to the IIRC.
- Enable the IIRC to remain accountable to funders by staying in touch with progress of program implementation, especially on large/complex/high-risk grants.
- Manage and steward selected foundations other funders to secure renewal of grants and partnerships.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other members of the IIRC team, to deliver core fundraising activities as effectively as possible.
- Other tasks as assigned according to the grade and nature of this post.
- At least five years’ experience and proven track record of successfully developing large scale (multi-year) funding proposals to a variety of national and international foundations and institutional sources.
- Experience of developing and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships with funders.
- Knowledge and experience of donor compliance issues.
- Experience in identifying funding information sources and carrying out in-depth research on funding opportunities.
- Experience in supporting and working with long-term foundation fundraising strategy.
- Ability to develop relationships with funders and represent the IIRC in a professional manner with professionals in the external funding world.
- In-depth knowledge and experience of project planning with competing deadlines, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
- Experience in analysing, compiling and editing budgetary information for complex projects.
- A proven ability to work effectively within a team, delivering on clear goals, coordinating work with colleagues and providing advice to other members of the team when required.
- A proven ability to negotiate solutions and resources between team members.
- Proven ability to write and edit compelling, creative, succinct and clear proposals and reports is essential with the ability to translate complex organizational data into clear and simple messages for a wide range of audiences.
- Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally on occasion.
- Excellent computer and IT skills, including the use of standard MS software packages (SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), as well as fundraising databases (ideally Salesforce).
- Awareness of the issues relevant to the IIRC by stakeholders around the world.
- Excellent judgment and creative abilities, including influencing, negotiating and problem solving skills.
- Versatility to combine self-management and self-support when working alone with productive team membership.
- Empathy and interest in the IIRC’s mission and objectives.