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Team Leader

at SA Guide Dogs Association For the Blind
Published October 4, 2023
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  


The purpose of the CFTL role is to support a multi-faceted fundraising strategy, with specific focus on corporates, working towards growing sustainable income streams for GDA in conjunction with the Head of Department. The individual required for this position must have an understanding of NGOs, be well presented and have a passion for working with the disabled and with dogs.

Key Responsibilities
Work with the Head of Business to develop and deliver the strategic direction for the fundraising department.

Develop and write funding proposals, corporate applications, and corporate foundation applications and support the rest of the team in applications to Trusts and Foundations.

Nurture and maintain applicable existing corporate relationships, demonstrating the highest levels of customer care.

Research new potential partners. Gather information, set appointments, and undertake corporate presentations.

Plan, deliver, monitor, and evaluate national corporate fundraising events.

Support in the monitoring of progress against budget and reforecast income and expenditure as required.

Minimum of 6 – 8 years’ experience in multi-faceted fundraising programmes, including a successful track record of meeting and exceeding challenging targets and achieving year on year income growth.

Experience in fundraising internationally and locally.

Degree level education: Project Management, Political Science, Development Administration, Development Studies are preferred.

Significant experience of managing projects on time and on budget.

A thorough understanding of best practice in supporter acquisition, development and retention.

Understanding of key areas of legislation, regulation and online mechanisms related to fundraising activities.

Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong presentation and writing skills. Fluent English is mandatory.

Customer service focused with the ability to form effective internal and external relationships.