IkamvaYouth: Fundraising Coordinator

IkamvaYouth
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 19 June, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

IkamvaYouth has a ten year track record proving that its low-cost, high-impact model enables disadvantaged learners to pull themselves and each other out of poverty. The organisation is now gearing up for scale, and needs a strategic thinker and smart leader to hold the organisation’s financial management and plan for sustainable, smart, growth.

IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint a Fundraising Coordinator, based in head office in Plein Street, Cape Town.

The Fundrasing Coordinator will ensure that the organisation achieves its key fundrasing objectives. As a fast-paced and growing organization, we seek to hire a self motivated and highly organised individual. The post is a great opportunity for a self-starter who is keen to get involved in the operations of a dynamic nonprofit organisation operating on a national scale and growing.

Responsibilities:

General

  •  Development of Fundraising Strategy and overseeing implementation;
  • Coordinating the whole organisation’s fundraising activities (working closely with all team members involved in fundraising and reporting to donors);
  • Overseeing the schedule of timeous reporting to donors;
  • Holding responsibility for ensuring high quality proposals and reports are submitted to donors.

Secure new donors and income streams

  • Identify and develop a database of new donors appropriate for IY;
  • Establish relationships and deliver successful funding proposals;
  • Work with Financial Manager to ensure due diligence;
  • Identify and experiment with additional income streams (individual giving, online giving, crowd-sourcing, targeted campaigns etc);
  • Design and drives a campaign to raise funds from individual givers;
  • Secure multi-year funding.

Negotiate contracts

  • Work with colleagues in negotiating funding contracts with donors (both those providing funding as well as those providing in-kind, such as venues or computers etc);
  • Secure multi-year agreements.
  • Assist with re-negotiating and extending existing contracts with donors.

Maintain and further develop existing relationships

  • Report to donors against proposal deliverables on delivery and impact;
  • Edit and format proposals and reports prepared by team members;
  • Manage donor relationships together with relevant colleagues (Director, National Coordinator, District Coordinators and those heading up special programmes eg. Alumni and Community Collaboration);
  • Ensure compliance with related legislation.

Internal reporting

  • Work with financial manager to prepare cash projection documentation;
  • Report to sustainability committee.

 Additional duties

  • Document fundraising lessons learned, tips and processes on www.ikamvanitezone.org;
  • Build colleagues’ related competencies (proposal and report writing, etc).

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum two years working experience as a fundraiser;
  • Experience in writing proposals and reports in the non-profit sector;
  • Computer skills and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet packages;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken (excellent writing skills a core competency);
  • Must have experience of a cross-cultural environment;
  • Ability to effectively write reports, maintain documentation, and complete required forms;
  • Highly attuned to and passionate about the organization’s mission;
  • Proven track record of initiating and making things happen without needing much support or management;
  • Ability to successfully navigate high-level contractual negotiations;
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong advocacy and mediation skills;
  • Ability to sell.

Remuneration: R20 550
 
To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter with Fundraising Coordinator’ in the subject line to careers@ikamvayouth.org.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, No late applications will be accepted.

IkamvaYouth reserves the right not to appoint or appoint at a different level.
 
For more about IkamvaYouth, refer to http://ikamvayouth.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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