Regional Fundraising Development Manager - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Job Type

Full Time




300 W. 22nd St.
Oak Brook
United States


Job Summary

The Regional Development Manager serves as the liaison between Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and worldwide Lion volunteers and donors. Supports all aspects of fundraising and volunteer management, including preparing solicitations, materials, speeches, and presentations. The assigned area includes, but is not limited to Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Researches trends in giving, both internally and sector-wide, relevant causes and issues, recommends the appropriate course(s) of action and supports volunteer team of LCIF leaders and coordinators.
  • Serves as the primary responder to LCIF development calls and email relating to member inquiries, recognition, and donations in assigned area(s).
  • Responsible for revenue generation and goal achievement within assigned area.
  • Produces and drafts proposals, resources, and other written materials for LCIF such as: speeches, Power-Point presentations, and seminar and training materials for Lion volunteers.
  • Keeps detailed records of all donor contacts, current and historical.
  • Ensures donor data is accurate and up to date; assists in compiling new data for cultivation purposes.
  • Identifies potential donors through research and qualification.
  • Plans and facilitates LCIF Lion volunteer meetings, training seminars, etc.
  • Coordinates efforts with other departments on cross-functional projects.
  • Provides input to supervisor and assists in implementing department plans and goals.
  • Prepares and/or reviews reports, which communicate and evaluate department information.
  • Attends select Lions events to promote LCIF or support the work of the LCIF coordinators.
  • Manages employee(s) including recruitment, work assignments, development, and performance management.
  • Liaises with volunteer leadership and Board of Trustees in assigned area(s) to develop/modify and implement relevant strategies for donor engagement and cultivation.
  • Builds donor pipeline and establishes a portfolio of prospects in assigned area(s).
  • Supports Chief of Philanthropy in general department leadership and executing various strategies and projects within the assigned area.

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS or BA from a four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional fundraising experience.
  • Experience in a leadership or supervisory role preferred.
  • Experience working in an international or multi-national non-profit environment preferred.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in French, German, or Italian preferred.
  • Domestic and International travel required.


Level of Language Proficiency

Written and verbal proficiency in French, German or Italian preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree