Educate Girls Job Vacancy: Development (Fund Raising) Executive - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Job Description – Development (Fund Raising) Executive

Designation: Development (Fund Raising) Executive
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Employment type: Renewable fixed term contract
Report to: Manager - Development
Functional reportees: NA

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUNDFoundation to Educate Girls is holistically tackling issues at the root cause of gender inequality in India’s education system. Our comprehensive model reforms government schools through community ownership and reaches up to 90% enrolment, higher attendance and improved learning outcomes for all girls. Founded in 2007, the non-governmental organization has a management and outreach office in Mumbai and operations in Pali, Jalore, Sirohi, Ajmer, Bundi, Rajsamand and Bhilwara in Rajasthan. At this period, the organization is set to grow, and expand its reach of services beyond Rajasthan. As such, we have committed to launching interventions in multiple new geographies across India over the coming 3 years.

We have a management and outreach office in Mumbai and operate in 10 districts across Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in India. This is a position for a Development (Fund Raising) Executive to join our team in our head office in Mumbai. EG is experiencing rapid growth and over the next 2 years will add 16 districts to its operations. The Development (Fund Raising) Executive will work with the Manager - Development to develop and manage relationship with the donors by ensuring regular communications and adherence to reporting timelines with donors.

The Executive will be responsible for following key areas:
  • Manage relationships with current donors (including impact investors, venture philanthropists, high net-worth individuals, foundations and corporate organizations).
  • Ensure regular communications and adherence to reporting timelines with donors.
  • Liaise with various departments within EG to collect and present relevant information to stakeholders.
  • Develop letter of interests, grant applications, proposals, award applications etc.
  • Research and tracking of potential funding sources to help improvise the fundraising strategy.
Breakdown of main tasks in percentages:
  • Conceptual work: strategy, concepts and presentations: 30%
  • Writing: reports, proposals 70%
Donor relations
  • Assist in managing EG’s relationships with donors. Facilitate timely delivery of reports while managing donor expectations and adhering to the reporting timeline (write & review reports).
  • Prepare stakeholder specific reports and assist in completing the due diligence requirements of donors by coordinating and collating data from Impact, Finance, Program, HR team.
  • Manage and update the internal donor management system (Salesforce) and ensure all prospective and current donor details are accurately recorded in the donor database.
  • Research & selection of online fundraising / crowd funding platforms best suited.  Also, manage Educate Girls campaigns on the existing and new platforms.
  • Support Manager and Senior Manager – Development in representation activities with donors   and strengthen EG’s donor base for sustainability of the organizations activities.
Proposal and report writing
  • Work closely with finance, program, and M&E departments on KPIs, budget requirements,and program activities to develop proposals.
  • Manage and maintain all Educate Girls funding profiles, complete application of interests,grant applications, proposals, award applications.
Education and Work Experience
  • Graduate/ Post graduate degree in social sciences, development studies, business management or equivalent qualification preferred.
  • 1-2 years and above of professional experience in fundraising, reporting, writing proposals, grant applications preferably in an NGO.
Required Skills, Abilities and Attitude
  • Outstanding communications and writing skills in English
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work with people from varied backgrounds, at all management levelsAbility to coordinate with departments, organize and prioritize workload and adhere to deadlines
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office-Excel, Power point, word.
  • Commitment to Educate Girls’ mission and values
  • Gender sensitivity
Support and supervision
The Development Executive will report to the Manager -Development at Educate Girls.

Time Commitment-Full-time

  • Minimum 3-4 days of travel at least once a month to program sites in Rajasthan
TO APPLYInterested candidates with relevant experience are to e-mail their CVs and covering letters to

Closing Date: 29 October 2016

Your CV must be accompanied with:
  • Cover letter justifying suitability for the position – role fitment based on present & past work experience. 
  • Current/last drawn compensation and expected compensation.
Please note: Only shortlisted CVs will be contacted