Philanthropic Giving and Grants Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Remote
  • Remote

Website Translators without Borders

To apply for this job please visit twb.bamboohr.com.

Contract length: 1 year or open ended

Hours: Full time / Part time

Location: Home-based, available GMT (UTC±0) core working hours

Travel: Minimal

Application deadline: 21 May 2021

Estimated start date: 1 July 2021 (flexible)

Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

We offer in addition to salary:

an innovative work environment with a diverse and passionate team
20 days of annual leave and 10 days of floating holidays


TWB is looking to further develop its fundraising expertise to drive the organization toward greater financial sustainability to better achieve our mission to support speakers of marginalized languages.

TWB is at a pivotal moment in its history and is looking for someone who is proactive, hands-on, enthusiastic and ambitious to join our team. As the Philanthropic Giving and Grants Coordinator, you will lead a team of three in the development and delivery of the grant management and foundations funding strategy. You’ll have sound strategic ability and the skill to attract major funders, using your existing contacts and quickly establishing new ones. You believe technology can work to really help people in need and you thrive in dynamic, innovative, fast-moving environments. You will write and submit funding applications, build relationships with funders and work closely with funders and TWB’s leadership.

Are you:

an energetic fast-learner to work full-time from home who is familiar with fundraising techniques, but needs the right job to take your skills to the next level, OR
a motivated, highly qualified part-time person who wants to work with a dynamic and fun team, but needs flexible hours and prefers working at home.

Either way, TWB is looking for you, if:

You love learning:

You take an analytical, data-driven approach to problem solving
You’re curious and want to understand why people give, and what motivates them
You’re eager to collaborate and learn from different people, from language technologists and field workers to the marginalized people we are trying to support

You know how to be creative:

You understand the “big picture” of the work you’re doing
You ask questions and continually try new ideas until you find one that works
You want to contribute to the organization’s strategy and fundraising
You create opportunities across teams to find new ways to raise funds and tell our story

You do your homework:

You research backgrounds, motivations, and past recipients of potential donors
You work with senior managers to determine their strengths and figure out ways to support them to raise funds
You talk to peers and counterparts, read articles, and investigate what works for others

You love teamwork:

You’re comfortable working with remote and globally distributed teams
You’re good at creating strong relationships with people with diverse areas of expertise
You can set measurable goals, monitor them and work to them

You care:

You’re hands on and willing to do what is needed to help the team
You care about social issues — these are the problems you want to solve

The ideal candidate has a strong track record with corporate and foundation fundraising, in addition to institutional donors, particularly ECHO, FCDO, USAID and the UN system, experience in the humanitarian or development sectors, and a knack for understanding what motivates people. The successful candidate will be a dynamic team player, proactive with the ability to take structured guidance and able to ensure that his/her work fits with priorities for the organization.

Main responsibilities:

-Work with senior managers to develop private sector and foundation fundraising strategy
-Develop and maintain relationships with private sector foundations and trusts, with senior managers
-Oversee TWB’s grants and compliance for institutional donors
-Support on TWB’s registration processes with institutional donors
-Work in tandem with program staff, TWB’s advocacy efforts, and other members of TWB’s global team to gather metrics and evidence of TWB’s impact.
-Support campaigns and engagement with high net worth individuals, companies, and philanthropists
-Explore and develop revenue boosting strategies such as recurring monthly donors and planned giving.


You will need to have demonstrable expertise in leading and delivering a growth funding/fundraising strategy and a thorough knowledge of the international development sector and fundraising within this context. You will have experience working with funders such as institutional donors, trusts, charitable foundations and companies. You will need to have people management skills

-Bachelor’s degree in humanities, international relations, development or relevant field.
-5-7 years experience in fundraising (for the full-time role) or 7-10 years (for the part-time role) with a proven track record in developing at least one income stream.
-Experience with major international institutional donor grant management
-Excellent English writing and editing skills. A writing sample will be required.
-Strong people management skills and attention to detail.
-Familiarity with unrestricted funding streams and fundraising strategies.
-Resourceful, creative and able to take initiative.
-Strong computer skills, including spreadsheets and data management.
-Demonstrated interest in language, and commitment to TWB’s values.


-International experience.
-Experience with high net worth, private sector and/or foundation fundraising.
-Experience using CRM and communications tools, such as Hubspot, Salesforce, WordPress, MailChimp, design programs, and cloud software.
-Experience with capital and multi-year fundraising campaigns.

About Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders (TWB) envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting non-profit organizations with a community of language professionals, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), TWB translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information every year.


Core Values

Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework:

Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector.

Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it’s the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.

Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.

Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.

Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.

Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times.

TWB may re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration at its discretion.

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