Opportunity closing date: 11 March 2019, Monday

Opportunity type: Employment

SAEP: Fundraiser and Communications Coordinator

South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP)


The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) is a nonprofit organisation working with children and youth at key points in their education, including pre-school, primary, high school, post matric and tertiary.

SAEP seeks to appoint a lead Fundraiser & Communications coordinator to be based in Mowbray, Cape Town.



Fundraising –

Grant and proposal writing

Participate in sustainability and strategy development

Oversight and strengthening of individual giving programme

Oversight and implementation of institutional fundraising

Stewardship of donors

Prospect research (local and international, especially US-based)


Communications and media –

Report-writing in collaboration with programmes

Oversight of S18A and thank-you letters

Handle all website, social media and online presence

Prepare Annual report, publication and distribution

Develop all branding and marketing strategy, and materials

Plan, implement and coordinate marketing activities and events

Fundraising department reports to the Board

Develop and implement media strategy and release (radio, print, etc)

Write appropriate stories for proposals, and public release


General Admin

Fundraising planning calendar

Records keeping

Ensure that proposals, as well as reports are submitted per deadlines

Coordination of team activities and plans

Ensure that donor and fundraising related transactions and accounts are logged on Salesforce



Tertiary qualification relevant to the requirements of the post

Minimum five to eight years in fundraising experience or similar capacity

Sound proposal and report-writing skills

Can drive with valid SA driver’s licence

Extensive knowledge of the NGO sector and particularly in the area of education

Good with numbers, and an understanding of budget and financials

Proficient report writing skills in English language

Effective story-teller

Great networker

Solid English communication skills (in isiXhosa is a great plus)


Digital knowledge and computer literacy

Proficient computer skills in MS applications – Excel, Word, Powerpoint

Salesforce (is a great advantage)

Understanding of website design and back-end

Medium to advance knowledge in the use of media apps such as Mailchimp, various Google apps, and other similar platforms

Canva, inDesign, Photoshop or similar tools

Knowledge in online donate/giving platforms such as – Give-and-Gain, Snapscan

Social media savvy for use in marketing strategy including – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Buffer, HootSuite, etc.

Knowledge on WordPress, photography a plus


Soft skills

Good people skills, relationship builder, positive and pleasant attitude, energetic, team-player, ability to work under pressure, disciplined with effective time management skills, strong work ethic, integrity and honesty, creative, attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, communication and negotiation skills, collaborator, resilient, and can handle work pressure

The work for this position will also require the candidate to have visits to our beneficiaries in Philippi, as well as to various event venues, and tertiary campuses as may be required.


To apply

Send a motivational letter, and your CV with at least 3 contactable references, highlighting your background and experience based on the requirements for this post. Applications should be emailed to: HR@saep.org by the deadline date.


SAEP is a certified NPO with headquarters in Mowbray, and a satellite office in Philippi.