Fundraising Director – Athens – Παιδικά Χωριά SOS


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On behalf of SOS Children’s Villages in Greece, we are looking for an experienced and dynamic:


Fundraising Director


SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children and young people without parental care, or at risk of losing it. Founded in 1949 as a non-denominational organization it now has presence in 136 countries and territories. In Greece it has been operating since 1975 with the aim that every child grows up in a loving home.

The role reports directly to the General Director and is a member of the Senior Management Team.

The main duties of this role include:

  • Lead the development of the annual Fundraising Strategy of SOS Children’s Villages to achieve income targets across the range of revenue streams
  • Produce and manage funding leads and opportunities
  • Work to identify suitable sponsors, donors to approach, in line with SOS Children’s Villages Fundraising Strategy
  • Make risk analyses and calculate time-cost ratios, in order to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and have the highest chance of success.
  • Maintain professional and friendly relationships with corporate donors, grantors and update them on how their grant funds are being utilized throughout the year
  • Develop and lead the monthly-giving supporters program
  • Develop and maintain effective supporter journeys for the development of relationships and retention
  • Develop and organize fundraising activities and events in cooperation with the Communications team
  • Work closely with the Communications team for the design and implementation of fundraising digital campaigns
  • Supervise the commercial activity of SOS Children’s Villages (e.g. eshop, retailer network)


Qualifications include:

  • University Degree in Marketing, Economics or equivalent
  • MSc in similar academic objectives will be an asset
  • At least 3+ years hands-on work experience in a similar Director role
  • Demonstrable track record of Strategic Fundraising
  • Proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client, and donor relationships
  • Proven track record in fundraising that has directly resulted in increased income for an organization
  • Have solid experience of Database-Driven-Marketing and demonstrate good understanding of CRM systems
  • Be able to think both at a strategic and tactical level
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously, take initiative and make decisions
  • Excellent multitasking, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and non-­discriminatory practices and respect of confidentiality, are required
  • Strong “Can-Do” Attitude


Location: Athens, Greece

If the sentence “No Child Should Grow Up alone” motivates you to do something more for a better world, we are waiting to have your CV.

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