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COW Programme Coordinator

Remuneration:R26000 - R28000 per month Basic salary 
Benefits:Medical Aid and Pension Fund
Location:Johannesburg, Riviona
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Often
Company:Choc Childhood Cancer Foundation

Job description

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa
Position: CHOC COWS coordinator 

Base and coverage: Based at the CHOC National Office (NO) with national coverage  

Reports to: Primarily to the COW committee chairperson, secondly to the CHOC CEO
Main purpose: To raise funds for CHOC through the coordination and management of donors who participate as COWs in various sporting events countrywide.

General and fundraising:
  • To nurture and expand existing relationships and fundraising opportunities relating to sporting / COW events, and to ensure that these relationships / opportunities are effectively managed and maintained.
  • To identify and open up new sporting events The Cows can participate in.
  • To manage relationships with donors (COWs and COW Teams) and other key stakeholders (such as sporting associations).
  • To expand The COWs nationally, ensuring that wherever Cows may be in the country they feel part of The COWs and are fully supported.
  • To establish stable and comprehensive administrative and communication processes for The COWs nationally.
  • Develop fundraising requests and reports in line with sponsor requirements.
  • To promote and market CHOC and The COWs through various channels and activities (including through the media, social media, newsletters and promotional events).
  • To oversee the input and management of data on the CRM database.
  • To ensure that there are no unnecessary impediments to a positive relationship between CHOC and The COWs. 
Provide feedback to:
  • The COW Committee on an ad hoc basis;
  • The COW Working Committee and the CEO who meet on a monthly basis; and
  • CHOC, via the CEO.
Events and Campaigns:
  • The planning and implementation of high return fundraising events for The COWs.
  • Participation of The COWs in national CHOC campaigns - at a national and regional level as applicable.
  • Effective and efficient coordination, financial and other management of all COW functions.
Donor care and communication
  • Prepare The COWs newsletters and other communication pieces to be distributed, as agreed with The COW Working Committee or The COW chair in coordination as required with the CEO and/or BDU Manager.
  • To ensure that all COW communication channels and platforms, including the website, Facebook, Twitter, etc. are maintained and have updated content at all times.
  • Ensure all donations are acknowledged and thanked within 48 hours of receipt.
  • To effectively manage public relations matters relating to The Cows, including but not only, press releases, interviews and regular communications (such as emails).
  • Internal communication - to keep The Cows informed of relevant CHOC information and news and (vice versa) to keep CHOC informed of relevant Cow information and news.
  • The management of the various donation portals (GivenGain, other online funding platforms, Snapscan, etc).
  • Liaison, tracking and coordination of all COWs and COW teams.
  • To ensure that the “COW stampede” report is updated on a regular basis.
  • To participate and provide feedback at all COW Committee and COW Working Committee meetings.
  • To work collaboratively with the CEO and BDU Manager to ensure that marketing materials appropriately address the purpose of CHOC and The COWs.
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of The COWs merchandise and kit, including ordering, sourcing preferential suppliers, stock taking and distribution.



  • It’s essential that the applicant has a proven track-record in event management, preferably in raising funds from sporting events and/or from corporates; with a minimum of five years' such experience.
  • Must have an understanding of sporting events, sporting culture and preferably be the type of person who participates in sports events on a regular basis.
  • Experience in written communication, such as marketing proposals, newsletters and the like. Needs to have very good writing and general communication skills (in English).
Essential skills, attributes, and abilities:
  • An understanding of and connection to The COWs ethos and 'culture'.
  • Able to work with figures and do reports that include figures.
  • High level computer literacy – in particular Excel, Word, Powerpoint and a database application (CRM).
  • Good people interaction skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent general organising skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, and willing to work after hours when required.
  • Ability to function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • A team player who also works well independently.

In addition to the above minimum requirements, the following are distinct advantages:
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • An understanding of the NGO sector and the fundraising sector is an advantage.
  • Well networked and the ability to network.
  • Fluency in one of the other of South Africa’s 11 official languages (i.e. in addition to English).
  • Good analytical skills.

Posted on 10 Oct 11:47