To be directly responsible for sponsorship and fundraising opportunities for FabLab Bahrain, its activities and events and also responsible for designing, managing and executing various events, conferences and functions.
To research and identify sponsorship and grant opportunities from the commercial business sector and funding agencies in Bahrain and GCC.
To achieve fundraising goals to support FabLab Bahrain Programs, workshops, projects and events.
Develop and maintain relationships with existing and potential sponsorship clients and Exhibitors
Formulate sponsorship proposals and ensure sponsorship requirements are met
To be responsible for entertaining sponsors and dignitaries at FabLab events
To produce follow up literature to sponsors in the form of thank you letters press coverage & FabLab updates in order to encourage ongoing relationships
Where necessary coordinate sub-committee, and volunteers to help seek sponsorship through personal contact.
Active involvement in brainstorming and designing events in collaboration with FabLab Bahrain Management.
Management and Execution of different events, conferences and functions.
Handling budgeting and invoicing
Coordinating and liaising with exhibitors, vendors and individuals involved in exhibitions and events.
Managing branding and communication
Developing event feedback surveys and handling post-event reports
An ideal candidate would be
Ability to communicate customer needs and resolve issues independently.
Ability to establish and master achieving goals.
Ability to identify and manage accounts.
Ability to act independently with minimal or no supervision.
Business Administration or equivalent degree, with 2-4 years experience in sponsorship & events management or corporate sales.
A reasonable combination of education and experience will also be considered.
Fluent in both Arabic and English
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business materials, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, proposals and grant submissions.
Ability to effectively present information both electronically and in person and respond to questions from clients, customers and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to negotiate on behalf of both the client/sponsor and FabLab Bahrain to achieve maximum benefit for both parties.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
This position is suited to a self-motivated, professional person who can confidently work with a variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Diplomacy, tact and a sense of humor are important to the success of this person.
This opportunity is no longer accepting applicants