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.
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
Fundraising planning calendar
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
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
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.
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.