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Fundraiser and Strategic Project Coordinator


Fundraiser and Strategic Project Coordinator
September 2020

St John’s College is a world-class Christian, African school situated on a magnificent campus in Houghton,
Johannesburg, offering quality education from Pre-Primary to Post-Matric. The school has an outstanding
academic record, entering candidates for the examinations of the IEB and the Cambridge A Levels.

The key responsibilities of this role are to work closely with the Advancement Team, the senior executive of the School, Old Johannian Association (OJA) and others to identify fundraising opportunities that will advance the vision and mission of the school and the communities that we support.

The successful candidate will develop strong, long-term networks and relationships with donors and prospects:
Individuals (usually alumni or parents), Corporates, Trust and Foundations.

Additionally, the successful candidate will work with school champions and the Advancement Team, develop strong project/ funding proposals that will match the interests of potential donors and present these to them in an appropriate, professional way, in close collaboration with the Head of Advancement and school management.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write strong funding proposals, including budgets, timelines, outcomes, etc. to present to donors.
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications (M&C) Office to develop the collateral to market the project (proposals, brochures, videos, website, social media, etc.)
  • Work with the Advancement Team to identify potential donors and develop long term strategies around each individual approach;
  • Develop strong relationships with various stakeholders with a view to making a strategic, well-timed approach;
  • Work with the Alumni and Events Officer and the OJA to identify alumnis who may be helpful in setting up meetings, creating connections, etc.
  • Work with project leaders and school management to develop compelling fundraising projects.

The minimum requirements are:

  • Relevant B-Degree
  • 10+ years’ experience with a proven track record of raising income in support of an institution or initiative
  • Experience in the education sector, events management and communications woud be advantageous
  • Experience in developing compelling proposals and successfully ‘selling’ projects to investors
  • The ability to conceptualise and drive innovative ideas and initiatives
  • Ability to coordinate complex, multi-faceted projects and drive them to successful completion
  • Passionate about CSI programmes, initiatives and funding
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, with the ability to work well in multicultural environments and with diverse constituencies
  • Excellent oral and public presentation skills
  • Strong written communication and research abilities
  • An ability to work independently, flexibly and co-operatively
  • A willingness to go the extra mile

The successful candidate must have a police clearance certificate.

A letter of application, including a detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees, should reach the HR Department by Friday, 7 August 2020 via email.

The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. The appointment of candidates is at the sole
discretion of St John’s College, taking into account factors such as the St John’s College Employment Equity
Policy. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens or persons with a valid work permit. An application
will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements
of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St John’s College within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

Closing Date
St John's College, Houghton, Johannesburg
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