The CyberPeace Institute
The CyberPeace Institute is an independent Non Governmental Organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with the aim to create a cyberspace at peace, for everyone, everywhere. It seeks to reduce the harms from cyberattacks on people’s lives worldwide, provide assistance to vulnerable communities, and enforce accountability of state and non-state actors in cyberspace.
The post – Fundraising Manager
We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to join the CyberPeace Institute’s effort in developing fundraising activities with a focus on corporations, foundations and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI).
We are looking for candidates who wish to put their skills and knowledge at the service of the greater good. We are looking for committed and altruistic individuals, with strong humanitarian values. If you want to support the most vulnerable, and if you wish to work in a demanding but yet challenging and rewarding environment, we are eager to consider your application.
- Develop a fundraising strategy with a focus on corporations, Foundations and HNWI, and ensure its implementation, including research and identification of new income streams, new donor prospects, and submission of funding applications.
- Prepare compelling high quality fundraising proposals that are relevant to the strategic ambitions of the Institute and ensure related timely reporting.
- Lead the account management of a portfolio of donors to develop and maintain excellent relationships that attract and retain major gifts, and strengthen donor loyalty.
- Develop a deep understanding of the work of the Institute in order to engage and manage donor relationships and coordinate fundraising activities within the Institute.
- Work with internal and external networks to identify and develop new major gifts to the Institute, and ensure the professional stewardship of this activity.
- Support the Board in its role in development; expand, manage, and coordinate Board members’ involvement in fundraising activities.
- Foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization to ensure the Institute is a donor-focused organization that understands the importance of fundraising and that contributes to fundraising objectives as a whole.
- Design and implement a strategy and related tools for external communications, including content on mass mailings, website and social as well as any printed marketing materials.
- Manage the day-to-day operations including consultants’ coordination, database management, gift processing, and gift acknowledgement. Monitor and report regularly on the progress of fundraising efforts.
- Ensure fundraising activities are in line with the Fundraising Policy, and that procedures and policies are updated as required.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
Experience, Skills, and Attributes
The post-holder is a highly organized fundraising professional who is excellent in relationship management and can ensure timely delivery on strategies and projects, effectively juggle conflicting priorities, anticipate the team’s needs, and deliver to a high standard.
The ideal candidate must have:
- A degree in fundraising, business development, or any other relevant area of studies.
- Proven track record in raising funds for non-profit organizations and NGOs (minimum experience 8 years) within the corporations and foundations, especially in the US or EU.
- Proven record of fundraising success including major gift solicitation, fundraising campaigns, networking and relationship management.
- Accustomed to setting and achieving aggressive fundraising goals.
- Experience in constructing, articulating, implementing, and driving annual strategic development plans and campaign-specific plans.
- Experience in working with the Board of Directors, staff, and other volunteers in development, cultivation, and solicitation of donors.
- Used to lead and manage standard development techniques, including face-to-face solicitation, proposal and grant writing, special events, direct mail, and database management (gift processing, prospect and donor histories and fundraising reporting).
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organization and prioritization skills.
- Proactive attitude.
- Proficiency in Office Suites.
- Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
- Experience in creating and curating relationships within the business and technology sectors in the US .
The working language of the Institute is English. A working proficiency in this language is required. Due to the interface of the Institute with French speaking entities, a very strong command in French is considered an asset.
The CyberPeace Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
The Work Environment
The CyberPeace Institute offers a competitive, modern, and flexible working arrangement:
- Geneva-based organization
- Competitive compensation and benefits
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Flex-time and tele-working possibilities
- Dynamic working atmosphere
- Open culture encouraging interaction and sharing of ideas and opinions
- Sustainable commuting incentives
- Type of contract: to be negotiated
- Starting date: as soon as possible
- Location: remote
Please submit your application via the form at
- a CV (2 pages max), in a pdf format.
- a cover letter (one page max) describing your motivation, in a pdf format.
Please ensure to Reference Fundraising Manager in the position you are applying for
Deadline for application is 4 October 2021 23:59 CET
Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered.
Please note that we will only respond to candidates selected for the interview process.
More details about the CyberPeace Institute
The CyberPeace Institute tackles cyberattacks through a holistic approach based on our four pillars:
1) Assistance: bring cybersecurity support to NGO’s that provide essential services to people around the world.
2) Analysis: research and analyse cyberattacks, in collaboration with other actors, to understand and report on their impact on people, to enhance public knowledge and transparency about violations of international laws and norms and to strengthen accountability in cyberspace.
3) Advancement: monitor, raise awareness and advocate for the respect and development of international law and norms governing behaviour in cyberspace, and for responsible conduct by state and non-state actors to reduce harm and ensure respect of the rights of people in cyberspace. 4) Foresight: forecast and investigate opportunities, risks and threats to people associated with emerging and disruptive technologies, and analyse global cyber challenges.