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Philanthropy Manager International Rescue Committee UK

The Philanthropy Manager will support the implementation of the UK Philanthropy team’s strategy, with a focus on identifying, establishing and developing new and existing high-value relationships with individuals who have the capacity to support IRC at a five and six-figure level.

  • Location: Hybrid / London (2 days a week)
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Closing date: Rolling applications

Who we are

Background

Over the past 90 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster.

The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.

IRC UK

IRC UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its global headquarters in New York. Our team in the UK works to raise the profile, deliver policy and practice change, and increase funding to help restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Since 2021, IRC UK has also provided integration services directly to refugees in England, a programme that is rapidly growing. In Europe, the IRC also has offices in Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Geneva and Stockholm.

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About the role

Reporting to the Associate Director of Philanthropy, UK, the Philanthropy Manager will support the implementation of the UK Philanthropy team’s strategy, with a focus on identifying, establishing and developing new and existing high-value relationships with individuals who have the capacity to support IRC at a five and six-figure level. This is an exciting role working with senior stakeholders across IRC, in the UK and internationally, to cultivate and steward relationships with philanthropists to effectively solicit multi-year gifts to fund high-impact programmes that will deliver transformative change for IRC clients across the world.

As part of this, the Philanthropy Manager will:

  • Develop and implement initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from donors in the major gift range of £10,000 and above, both in partnership with the Associate Director of Philanthropy and through account management of a discreet prospect portfolio.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Philanthropy and the research function to identify and cultivate positive relationships with existing donors and new prospects to significantly grow our major donor pipeline.
  • Manage a portfolio of major donors through various personalised approaches, including face-to-face meetings, phone calls, events and written and verbal communications.
  • Develop personalised donor stewardship plans with the aim of increasing their engagement and uplifting their support to achieve the revenue target for the UK Philanthropy team and the overall revenue target for the International Philanthropy team.
  • Lead on gift management, reporting and proposal development for new prospects and existing donors, ensuring timely and accurate communications that match the individual’s requirements.
  • Identify and deliver unique stewardship and cultivation opportunities for donors.

Who we are looking for

We are open to candidates bringing excellent relationship management skills from a range of different sectors and disciplines. This does not necessarily need to be gained in a philanthropy role, but you will likely have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods of philanthropy fundraising.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and enthuse, through the delivery of strong external and internal communications.
  • Ability to establish and build relationships with donors, colleagues and senior stakeholders at all levels and from a variety of backgrounds, both externally and within IRC.
  • Ability to identify potential donors, produce donor stewardship plans, and implement and execute them.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, ensuring the best possible outcomes for the IRC.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

Katie Booth | katie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07399 749956

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