Development Officer (post level 9)

South Africa
Mar 07, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
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. 

    Inherent requirements:

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

    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).



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