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Published January 31st 2021

The Future Society (TFS) is looking to retain the services of one or more fundraising consultant(s). If you want to help a fast growing nonprofit think-and-do tank fulfill its core fundraising goals, send a CV and a cover letter to nicolas.moes@thefuturesociety.org. This is a rolling application and there are multiple openings available.

Description:

This outcome-driven role requires significant autonomy. You are expected to design your unique fundraising approach with support from the top management of the organization. We expect the scope of the engagement to cover most or all of the following, depending on the candidates skillset:

  • Create, grow and maintain a pipeline of prospective donors for core funding
  • Proactively reach out to foundations and philanthropists interested in the work and topics covered by TFS
  • Introduce TFS and its work in first contacts; make introductions to relevant team members and top management (President, Vice-President, Board Members) in second contacts
  • Refine the case for TFS and adapt it to a rapidly evolving context.

Minimum qualifications:

  • There is no minimum qualification, though demonstrated fundraising successes and mastery of written and oral English are definitely a plus.

TFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Location:

California and Washington, D.C. area. Candidates would be expected to conduct several in-person meetings with prospects and donors per month once public health guidelines permit it. TFS is a globally-distributed organization and all teammates conduct work remotely.

Compensation:

Negotiable and based on candidates experience.

Recruitment process: 

Send a CV and a cover letter to nicolas.moes@thefuturesociety.org. Shortlisted candidates will then be contacted for a first informational interview. After a case study exercise, finalists will be invited for further interviews with top management. 

This is a rolling application and there are multiple openings available. Note that due to the volume of applications, we are unfortunately unable to contact candidates that haven’t been shortlisted.

About The Future Society:

The Future Society is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit think-and-do tank. We advance the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies. We help society govern AI, seizing the opportunities it presents while mitigating its risks.

Our research addresses a range of AI adoption and governance topics, including AI for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governance for ethics (e.g. fairness, transparency, inclusion) and safety risks (including long-term and existential risks), AI in the law, policy frameworks for AI adoption in developing countries, mapping national AI strategies, global governance of AI, geopolitics of AI, and more. We work with international organizations, development banks, national governments, companies, and more. Our recent partners have included the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Microsoft, Stanford University, The World Bank, UNESCO, EY, the Global Partnership on AI, New York University and many more.

The Future Society is a think-and-do-tank specialized in questions of impact and governance of Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies. We are always happy to hear about people interested in working with us.

Our non-profit organization aims to address the profound consequences of the current technological explosion. Our Mission is to advance the global governance of Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies. Learn more about our work here: http://www.thefuturesociety.org/  

Recruitment process: Fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/eSgtEx92AxayGMnLA. We will contact you when we open a role that could be relevant to you.

What you can get from working with us

  • An ability to directly shape AI policy, ethics and governance with high-level global stakeholders;
  • Interacting with a high-level global network of experts in AI and leaders in AI policy, including with international organizations;
  • Skills in research, analysis, writing, project management, public speaking;
  • An ability to work with geographic flexibility;
  • Professional development, networking, and recruitment opportunities;
  • Experience working in a dynamic, diverse, growing and international think-and-do-tank that participates in leading AI policy events around the world.

The Future Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.