Nov 27, 2019

Fundraiser and Administrator

  • Atlantic Hope
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Opportunity type:
Atlantic Hope was founded by Marilyn May, an Enrolled Staff nurse registered with the South African Nursing Council and a member of the Society of Private Nurse Practitioners of South Africa.

Atlantic Hope seeks to appoint a Fundraiser and administrator based in Cape Town.

Employment type: Half Day

Reports to: Safety Mother / Founder (Marilyn May) as well as the Management Committee when required.


The successful individual will be responsible for the following duties, which are not limited to:
Develop and deliver a comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategy for the organisation.
Set and achieve realistic time-limited fundraising targets, agreed in consultation with the Founder and Management Committee.
Create a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio, with funding streams including individuals, major gifts, corporates, community, events, trusts/foundations and other grant-makers, with appropriate priorities and criteria.
Carry out prospect research and develop a comprehensive fundraising database that captures all relevant information.
Increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity's aims and activities.
Compile new proposals and amendments as necessary.
Handle all administrative aspects of fundraising such as, but not limited to, sending of invoices, Section 18A Tax Deduction Certificates, thank you letters, donation certificates and impact reports.
Set up or monitor web-based fundraising activities, such as Crowdfunding Web sites when necessary.
Plan and direct special events for fundraising.
Develop standardised fundraising and publicity materials for awareness and fundraising. The content to be approved by the Founder.
Update the Atlantic Hope website and related social media pages.
Develop media contacts and publicise the work of Atlantic Hope at national and international level – to be approved by the Founder.
Take ownership of funding, reporting to the Management Committee on progress against fundraising targets at meetings.
Liaise with the Founder/ Safety Mom as well as the Management Committee when required to ensure the organisation’s cashflow and financial sustainability through careful budgeting, realistic fundraising targets and coordinating timely access to funds from donors and supporters.
Prepare and maintain all financial documentation
Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and send the Financial Records and information so that they can compile the necessary Audited Financial Statements.
Regularly check the organization’s bank account.
Calculate and process monthly payroll, send to Accountants and make electronic transfers to staff members
Pay all monthly accounts.
Submission of all reporting, documentation, and applications as required by the Department of Social Development to ensure that our NPO meets all legal and other statutory requirements.
Taking of regular photographs of the babies and keep them on file to hand over to their families when they leave.
Compile a comprehensive Baby Study for each baby which can be used as a profile to be presented to potential families.
Book and update all vaccination, doctor, and clinic appointments.
Assist where necessary with clinic and doctor visits.
Collect where necessary donations of items for the organization.
Arrange Criminal Clearance and necessary checks on all staff and volunteers.
Perform filing and paperwork for the organization.


A tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. Marketing, Communications, Fundraising or Business Studies)
Project management and administration experience
Fundraising experience essential (non-profit/non-governmental organisation experience would be preferable)
Proven track record of effective fundraising
Experience managing donor information and proficiency in database management
Competencies and abilities:
Excellent at developing and maintaining relationships strategically
Personal motivation, drive and self-direction. Able to work with minimal supervision to achieve fundraising objectives and targets
Excellent interpersonal skills & the ability to develop positive working relationships with individuals & teams essential
Highly proactive with good self-leadership
Mature and responsible attitude towards work with the ability to take ownership of projects
Adaptable to new projects and requirements
Excellent attention to detail, time management & organisational skills
Demonstrated ability to implement a fundraising strategy


Networking, communication (oral, written, interpersonal) and presentation skills
Understanding of the funding environment
Track record of writing compelling and convincing proposals and copy
Strong track record in representing organisations in a professional and positive manner and building strong relationships
Sound budgeting, donor reporting and administrative abilities
Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

To apply, please e-mail your C.V to Dani Janks 

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