Streetlight Schools: Communications Manager

Streetlight Schools
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
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Streetlight Schools aims to change the conversation around education globally by running inspiring, affordable schools in disadvantaged communities. The Organisation launched our flagship school, Streetlight Jeppe Park Primary, in inner-city Johannesburg in January 2016. Since then Streetlight Schools have developed a strong school culture for learners to help them feel safe, healthy, happy, and loved. 

Streetlight Schools seeks to appoint a Communications Manager, to be based in Johannesburg.

Report to: CEO / COO


  • Develop and implement a communications and reporting strategy for Streetlight Schools
  • Ensure effective communications, visibility and knowledge management between Streetlight Schools and its stakeholders, including and especially institutional funders and individual donors and champions
  • Maintain reliable data of funders, sponsors, and our internal and external audience by documenting, analysing and using appropriate communications channels for each
  • Develop communications material for Streetlight Schools’ programmes, events and projects
  • Provide thorough progress reporting of achievements; facilitate project review, evaluation, and audits
  • Develop and manage a consistent communication and reporting schedule based on relevant timelines for all stakeholders (e.g quarterly newsletters, website updates, social media posts when required)
  • Plan and lead creative events to support fundraising initiatives
  • Support central team staff in organising and managing seminars, workshops, press conferences and site visits as required


  • Relevant Degree / Diploma in related fields like PR, marketing, communications, journalism, or English
  • Two to three years of experience in a related field, preferably in nonprofit organisations
  • Familiarity and experience in Public Relations, communications and reporting
  • Be familiar with or are passionate about fundraising for nonprofit causes in disadvantaged communities
  • Experience in communication and reporting strategies and techniques, reporting, documentation, publication, and audio-visual material preparation in relation to conservation and development fields
  • A track record of delivering astonishing results, and can prioritise and drive all activities toward increasing the funding available to pursue the organisational vision and mission
  • Ability to expand organisational capacity by establishing routines and systems, creating operational efficiencies, and working with teammates and / or contractors
  • Creative and can tell an organisation’s story through communication initiatives
  • Writing, editing, and speaking skills in English
  • Be well versed in the latest electronic publishing and graphics methods
  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and G Suite)
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of motivation and good communication, social, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and keep to dates with the latest trends in communications and strive to always be a step ahead
  • Ability to adjust to the constantly changing nature of your job in a growing organisation

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