Fundraising Manager

Remote Working
Competitive Salary- dependent on experience.
02 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The purpose of this role is to lead on building new long term funding partnerships for the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to enable the organisation to achieve its long term goals.


  • Responsible for pipeline of future funding
  • Devise a fundraising strategy to be approved by the CEO
  • Agree a departmental budget and work to achieve or exceed a fundraising target
  • Co-ordinate and manage fundraising, comprising community, trust, corporate, major donor and digital fundraising, across the organisation
  • Build relationships with high profile and high net worth individuals as potential donors to the organisation.
  • Ability to build a compelling pitch deck and present it effectively.
  • Able to speak the language of funders, understand their motivations for giving.
  • Build relationships with charitable trusts, foundations and other institutional funders.
  • Write or approve funding applications to charitable trusts and foundations.
  • Attend networking events and meetings with potential donors.
  • Represent the Foundation at a high level externally with potential funders raising the profile of the organisation and its reputation.
  • Prepare reports and give presentations on fundraising progress to the senior leadership team and the board.
  • Ability to travel when required.
  • Deliver unrestricted funding to enhance the operations, projects and reach of the Foundation.


Location: This is a remote role but candidate would ideally be in the U.K. or U.S.


  • A track record of up to five years’ successful fundraising in the charity sector or not for profit sector.
  • Existing network of contacts.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Networking skills: The ability to represent the Foundation to high profile and high net worth individuals and effectively communicate our mission.
  • Time management skills- we are a small team with a global reach, the ability to prioritise is essential.
  • Track record of converting opportunities into long term funding relationships.
  • Belief in the Foundations mission to broaden participation in digital creativity and coding reaching more girls and more under-represented groups.


  • Experience within the education sector (K12 not Higher Education)
  • Knowledge of the Edtech market
  • Experience of fund-raising on a global scale

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