CANSA: Fundraiser

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017
Opportunity type: 

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is a nonprofit organisation set up to fight cancer and offer support to cancer sufferers. CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred nonprofit organisation that enable research, educates the public and provide support to all people affected by cancer.

CANSA seeks to appoint a Fundraiser to be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of this position is to mobilise and develop communities that will enable the delivery of CANSA’s health programmes and actively initiate income generating activities to ensure sustainability.

Volunteer Management

  • Analyse community needs and compile action plan to penetrate community and ensure active involvement in the fight against cancer.
  • Oversee the practical arrangements for ensuring that people from all sections of the community are actively involved and contributing towards the development of structures
  • Recruit, train, coordinate, motivate and recognise diverse volunteers for all assigned activities
  • Manage and support lead volunteers to meet income targets by ensuring lead volunteers recruit, train and coordinate, motivate a diverse volunteer corps for all assigned community activities and projects
  • Manage contracted commission based community member(s) to whom large scale events are assigned
  • Maintain and strengthen staff and volunteer partnership
  • Implement standardised process for volunteer management and development
  • Ensure adhering to CANSA standards, policies and procedures in all CANSA community structures

 Income Development

  • Identify income generating opportunities within the community
  • Formulate an action plan to utilise community structures for income development
  • Introduce CANSA’s national projects and programmes and ensure in depth understanding of objectives and standards with regard to these projects and programmes  
  • Influence and facilitate the initiation of community-based fundraising activities including the national projects and programmes
  • Network with influential role players within community to enhance/support the achievement of goals
  • Adhere to standards and best practices for all income-generating activities
  • Ensure all assigned events are achieving required benchmark standards
  • Constantly evaluate and better community events according to CANSA’s best practices
  • To equip and guide committees to effectively achieve sustainability targets
  • Ensure all programmes and projects achieve targets within the related timelines
  • Ensure complete and accurate information is captured and reported to appropriate databases in accordance with established timelines
  • Present a professional image both internally and externally
  • Stay abreast of knowledge and skills relevant to income development


  • Organisational Leadership, understands purpose, mission, ethics, governance and administrative systems of organisation and able to gather and synthesize information on internal and external environments
  • Collaboration, Adept in coalition building and able to establish collaborative relationships and projects
  • Interpersonal abilities, Able to work well in teams, self motivated, understands conflict management, able negotiator, confident in handling new tasks, flexible in assignments, attentive to detail, able to work under tight deadlines and able to network effectively
  • Deliver results and meeting stakeholder expectations, focusing on stakeholders’ satisfaction, setting high standards for quality and quantity and consistently achieving set goals
  • Communication skills, Effective public presentations, able to facilitate groups, understands grant and proposal writing and able to write reports
  • Planning skills, Able to do operational planning and knowledgeable about project management principles
  • Computer literacy, Proficient knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office software, Internet-based applications and computer equipment
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence as well as clear credit record

To apply, submit your application to

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