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Thank you for considering employment with Branches of Hope! We are currently looking for:

Fundraising Team Manager

Branches of Hope is a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation established to serve as a beacon of hope to the most overlooked, ignored and vulnerable in our society, and constitutes the social justice expression of The Vine Church. We have currently a vacancy for Fundraising Team Manager. This is a full time position that reports to the Executive Director and works alongside the Management Team of STOP. and ROAD. The incumbent is to spearhead and execute the fundraising strategy, as well as looking after the donor care.

Roles and Responsibilities

Fundraising 

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies and plans 

  • Lead fundraising efforts and manage fundraising team, meet annual fundraising goals, develop and manage relationships with individuals and organisations for the purpose of fundraising. 

  • Work with ROAD and STOP. teams to position Branches of Hope’s work as projects and programmes that are attractive to potential partners and present supporters. 

  • Identify and build relationships with organisations and individuals who will likely become partners and supporters. Maintain and work to deepen current relationships. Lead and manage team to be relationship-focused. 

  • Plan and oversee fundraising events. 

  • Work with ROAD and STOP. teams in order to run campaigns that raise monthly sponsorship support. 

  • Work with Advisory Committee to develop fundraising and raise awareness initiatives of Branches of Hope. 

Communications, marketing and Branding 

  • Work with Marketing & Communications Officer to develop and implement communications strategies that will increase Branches of Hope’s visibility within Hong Kong and maintain partners and supporters. 

  • Oversee use of website, print materials, media campaigns, events, and social media to communicate the messages of Branches of Hope. 

  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies. Manage internal communications, marketing campaigns, and brand strengthening. Use all available tools to raise public awareness of Branches of Hope.

Job Requirement

  • Degree holder or equivalent with minimum 8 years of relevant working experience.

  • An accomplished networker with strong connection in the targeted geographic market.

  • Great client /customer service skills and a passionate desire on social justice.

  • Team player mentality with strong organisational skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage time effectively.

  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail.

  • Must be a fluent bilingual speaker in both Chinese and English.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@branchesofhope.org.hk. Closing date for application is 10 June 2019, 5pm.

 

ROAD Education Officer

Branches of Hope is the social justice arm of The Vine church. As a Christian organisation we uphold the biblical values of serving the marginalised with love, dignity and respect, no matter their religion, ethnicity or social background. Our work is to equip, educate and empower refugees and asylum with skills that will benefit them for their futures. We have currently an opening for a full-time position which reports directly to the Head of ROAD.

Job Description

The primary role and responsibilities of the Education Officer are as follows:

Leadership

  • Lead the development and implementation of ROAD Education strategy

  • Ensure this strategy is in line with the work of ROAD

  • Work together with and enhance the ROAD team

Program Implementation

  • Coordinate and monitor curriculum development and strategy implementation for in-house courses and external vocational training

  • Develop guidelines, policies, and procedures for existing and new programs

  • Oversee the Education Administrator in the delivery of in-house educational and vocational courses

  • Conduct educational casework to develop and track educational access plans for beneficiaries, from kindergarten through university level, and include adult education

  • Plan and oversee major annual projects and events such as ROAD Summer School

  • Manage Keeping Kids in Kindergarten program, including financial disbursement and relationship management with EDB, ISS, and schools

  • Aware of psycho-social status of the clients and refer clients with emotional stress to specialist.

Management

  • Identify, engage, utilise and manage volunteers in the delivery and development of classes, courses, programs and projects.

  • Manage the accountability process to both beneficiaries and donors.

  • Manage education program budget and ensure program implementation are in alignment with approved budget.

Collaboration

  • Collaborate with ROAD team to ensure that events and other activities are manage well

  • Provide necessary information for marketing ROAD educational programs

  • Collaborate with the team and other staff on certain projects or activities that require cross initiative working relationship

  • Collaborate with The Vine staff to work on certain projects that require cross-team work

Outreach and External Relationship

  • Coordinate outreach activities to schools and other organisations

  • Promote ROAD program as an initiative of Branches of Hope with stakeholders

  • Develop and maintain external relationships with donors, search for scholarships opportunities for refugees.

