Development Officer (post level 9)

Location
South Africa
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Closes
Mar 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Department Institutional Advancement

Development Officer (post level 9)

Job ID: 2278

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Implement fundraising strategies aligned to strategic priorities of the UFS
  • Identify and cultivate manage prospects and donors nationally. (This will require travel within South Africa.)
  • With project leaders, prepare and submit relevant funding proposals timeously.
  • Ensure good stewardship of donors, including timeous reporting and appropriate acknowledgement.
  • Negotiate, review and record donor agreements.
  • Participate in Institutional Advancement strategy and planning meetings
  • Serve on the UFS Development Committee in an advisory capacity to assess project submissions and their viability.
  • Assist with project-related and UFS events and functions. 
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    Inherent requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years’ relevant experience.
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    Required competencies:

    • Business acumen.
    • Results orientation.
    • Strategic thinking.
    • Leading.
    • Building Coalitions.
    • Verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to interact with people at all levels.
    • Understanding of business processes.
    • Knowledge of computer programmes (MS Office, internet searches, CRM systems).

     

    Recommendations

    • Fundraising experience.
    • Understanding of the higher education funding environment.
    • Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the NGO environment.