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Fundraising and Communication Officer, Heidelberg



Heidelberg, Germany 

Job Category:

Government/Non-Profit, Healthcare, Marketing & PR, Science


- per month

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Fundraising and Communication Officer

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Job Description:

Fundraising and communications officer
The European Vaccine Initiative (EVI) is a non-profit organisation based in Heidelberg, Germany. EVI is dedicated to accelerating the development of vaccines for diseases of poverty as well as emerging infectious diseases, including Covid-19.
EVI has an exciting career opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to join an enthusiastic organisation that works with multiple partners across the world to develop new and affordable health solutions for all people.
We are looking to fill a new position with a creative and skilled marketing & communications professional that has a talent for storytelling and a good grasp of details. We offer an opportunity to develop your career with an ambitious non-profit organisation that contributes to the global fight against infectious diseases. The Covid-19 pandemic has made the importance of our work and mission even greater.

Primary responsibilities
- Develop key messages, content and activities to acquire, renew and retain supporters;

-Contribute to developing and implementing communication and branding plans for EVI;

- Conceive and implement fundraising campaigns for EVI;

- Identify and follow up on new business opportunities for EVI;

- Create and communicate business cases that convey the impact and importance of our work to potential funders and investors;

- Develop tools and activities to communicate effectively with existing and prospective donors;

- Draft news items and press releases;

- Promote services of EVI to new and existing partners;

- Prepare and provide quotations and/or proposals for collaborators and partners;

- Support business development activities and develop tailored communication plans;

- Create engaging opportunities to promote income generation from new audiences and donor groups

Job Requirements:

Essential Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree or similar qualification, preferably in Marketing & Communication, Science or Business Management;

- Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, preferably native speaker;

- Strong project management and organizational skills;

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different cultures and background;

- Ability to work independently and self-starter mentality;

- Strong analytical and quantitative skills;

- Experience with social media applications (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook etc.);

- Experience with creating and maintaining webpages;

- Permit to work within the European Union;

- General confidence with technical aspects of digital communication and fundraising.
Desired Competencies
- Experience in developing and implementing fundraising campaigns for non-profit organizations;

- Experience in developing and implementing communication and branding plans, preferably for biotech and/or non-profit organizations;

- Experience of working in communications, marketing or business development within a fundraising context;

- Experience of working with Wix or similar web-editing tool(s).

Employment Type:

Full time
Company Info
European Vaccine Initiative
Voßstraße 2, Building 4040
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Phone: +4530423159"
Web Site: https://www.euvaccine.eu/
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