Overseas Charity Advertising Manager jobs(Also known as Charity funds manager, Charity marketing manager, Charity assistance manager, Charity supervisor)
An overseas charity advertising manager is responsible for increasing revenues which are donated to charities in other countries. They are often on-the-ground operatives tasked with setting aside funds to finance the operational objective of a charity. The global recession made things very tough for domestic charities operating in the UK. As people found they had less disposable income each month, they were less inclined to give to charitable causes. Regular funding is essential for charities to be able to operate, regardless of their aim or cause. Charities which operate in countries outside the UK or the EU often face challenges besides the priority mission of raising capital: they typically have to deal with wildly differing legislation, political instability, poverty, a possible lack of infrastructure or bureaucratic headaches in addition to raising funds. An overseas advertising manager for charity organisations must overcome these additional challenges whilst focusing on their core mission, which is to increase the volume of charitable donations coming in to the charity. They will organise fund-raising events, complete marketing-led participation events and photography trips to aid distribution sites, administer project campaigns, set up partnerships with local and international business and release press statements to raise awareness for their organisation.
SalaryCandidates do not join charitable organisations because of the promise of high remuneration or an excellent benefits package. However, one benefit which other jobs do not offer is the feeling of contribution, a sense of team participation, and an overwhelming sensation of self-worth for a job well done; for many, just helping others is reward enough. In realistic terms, charity work overseas often begins with an unpaid voluntary role, although candidates who are willing to complete the complex move overseas should at least receive free food and accommodation in return for their efforts. It is when people move to the opposite hemisphere and find there is little support for their endeavours that they tend to return home very quickly. An “on-the-ground” charity role in an unpaid capacity can often yield the possibility of a paid position as an advertising manager, and the salary varies hugely depending on the country of placement. In Thailand, for example, charity advertising managers will typically begin with a salary of £10,000 to £12,000; this sounds like poor remuneration, but candidates should bear in mind that living costs in other countries are often much lower than in the UK.
- Design and manage a range of marketing activities to encourage financial contribution.
- Raise awareness for the charity and its core operational aims.
- Write promotional copy for all advertising formats.
- Liaise with newspapers, magazines and TV to gain promotional exposure.
- Organise photographic and advertorial marketing case studies for use as future promotional material.
- Assist with on-the-ground operations, including distribution of aid.
- Assist or manage administrative functions of the charity.
Qualifications There are no formal academic barriers to entry, and this is a big reason why candidates choose to do an unpaid year out of the UK; it is great CV material and opens up a realm of new possibility in terms of skills development. The candidate can then use these newly acquired attributes when searching for a long-term placement upon their return to their native country.
SkillsThe range of skills a charity advertising manager needs can be broad, depending on the organisation.
- In charities with many staff members and clearly defined job roles, the advertising manager may just look after funds acquisition.
- In a smaller organisation, the role will be much more hands-on, and the candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the charity’s work.
- Generally, the candidate should have good interpersonal skills and be a good communicator.
- Must be a tireless worker
- Must have at least a reasonable understanding of marketing or advertising.