Development / Hong Kong

Head of Fundraising


We’re expanding!

ARE YOU OUR MATCH?

Generation Hong Kong is not the typical non-profit organization (NGOs) that you could imagine. Instead, we’re a fast-growing non-profit start-up that doesn’t only solve problems but also drive system changes in the education to employment space. We are a team of passionate individuals coming from different backgrounds and professions, from commercial to education and non-profit sectors. “Better our Best” is our value that brings us all together. If you are open-minded, agile and want to drive changes at a deeper systemic level, this is the place that feels like home.

WHO WE ARE

Generation is an independent nonprofit founded in 2014 by McKinsey & Company to help bridge the education to employment gap – at speed and scale. We have trained and graduated 67,000+ people into careers across 17 countries with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts. Our effort in Hong Kong covers 6 training programs in 3 future-oriented industries since 2018. Over 600 learners have been trained from around 40 cohorts. And the employment rate of our learners after graduation is close to 90%.

Everything we do is to support underserved individuals into life-changing careers. We believe our proven methodology can eventually serve millions of stakeholders including individuals and employers. We will never be perfect, and we always have more to learn. We use data, experience, and dialogue to grow and improve. And we are collaborating closely with our partners to drive the systemic change in the education to employment space.

WE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR:
Head of Fundraising

Job Overview
The Head of Fundraising is a full-time contract role and will report to the CEO directly. He/she would be responsible for developing and implementing Generation Hong Kong’s government engagement and fundraising strategy, achieving the organization’s government engagement and fundraising goals, and the relationship building with key stakeholders, supporters and donors.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with last and expected salary to hkcareers@generation.org.


To be successful you'll need:

  • Minimum 8 years of working experiences in strategic fundraising ideally in a non-profit setting with the ability to set clear fundraising direction and formulate strategies.
  • Experience developing innovative and targeted fundraising campaigns and high-level events.
  • Strong understanding of strategic communications and the ways to raise an organization’s profile and impact.
  • Creative and analytical thinker with a track record of managing fundraising projects and delivering operational targets.
  • Professional demeanour, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from the leadership team.
  • Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence and ability to be a team player.
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, proactive mindset required of start-ups that takes ownership for targets and seeks opportunities for growth without close guidance.
  • Ability to work against firm deadlines to achieve the targets and objectives.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English & Chinese (Cantonese) is a must.

What you'll do:

  • Working with the GenHK Leadership team to develop the overall government engagement and fundraising strategies.
  • Lead the organization government engagement and fundraising strategy and work to continue the development of relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Lead fundraising projects including the specific development of effective and appropriate fundraising campaigns.
  • Lead the external PR firm to craft out the end to end government stakeholder mapping, the engagement plan and to own the implementation of the plan.
  • Work hand in hand with the leadership team to prepare for the government engagement and donor engagement strategies and campaigns.
  • All other duties as assigned by the CEO or company.

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in fourteen countries with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.