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We're hiring! Marketing and Fundraising Manager Position


Advertised: 09 December 2021


Closing Date for applications to reach the NSS Office: Sunday, 9 January 2022


Introduction

Established in 1954, the Nature Society (Singapore) is a volunteer-led, non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study, and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia, and the surrounding region.


What We Do

  • Engage the authorities and campaign for the protection of nature areas
  • Contribute to regional and transboundary conservation efforts
  • Conduct nature appreciation activities, conservation projects and biodiversity surveys
  • Collaborate with schools and community groups


Conservation Success

Some of our successful advocacy efforts include the conservation of:

  • 2020: Sungei Khatib Bongsu
  • 2018: Mandai Mangroves and Mudflats
  • 2014: Kranji Marshes
  • 2011: Green Rail Corridor
  • 1993: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
  • 1992: Staved off plans to develop part of Peirce Reservoir into a golf course


Awards

  • Charity Transparency Award (2016 - 2019)
  • SeaKeeper Award (2017)
  • Charity Governance Award (2016)


Secretariat

The Society operates from an Office at The Sunflower at 510 Geylang Road, i.e. the corner of Lorong 28, Geylang, and at present employs three-full time staff. Some specific tasks such as the production of the quarterly Nature Watch magazine are contracted to individual members.

 

Job Description of Marketing and Fundraising Manager Position

The three main roles of the Marketing and Fundraising Manager are:


1) Marketing – to liaise with all the partners of the society as well as the press, other NGOs and the public to increase the profile and effectiveness of NSS.


2) Fundraising – to work with existing and new donors and benefactors to bring in funding to enable the society to be financially sustainable.


3) Membership recruitment – to expand our membership base and help us recruit and retain members.


Other important aspects of the position: 


a) The Marketing and Fundraising Manager should have existing contacts and networks to tap on for marketing and fundraising. This will enable them to quickly bring funding to the society.


b) The Marketing and Fundraising Manager should actively source for, develop and establish relationships with new leads, sponsors, and other funding sources and be comfortable presenting projects and needs of the society for sponsorship to various stakeholders as well as provide timely updates and/or reports to donors, sponsors and other stakeholders as required.


c) The Marketing and Fundraising Manager should work with the Committees and Special Interest Groups to develop an updated list of projects or needs for sponsorship and keep it current for use as and when necessary.


d) The Marketing and Fundraising Manager should have some design knowledge and skills to develop their own fundraising and/or marketing materials for use in the course of performing their role.


e) The Marketing and Fundraising Manager should understand the wider fundraising environment and be able to advise how to better improve our fundraising and marketing efforts to the public (e.g. at in-person events or over online platforms such as over social media channels).

 

Administrative Details


a) The Marketing and Fundraising Manager would be based at the Society Office. The staff organization is intended to be non-hierarchical and somewhat independent, with each member of staff taking responsibility for their own functions and working independently as well as together. Both amongst staff and members, the Society has always had a “hands-on and muck-in culture” which involves everyone helping out in whatever capacities are needed at times of urgency and at Society events. The new manager will have to fit into our current team and work closely with our present Account and Membership Officer as well as our Outreach Officer to enhance final outcome of our mission. We need someone who can take the Society to the next level. To be effective, we could and should have more members in NSS, and we need more funds to conduct our activities and to build up our financial resilience.


b) Decision-making in the Society rests in the hands of the nine-member Executive Committee (Exco). However, decisions are normally made by Exco within the context of Council (which is Exco plus Chairpersons / Representatives of Special Interest Groups and Committees and Co-opted Members). This enables the Society to work as far as possible on a consensus basis and ensures that as wide a group possible is always aware of ongoing matters. Exco/Council meetings take place monthly, but the Exco and Council members are in constant contact through an email loop so that information is shared and decisions can be made between monthly meetings.


c) To increase efficiency and to ensure that the staff is fully informed, the manager will attend the monthly Exco/Council Meetings on the second Tuesday evening of each month, from 7.30 pm.


d) The initial appointment would be on a three-months probationary period, with the option of extending this to 12 months, if necessary. The position would operate with one month’s notice on either side, both before and after the probationary period. Further terms and conditions will be discussed with selected candidates.


e) It is expected that applicants for this position would have good interpersonal and communication skills and be able to use their initiative. It is also expected that they would have a strong commitment to nature and biodiversity conservation in particular, and to wider, related environmental issues. Existing or former members of the Society are welcome to apply. We are open to applicants with a wide range of education, training, work or volunteer experiences. Applicants are free to tell us of all their skills and capacities which they feel may be of use in the position or to the Society, and we are open to an applicant with specific skills who might discuss with us a recasting of the appointment.


f) Short-listed applicants may expect to attend in-person interviews.


APPLICATIONS

Applicants should send the following by Sunday 9 January 2022:


1. Cover letter detailing their particular interest in the position and expected monthly salary.


2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact and personal details, highlighting relevant education, experiences and skills.


3. Two references with full contact details of the referees.


Hard copies to: Kerry Pereira, Nature Society (Singapore), 510 Geylang Road, #02-05 The Sunflower, Singapore 389466.


Soft copies to: kerry@nss.org.sg.


Please write “Application for Marketing and Fundraising Manager Position” on the top right-hand corner of the envelope or email subject line.


Further information on the Society and its activities can be found on the main website www.nss.org.sg and the linked webpages, websites and blogs of various Special Interest Groups and Committees.


Thank you for your interest

We sincerely thank all applicants in advance for their interest. We will do our best to respond to all applicants.

 

 

 

 

 

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