Donor Engagement Officer

Application deadline: 21 July 2024, 11.59pm CEST.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Donor Engagement Officer to support GFI’s fundraising efforts across Europe.

Members of the GFI Europe team working together

Background to the role

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 2023 Year in Review and our 2023 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 Donor Engagement Officer to support GFI’s fundraising efforts across Europe.

How you will make a difference

The work of GFI is powered by philanthropy. Reporting to our Philanthropy Manager, you will be responsible for translating the incredible work of GFI Europe’s programmatic teams into inspiring, engaging stewardship touch-points for our donors. You will bring creativity and data-driven insights to this role. The stewardship touch-points you deliver will support the work of our whole development team and inspire donors at all levels. You will also maintain and upgrade the support of leadership giving level (€2,000-€25,000 p.a.) donors in your own portfolio.

Your work will include:

Who we’re looking for

We primarily hire for skills and potential rather than experience. The core skills and attributes needed to excel in the role are:

It would be an advantage to have some or all of the following attributes, but none of them are prerequisites, and we welcome applications from candidates without any or all of them:

We want the best people and we know that building a diverse, inclusive workplace leads to stronger, happier, more productive and resilient teams. We strongly encourage people of every ethnicity, orientation, age, gender, origin, socio-economic background, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive culture absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team

Benefits and the fine print

Application process

RoundTimelineDescriptionExpected Time Commitment
ApplicationDeadline: 21 July 2024Fill in the application form. You will have to complete a timed multiple choice test, as well as answer two work sample questions. Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email. You will need to have finished all tasks within the application deadline (21st July 2024, 11.59pm CET) for us to be able to consider your application. 1 – 2 hours
Timed assignmentEnd of JulyTwo to three questions simulating the type of work you’d be doing in the role.1.5 hours
Interview (we’ll aim to conduct one round of interviews, but might decide to conduct a second round if needed)Mid-AugustInterviews will be conducted remotely on Zoom.We know that interviews can be especially stressful for candidates. We’ve put together this guide so that you know exactly what to expect from our process and, hopefully, have a more relaxed experience.1.5 hours

We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents – we are happy to make all the reasonable adjustments that we possibly can to make sure the assessment process works for you. Email us at

We really look forward to hearing from you!

Any questions?

Join our team for a live Q&A on 12 July at 15:00 CEST. You can submit questions anonymously in advance via this form. The recording will be available on this page after the webinar.

If you have any 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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