A non-governmental organisation that provides a full range of social services through more than 70 service units wants to recruit a new fund-raising officer who relishes the challenge of exploring and implementing activities for a fast-expanding new team. The Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) offers a variety of professional and people-oriented social services through the efforts of its 1,000 staff. Targeting children, youth, families, the elderly and the disabled, its objective is to extend a holistic approach to human development, according to HKCS general manager Barry Wong. 'This post is accountable to the general manager of corporate affairs and community relations, which is one of HKCS's core businesses. 'You will lead, manage and implement respective fund-raising projects to meet pre-established goals and effectively manage and collaborate, internally with other service units and externally with relevant agencies, to ensure the excellent execution of fund-raising projects,' Mr Wong said. Other duties include identifying and building productive relationships with external stakeholders, and working with the business sector to develop corporate sponsorship and support for HKCS events. The candidate will also be responsible for donor relationships and database management, and should co-ordinate volunteer help for fund-raising activities and manage issues and crisis situations in the business. 'This post should attract those whose personal mission is to help the needy in Hong Kong,' Mr Wong said. '[The aim of] our fund-raising projects is to raise money for pioneer projects that are not yet fully subsidised by the government.' The HKCS's ideal candidate must be motivated, flexible, creative, patient and detail-oriented, and should have a strategic frame of mind and be a proactive team player. Candidates should also have a bachelor's degree, an excellent understanding of the local fund-raising environment and be able to deal well with the public. A solid track record of fund-raising either in-house or for public relations agencies is a must. 'You must possess excellent writing, editing, interpersonal and communication skills, and have a good knowledge of computers, including word processing in Chinese,' Mr Wong said. Applicants should note that fluency in Cantonese, English and Putonghua is mandatory. The successful applicant will receive beneficial training opportunities. 'We are an organisation endeavouring to achieve excellence and that is why we also do a lot of staff training work,' Mr Wong said.