LEAP Science and Maths Schools: Fundraiser / Donor Relationship Manager

LEAP Science and Maths School
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 21 May, 2012
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LEAP Science and Maths Schools is a collection of six no fee, independent high schools serving students living in townships in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Jane Furse. LEAP aims to equip these young people with the academic and emotional skills to go ‘to, through and beyond’ their tertiary studies, notwithstanding the poverty-affected circumstances of their lives. LEAP has achieved extraordinary success in its relatively short history with a 94% average Grade 12 pass rate with 74% of our matriculants engaged in tertiary studies.

LEAP Science and Maths Schools seeks to appoint a Fundraiser/Donor Relationship Manager, based in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

The person will be responsible for securing new funding partnerships for LEAP and maintaining and growing these partnerships into long-term, sustainable partners. The role includes all elements of building these relationships from initial prospect contact to report writing. This role will also include event management.

This is an Employment Equity (EE) and Affirmative Action (AA) position.


  • Experience working for a grant making organisation or as a fundraiser is essential (state the amount of money that you raised per year in your current or previous position);
  • Event management experience (highlight this in your motivational letter);
  • Thorough understanding of the funding environment in South Africa;
  • Excellent communication skills, including good English writing skills;
  • Experienced in working with Microsoft Office;
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Attention to detail;
  • High energy levels;
  • Willingness to travel nationally;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • commitment to excellence and working for change in the South African education system;
  • Strong sense of social responsibility with a track record in community engagement;
  • Understanding of the constraints of working for a nonprofit organisation and ability to be resourceful within these constraints;
  • Valid driver’s licence and own car.

Only candidates meeting South Africa’s EE/AA requirements will be considered.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter with ‘Fundraiser and Donor Relationship Manager Application’ in the subject line to kirstin@leapschool.org.za.

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

LEAP Science and Maths Schools reserves the right not to proceed with an appointment.

Failure to meet the minimum requirements will automatically disqualify an applicant.

An application does not entitle an applicant to an interview.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

For more about the LEAP Science and Maths Schools, refer to www.leapschool.org.za.

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


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