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Philanthropy Manager

Organisation Name Good Food Institute Asia Pacific
Location Singapore
Date Posted 2022-08-04
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 876195
  • Influential position at forefront of the sustainable protein movement
  • Newly created role with a focus on major donors in expanding INGO
  • Enjoy high visibility and global team collaboration and support


The Organisation
Headquartered in Singapore—the first nation on Earth to grant regulatory approval for commercial sales of a cultivated meat product—the Good Food Institute Asia Pacific (GFI APAC) is Asia’s leading alternative protein think tank, accelerating a shift away from conventional meat production through open-access food science R&D, corporate engagement, and policy advocacy. 

GFI APAC is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology to replace the products of industrial animal agriculture with plant-based, fermentation-derived, and cultivated meat, eggs, dairy, and seafood. With expertise across the scientific, regulatory, industry, and investment landscape, GFI APAC aims to expedite the growth of the entire alternative protein sector. Their work scope spans innovation hubs across the Asia Pacific region, with particular emphasis on Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, with independent strategic partners in mainland China and Australia.

GFI APAC is part of a global network of non-profits that are creating systematic change beyond Asia, in Brazil, Europe, India, Israel, and the US, with over 130 staff and counting. 

Benefits & Culture

Working from home and the office, flexible working hours, opportunity to create real impact, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues.

The Role
With the Asia Pacific region being a strategic area for philanthropic growth, you will build and sustain relationships with a growing family of donors. Reporting to the acting managing director of GFI APAC, your role will directly influence how quickly APAC and the world move to a more sustainable and secure food system. Delivering on significant fundraising targets, you will work closely with the global development team to execute a fundraising strategy that is fully aligned and integrated with the international strategy. As the only fundraiser in the APAC team at present, your work will include:
  • Coordinating with and supporting the global development team.
  • Over time, potentially helping to drive GFI’s expansion to other APAC countries.
  • Informing supporters of activities and impact and ensuring CRM systems integrity.

Skills Required
You are an experienced philanthropy manager with a track record of successfully cultivating six-and seven-figure gifts from major donors in Asia Pacific and you have a broad understanding of local Singaporean giving culture. You are highly motivated to influence the APAC roadmap for sustainable proteins and you have demonstrated your ability to persuasively make the case for support to existing and new stakeholders. You have a talent and passion for building long-lasting relationships with supporters and you understand the art and science of fundraising. You will also bring:
  • Conscientiousness in recording and tracking donor interactions.
  • Comfort working remotely in a small, growing, and evolving organisation.
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility to drive outcomes and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel in APAC when the COVID-19 situation allows.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in Chinese or any other Asian language would be an advantage.
GFI strongly encourages people of every race, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. GFI values a diverse workplace and prioritises an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

If accelerating the transition from industrial animal agriculture into a sustainable, healthy, and just food system is important to you, and you meet the criteria above, please apply by submitting a cover letter, addressing the skills required above, and resume to: quoting reference #876195 or call Lois Freeke in Australia in confidence on +61 (0) 2 8243 0570. 

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.