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.
> 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.
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All correspondence must be in English.
Applications will close at end of day on 11 MARCH 2019