[OPEN] We are hiring: are you our new Fundraising Manager in Spain?

Do you have experience in fundraising in the social sector, and are you interested in working in a multicultural and growing nonprofit organisation? Join us at Open Cultural Center Barcelona, an NGO working towards the inclusion of refugees and migrants through education, housing, labour insertion, and social innovation activities.

The organisation

Open Cultural Center is a non-profit organisation that carries out various educational and cultural projects for and with migrants and refugees in Spain and Greece. We have our main office in Barcelona, with a team of 12 employees and various volunteers who work on our activities in Barcelona. Some of our main activities in and around Barcelona are the language school, the coding school and our housing program for migrant youth in rural areas. 

What will you do?

The main purpose of the job is to raise funding predominantly from foundations, corporates and statutory funders in support of refugees and OCC’s mission and vision. You will also contribute to the strengthening of our membership/individual donors base and digital strategy.

Strategy and planning

  • Lead the annual fundraising planning process to produce effective strategies to achieve income targets across the range of revenue streams 
  • In cooperation with the director, lead the development of long-term strategies to achieve agreed long term organisational goals 
  • Identify new potential income streams and produce strategies to access these funds 
  • Implement digital tools and strategies to work more efficiently.

Financial Planning, Budget and Grants Managemen

  • Produce cost-effective budgets to achieve action plans in collaboration with the programme coordinator
  • Develop and maintain income and expenditure tracking and evaluation systems in collaboration with the programme coordinator
  • Financial management of grants, in collaboration with programme coordinator and administration, including monitoring of financial progress of accepted grants, keep track of allocated funding and budget
  • Management of grant databases, including administration and finance. 


  • Manage the fundraising team to deliver fundraising income in OCC Spain and OCC Greece
  • Oversee the management of the grant and trust income programme, ensuring production of effective and high quality proposals and reports
  • Develop and maintain effective supporter journeys for the development of relationships and retention.


  • Implement the Communications strategy plan
  • Strategically integrate communications and fundraising action for Greece and Spain
  • Coordinate communications actions across the different channels.

Management of fundraising & communications team

  • Manage a fundraising and communications team made of 3-5 staff and volunteers based in Barcelona and Greece
  • Supervise team members, oversee their daily activities and long-term objectives
  • Manage the work and planning of the team, support and coach team members to ensure the achievement of identified priorities
  • Organise and chair weekly team meetings, and frequent individual meetings with each member
  • Coach and support the professional development of the team members
  • Conduct performance evaluations and, if needed, propose corrective measures to guarantee work quality and standards
  • Identify training needs and, occasionally, organise internal training/briefing sessions.


  • Participate in meetings held weekly or biweekly by the management
  • Participate in monthly team meeting
  • Support board decision-making when requested.

What do we offer?

The OCC is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that fosters the active participation of everyone and the generation of a positive impact to the team and the target groups. We offer our employees the following.

  • A monthly net salary of €1,450 (38 hours a week, 13 pagas, contrato indefinido, 3 meses de prueba)  and a holiday period of 30 working days per year
  • A unique opportunity to work in the heart of the local social sector, specialised in migration, while also working on an international level with NGOs around Europe
  • Flexible work arrangements and two days per week of remote working 
  • The opportunity to work in a highly multicultural team consisting of employees, volunteers, interns, and external partners
  • The opportunity to work with our Greek branch in Polykastro and get to know the migration context of Greece 
  • Many learning opportunities by working with psychologists, social workers, (EU) project managers and our diverse group of beneficiaries and volunteers
  • A commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that fosters the active participation of everyone and the generation of a positive impact on the team and the target groups.

What are the job requirements?

Must haves:

  • Educated to a relevant degree level or equivalent relevant experience in a related field such as communications, human rights or international relations
  • A minimum of 3 years in a fundraising position, with experience in successful fundraising from a variety of trusts and foundations, including meeting and/or exceeding fundraising targets
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, a broad range of fundraising techniques and channels
  • Experience in developing fundraising and grant applications for a range of trust funders, e.g. Fundació la Caixa, and public administrations, e.g. Ajmt Barcelona, Diputació, IRPF, COSPE, etc.
  • Team management experience
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills with ability to tailor content to a variety of audiences
  • Strong oral communication skills, communicating effectively in both English and Spanish
  • Effective at building successful relationships with team members, Managers and with other internal and external stakeholders 
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to take ownership of own learning and development
  • Understanding of the issues experienced by refugees
  • Commitment to listening and working with humility; supporting a shared leadership; provide spaces for participation of diverse voices and perspectives.

Preferable skills:

  • Experience with digital tools and no code tools such as Airtable, Notion, Slack and/or Trello.
  • Experience in creating alliances 
  • Experience with managing tenders and developing tender applications
  • Has undertaken further training on migration and/or fundraising
  • Have an advanced level of Catalan in writing and speaking.

What is the application process?

We always let you know if you are selected for the application process or not. Applications have to be submitted through our application form (see link below). We will not consider applications that come in through other channels. Once selected, the process is as follows:

  1. We will invite you for a first interview to get to know each other, talk about the position and the organisation in more detail, discuss your expectations and ambitions and answer any questions you may have.
  2. When the first interview result is positive, we will ask you for previous job references, and the completion of an assignment. The assignment will relate to database and reporting skills.
  3. When the result of the assignment is positive, there will be a second interview. In this interview we will discuss in more detail the skills and experience you have, and how these fit the position. We will also discuss the result of the assignment and any feedback you have regarding the assignment.
  4. When the second interview is positive, you will have your final interview with the director of the organisation. Together with our hiring team, the director will make the final decision about the hiring process outcome.


Please use this form to apply : https://airtable.com/shrL2jvRowsOx1QXl

Deadline: 30 November 2022.