Lumos Job Vacancy: Senior Fundraising Professional - Washington DC, USA

Position: Senior Fundraising Professional, North America  Location: Washington, DC (or exceptionally New York City) Status:... thumbnail 1 summary
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Position: Senior Fundraising Professional, North America 
Location: Washington, DC (or exceptionally New York City)
Status: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Reports to: Head of Grants Fundraising (based in London)

Lumos is an international foundation established by J.K. Rowling working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children by facilitating the end of large-scale residential and institutional care and promoting and developing community and family based alternatives. Across the globe, an estimated 8 million children are living in institutions because they are poor, disabled, or otherwise marginalized.  They are separated from family life and exposed to significant risk of harm, abuse and neglect. This is a serious problem, but there is a solution.

To achieve our mission, Lumos works in partnership with governments, UN agencies, civil society, communities, families, children, and caregivers to transform outdated and ineffective systems that drive families apart.  Together with partners, Lumos replaces institutions with family and community-based services that provide children with access to health, education, and social care, enabling children to develop to their full potential.

As Lumos expands globally we need a range of skilled professionals to work in our diverse and international team to champion the rights of all children to grow up within a loving family.

Following the launch of Lumos in the USA in early 2015 this is an exciting new opportunity based in our office in Washington DC. As a key member of the International Fundraising Team, this role will raise funds for Lumos’ important work to end the institutionalization of children globally by 2050.  Reporting to the Head of Grants Fundraising based in London and working closely with colleagues in the UK and the USA, the job holder will raise funds to agreed targets from a broad range of individual donors, trusts, foundations and companies based in North America.

To take on this challenge, you’ll be a driven and results-focused individual, and have a proven track record of personally raising funds of more than $1million annually, including identifying new donors and building successful relationships. While a key member of our successful international fundraising team you should also be able to work independently in a fast changing environment.

For the full job description and information on how to apply, please go to HERE.

Closing date for applications is 6th May 2016.   
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