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Feb 11, 2019

National Fundraiser

  • Zenex Foundation
  • KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

QASA provides products; projects and services as well as lobby and advocacy and prevention programs to ensure the vision, mission and goals are achieved.

It is well known that people with disabilities in South Africa have historically been socially and economically isolated by discriminatory attitudes and policies.

Based at the QASA head office in Gillitts,KwaZulu-Natal, QASA seeks to appoint a

NATIONAL FUNDRAISER
The Fundraiser will engage in fundraising and awareness for QASA. A proven record of generating donor funds to a value of at least R6-10m per annum, the incumbent will be able to expand the donor base, increase existing funds, and extend the visibility of the organisation within the business and commercial sector basis.

Key areas of responsibility will include:
Developing and writing of proposals, grant/funding opportunity research, seeking opportunities and managing grant compliance and reporting
Be to be able to identify new areas of funding and to access possible new sources of income
Able to nurture and develop strong relationships with donors, keep them informed of actions within the organisation and to give sound reporting on donor funds to reassure them of the use of their contributions
Ability to run the database of donors and keep accurate records of funding
Managing/facilitating the grant application process

The National Fundraiser must have and be able to demonstrate:
A proven track-record in fundraising, preferably in raising funds from corporates
A minimum of 3 year’s experience in proposal writing, either and preferably in a non-profit organisation or in the commercial/corporate sector
Experience in Marketing and PR and have been involved in developing the strategic direction of fundraising in previous positions
Sound Marketing and Communication skills, with extensive written and verbal skills in English in order to handle grants and proposals, and to be a strong planner and organizer
Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and enduring organisational support
Researching and approaching (national and international) FOIs (foundation, organisation and Institutions), trusts, government agencies and other bodies that could potentially make grants/donations to QASA
Proven ability to develop and write excellent proposals
An understanding of the local and international donors, the NGO sector and fundraising trends

The ability to take initiative / see opportunities
Ability to work under pressure, and willing to work after hours when faced with deadlines
A team player who also works well independently
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Competent use of Microsoft Office
Skill in use of research techniques in both print and electronic media

View the full job description and application instructions on our website and email your application

Employment
The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) is an NPO of quadriplegics and paraplegics with the vision that all quadriplegics and paraplegics will live their lives to their full potential.


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