Head of Fundraising – Missionaries of the Sacred Heart


About Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

Founded in France in 1854, the Society of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) is an international Religious Order whose members are working in 55 countries across all continents, and their principal missionary activities are in the areas of parish ministry, education, chaplaincy, spirituality ministry, justice and peace initiatives, media and communications, leadership development, capacity building and multiple social projects relating to humanitarian aid, AIDS-HIV response, social justice initiatives and autonomous community development projects.

For more information on the organisation, visit their website.

About the Role

The Order is seeking to appoint a new Head of Fundraising who will play a crucial role in the future development of resourcing the MSC Mission and manging the Missions Office. The appointment comes at a crucial time for the Order, with opportunities to both nurture existing funder relationships and develop new and sustainable fundraising programmes through digital fundraising.

The Head of Fundraising will contribute to the vision and ideals of the Order by ensuring the organisation achieves its goals and objectives through the design, administration, and implementation of fundraising and promotional campaigns; and through the effective management of the day-to-day operations of the MSC Missions Office.

This will include the management of existing fundraising streams, the development of new fundraising streams, as well as staff management, Missions Office financial management, Health and Safety and IT oversight of the Missions Office.

The Head of Fundraising will also work closely with the Mission Office Director, who acts as a spokesperson for the organisation, by building and maintaining an active relationship with MSC benefactors/donors. Together, they will work towards creating an understanding of the work and aims of MSC.

The post-holder will have a strategic mindset with a demonstrable track record in direct mail, legacies, and digital fundraising. They will be a strong leader, confident managing a multi-functional team within agreed parameters in relation to finance, staffing, operational standards, and reporting; and will have empathy for the ethos and culture of a faith-based missionary organisation.

How to Apply

Recruitment for this position is being managed exclusively by 2into3. To apply, to discuss further, or to request a copy of the candidate briefing document, please contact Shannon Barrett at Shannon.Barrett@2into3.com or at 086 063 4938. Please send your cover letter and CV in Word doc format only. The closing date for applications is Friday, 06 October 2023.