Masicorp: Marketing and Communications officer

Masicorp
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 31 May, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Masicorp works with the people of Masiphumelele, as well as key partners, offering opportunities through education helping individuals to uplift themselves out of poverty and work towards a sustainable livelihood. Focusing on the township of Masiphumelele (a community of between 40 000 and 50 000 people), Masicorp runs various education and skills development programmes for this community as a route out of poverty. The focus is on ECD initiatives for children aged 0-6, Maths, Science and English Learning Labs at Primary School Level, High School Maths & Science, Tertiary Education support, Community and School Sports Development, and Adult skills development programmes.
 
Masicorp seeks to appoint a Marketing and Communications officer  to be based in Masiphumelele, Cape Town. 
Start date: 1 July

Duration: 1 year contract
 
Responsibilities:
 
Social Media Management

  • Manage the organisation’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages and YouTube channel, writing daily posts
  • Run sponsored ad campaigns on social media platforms
  • Collaborate with Fundraising Assistant collecting info and photos from programme leaders which can be used for posts 

Website and blog management

  • Update the WordPress website
  • Write blog articles
  • Collaborate with Fundraising Assistant collecting info and photos from programme leaders which can be used for website / blog

Mailchimp newsletters and fundraising appeals

  • Manage the organisations Mailchimp account, sending regular email newsletters and fundraising appeals
  • Collaborate with Fundraising Assistant maintaining mailing list and donor database

Flyers and branding

  • Collaborate with Fundraising Assistant managing all Masicorp branded items (flyers, Annual Reports, banners etc)

Communications Calendar and Reporting

  • Create and manage an annual communications calendar
  • Quarterly report to Fundraising Manager on social media performance and statistics

Public Relations

  • Regular submission of articles and news to the media

Other

  • Collaborate with fundraising team on fundraising or marketing events

Requirements:

  • Previous communications work experience
  • Experienced on all social media platforms
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Attention to detail and highly organised
  • Computer literacy essential
  • Passion for education and a positive attitude
  • Resides in Cape Town, preferably Southern Suburbs/South Peninsula
  • Experience in the NPO sector or fundraising will be advantageous
  • Comfortable with travelling to or visiting programmes in the Masiphumelele township
  • Drivers’ license and own transport preferable

To apply, submit a CV, covering letter and contact details of at least two referees to brendon@masicorp.org

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of the application process.

Shortlisted candidates will be requested to send examples of written work / articles / posts.

For more about Masicorp, visit www.masicorp.org

​For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Cape Town

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