Fundraiser And Public Relations Co-Ordinator - 0

Monday, 4 February, 2019
Nikki Munro    
Stellenbosch  

PYDA is a non-profit organisation based in Stellenbosch. It develops talented, previously disadvantaged 18 – 25 year old youth through an innovative programme that combines personal development with industry-specific vocational training and practical work experience.

The Academy is looking to appoint a Fundraiser and Public Relations Co-ordinator on a full-time basis.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Executive Director. The scope of the role includes proposal-based fundraising driven by a fundraising strategy; managing existing relationships and building new ones; and managing all aspects of PR including social media.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Executive Director and Board members in implementing the current fundraising and PR strategies and developing future sustainability strategies.
  • Reach and exceed an annual fundraising target.
  • Agree on a monthly project plan, submit monthly reports and attend relevant meetings.
  • Undertake comprehensive research routinely for lead generation, to establish potential for funding support and identify best practice
  • Identify and facilitate strategic, collaborative partnerships resulting in large, long-term funding agreements.
  • Build and maintain major funding relationships, while identifying and establishing new ones.
  • Explore and develop various technology and trend-based fundraising platforms.
  • Drive and manage all PR and communications platforms such as the website, newsletters, media, social media, materials and brand.
  • Identify and attend networking and profile raising opportunities.
  • Manage all related administration, scheduling and tracking.

Requirements:

  • A formal tertiary qualification in a relevant area of study
  • At least five years relevant experience
  • An exceptional communication ability, both spoken and written
  • Experience/track-record in fundraising
  • Experience in sales and/or PR and communications
  • An existing network of business/personal contacts
  • Be a natural networker and able to build relationships
  • A passion for the Academy’s work and values, as well as those of the NPO world
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including research skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently to agreed deliverables
  • Ability to work in a fluid and flexible context with a small dedicated team
  • Excellent personal relationships and an ability to bridge and connect communities
  • Fluency in English and either Xhosa or Afrikaans
  • South African citizenship
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport

To apply, submit a CV , a motivation letter highlighting your suitability and experience as well as your salary expectations, to applications@pyda.co.za. All correspondence must be in English.

Applications will close at end of day on 18 February 2019.