Executive Director - Italy

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.4 million children who today will receive a Mary’s Meal. 

Mary’s Meals Italy is recruiting for an exceptional Executive Director to drive and support the development of our fundraising organisation, including the strategic development and implementation of the Mary’s Meals Italy fundraising strategy.

Reporting to our Board, you will be a passionate advocate for the work that Mary’s Meals carries out all over the world and will be focused on raising local awareness of this. With responsibility for fundraising, grassroots growth and day to day operations, you will play a key role in the development of Mary’s Meals Italy. 

Key duties include:

  • Leading, designing, delivering and implementing Mary’s Meals Italy organisational strategy to support ongoing growth and sustainability;
  • Overseeing the development and expansion of various fundraising activities, including local fundraising groups, churches, schools and communities;
  • Seeking out and developing opportunities to grow and increase existing volunteer network and identify new potential supporters;
  • Organising and coordinating events to raise awareness and grow the movement;
  • Overseeing all communications and serving as a credible and compelling spokesperson for Mary’s Meals;
  • Developing and managing major donor relationships and developing relationships with grant-giving foundations and trusts;
  • Managing, monitoring and reporting on the progress against organisational goals and objectives and to aid in the preparation of the annual budget and plan;
  • Taking responsibility for the organisation’s stability, growth, income and expenditure, in collaboration with the Chairperson of MM Italy;
  • Providing the board with comprehensive, reporting on the activities, revenues and expenditure of the organisation; and
  • Leading, coaching, mentoring and recruiting a talented and geographically dispersed team of volunteers and staff within Italy.

With significant senior leadership experience within a growing organisation, you will bring experience of fundraising and will be happy to take a hands-on approach, when required, to ensure the growth of the movement. You will bring in depth knowledge of Italy and Italian administration, will be fluent in Italian and at least intermediate in English and will possess exceptional communication skills and a coaching approach.

This amazing opportunity is preferably based in Rome, however you will be required to travel countrywide and there will be the occasional need to travel to Mary’s Meals International offices, in Scotland. If you want more from your role and want to make a real difference to the lives of thousands of children across the world, we’d love to hear from you.

Mary’s Meals is a values driven organisation, we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter in support of your application, detailing why you want to work for Mary's Meals and why you are interested in this role to: jobs.MMI@marysmeals.org.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Italy.

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