Ikamva Lisezandleni Zethu: Business Development Manager

Ikamva Lisezandleni Zethu
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 29 October, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

IkamvaYouth (IY) is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.

IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint  Business Development Manager to be based in Cape Town/Pretoria.

The purpose of this position is to develop and manage IkamvaYouth’s fundraising, income generation, business development and sustainability strategy. Furthermore, he/she is required to oversee the efficient running of the business development department.

Reporting line: CEO

Salary: R49 631.42 negotiable

Benefit: Medical aid allowance

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee operations of the business development department
  • Develop a sustainability strategy with detailed execution plans to achieve greater financial sustainability
  • Develop and implement reserve policy
  • Set department objectives and design a framework in which objectives can be achieved
  • Develop and implement policies related to activities focused on business development, fundraising, income generation and communications
  • Participate in IkamvaYouth’s national leadership, management and decision-making structures
  • Work from a branch to promote team cohesiveness and gain a better understanding of context on the ground
  • Work together with the CEO to develop new service offerings based on IY’s core competencies
  • Leading the sustainability committee, liaising with members and executing / implementing proposals
  • that are generated from this committee. Including achieving board sign off where appropriate
  • Research and identify new business opportunities - including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services - or new ways of reaching existing markets.
  • Attend and participate in governance meetings (as required), such as Board Meetings, ARSC, Natcom, NSPW and AGM
  • Provide information and input to be incorporated into ARSC and Board pack
  • Provide department specific report backs from meetings attended

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business/ marketing or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant high-level experience
  • Experience in sales, marketing or related fields
  • Experience developing and implementing product/service offerings
  • Proven track record of raising traditional income
  • Proven track record of raising non-traditional income
  • Entrepreneurship/business skills
  • Track record of successful income generation activities
  • Market knowledge
  • Research experience
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce would be advantageous
  • Performance oriented
  • Networking and public speaking skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Proactive
  • Innovative
  • Willing to take risks
  • Resourceful
  • Contributes to and builds effective teams
  • Analytical Thinker
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Developing people
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Adaptable
  • Stakeholder orientation
  • Practises emotional intelligence
  • Commitment to IY’s five values and redressing inequalities through education

TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter via email to careers@ikamvayouth.org   with the subject heading “Business Development Manager”.
 
Due to the volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

For more information please visit, www.ikamvayouth.org

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