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Events Organiser and Fundraising Administrator- Leo Baeck College

  • Location: Finchley, N3
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: c.£40,000 (pro rata to 21 hours per week)
Accountabilities
Accountable to: The Principal
Liaison: LBC Staff and Board of Governors, Finance Department, Donors, Patrons, External grant-givers

Hours: 21 hours per week

Job Purpose
The primary functions of this role are to organise events, manage all categories of fundraising income for LBC and to support the Principal and Board of Governors in raising additional funds.
  • Organise fundraising events.
  • Support the Principal and members of the Board of Governors in their contact with major donors.
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy for Patrons, Friends and Alumni.
  • Research, write and submit grant and trust applications.
Fundraising
Major Donors
  • Ensure that accurate, up to date records are maintained for all donors.
  • Set up a programme ensuring Patron involvement.
  • Write appropriate fundraising letters on behalf of the Chair or Principal ready for signature.
  • Write pledge redemption and thank you letters ensuring that pledges are fulfilled.
  • Ensure regular and appropriate communication with donors and patrons.
Communication Plan
  • Develop and implement a communication plan for Patrons, Friends and Alumni, which should involve regular newsletters and a series of small events that will help to build support and enthusiasm for the continuing development of the College
  • Build personal relationships with the donors.
  • To agree with line manager annual fundraising target.
  • Create a fundraising strategy for engaging different generations of donors, with a view developing long term ongoing relationships and securing regular donations.
  • Investigate ways of engaging younger supporters and maximise the benefits of social media.
Event Management
  • Develop Patrons’ events
  • Develop Friends’ events
  • As the event manager be responsible for all event logistics
  • In particular, act as event manager and organise all aspects of the Annual Dinner.
Other Responsibilities
  • Provide fundraising progress for Board of Governors meetings as and when required.
  • Provide staff support to a Board of Governors Fundraising sub-committee, as required.
  • Assist in the development of publicity and marketing materials.
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks as requested by Principal.
Essential
  • Ability to communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing
  • Used to public speaking and making presentations
  • Highly organised and efficient administrator
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word, Excel, database management
  • Ability to design publicity materials, including knowledge of graphics software
Desirable
  • Creative ability
  • Knowledge of Progressive Jewish Community
  • Interest in learning