Kay Mason Foundation: Chief Executive Officer

Kay Mason Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 1 May, 2012
Opportunity type: 

The Kay Mason Foundation (KMF) is an organisation that funds scholarships to enable disadvantaged South Africans to access top quality educations.

KMF seeks to appoint a Chef Executive Officer (CEO) based in Cape Town.


  • Manage the KMF and its staff, expanding the Cape Town office as necessary; 
  • Design a three to five year strategic plan for the organisation, after consultation with all stakeholders, aiming to take the organisation to the next level;
  • Raise funds for the KMF onshore and offshore;
  • Devise an effective fundraising strategy, which will include building on the existing KMF donor base, source  new opportunities, build an endowment fund, track KMF assets, developing a self-sustainability strategy, oversee funding proposals/applications, as well as present the KMF to potential donors, media, and any other KMF stakeholders;
  • Maintain existing donor relationships and ensure organisation meets all contractual agreements, including monitoring and evaluation requirements;
  • Secure strategic partnerships with civil society organisations where appropriate, to build on KMF programmes and ensure KMF students are offered access to the best opportunities following high school;
  • Build on existing KMF civil society network to lead to other fundraising/media/collaborative opportunities;
  • Develop and implement a marketing and PR strategy, in South Africa and internationally where relevant;
  • Chief responsibility for KMF budget and financial reporting;
  • Pastoral care duties - liaise with schools, scholars, families and KMF boarding house.

Start date: May 2012.

Salary: Negotiable.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to KMF Head of Development, Natasha Dyer at natasha@kaymasonfoundation.org.

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

To learn more about the KMF’s founder, prize-winning novelist Richard Mason, see www.richard-mason.org and www.facebook.com/richardmasonauthor.

For more about the Kay Mason Foundation, refer to www.kaymasonfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/Kaymasonfoundation.

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


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