Bear Erich at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Head of Fundraising Austria (m/f/d)

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Vienna, Austria


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team.

Your contribution will be

  • Leading and managing the fundraising team of FOUR PAWS Austria
  • Further developing and implementing the national fundraising strategy
  • Planning, budgeting, implementing, and reporting all fundraising activities and processes
  • Active internal coordination of fundraising activities and with external partners
  • Developing the Austrian fundraising portfolio including active research, analyses, and testing of (existing and new) fundraising tools and channels; implementing brand guidelines
  • Representing FOUR PAWS Austria in national and international fundraising initiatives and alliances


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Several years of expertise in various fundraising channels, experience in planning fundraising strategies
  • Experience in leading, managing, coordinating, and motivating (bigger) teams
  • Knowhow in planning, budgeting, controlling, and reporting all fundraising channels
  • Networker with an overview of fundraising Markets (Austrian Market preferred)
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Technical experience with Office 365, and virtual communication tools, e.g. MS Teams
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission


Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • An animal-friendly workplace with a dynamic and pleasant job environment
  • Modern leadership culture and promotion of training measures
  • The chance to grow together with your team
  • Wiener Linien annual ticket/partial contribution to Klima Ticket, and pension fund after the probationary period
  • The yearly gross salary range for this position is EUR 68,000 - EUR 75,000 (full-time base, consisting of 14 payments) according to our internal compensation scheme.


FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission.

All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment. 

Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge with your CV in English.

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