Charity registered in Scotland SC020363
Dynamic Earth is an Edinburgh based visitor attraction which presents the story of the planet - how it was created; how it continues to evolve, the prospects for mankind and the effect of hazards both natural and manmade. The development and presentation of the story represents a unique combination of scientific and design talents. Behind a desire to entertain lies a serious and carefully calculated educational intent. Supported by a fully integrated and curriculum linked Education Service and established Corporate Events venue.
Dynamic Earth was set up by a major fundraising campaign 20 years ago. Today it runs a small but high-quality fundraising programme, which we are seeking to expand. To help us achieve this a new role of Fundraising Executive has been created to work alongside the Head of Development & Fundraising. We are also working with More Partnership a leading fundraising consultancy to help define and deliver the new philanthropic strategy. As this is a new role in the team, some coaching and mentoring support will be provided by More Partnership as part of the induction process.
Main Responsibilities of the Fundraising Executive
There are two key responsibilities in the post:
· Managing a high-quality events, activity and communication programme to engage donors and potential supporters.
· Run the fundraising operations ensuring effective systems and processes are in place for research, engagement and stewardship to deliver a professional fundraising programme.
· There will be opportunities to be directly involved in the fundraising, preparing proposals and meeting donors.
· The post reports to the Head of Development & Fundraising. S/he will also work closely with the Scientific Director and Commercial Director.
· Manage the Patrons programme, including retaining and recruiting members, ensuring they feel welcomed and cared for by Dynamic Earth.
· Dealing with individual enquiries from Patrons to provide a friendly and bespoke service.
· Manage the communications programme for Patrons, making full use of digital communications to stay in touch.
This is a science communication role of both formal and informal Learning programmes where you will play an active role in the delivery and further development of our Learning Programme and associated Public Engagement and Outdoor Learning activities.
In the main you will deliver different elements of the established Learning Programme in our dedicated learning spaces. You will also contribute to the development of our Earth and Environmental Science school related programmes, the production of supporting educational materials and the sourcing of teaching equipment and resources. The current development focus for our schools programme is around digital learning and making so relevant skills and an interest in this area would be advantageous.
In addition, you will assist in the delivery and development of the Outdoor Learning Programme and play a key delivery role in Public Engagement activities. This includes in-house delivery as well as supporting outreach activity in locations across Scotland.
You will be an integral member of a small but dynamic team where you will work, in part, to a determined schedule and in part on projects where self-management is required.
A full Job Description is available for download below,