Director of Fundraising

Jan Sahas

Jan Sahas

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Delhi, India
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2023

About Jan Sahas

About the organization Jan Sahas, established in the year 2000, is a not-for-profit grassroots organization committed to promote the development and protect the rights of socially excluded communities with the special focus on girls and women through eradication of all forms of bondage including manual scavenging and caste-based prostitution; empowerment of adolescent girls and women to end violence and gender justice, skill development for dignified livelihoods and social entrepreneurship; legal aid for access to justice and reform in the criminal justice system; land and agriculture development; develop barefoot lawyers to build victim or survivors as leader and empowerment of communities through capacity and organization building. With our national office in New Delhi. We are currently working in ~100 districts of 13 states in India. To know more please visit at:

About the position

The Associate Director/Director of Fundraising and Development will serve as a key member of Jan Sahas’ leadership team and report directly to the CEO. The Director will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing Jan Sahas’ fundraising and development strategy. The organization is seeking an accomplished and visionary professional with a track record of leading successful fundraising campaigns, engaging major donors, and fostering partnerships with corporations, foundations, government agencies, and other philanthropic institutions. This role is responsible for driving the organization's overall fundraising efforts to support its mission and long-term sustainability. For example, the Director will play a crucial role in spearheading the fundraising efforts for Jan Sahas’ new programs centered on climate change. By leveraging their expertise to engage and inspire donors and teams, the Director will secure the financial support to help shape program success and address the urgent challenges climate change poses:

Key Responsibilities

  • Fundraising Strategy and Execution - 30% Partner with the CEO to align fundraising strategies with overall organizational goals. Develop and oversee fundraising campaigns to engage donors and accomplish a fundraising target of USD 15M annually. Achieve the fundraising goal through a balanced portfolio, securing 70% of funds from corporate and family foundations and 30% from high-net-worth individuals. Implement data-driven decision-making processes to evaluate and optimize the effectiveness of fundraising efforts. Establish and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) to track progress and ensure alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Donor Engagement - 30% Regularly engage with Jan Sahas’ donor community in India and overseas, fostering strong relationships and securing continued support. Cultivate and maintain relationships with corporate and family foundations, ensuring Jan Sahas’ alignment with their missions and priorities. Coordinate with regional teams to plan and execute impactful field visits with donors, showcasing Jan Sahas’ projects and impact on the ground.
  • Grant Proposal Development - 20% Lead the development of compelling grant proposals and funding requests for Jan Sahas, engaging both US-based and international funders while collaborating with international teams and local partners. Coordinate with staff and key stakeholders for input and review of grant proposals before submission. Maintain adherence to funder requirements and guidelines in all grant proposals, ensuring compliance with each donor's specific expectations and standards. Implement comprehensive reporting mechanisms, supporting timely and accurate submission of impact reports to foundations and corporate donors.
  • Team Management - 20% Provide strategic leadership and supervision to an international team, fostering an effective and collaborative work culture to achieve shared fundraising goals. Collaborate with the India-based advisory board, leveraging their expertise and networks to enhance Jan Sahas’ fundraising and development efforts.

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree, and eight (8) to twelve (12) years’ fundraising experience, including success securing gifts from corporate and family foundations, and high net worth individuals.
  • Experience formulating and executing comprehensive fundraising and development strategies aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Highly skilled at building and sustaining meaningful relationships with donors, high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and advisory boards.
  • Proven ability to secure and manage grants–from India-based and international sources–ensuring compliance with donor requirements and successful outcomes.
  • Financial acumen and success collaborating with a finance team to ensure accurate budgeting, grant reporting, and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Project management skills and ability to lead multiple fundraising campaigns and initiatives simultaneously.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to partner with senior leadership, fostering a collaborative and innovative work culture.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing globally distributed teams, understanding cultural nuances, fostering collaboration, and ensuring effective coordination across diverse international locations.
  • Experience working with international stakeholders, understanding cultural nuances, and effectively coordinating fundraising efforts across different regions.
  • Willingness and ability to travel in India including monthly in-person meetings, and occasional international travel.
  • Commitment to and passion for advancing the mission and goals of Jan Sahas, demonstrated by a talent for articulating Jan Sahas’ mission, impact, and funding needs to diverse stakeholders.

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