Early Career (Origin) Graduate: Partnerships & Fundraising Officer

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Are you passionate about fundraising and partnerships?

Would you like to work at the world's leading particle physics laboratory and contribute to extending its impact?

Join the Partnership and Fundraising section in the International Relations (IR) sector, whose mission is to serve the CERN & Society Foundation!

The Partnerships & Fundraising Section coordinates and conducts fundraising at or on behalf of CERN and the CERN & Society Foundation, as well as the dissemination of, and compliance with, CERN's fundraising standards, including the Ethical Policy and the Policy for the Recognition of Donors.

The CERN & Society Foundation, established in June 2014, is the charity through which charitable gifts for CERN & Society (C&S) projects are raised from companies, trusts, foundations and individuals.

As a Partnerships & Fundraising Officer, you will join a small, multi-tasking team and drive fundraising, developing new business and loyalty strategies, supporting the CERN & Society Foundation mission.

The selected candidate will contribute to:

  • Defining and implementing the CERN & Society fundraising strategy.
  • Participating in prospect identification, research and segmentation.
  • Implementing marketing and communication campaigns over multiple channels (digital and offline).
  • Producing and editing communications material for fundraising purposes.
  • Acquiring new contacts (online and offline) to increase the donor pool.
  • Cultivation and relationship building with donors.
  • Developing proposals for various matters pertaining to fundraising.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Preparing the fundraising annual report and ongoing status reports.
  • Ensuring overall account management and stewardship of existing supporters, including events planning for a high-level donor experience.

The Partnership & Fundraising Officer will also take part in other activities in collaboration with CERN & Society project leaders, such as:

  • Project identification.
  • Strategic planning, annual budget planning, overall financial data analysis and reporting.
  • Development of fundraising cases for support.
  • Development of project proposal/presentations for CERN boards.
  • Communication about fundraising activities including via the CERN & Society website.

Qualifications/skills required

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (BSc or MSc) level and have no more than 2 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your MSc degree;
  • Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • You have professional training in the field of fundraising (or equivalent).
  • Excellent spoken and written English is essential, French is an asset.
  • Knowledge of CiviCRM or other CRM software packages would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Desire and ability to work in a team within a large international organisation.
  • Creative, results-orientated approach and desire to set high standards.
  • Ability to take initiative and drive proposals forward.

This vacancy is within the CERN Graduate Programme – Early Career professionals (Origin).

For further details and to submit your application, please, go to the CERN Graduate Programme pages.