Starfish Greathearts Foundation: Fundraiser

Starfish Greathearts Foundation
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 31 December, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation (SGF(SA)) supports girls and boys, especially those orphaned or vulnerable, by working in partnership with community based organisations (CBOs) – strengthening them, funding them and working towards their increased ability to deliver research-informed, evidence-based OVC&A interventions.
 
Our Nurturing Care Programme focuses on assisting CBOs to deliver effective and sustainable Health & Nutrition-Responsive Caregiving, Safety and Security and Stimulation and Learning programmes – working at the CBO, in the community, in the life-space of the child, and with families directly.
 
We are therefore looking for a uniquely skilled individual who is passionate about making a measurable difference in lives of girls and boys in South Africa – an influencer, a team-builder and a team-player.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Develop corporate & private donor fundraising strategies
  • Develop and design ideas around new events for increased awareness and support for Starfish
  • Create and update donor databases and media lists
  • Design and produce materials such as posters, websites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events
  • Develop direct mail and web-based fundraising activities, contribute to digital marketing / social media development & content
  • Develop proposals to submit to grant providing or other funding organisations
  • Prepare and monitor fundraising budgets
  • Write reports and prepare presentations to communicate fundraising activities and results thereof
  • Draft and send letters of thanks to donors
  • Assist the CEO in preparing periodic updates/press releases to donors and other supporters to assure them that donated funds are being efficiently utilised.
  • 60% focus on business development or fundraising and 40% PR, Campaigns and Events

 Requirements:

  • A proven track-record in fundraising
  • Relevant training, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and a track record in events planning, working in partnership with various stakeholders.
  • Relevant professional qualifications or memberships e.g. marketing, journalism, fundraising, SAFI
  • Excellent writing skills, with particular reference to proposal and report writing
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and networking skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite, SalesForce
  • Passionate, enthusiastic, hard-working, detailed and results oriented
  • Valid SA drivers licence and own car

Permanent position: Salary (240K- 300K)

Reporting to the CEO

Start date: January 2019

To apply, submit a CV to mchetty@starfish.org.za by 30/11/2018
 
Only application from South African citizens will be considered.

Only successful candidates will be notified.        

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