6 months ago
Misión Mexico is recruiting Trustee with Fundraising Skills to join their Board. This is wonderful opportunity to be involved in an organisation that has a great impact and helps some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in one of the poorest parts of Mexico. It was set up in 2001 and has helped to transform the lives of over 250 children, giving them a much-deserved second chance through providing education and loving, stable home.
About the Organisation
Misión México (UK) is a registered charity established to support Albergue Misión México in Tapachula. Albergue Misión México is situated in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, and is a registered charity in Mexico. Children are referred by the Government Welfare Department and we provide a loving and stable home for them for as long as they need it.
The refuge receives no ongoing financial support from the Mexican State or Federal Government. We are supported by people from all over the world and by formal groups of people in Mexico, Australia, USA and the UK.
Our mission statement is: to provide a loving, secure family home for children of all ages who have been abused, neglected, orphaned or abandoned, and mostly from backgrounds of extreme poverty.
Role Summary: Trustee with Fundraising Skills
The Board of Trustees are jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity and financial health, probity of its activities, developing the organisation's aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
In addition to your general Trustee responsibilities, you will also bring your fundraising experience to support to the Board. Your knowledge of sources of income, working with major donors and making grant and funding applications will be vital for the ongoing work of the charity.
Your skills and experience will help the organisation continue delivering its different projects which support vulnerable and disadvantaged children, building their resilience, providing an education, making positive choices and improving their future.
The role involves working not only the UK Board, but more broadly with fundraising and communications team, both in the UK and overseas.
- Support Misión Mexico's Fundraising Manager to find funding opportunities within the UK as well as attend meetings with potential donors and providing information to potential supporters;
- Ensuring the Board's compliance with current UK fundraising guidelines and standards
What we're looking for:
- Demonstrable experience in fundraising across grant funding and major donors
- Strong interpersonal skills, and eagerness to engage proactively with the Board, both in relation to strategic decision making, and ad hoc industry issues
- Knowledge of/interest in children's charities would be a plus
The minimum commitment requirement is 21.5 hrs per year made up of one Annual General Meeting, 4 quarterly meetings (including steering groups, and task groups) as well as researching funding opportunities, making grant applications and attending [potential] donor meetings.
How to Apply
Applications must be made via email in the first instance. Please provide your CV and cover letter to Deborah Grossman, Board Chair stating why you are interested in the role, how your skills and experience match the person specification, how you can add value to the Board and any other relevant information.
Closing Date: 18th May 2018