Fundraising Officer - SANCCOB

Fundraising Officer - SANCCOB


SANCCOB, a leading marine conservation non-profit organization, seeks to
employ a Fundraising Officer to join their dynamic
Fundraising and Marketing team in Table View, Cape Town. Reporting to the
Fundraising and Marketing Manager, applications are invited.

Key Responsibilities

  • Grant-writing
    • Research and identify potential local and international
      corporates, trusts, foundations and governmental prospects to
      meet SANCCOB’s operational, project and capital requirements
      (seabird rescue, rehabilitation and conservation, research,
      education, special projects and centre expansion)
    • Match SANCCOB’s project proposals to suitable Corporate Social
      Investment prospects
    • Write and submit fundraising proposals to current donors and
      new prospects
    • Track submission deadlines for proposals and project reports of
      successful grants
    • Ensure accurate, effective and timeous record-keeping and
      submission of project reports
    • Action effective donor-stewardship including on-site and
      off-site visits, writing thank-you letters, submitting timeous
      project updates, etc.
    • Regular communication with staff to ensure that new
      developments are captured into funding proposals.
    • Compile and submit in-kind donation and discount requests to
      suppliers, corporates and local businesses
  • Bequest Society
    • Work with the Fundraising and Marketing Manager to develop
      SANCCOB’s Bequest Society by identifying, cultivating and securing
      new bequest members
    • Plan, organise and execute bequest luncheons, presentations and
      related events
    • Liaise with estate executors
  • Events
    • Assist the Marketing & Fundraising department with fundraising
      and marketing events, exhibitions and activations as required

Key competencies:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in areas such as development studies,
    journalism, social sciences, media or marketing
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in grant-writing, corporate social
    investment or fundraising
  • Experience working in the environment/conservation industry will be
  • Passion for seabirds and/or marine conservation, with a mission-driven
    work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector and local and international donor
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an acute
    attention to detail
  • Ability to work against budgeted targets and within strict deadlines
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office package)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential; fluency in additional
    language(s) advantageous

Please send your CV (max 4 pages) with contactable referees and a
letter of motivation for attention: the Fundraising & Marketing
Manager to
. Deadline for applications: Friday, 25 August 2017.

Management will not accept telephonic applications and will only correspond
with applicants chosen for interviews.