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Foundation Manager


Situated in Sandton, St David’s is a Marist, Catholic, Independent School for boys of all faiths.

We cater for boys from Grade 00 to Grade 12 and offer weekly boarding in the College.

Established in 1941, St David’s Marist Inanda is part of the Marist educational community with a strong value base at its core, focussed on “Humility, Simplicity and Modesty” as espoused by our founder St Marcellin Champagnat. These values guide us to achieve excellence in our core areas of Academics, Culturals, Leadership, Service and Sport.

The St David’s Marist Foundation was established in 2006 as a registered Trust and PBO to help ensure the long-term sustainability of St David’s Marist Inanda. It supports identified development areas of the school through funds raised, donations received, and strategic business and philanthropic partnerships. The Foundation falls under the St David’s Advancement Office structure.

The St David’s Marist Foundation is poised to move to the next level of expansion and engagement, both within and beyond the St David’s community, in support of the innovative, dynamic development of St David’s, particularly as society and education redefines itself in a ‘new time’. In preparation for this the Foundation has expanded the existing structure and is seeking to appoint a


Reporting to the Director of the Foundation this fulltime role will be an important part of the development and expansion of the existing Foundation programmes, provide support to the growth of the next-level Foundation programmes and strategic direction and manage the day-to-day and administrative requirements of the Foundation.

The Foundation Manager will be a proactive, highly motivated, compassionate, and detail-orientated individual with experience in the non-profit sector, specifically related to fundraising and donor development. The Foundation Manager will have strong communication skills and be comfortable relating to a wide range of constituents in particular the St David’s community and the Foundation’s existing regular donors. Strong computer literacy is a prerequisite as well as working knowledge of a donor management system or CRM. Skills to manage the Foundation’s day-to-day non-profit-related administration are important. Experience in managing the logistics of small to mid-size events will be of benefit. An understanding of grant funding research and application processes will be beneficial. Sensitivity and the ability to work with confidential information is also required for this role.

This is an opportunity to join the vibrant, innovative and dynamic, heart-centred St David’s Marist family to work together with our donors and supporters to bring ‘Access and Excellence’ to existing and future beneficiaries of the St David’s Bursary Programme, plus to the entire St David’s community and campus through the programmes funded through the St David’s Marist Foundation. The incumbent will be employed by St David’s Marist Inanda (the School).

Only suitably experienced candidates should apply for this role. Interested applicants should submit a covering letter outlining why they are the best fit for the role, a Curriculum Vitae with a least 3 contactable references and a one-pager outlining an idea for a small Foundation campaign and how you would roll it out. Email these three items to with the subject line FOUNDATION MANAGER APPLICATION and your name.

Date of commencement: By Negotiation.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2021.

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The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this post. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants immediately disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates not contacted shall consider their applications unsuccessful.

St David’s, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Interest Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but such information will be used in the recruitment, selection and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognizing and accepting this disclaimer.

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Inanda, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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