The fund will raise money from individuals and businesses that love and rely on the Argolic Gulf islands, coastline and sea, and provide financial support to the most effective projects and campaigns working to protect and restore the natural environment of the area. The fund will focus on five areas: marine conservation, landscape protection and local food, renewable energy, clean water and waste management. Day to day activities of the Executive Director would be split 50/50 between grant making and fund raising. Fund administration and communications are also handled by this individual.
- Pro-active, highly organised individual – a self-starter with an entrepreneurial approach
- First class communicator, capable of engaging a broad range of stakeholders.
- Excellent connections with government, policy makers and businesses
- Good understanding of the key NGOs operating in the area
- Background in marine biology or other environmental studies
- Fluent in Greek and English.
- Prepare scoping document of environmental issues; map out the NGO landscape, including existing projects within our areas of interest and any gaps in funding. Identify where this fund can make a significant positive environmental long-term impact
- Oversee all set up aspects: charity registration, formation of trustees and committees, development of website and marketing materials, compile and manage donor list, professional services engagement (bank, legal, accountancy)
- Develop and manage budgets and financials
- Identify grants and prepare overview of the short list for the steering committee to review at bi-monthly calls
- Identification of project and programme ideas, support potential partners in project design
- Project development in areas where partners are not active, capacity building. Creation of alliances and coalitions between various stakeholders.
- Project follow up and evaluation
- Lobby to influence policy where relevant
- Concisely and accurately report on progress of grants to the steering committee
- Work with Chairman and central team to secure core team of at least ten leaders to contribute £10,000 every year, for three years
- Identification of potential partners and supporters. Manage sales process from beginning to end, liaising with SC where necessary Attending key meetings.
- Follow up of existing leaders, and key corporate partners and donors (create, develop and nurture relationships)
- Raise money from local and international businesses (researching new partners, cultivating partnerships through tailor made programs)
- Apply for further funding from larger foundations to achieve big picture goals
Governance & team
- Coordination of Steering Committee meetings (agendas, dates, minutes etc.)
- Coordination of core team (trustees/co-founders) meetings on ad hoc basis for time sensitive operational decision making
- Draft newsletters (2x per year) and distribute via MailChimp
- Website content – drafting text, posting news items, managing translations
- Developing content and posting on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram)
- Social media monitoring and engagement with partners (likes, shares etc)
- Create brochures and other marketing collateral
- Relations with the media: drafting press releases, attending press conferences, interviews with press, radio and local TV.
- Production of annual report, web content and other publications, once the fund is ready
- Attending events and participation in conferences in representation of fund
- Preparing content as required for ARF partners (text for brochures, web pages and other promotional material)
- Arrange all aspects of fund administration: budgets, financial reports, online payments etc.
To apply: send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 31 January 2021.