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We are looking for a Fundraiser!

  • Brussels
  • Telework partially allowed
  • Full-time
  • 2 to 4 years
  • Between 25 and 50 k/year

Job description

Communa is constantly involved in a fundraising dynamic, whether it is to finance our support team, accelerate the creation of solidarity places in Brussels, extend the occupation of certain places or make up for deficit budgets.
As part of these activities, we are looking for a motivated person to join the Administrative and Financial department of Communa.

Missions :

  • Strategy : implementation of a global and long-term fundraising strategy for Communa;

  • Canvassing of new foundations, companies and public subsidies (approvals or additional subsidies);

  • Donation: definition and implementation of a sponsorship strategy (and small and medium-sized donors), within the framework of the "Friends of Communa Fund".

Continuous monitoring of subsidies and upcoming calls for projects:

  • Update the subsidy database, identify priority opportunities, relay them to relevant projects/clusters;

  • Drafting of funding application files (in partnership with the workers of the place for which the call for projects is submitted);

  • Meeting, point of contact and follow-up of donors;

  • Budget monitoring: keeping up to date the amounts requested, the amounts expected, the amounts obtained;

  • Assistance with subsidy justification: in collaboration with the AdminFin division and the site coordinators, drafting of interim and final reports for donors as well as the preparation, collection and formatting of supporting documents.

  • End-of-funding management (justification reports).


Qualities sought:

  • Good writing skills in French and English. Dutch is a plus;

  • Rigour, precision, spirit of initiative and very good organizational skills;

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group;

  • Ability to convince and sell a project both in writing and orally;

  • Ability to create and maintain networks, including in donor and public institutions;

  • Very good command of office tools (Word, Excel, email, online calendar, online file sharing, etc.).

Desired experience:

  • 2 years of experience in association financing, fundraising;

  • Knowledge of the Brussels institutional ecosystem, as well as Belgian sponsors;

  • Ability to understand and set budgets;

  • Knowledge of the activities and services of Communa or the temporary occupation and urban planning sector;

  • Knowledge of European funding is a plus.

And also:

  • Interest and motivation to invest in a project with "shared governance".

Why apply?

Working at Communa means being part of a team that aims to change the Brussels landscape thanks to our temporary occupation tool. We are therefore a dynamic team, respectful of each other, aware of current issues (gender, climate, ethics of care but also fun).

What is offered by Communa:

  • A full-time job;

  • A fixed-term contract, renewable over the long term;

  • A flexible work environment;

  • A stimulating and caring work environment where everyone has their place and their say;

  • An opportunity to evolve and develop in an organization with shared governance;

  • A real commitment to a sector with high social value and in full expansion;

  • Lots of jokes!

For specific salary conditions and benefits, do not hesitate to contact us.

Conduct of interviews

1/ Send us your CV and cover letter.

2/ If your application is validated, you will be contacted for an interview within two weeks.

Interview schedule (1h30):

  • Your journey so far;

  • The reasons why you should apply for a position as a fundraiser;

  • Your understanding of this type of mission;

  • 2-3 practical exercises for which you will have preparation time on site.

  • Come prepared for the following questions: " What could be the key elements of a fundraising strategy with private funds? What would be the first small concrete steps you would take?" 

But for us it is especially important to come and relax at our interview! Above all, we would like to meet you as authentically as possible.

For the person who will join us: the date of the first day of the start will be determined together.

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