Fundraising Assistant

Transparency International Secretariat
  • Location
    Berlin, Germany
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 17

Position description

Transparency International is a global movement with one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. With more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality.


The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Fundraising Assistant to join the Fundraising Team. The Fundraising Assistant will support all functions in the Fundraising office, with special focus on supporting research, data base management (Salesforce) and processing individual donations.


Role Purpose: The Fundraising Assistant will support all functions in the Fundraising office, with special focus on supporting research, data base management (Salesforce) and processing individual donations.

Team: Fundraising 

Reporting Line: Head of Fundraising

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Contract Duration: Currently we can offer an employment contract limited for a duration of 2 years. There is a prospect of extension subject to organizational need continuing, performance proven and funding confirmed and there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

Working Hours: full time [100%; 40 hours per week]

Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin

Job ID: TIS-FT-FA-2020


Based in the Fundraising Team and reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the successful candidate will:         

  • Conduct searches and research as directed by team member responsible for research
  • Support data transfer and verification in the process of Salesforce integration
  • Assure data hygiene regarding GDPR and content stored
  • Process individual donations, monitor donations inbox, respond to donor queries, execute due diligence
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  • Create and send thank you emails, letters and donation receipts as directed by team member responsible for individual giving
  • Collaborate with the Communications team and other relevant teams to plan, execute and analyse digital individual giving campaigns
  • Collaborate with responsible team member on the website relaunch
  • Researching trends and best practice in individual giving and improving our processes
  • Contribute to the realization of the overall TI-S fundraising strategy
  • Contribute to other team deliverables, in particular regarding fundraising from individuals and the private sector


In order to succeed in this role, candidates will need to meet the following:

  • University degree in communications, marketing, journalism, fundraising, or other relevant fields
  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience 
  • Competence in efficient use of fundraising databases, preferably Salesforce, essential
  • Knowledge and experience analysing data an asset
  • Complete fluency in written and spoken English is essential; other European languages, especially German, an asset
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International


Joining the Transparency International Secretariat candidates can expect:

  • the opportunity to become part of the global movement against corruption and make a positive contribution to the work of TI in the field of transparency and accountability working on a wide range of relevant and challenging issues
  • a role with purpose, working in a team of engaged and enthusiastic colleagues experts in the field of anti-corruption and driven and united by the desire to fight corruption and achieve significant and large-scale replicable impact
  • an inspiring, stimulating, dynamic, flexible and international working environment with peers representing 45+ different nationalities and Getting Things Done (GTD) approach to work 
  • a high degree of collaboration and autonomy in a lean and agile organisation with flat hierarchies, streamlined decision-making processes and a shared leadership culture with servant leadership philosophy
  • ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual team training allowances to onsite professional development opportunities, including regular Show & Tell meetings, Jours Fixes/Flexes and brown bag lunches with visiting experts

Staff at TI-S enjoy a competitive compensation & benefits package designed for staff well being and work life balance, incl.:

  • a relocation package incl. sponsorship of work permit if needed and financial contribution to German language classes
  • generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
  • organizational access to the employee assistance programme PME offering support in various areas
  • Sodexo Restaurant Checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
  • selection of fruits and hot drinks, summer & winter parties, and ‚Social Fridays’ with complimentary snacks and drinks
  • free health sessions (e.g. back pain prevention) as well as reduced membership fees with Urban Sports Club
  • a centrally located office in a vibrant metropolitan city with excellent public transportation connectivity at the river Spree

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