ELRU: Communications and Fundraising Officer

Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Job Title:                            Communications and Fundraising Officer       

Reporting To:                     ELRU Director

Location:                            19 Flamingo Crescent Lansdowne

About ELRU

The Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) is an NGO within the Early Childhood Development sector located in Lansdowne, Cape Town. ELRU’s vision is to give every child in South Africa a good start in life, while providing holistic support to the child through enabling access to an integrated package of quality essential services. Our workspace is diverse, unique and welcoming to all.
 
Position Overview

The Communications and Fundraising Officer will successfully manage and co-ordinate all Fundraising, media, marketing and communications both internally and externally. The person will need to administer the necessary organisational and programme related marketing releases, conduct marketing campaigns, structural proposal writing, formulate reports and manage all necessary administrative requirements of the department.  
 
Main Job Responsibilities

  • Develop the organisation’s fundraising & communication strategy
  • Develop key promotional messages in consultation with programme  teams
  • Formulate and send out fundraising proposals
  • Write and develop quarterly newsletters
  • Research and identify potential local and international corporates, trusts, foundations and governmental prospects to meet CHSA's operational, project and capital requirements
  • Ensure accurate, effective and timeous record-keeping and submission of proposals
  • Action effective donor-stewardship including on-site and off-site visits, writing thank-you letters, submitting timeous project updates, etc
  • Participate in developing and evaluating feasibility, efficiency and quality of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials
  • Co-ordinate communication activities and events for the projects and partners
  • Conduct awareness campaigns, events, information dissemination workshops, etc
  • Undertake field visits to monitor programme implementation and liaise with target groups
  • Participate in donor visits for showcasing project progress and achievements
  • Manage Social Media accounts and develop a social media strategy to communicate content and materials
  • Maintain documentation management system (hard copy and on network)
  • Compile the Annual Report
  • Assist in the compilation of funder reports

Prerequisite for the position

  • Bachelor’s Postgraduate degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications or Social Sciences   
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in designing and executing communication activities, writing or fundraising
  • Very good mastering of English (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of and experience with media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Experience with communication/creative agencies etc
  • Ability to communicate face to face with people outside the organisation, representing the organisation to customers, the public, government, and other external beings.
  • Ability to create new ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including creative contributions
  • Proficient in use of computer applications related to the tasks (Microsoft Office)
  • Experience of working with local NGOs and government bodies would be an advantage

How to Apply

Please send resumes and cover letters to: karen@elru.co.za
 
Only qualified individuals as listed above will be considered for an interview. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of your applications submission, please deem your application unsuccessful. 
 
Closing date: 15 January 2019

Location: 
Cape Town

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