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Teamlead Major Donor & Legacy Fundraising (m/f/d)

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Hamburg, Germany 


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

  • Managing the team of Legacy and Major Donor Fundraisers on a strategic an operational level 
  • Developing and implementing strategies, guidelines and processes for major donor and legacy fundraising 
  • Being the contact person for major donors and legacy donors and maintaining contact to important external stakeholders, partners and initiatives
  • Implementing a solid reporting system for major donor and legacy fundraising
  • Overseeing and controlling budgets for the 1:1 fundraising team
  • Representing FOUR PAWS Germany at networking and professional events 


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Several years of relevant experience and/or educational background
  • Experience in leading, managing, coordinating, and motivating teams
  • Further training in fundraising, e.g. courses at the Fundraising Academy or similar would be an advantage
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to travel/driver's license
  • Fluency in German and English
  • 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 dog-friendly workplace, easily accessible by public transport, with a dynamic and pleasant working environment
  • Fully paid Deutschland-Ticket
  • Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements including the option of up to 60% from home
  • Fully covered pension payments after six months of employment


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 for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment. 

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Contact us

Nina Kurtz, HR Specialist

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