Senior Institutional Fundraiser

  • Solliciteren voor: 09/06/2024
  • Locatie: Utrecht
  • Uur per week: 23-36

Rutgers is the leading Dutch centre of expertise on sexuality. We operate nationally and internationally in about 20 countries. Together with other civil society organisations, professionals in the field and experts by experience, we advocate for positive change on issues that matter and have a major impact on people’s health and lives. We work to improve sexual rights, to improve access to sexuality education and access to contraception and safe abortions, and to prevent sexual violence. We do this in various ways. Rutgers connects research, practice and advocacy. We are there for everyone, with an extra focus on young people. We speak out against injustice and for important human values, especially when they are under pressure.

The International department is recruiting an:

    Senior Institutional Fundraiser

(32 – 36 hours per week, vacancy number 2024-08)


Fostering innovation, enabling impact and expanding networks. For this role we are looking for an ambitious go getter. Someone who is always looking for new opportunities and will follow through on these opportunities. If this resonates with you, then be sure to read further!

In this role you will work in our small, ambitious and dedicated Resource Mobilisation Unit. The RMU is continuously on the lookout for new institutional fundraising opportunities and manages the process of proposal development. The RMU is strong in institutional fundraising for our main themes on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, prevention of Sexual and Gender based Violence and Access to Safe Abortion and Contraceptive methods, in the Netherlands and worldwide. We are looking at opportunities for corporate fundraising. Our ambition is to expand the scope of institutional fundraising for national programmes.

What you will be doing

You coordinate proposal development processes:

  • You connect partner organisations, colleagues, ideas and insights to make building blocks for proposals.
  • You write proposals, put elements of a proposal together, including parts of the proposal that are written by colleagues and partner organisations, and ensure due diligence and eligibility criteria.
  • You sell proposals, internally to our management, and externally to partner organisations and (possible) donors.
  • Throughout the process, you streamline and liaise with colleagues, while keeping an eye on the planning to ensure a timely submission.
  • You have the final responsibility to guarantee a high quality of the funding proposals.

You expand our possibilities for fundraising:

  • You are continuously on the lookout for fundraising opportunities with possible funding sources for our main themes on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, prevention of Sexual and Gender based Violence and Access to Safe Abortion and Contraceptive methods, while connecting with colleagues’ work, network and ideas.
  • You are proactively approaching potential donors and creating relationships.
  • You proactively table ideas and funding opportunities.You are continuously looking to expand and diversify our network across different sectors and innovative funders. You contribute to building strategic partnerships.You enjoy designing creative and unconventional ideas for unlikely funders.You participate in conferences such as the Skoll World Forum, DEVEX, Women Deliver & the International Conference for Family Planning.


What we are looking for

Our ideal candidate is a strategic, analytical, outgoing and creative team player who is self-confident and decisive. We are looking for candidates who can get things done pleasantly and convincingly through their excellent communication and diplomacy skills. A good sense of humor is an asset. You enjoy bringing the right people together in a proposal development team. You are a team player and networker, respectful to (cultural) differences, and can navigate different values, backgrounds, genders, and religions.

You have an interest in and passion for Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, and meet the following criteria:

  • You have a track record in institutional fundraising and preferably a strong donor network.
  • Experience with fundraising for donors like the European Union, the National Postcode Lottery and Dutch foundations is preferred. Experience in corporate fundraising is also an added value.
  • Building a network is like second nature to you.
  • You have experience with innovative grant-making.
  • You are an excellent writer.
  • You can translate the latest research and implementation insights into concise and appealing proposals.
  • You can navigate cultural differences and different perspectives.
  • Your command of English and Dutch is excellent, French would be an asset.
  • You are willing and able to travel abroad for work a couple of times per year.


What we offer

You will work in an exciting and challenging international environment, with highly motivated and passionate colleagues. Depending on knowledge and experience, the maximum salary for a 36-hour working week for this position is minimum €4.108 and maximum € 5.335 gross per month (FWG scale 60).

Besides the standard holiday allowance of 8%, you get a fixed end-of-year allowance of 8.33% and 5,5 weeks’ holiday a year. We also offer ample opportunities for (paid) parental leave, discounts on sports and other vitality activities, and you can participate in the bicycle scheme. You also receive an annual balance budget, which you can use as you see fit. The collective labor agreement cao ggz applies.

Our office is located in Utrecht, the Netherlands, but you will be working with colleagues all over the world. Most colleagues work from home for a part of the week. Since you will need to work closely with colleagues in face-to-face meetings, we prefer a candidate based in The Netherlands.


Information and application

We want to create a more inclusive and diverse organization that values individual differences in the workforce and ensures everyone feels welcome and safe. Do you feel attracted to this? Then we invite you to apply no later than Sunday 9 June. The first round of interviews will take place in the week of 17 June. Please take these dates into account. The second round of interviews will take place in the week of 24 June.

An assignment can be part of the recruitment process. We ask candidates we invite to the second round to complete an online questionnaire prior to that interview. Based on this, we draw up a personal profile that addresses competences, team roles and learning agility (the ability to learn from changes in the work environment). We discuss this during the interview. We also ask you to complete an assignment prior to the second interview. Furthermore, providing a Certificate of Good Conduct and requesting references are part of the procedure. We follow the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for requesting written references.

Responding to this vacancy can only be done via the link to the online application form in the relevant vacancy at For additional background information on Rutgers, please consult and

If you have any questions, please contact Olloriak Sawade, Programme Manager, via, stating the vacancy number.

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