Department: Philanthropy Team
Reports to: Head of Philanthropy
Status: Full time 38.5 hours per week
Salary: EUR 56,000 per annum
Isn’t it time that your passion and dedication be channelled towards a career and community that genuinely changes lives?
...then a career with UWC could be the change you need.
UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. To fulfil its mission, UWC has 18 schools worldwide, alongside over 155 mostly volunteer-run national committees which select UWC students independent of their socio-economic background. The UWC International Office is the executive arm of UWC International, a UK registered charity, and is situated at the heart of the UWC movement. It is currently located in an office in central London and a second office will soon be opened in Berlin. The UWC International Office serves UWC International’s governance bodies and collaborates closely with all stakeholders from across the UWC movement, engages the UWC alumni community of more than 60,000 members. Responsibilities include global fundraising, global strategy development and implementation, global communications, marketing and partnerships as well as supporting the development of UWC national committees and UWC schools and colleges around the globe. Fundraising is one of the core functions of the UWC International Office (UWCIO), as over 80% of national committee selected boarding students at UWC schools and colleges receive a scholarship to enable access to a UWC education independent of socio-economic means.
Driving a mission to make the UWC experience available to tomorrow’s changemakers, irrespective of their background, beliefs and economic means demands colleagues with passion and dedication, and a talent for transformation. Our students go on to become leaders in politics, NGOs, social enterprises, community movements, charities, and business. For life, they remain dedicated to the UWC mission and many of them remain in close contact with us, their school, and their peers.
Right now, we are searching for a Public Sector and Foundations Grants Manager...
The Philanthropy Team at UWC International is responsible for developing UWC’s fundraising capacity, coordinating UWC movement-wide fundraising activities and for bringing in multi-million dollar gifts to support UWC’s comprehensive and ambitious scholarship programme.
The Grants Manager is a key role in the Philanthropy Team with a renewed focus on public sector funding opportunities and devising an implementation strategy across the UWC movement, with a secondary focus on seeking gifts from major private foundations. The focus of the role will be to develop high-quality applications for major grants and ensure their timely submission. You will work across the public sector and private foundation funding, portfolio researching opportunities and developing proposals in close cooperation with the team and other UWC stakeholders. You will lead on researching international funding opportunities from public sector and foundation sources with a special focus on Europe, and will produce and maintain up-to-date briefs on priority donor strategies. This role will be based at the UWC International Office in Berlin and will report to the Head of Philanthropy, who is based in London.
Candidates must have proven experience and a track record in major grant fundraising preferably in the international and/or education sector with experience of managing stewardship of major donor relationships and sound written and financial expertise.
If this sounds like the role to make you leap from bed every day then read on for further details.
Anyone who applies to work at UWC International in Berlin must have a work visa in compliance with the Immigration Rules in Germany. If you need a work visa please make that clear in your application.
Please send your CV and covering letter in English (each of a maximum of 2 pages) that relates your experience to the requirements to email@example.com. Please also indicate how you heard about this role. In your application, please also provide the name, roles and contact details of two referees. We will not contact them without letting you know.
Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Deadline for application: 11 December 2019, 9am Berlin time. The first round interviews will take place the week commencing 16 December 2019.