Director - Institutional Advancement

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 25 September, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Director (post level 5) (Contract appointment: Five years, with the possibility of re-appointment for a further term)

REFERENCE NUMBER: AP395
 
JOB TITLE: Director: Institutional Advancement
 
LOCATION: Free State
 
REMUNERATION:
 
Market Related
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Manage staff members of the department Institutional Advancement.
  • Ensure that staff members of the department perform optimally, develop themselves to the best of their abilities, master a variety of skills, and work cross-functionally.
  • Develop and implement strategies that are aligned with institutional priorities and goals in order to attract friends and funds to the University
  • Encourage a research-based, data-driven approach to university advancement.
  • Collaborate with the Head: Development and Fundraising, the Head: Alumni Relations, and the Senior Consultant: Advancement Special Projects, to assist in building and managing a comprehensive university advancement programme that includes, but is not limited to, identifying and cultivating prospects, as well as soliciting and stewarding donors.
  • Ensure that accurate financial reports are generated, that gift policies conform to all regulatory policies and that prospect research is performed.
  • Foster a culture of tradition and pride among alumni, staff and friends through activities and programmes that focus on service and leadership in the university environment.
  • Develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate and steward new funding sources.
  • Measure the success of advancement and report to the Rector as appropriate.
  • Manage the department’s annual operating budget.
  • Partner with the Senior Consultant: Advancement Special Projects to help manage a range of specific project-related activities, many with specific fundraising goals and detailed budgets.
  • Partner with the department Marketing and Strategic Communication to create new engagements
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:          
 
  • Master’s degree with eight (8) years’ relevant work experience of which three (3) years’ should be in a managerial capacity, OR
  • Honour’s degree with ten (10) years’ relevant work experience of which four (4) years’ should be in a managerial capacity
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s parallel-medium and richly diverse working environment.
  • Advanced computer skills, in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Effective leadership and management skills in order to establish good relationships with a wide diversity of alumni, staff, students and community members.
  • Good organisational, prioritisation, judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in the higher education sector.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • A declaration of intent.
  • A comprehensive CV.
  • An abridged CV.
  • Names and contact details for at least 3 referees.
  • Certified copies of degree certificates and Identity Document.
To apply please forward your application quoting reference number AP395 to Rika Gruss c/o info@talenting.co.zaClosing Date: 25 September 2015
Location: 
Free State

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