Jun 06, 2018

Fundraising and Marketing Manager

  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Marketing

Job Description

TEARS Animal Welfare seeks to appoint a Fundraising and Marketing Manager, to be based in Cape Town.

Salary: Market related and dependent on experience

Report to: The General Manager

This is a permanent, full time position

The purpose of this position is to fundraise as well as create and maintain a professional and respected public profile for TEARS.

Create and implement a fundraising strategy (corporate, trusts, foundations as well as individuals) to be approved by the Board
Achieve and exceed the total fundraising annual target
Coordinate and manage fundraising, comprising community, trusts, corporates, major donors, bequests and digital fundraising, across the organisation
Build relationships with current and potential funders, including key donors, charitable trusts, foundations and other institutional funders, as well as high profile and high net worth individuals
Research funding sources (both national and international), oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organisation
Write and approve funding applications, as well as progress reports to funders, ensure all are captured on the donor database
Act as media liaison for TEARS
Prepare reports and give presentations on fundraising progress to the Board
Participate in fundraising events/activities as appropriate
When necessary, manage and motivate a team of volunteers who engage in fundraising activities
In consultation with GM, approach various media (print and electronic) and ensure projects and events obtain coverage and publicity for the society

Bachelor's degree or equivalent tertiary education in Marketing/PR or Diploma in Fundraising or relevant qualification
SA driver’s license (code 8) and own vehicle essential
Minimum of five years’ management and fundraising experience in a voluntary sector organisation or not- for-profit organisation
Proven track record over at least past 10 years
Experience in mobilising funds from institutional/corp and other donors
Written and verbal communication skills
IT proficiency, including Microsoft Office applications
Ability to write concisely and persuasively, paying attention to detail supported by desktop research skills
Sales ability and strong negotiation skills
Well-groomed, highly organised, self-motivated and displays highly ethical and professional behaviour at all times
Superb time-management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
Ability to think strategically, innovatively (out of the box), problem-solve and make decisions
Ability to work both independently as well as part of a high functioning team
Ability to maintain client confidentiality
Achievement of annual target through new business and existing donor development
Stakeholder engagement
Donor management

To apply, submit cover letter stating role applicability and a CV (PDF or word format) that includes contact information and three references to address email below include the title of the position you are applying to in the subject line of the email.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application 

No telephone inquiries.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.


TEARS Animal Rescue (The Emma Animal Rescue Society) is one of the country’s leading organisations in the areas of animal rescue, veterinary services, and the rehabilitation and rehoming of rescued domestic animals.

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