  • Maintain good relationship with peer organisations in HK, look for collaborative opportunities and take the lead/ coordination role within the network if needed

Institutional Compliance

  • Compliance with and adherence to mission and vision, policies, guidance and procedures of The Vine church and Branches of Hope

  • Compliance with and adherence to ROAD vision to equip, educate and empower refugees

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Education, International Humanitarian Affairs, International Development, or similar

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in the fields of Education, Forced Migration, or International Development

  • English fluency (speaking, reading, writing) required, one refugee community language (French, Arabic, Urdu, Nepali) or Cantonese a plus

  • Solid experience of managing and implementing Education related responses in both emergency and recovery contexts

  • Strong organisational and team work abilities

  • Well established emotional maturity and resilience to emotional stress

Applicants who have prior experience in the following areas will have advantage:

  • Understanding of local and global refugee issues

  • Demonstrate intrinsic motivation and commitment to service

  • Experience in social case work for children a strong plus

For applicant with higher qualification and experience, a more senior position maybe considered.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@branchesofhope.org.hk. Closing date for application is 5pm, 27 May 2019.

 

Justice Advocate of The Vine Church & Branches of Hope

The Vine is a multi-cultural, inter-denominational, vibrant church community based in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. We are both a local and an international family, made up of people born and raised in Hong Kong, as well as those who have moved here from other countries.

Branches of Hope is the social justice expression of The Vine operating as an NGO bringing dignity, justice and hope to the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. Its current focus is serving refugees and victims of human trafficking.

The church and its NGO (hereafter to be known as the ‘Organisation’) have a strong justice focus which finds outward expression in organising the annual Justice Conference Asia and in advocacy in Hong Kong civil society and government policy.

Job Description

The Justice Advocate will be responsible for maintaining and developing with the Senior Justice Advocate a dynamic justice profile for the Organisation that is seamlessly embedded within the culture of the church and its ministries and supporting the aims and objectives of its NGO. This is a new role that will maintain and build capacity to provide high profile advocacy reflecting the values and aspirations of the Organisation

The incumbent will need to work with the Senior Pastor of The Vine, and the Executive Director of Branches of Hope to strategise, develop, and further our justice advocacy, social justice footprint, and theological framework within our local community context. This will include calling the church to be a biblical prophetic witness to it’s surrounding culture and context while providing a basis for genuine support and care to the oppressed, vulnerable and mistreated.

Job Requirements

This is a key posting to enable the future development and embedment of a justice profile within the culture of the Organisation and throughout its various internal and external expressions. Successful candidate will play a significant role in representing the Organisation’s justice profile within the city’s political and civil environment. As such we are looking for a highly motivated individual who will already have had experience working in a justice related field with a significant level of responsibility.

The successful candidate should possess the following, but not limited to:

  • Qualification at Master degree level in Social Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Political Science or Theology related subject.

  • Strong sense of justice and passionate about social justice issues in Hong Kong and/or SE Asia

  • Public speaking experience

  • 5-10 years’ experience working in NGO or human rights organisation and/or church based social justice ministry

  • Knowledge and experience of working at responsible level in a large progressive church based environment

  • Proficiency in written English and Cantonese at native level with fluency in both languages in a professional environment. Communication in Putonghua would be an added advantage

  • Established media connections; experience in handling press; use of social media for publicity and campaigns.

  • Self-motivated with ability to set stretch goals; strategic thinker; realistic planner. Flexibility to work solo or engaging with others in team projects

  • Cross cultural experience and adaptability to relate with marginalised groups

  • Good networker, comfortable to engage in informal storytelling, advocacy and relationship building. Strong inter-personal skills

  • Ability to take on a leadership role within and outside the church environment for specific projects, campaigns and advocacy targets.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@branchesofhope.org.hk. Closing date for application is 5pm, 3 June 2019.