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Fundraiser

LEAP seeks to appoint a fundraiser to be based in Cape Town

The purpose of the
position to help secure ongoing funding and support to ensure the
sustainability of LEAP into the future.                 

Reporting to: The Executive
Director

Key Responsibility: To develop and implement
strategies and action plans to increase the funding income of LEAP through a
range of initiatives and through acquisition and retention of sponsors and
supporters

Required:

  • Proven experience of setting, managing, and
    delivering on funding targets.
  • Substantial experience in fundraising and
    working in the NGO sector. Must have real passion for community
    development.
  • Skills in proposal writing, face-to face
    communication, and written report-writing communication.
  • Good knowledge of traditional and
    non-traditional fundraising models.
  • Proven experience of raising significant
    funds

ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR
LEAP FUNDRAISER

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Secure private financial support from potential
    donors committed to the mission of LEAP.
  • Position LEAP as an expert organisation
    resulting in recognition of our services, teaching and learning.
  • Communicate key messages to all affected and
    interested stakeholders by telling honest and authentic stories about the
    impact and successes of our work.
  • Coordinate the online presence of LEAP on all
    relevant social media platforms.
  • Work within the LEAP Business Development Unit,
    creating synergy with the Finance Team

ADVANTAGES:

  • Experience in working with; and develop a strategy for
    Alumni relations building and giving
  •  Helping to raise fundraising
    targets in excess of R20 million

            KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

KEY PERFORMANCE AREA INPUTS/ACTIVITIES STANDARDS
Fundraising Cultivate existing and new relationships with local and international donors Reactivate lapsed donorsOversee the fundraising governance and fundraising readiness of priority projects for possible donor support; Secure major donations through leveraging BBBEE opportunities available to LEAPManage a small team of fundraisers Diversified sources of incomeCustomized proposals based on corporate need, LEAP interest and different positions developed Strategic partnerships with major corporations implementedStewardship plans for current donors Donor gifts are used accordinglyDonor data are managed and analysed and trends provided
Prospect Research

Provide quality Prospect research, data and data analysis services to enable support for LEAP’s fundraising goals  Keep abreast of current news and industry trends through the regular scanning of media sources Validate and amend donor information on the Donor Management System (DevMan) A well-defined Prospect management system is in placeProspects are pro-actively identified Detailed research profiles and background briefs provided in support of donor meetingsAll donor interactions and donations logged on DevMan
KEY PERFORMANCE AREA INPUTS/ACTIVITIES STANDARDS
Communications Developing stories that create emotional connections with diverse audiences Identify appropriate channels for both online and print mediaPlan and implement strategic marketing events Advocate for change in policy and legislation affecting organisational purpose and the sector in generalIdentify areas where LEAP can lead national conversations on education Strategic communications goals are identifiedUnique selling propositions developedProfessionally designed publicity materialsAppropriate digital media channels identifiedMeasures to identify successes agreed to Calendar of Marketing eventsLEAP established as thought leader

Please
forward your c.v. to recruitment@leapschool.org.za

Deadline
for c.v submission: Friday 28 February 2020

Values – Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing