SGF: Fundraiser

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 6 June, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation (SGF(SA)) supports girls and boys, especially those orphaned or vulnerable, by working in partnership with community based organisations (CBOs) – strengthening them, funding them and working towards their increased ability to deliver research-informed, evidence-based OVC&A interventions.
 
Our Nurturing Care Programme focuses on assisting CBOs to deliver effective and sustainable Health & Nutrition-; Responsive Caregiving-; Safety and Security-; and Stimulation and Learning programmes – working at the CBO, in the community, in the life-space of the child, and with families directly.
 
We are therefore looking for a uniquely skilled individual who is passionate about making a measurable difference in lives of girls and boys in South Africa – an influencer, a team-builder and a team-player.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Develop corporate & private donor fundraising strategies
  • Develop and design ideas around new events for increased awareness and support for Starfish
  • Create and update donor databases and media lists
  • Design and produce materials such as posters, websites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events
  • Develop direct mail and web-based fundraising activities, contribute to digital marketing / social media development & content
  • Develop proposals to submit to grant providing or other funding organizations
  • Prepare and monitor fundraising budgets
  • Write reports and prepare presentations to communicate fundraising activities and results thereof
  • Draft and send letters of thanks to donors
  • Assist the CEO in preparing periodic updates/press releases to donors and other supporters to assure them that donated funds are being efficiently utilised.
  • 60% focus on business development or fundraising and 40% PR, Campaigns and Events

Requirements:

  • A proven track-record in fundraising
  • Relevant training, with a minimum of three years’ experience and a track record in events planning, working in partnership with various stakeholders.
  • Relevant professional qualifications or memberships e.g. marketing, journalism, fundraising, SAFI
  • Excellent writing skills, with particular reference to proposal and report writing
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and networking skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite, SalesForce
  • Passionate, enthusiastic, hard-working, detailed and results oriented
  • Valid SA drivers licence and own car

Permanent position: salary to be negotiated based on relevant skills and experience.

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Start date: Immediate

To apply, submit a CV to mchetty@starfish.org.za by 06th June 2019. Only applications from South African citizens will be considered. And, successful candidates will be notified.        

Location: 
Sandton

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