Director of Development at African Entrepreneur Collective… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at African Entrepreneur Collective.
AEC Kenya supports entrepreneurs to grow their business to improve livelihoods and to create thriving communities. Founded in 2018, as the Kenya affiliate of the African Entrepreneur Collective, AEC Kenya has now worked with more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, providing a combination of training, consulting, access to finance, and market-level systems change. We are the largest lender to refugee entrepreneurs in Africa.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to raise $70M USD in the next 5 years, in partnership with the leadership team and Board of Directors;
- Mentor and grow a team of development professionals to identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors, including foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individual donors; create and implement fundraising campaigns; and oversee the management of the organization’s donor management systems; and
- Coordinate with other internal departments, including finance, MEL, and Communications, to ensure that we are in compliance with donor expectations, and that we are promoting our impact to stakeholders in compelling ways.
For this role, the successful candidate will have these qualities:
- Proven track record of meeting multi-million annual fundraising goals through a comprehensive and multi-pronged strategic fundraising plan
- Impeccable integrity and discretion when working with high-net worth individuals
- Deep relationships and understanding of the philanthropic and social enterprise sectors in Africa
- Personable, with confidence and integrity to engage donors to support our work
- Experience managing and developing a team, and overseeing department budgets
- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to think strategically and develop effective fundraising strategies
- Proficiency with donor management systems
- Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years of related experience in fundraising