Streetlight Schools: Fundraising 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
Opportunity type: 

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 fundraiser, to be based in Johannesburg.

Reports to: CEO / COO

The Fundraising Manager will work with the CEO to define fundraising opportunities and priorities and pursue them in order to help sustain and grow the organisation.


  • Manage and support the fundraising requirements and implementation for Streetlight Schools
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimise the fundraising administration process
  • Perform relevant research to identify available fundraising opportunities (be it grants, sponsorships, impact development funding and/or other relevant fundraising opportunities) and evaluate the results
  • Write and submit fundraising proposals
  • Plan and coordinate fundraising events and projects that serve the long-term needs of the school
  • Oversee if grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organisation
  • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring the smooth completion of work responsibilities
  • Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting (e.g issuing 18A receipts), and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of the fundraising process
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each fundraising priority
  • Provide detailed reports to the funders and the board of directors with respect to the organisation's progress
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents, report on milestones and drive all compliance connected with grant-funded programme
  • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant-related activities


  • Be familiar with or are passionate about fundraising for nonprofit causes in disadvantaged communities
  • Project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
  • Interpersonal skills and can build strong relationships with clients / donors, from foundation grants managers to high net worth individuals
  • Be a multitasker and have the ability to adjust your role based on the constantly changing nature of the organisation
  • Have 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
  • Manage (or work collectively with the Communications manager) communications and reporting requirements with donors

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter to and put the job title as the subject line.

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