IkamvaYouth: Business Development Manager

IkamvaYouth
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 27 January, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.

The Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of this position is to develop and manage IkamvaYouth’s fundraising and sustainability strategy. Furthermore, he / she is required to oversee the efficient running of the business development department and to support other departments in achieving overall objectives of the organisation.

Reporting line: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Cape Town / Pretoria

Salary: R448, 400 CTC per annum 
 
Responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of a fundraising and non-grant income strategy to achieve greater financial sustainability
  • Ensuring that department meets its fundraising, non-grant income and reserve targets
  • Implementation of research and development projects regarding donor recruitment
  • Develop and initiate strategies to ensure donor retention
  • Preparation and management of the departmental budget
  • Development, implementation and management of the marketing and public relations strategy
  • Manage a Business Development team
  • Active implementation and promotion of a work culture in line with IY values

Qualification & Competencies Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies or a business related degree
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in sales, fundraising, or business development
  • Minimum 2 years’ management experience
  • Experience in grant management is required
  • Proven track fundraising track record
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise multiple activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High degree of computer and financial literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact in a professional manner
  • Working knowledge of salesforce would be advantageous
  • Commitment to IY’s five values and redressing inequalities through education

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter via email to careers@ikamvayouth.org with the subject heading “Business Development Manager” by 27 January 2020.

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