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Bornean orangutans are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, namely due to habitat destruction, degradation, and fragmentation, and hunting for the illegal wildlife trade and as pests on industrial concessions. To address the threats to Bornean orangutans, whose total population was estimated at just 57,350 individuals in 2016, a number of rescue centres have been set up. The largest of these centres—the Nyaru Menteng and Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centres—are run by the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, which currently cares for more than 350 orangutans and over 70 sun bears. Established in 1991, the BOS Foundation is an Indonesian non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of the Bornean orangutan and its habitat, in cooperation with local communities, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, and international partner organisations.

To further our ambitious goals, BOS Foundation is seeking a Fundraising and Engagement Coordinator.

Job Description

The Fundraising and Engagement Coordinator supports the organisation's fundraising strategy development and active fundraising efforts to secure the resources required to advance the organisation's work. The successful applicant will report to the Head of Fundraising and is responsible for day-to-day activities that build and maintain sustainable revenue in collaboration with donors.

The Fundraising and Engagement Coordinator will work with management, communications, monitoring, and other teams to help the organisation generate long-term revenue, through project priorities development, proposal/strategy generation, and reporting coordination. The successful applicant must maintain close working relationships with the field teams in order to meet or exceed target fundraising goals, ensuring that the organisation's projects and core operations are appropriately and sustainably funded.

The Fundraising and Engagement Coordinators will also be responsible for managing relationships with donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. This could include devising strategies for how these individuals can best contribute to the organisation's objectives, as well as organising events and meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 2 years of experience in business development, sales, marketing, fundraising, and/or community engagement with corporates or NGOs
  • Strong writing and communication skills in English and Indonesian, with other language skills as a plus (Language certification such as IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC and others is not mandatory but will be considered)

Skills and Competencies

  • An approachable communication style with the ability to ask the right questions and uncover finer details
  • An assertive problem-solver with a positive attitude to approach and empower others
  • Ability to translate technical details into user-friendly terms
  • Well-versed using Google Suite and Microsoft Office software for creating and managing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets
  • Excellent organisational skills, including attention to detail and follow through
  • Willingness to travel on short notice


Roles and Responsibilities

Fundraising and Strategy

  • Supervising the Online Fundraising and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising teams.
  • Leading the planning, coordination, execution, and monitoring of strategic appeals, campaigns, and activities to engage new and existing donors, both online and in person. 
  • Overseeing the planning and execution of special fundraising and educational (i.e., Orangutan Goes to School) events.
  • Managing all deadlines, workflows, and project plans for fundraising activities, including internal timelines for data collection.
  • Researching, evaluating, and recommending new fundraising opportunities and tactics to the Head of Fundraising that align with the organisation's values, strategic priorities, and program work.
  • Developing compelling proposals, reports, budgets, and other materials for donors that articulate the organisation’s accomplishments and aspirations. 
  • Evaluating project successes and challenges by reviewing reports and subsequently submitting areas for improvement.
  • Assisting the Head of Fundraising in preparing fundraising reports and materials for quarterly and annual reports.


Donor Relations

  • Maintaining contact and developing relationships with current donors and ensuring that donations from individuals, corporations, institutions, grants, and other sources meet or exceed fundraising goals..
  • Working with the team to maintain a donor database to track contributions and ensure an excellent donor retention program.
  • Establishing new relationships with potential funders that align with the organisation’s mission and strategy, through the preparation of presentations and information packages, the scheduling of meetings, and the planning of site visits as needed.


Cross Division Coordination

  • Working with the program teams and monitoring team to collect project data and develop monitoring reports as needed.
  • Collaborating with the Communications Coordinator to create a comprehensive communications plan and materials (e.g., newsletters, social media content, etc.) to promote campaigns and programs that raise public awareness about the organisation's fundraising activities and the value of collaborative action, as well as support donor retention.
  • Participating in management and staff team meetings.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to with the email subject line Fundraising and Engagement Coordinator (before 20 April, 2024)

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