Philanthropy Manager


Application deadline: 20 March 2022, 11.59pm CET

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Philanthropy Manager to support GFI’s fundraising efforts in Europe.

Philanthropy Manager

Job description

Working with major donors and grant-giving institutions to help protect people, animals and the planet 

The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to transform meat production in order to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and animal suffering.

We work with scientists, businesses and policymakers to make sustainable proteins like plant-based and cultivated meat (grown directly from cells) delicious, affordable and accessible. Please check out our 2020 Year in Review and our 2021 Europe Highlights blog post to find out more about who we are and what we do.

We are at an exciting stage in our growth and are looking for a Philanthropy Manager to support GFI’s fundraising efforts in Europe. For more information about this role, please check out the job brochure, and find out more about our fantastic global development team here.

How you will make a difference

The work of GFI is entirely funded through philanthropy. Reporting to our senior Philanthropy Manager, you will be in a frontline fundraising role, building and sustaining relationships with our growing family of supporters. Your role will have high responsibility and high impact. Your performance in this role has the potential to make a significant impact on how quickly Europe and the world move to a more ethical and sustainable food system. 

Working closely with the GFI global development team, you will be responsible for securing essential philanthropic funds to power our work across the globe to transform animal agriculture, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources and prevent animal suffering on a massive scale. Your work will include:

Who we’re looking for

You must have:

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every colour, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team. 

We would actively welcome applications for this role from candidates who are currently working at Philanthropy Manager level (or similar), candidates who are currently working at ‘Officer’ level (or similar) and who are looking to take a step up, and candidates who are currently working at a Head Of or Director level, and who are motivated by our mission and keen to focus primarily on donor relationships rather than broader management responsibilities.

Benefits and the fine print

Application process

Please upload your CV and sample work tasks through this short application form. The sample work tasks document can be found here.

The full application process is outlined in the job brochure. We really look forward to hearing from you!


Watch the recording of our Q&A session, where Philanthropy Manager Emily Johnson and Talent Acquisition and DEI Specialist, Catherine Derieux, answered applicants’ questions about the role:

If you have any further questions about this role, please do reach out to us at If you’ve read this far but decided not to apply, please share this job description with someone else in your network who you think might be a good fit for the role! Thank you.

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