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Fundraiser: Conservation Foundation

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Type: 3-years
Company:VGP Recruitment

We have a very exciting job opportunity for an experienced Fundraiser at a wonderful conservation foundation based in Stellenbosch. In the role of Fundraiser, you are required to mobilise resources (both financial and in kind) to enable sustainable impact. This is done through developing networks of donors and partners and providing technical expertise. The service offering includes identifying opportunities aligned to priority needs, raising awareness, crafting proposals/applications, writing concise and informative reports and acting as donor liaison/relationship manager. This is a 3-year fixed term contract opportunity and previous fundraising experience is an absolute must! Don’t miss the chance to do meaningful work that educates and makes a difference.

  • Give strategic input into the specific Fund Development programme
  • Identify and cultivate prospective new supporters
  • Draft funding proposal to secure undedicated and dedicated funding
  • Manage the donor relationship, including deliver of timely and impactful reports
  • Be prepared and willing to perform tasks outside the given job description when asked from time to time.


The successful candidate must have/be:
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in one of the Social Sciences/ Communications or similar
  • A specific qualification in fundraising (certificate/diploma) would be an advantage
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising - Essential
  • Full understanding of fundraising best practices and a track record in successful fundraising
  • Knowledge of and experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning, including developing Theories of Change and logical frameworks
  • The ability to write clear, compelling, concept notes and proposals
  • The ability to collate information from disparate sources to provide timely and impactful donor reports, which requires an ability to build relationships with staff in remote areas
  • A firm grasp of research and analysis
  • An understanding of the potential of the various communication channels/platforms and the necessity to engage closely with the Communications team
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (English)
  • An ability to work under pressure and honour deadlines
  • An ability to travel as required
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Experience in project planning - advantageous
  • Advanced computer skills, including Excel - advantageous
  • Ability to create infographics/dashboards using tools such as Power BI - advantageous
  • An existing network of contacts - advantageous.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.

Posted on 22 Mar 08:56

Tamara Wolpert

+27 21 422 1037
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