Sheep Lulu at TIERART

Legacy Fundraiser (m/f/d)

Part or full-time | 80-100% | Zurich, Switzerland 


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

  • Further developing the legacies and bequests fundraising plan as well as the implementation of suitable marketing measures and campaigns
  • Continuously developing legacies and bequests related relationships with donors through personal visits and consultations
  • Researching, identifying, and evaluating potential bequest donors
  • Presenting projects worthy of support that correspond to the motives and wishes of potential bequest donors
  • Planning and implementing events regarding legacy and bequest
  • Representing FOUR PAWS at networking and professional events
  • Evaluating and strengthening external partnerships
  • Further development of legacy information materials, in print and online
  • Administrating and reporting related to legacy fundraising
  • Actively coordinating and collaborating with other departments of FOUR PAWS Switzerland and FOUR PAWS International


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Completed education in business field with further education in the areas of fundraising, marketing or sales
  • Relevant years of professional experience in fundraising (ideally Major Giving/Legacy Fundraising), key account management or other comparable experience
  • Proven experience in developing new contacts and skills to build the associated relationship management
  • Strong analytical skills and an independent, and goal-oriented way of working
  • Enthusiastic and warm personality with a high level of empathy, including demonstrated ability to convey content in a way that is appropriate for the target audience
  • You enjoy working as part of a team
  • Excellent German written and oral communication skills, good French and English are an advantage
  • 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
  • A modern workplace in Zurich, easily accessible by public transport
  • 5 weeks’ vacation and extra family days at the end of the year
  • Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements including the option of up to 50% remote work
  • A dog-friendly workplace


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. Please contact if you require assistance applying to this position.

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 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 application materials in German to


Contact Us

Karin Carrillo Forster

Application deadline: 18 June 2023

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