Leadership Giving Officer (EMEA)

Habitat for Humanity
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 29

Position description

Closing date for applications is 31 July 2019

Habitat for Humanity International seeks to appoint a Leadership Giving Officer. This position focuses on growing and expanding HFHI Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA)'s work with High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI), Major Donors (MD), and Family Foundations (FF) in EMEA. The incumbent would work with the Area Office in Bratislava, Slovakia to create, develop, implement and manage this income stream with a view to also developing the EMEA Habitat Development Council (a group of high level and highly committed donors and influencers to help HFHI with our fundraising capacity). This is a front-facing fundraising position with revenue targets. While the Area Office is located in Bratislava, Slovakia, the incumbents working location is flexible.

Reports to: The Director of Resource Development for EMEA.
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package in the not-for-profit market.
Location options: London UK, Bratislava Slovakia, or other major cities in Western Europe.
Travel: Up to 30% International and domestic travel

Major Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate high net worth individuals, major donors and family foundations:
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of this newer Leadership Giving income stream for EMEA.
  • Identify, research, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects, following the donor life cycle
  • Meet or exceed annual revenue goals.
  • Work collaboratively with Habitat RD and program teams in EMEA, Latin & Central America and Asia Pacific, and beyond towards growing the donor pipeline and number of committed donors.
  • Create a Stewardship framework specifically for committed Leadership Giving donors
  • Habitat Development Council EMEA:
  • Develop and start implementing a strategy for Leadership Giving fundraising efforts for the EMEA Habitat Development Council's long-term success.
  • Responsible for providing all “contact report” information to the CRM and reports to the EMEA RD Director and HQ team.
  • Act as spokesperson at public speaking events to include donor events, outside events, informational talks etc.
  • Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors.
  • Organize events, cultivation and stewardship opportunities to build new and strengthen existing relationships.


University Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, International Relations, Fundraising or related field preferred.
3-5 years’ experience working in major gift roles, securing funds from family foundations, and/or high net worth individuals.
Experience supporting international donors/clients; multi-national experience preferred.
Proven track record in securing 5 and 6 figure philanthropic gifts.
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
Expert organizational and planning skills.
Fluent written and verbal communications skills in English required; verbal and written communication skills in another European language or Arabic is an asset.

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