TNC needed to strengthen its Asian donor network with the appointment of an Associate Director of Development, Asia Pacific, based in Sydney, to meet fundraising objectives, collaborate with the Asia Pacific team and travel to the Asia Pacific region. The ideal candidate profile was very specific with rare skillsets, including the requirement to be a native Mandarin Chinese speaker.
The ideal candidate also had to have an in-depth understanding of donor development strategies and proven revenue generation or fundraising experience. In addition, TNC required an experienced client relationship manager who had nurtured relationships to deliver positive financial outcomes with a strong finance background.
TNC approached NGO Recruitment Asia Pacific with this challenging assignment given our proven international search capabilities and proficiency in Mandarin. We designed an advertising strategy targeting relationship managers in Australian banks and financial institutions, Mandarin-speaking NFP professionals and fundraising executives. Very few candidates met all the criteria for this position. Our extensive search process made sure we uncovered and screened all potential candidates.
- 2-month executive search campaign - from brief to placement
- 100 applications
- Shortlist of six senior candidates all selected for interview
- Mike Liu, a native Mandarin speaker and Chartered Financial Analyst, was successfully appointed
- A strong client relationship manager with leading financial institutions and familiar with both the NFP and corporate sectors, Mike was the ideal candidate and continues to thrive in his role