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HIRING | Commonland, Director Development & Communications

Posted by Deesha Chandra (Admin) Jan 8, 2020 Posted in Opportunities

Our friends at Commonland are recruiting...application deadline 27th Jan 2020

The Ideal candidate

  • You have proven track record in fundraising, marketing and communications and you are able to use this for writing compelling stories and funding proposals;
  • You have a strong affinity with Commonland’s mission and vision and enjoy working in an innovative creative expert organisation with a holistic mindset;
  • You enjoy making connections, and talk easily to the president of a country as to any other person;
  • You live in the Netherlands, preferably near Amsterdam, or are willing to relocate;
  • You possess outstanding writing and verbal skills in English, and preferably in Dutch and Spanish;
  • You display courage and confidence in building long-term relationships and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Your responsibilities:

Managing the fund mobilization and marketing & communications team and you are a part of our Management Team;

Responsible and accountable for meeting strategic goals and objectives;

Accountable for development, communications, media relations and fund mobilization (up to €10 million a year);

Further develop a professional fund mobilization strategy, retention and professional development and establishing clear directions for the team;

Develop and administer budget, partnership and fundraising objectives, evaluate results and develops corrective strategies as needed;

Search for new major funders and maintain our existing funds in line with the overall strategy;

Develop and implement a strategy for growth of the individual and corporate supporter base, and build a large personal and business network that leads to fundraising opportunities;

In all aspects of your work, you are an ambassador for the organisation;

You will work closely with, and proactively support and advise the CEO in building and maintaining relationships based on agreed goals and strategies.

If you have any questions about the vacancy contact Clara Ramschie (, otherwise send your motivation and CV to Jos Meijer, Recruiter at Commonland before January 27 via

More about the role here 

This post was edited on Jan 8, 2020 by Deesha Chandra

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