Head of Fundraising (Zurich, m/f)

Fulltime / Zurich

FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organisation with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and has offices in more than 10 other countries. Founded by Heli Dungler in 1988, the organisation strives for improvements in animal welfare through sustainable campaigns and projects. FOUR PAWS focuses on animals that are directly under human influence, for example stray dogs and stray cats, farm animals, wild animals and companion animals kept in inappropriate housing. FOUR PAWS aims to help animals in need directly and quickly.

We are searching for a positive thinking personality with great affinity to animal welfare as soon as possible:

Head of Fundraising (Zurich, m/f)

Fulltime / Zurich

Main duties:

Leading and developing the national fundraising team

Developing the Swiss fundraising portfolio

Creating annual budgets, long-range goals and projections for all fundraising campaigns and initiatives

Controlling all fundraising activities and reporting to the Country Director, the International Fundraising Director und the National Board

Working closely with the Board, the International Director of Fundraising and the international fundraising team to continuously research, cultivate, and solicit new sources of revenue

Participating in inter-department working groups to develop animal welfare related projects and campaigns


Degree in marketing, business administration, communication or related fields, further education in fundraising is an advantage

At least five years experience in the field of fundraising, preferably in international NGO's

Demonstrable track record of strategic fundraising

Experience in budget planning for a medium sized organisation with several income streams

Experienced budget planner/maker and excel user

Proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client and donor relationships

Knowledge of Swiss NGO market and audiences

Excellent communication skills in German and English (written and oral), good French knowledge would be an asset

Skills to lead and motivate a team

Ability to work independently, results-oriented and innovative

Social competence combined with competitive intelligence

Highly motivated, open-minded and balanced-driven personality

Ability to multi-task and prioritise work based on business requirements

Willingness to travel and to work in a fast-paced environment

Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS issues and values

What we offer:

Degree A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team

A fully integrated and respectful partnership within an international organisation

An attractive working place with technically advanced infrastructure

Work experience in an international organisation

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.


Our partner, Michael Page, is looking forward to receiving your complete application documents including work and diploma certificates, exclusively online here .


For information about the position, please contact

Ms. Stephanie Lintner, Michael Page

Tel. 044 563 95 31