IkamvaYouth: Fundraising Officer

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Opportunity type: 

IkamvaYouth 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 fill the following vacancy:


Based in IkamvaYouth’s Head Officer in Cape Town, the Fundraising Officer will report to the Fundraising Coordinator.
Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Coordinating the whole organisation’s fundraising activities (working closely with all team members involved in fundraising and reporting to donors)
  • Ensuring the schedule of timeous reporting to donors
  • Planning, scheduling, coordinating donor visits and ensuring quality assurance of visits
  • Ensuring all fundraising opportunities are tracked on Salesforce
  • Ensuring all IkamvaYouth’s contacts & grant-related documents are updated on Salesforce
  • Spending time at IkamvaYouth’s branches to ensure efficient reporting to IY’s donors about what is happening at a programme’s level
  • Assisting with fundraising events as necessary
  • Managing online fundraising campaigns as necessary
  • Identify new donors appropriate for IkamvaYouth
  • Establishing relationships and submitting successful funding proposals
  • Working with the financial team to ensure due diligence and accurately and consistently tracking of receivables/cash flow
  • Reporting to donors against proposal deliverables on delivery and impact
  • Managing donor relationships together with colleagues

The Fundraising Officer  must meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communication and writing skills (previous experience of copywriting, editing and drafting essential)
  • Computer skills and knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet packages
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Ability to effectively write reports, maintain documentation, and complete required form
  • Crafter of creative, inspiring stories
  • Prioritisation and problem solving abilities
  • Experience using Salesforce (ideal but not essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player who likes to work collaboratively
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work with budgets and financials
  • High attention to detail
  • Passion for education and a mission to redress inequality in South Africa

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Wednesday 27th September 2017 to data@actionappointments.co.za  

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