Director of Sponsorships and Funding

Amsterdam, North Holland
Work Type: Volunteer
SheSharp is a non-profit organisation based in The Netherlands, dedicated to making it easier for women and non-binary people to enter, stay, and grow in the tech industry. SheSharp was founded 8 years ago, and is run by a team of part-time volunteers and funded through donations. We provide a community-based platform for women and non-binary people to explore their career interests and be amplified; we hold in-person and online events, manage a growing online community, run career development programs, promote our community members, and offer scholarships towards learning.
At SheSharp, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community that celebrates the unique perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals. We value intersectionality, understanding that each person's lived experiences are shaped by the intersections of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, and other facets of their identity. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, as we believe that diverse teams drive innovation and success.

Our Values:

  1. Exploration over status quo
    1. It’s better to fail over not trying
    2. Aim to be curious about new topics and subjects
  2. Quality (of events and content) over quantity
  3. We prioritise benefits to community over sponsors and partners
  4. Long term thinking and sustainability over short term gains
    1. Be data-informed in prioritising our projects and initiatives to avoid bias
  5. Humans over objectives
    1. Being realistic about our capacity over trying to do a lot
    2. Aiming to understand over assume
    3. Lift as you climb (support one another)
    4. Approach from an empathetic perspective
    5. Assume positive intent
Our code of conduct:

The Role

We are seeking someone to be our new Director of Sponsorships and Funding. You will play a pivotal role in securing financial support and strategic partnerships to further the mission and initiatives of SheSharp. You will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive sponsorship and fundraising strategies to ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of the organization.

Base responsibilities:
  • Attending weekly team meetings (primarily online, occasionally in-person in Amsterdam)
  • Attending our events (not mandatory for all, but ideally the majority)
  • Liaising with our partners (new and existing) to secure funding for upcoming initiatives; closely collaborating with our Director of Events and Partnerships and Director of Finance.
  • Managing how we handle donations alongside our Director of Finance.
  • Proactively seeking new opportunities to apply for grants, both in The Netherlands and internationally.
  • Seeking non-profit discounts for our internal tooling or other things that may benefit our community.
  • Reviewing and creating partnership contracts alongside our Director of Events and Partnerships and Director of Finance.
Who you are:
  • You have a keen interest in making the tech industry a more diverse and welcoming place
  • You are based in The Netherlands and can speak Dutch (as you will be working with Netherlands-based partnerships and grants).
  • [Nice to have] You have some experience securing sponsorships and funding.
Above all, we are looking for someone who is aligned with our mission and enjoys collaborating with a team. Due to the unpredictable nature of how we work, we believe that someone who is comfortable with ambiguity, is organised, and can work independently and autonomously, will be most successful in this role. We would love for them to propose ideas for the team and challenge us on our perspectives, and we will do our best to create an environment where that is possible.

What to Expect

During Hiring Process
  • You should receive an acknowledgment of your application by email
  • We will respond to invite you for an interview with the whole team
  • If you are invited to interview, it will be an informal 30-60 minute chat with the team to get to know you better and your motivation for the role
  • We will follow up within a week of the interview to offer you the position or not

When you start

To give you an idea of what you can expect in your first few months, we offer the following support:
  • A six week probation period (for you to be sure about us, as much as us about you!)
  • An onboarding guide with a list of to-dos for the first month
  • An initial list of starter projects
  • Access to our Notion (information database)
  • A dedicated buddy to provide weekly check-ins and support
  • An introduction to our community on our Slack and social accounts
  • Your name and photo on our website
  • SheSharp email address

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