Common Good Latest Available Job Opportunity

Posted on :

12 Nov, 2019

Category :

Finance Jobs in South Africa

Common Good is a Christian faith-based, not-for-profit organisation founded by Common Ground Church in 2005, working in a range of communities. We’re passionate about addressing issues of social justice that challenge our city.

We seek to make a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early life, education and employment, so that individuals and communities across Cape Town can build brighter futures for themselves.



Job Title: Relationship Resource Developer / Fundraiser
Location: South Africa

We are looking for a motivated, driven and experienced Resource Developer / Fundraiser who has a passion for social justice with a strong willingness to contribute towards positive impact in our organisation. The purpose of this role is to raise and secure funds for Common Good’s work across each initiative, giving strategic input into the overall fundraising plan, executing the fundraising plan, developing and nurturing institutional and individual donor relationships, identifying and cultivating prospective donors, and regularly meeting or surpassing fundraising targets.

The Resource Developer/fundraiser will work closely with the Chief Operations Officer, Chief Executive Officer and the fundraising team to deliver the agreed fundraising strategy, goals and standards.

You’ll thrive in this role if…

You like to work independently to make big ideas happen; you like helping people realise their goals and ambitions and you enjoy contributing to the greater good and changing the fabric of society. As part of a young team, you’ll have scope to make this role your own, working with budgets strategically, as well as in the detail to make sure we reach our targets. If you thrive on making things happen and working at pace, join us! If you enjoy pulling together all the pieces of the puzzle and then implementing the concept through to completion, then this opportunity is a must. You will be required to work well within a team and project manage the work to meet deadlines.


The successful individual will be responsible for the following duties, which are not limited to:

  • Manage and grow the relational aspects of institutional donors, organisations, corporates and HNWI
  • Manage and grow Common Good’s individual and institutional donor bases
  • Communicate articulately and effectively with new and existing donors face to face, telephonically and electronically
  • Prepare and write persuasive funding proposals and grant applications
  • Report to donors in a timeous and informative manner
  • Liaise with key stakeholders
  • Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied
  • Contribute to resource development strategy and implement agreed plan with minimal supervision
  • Prospect and research potential new donors to increase fundraising income

Your own transport is essential, as travel to visit donors is required

Minimum Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. Marketing, Communications, Journalism or Business Studies)
  • Project management experience essential
  • Four to five years’ 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
  • Willingness to contribute to the values and ethos of Common Good is essential
  • Willingness to commit to Common Good for a period of 5 years

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
  • Resilient and open to working with various personalities
  • 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

Skills and Knowledge

  • Networking, communication (oral, written, interpersonal) and presentation skills
  • Understanding of the funding environment, CSI, BBBEE
  • 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
  • Access to an established network which can benefit Common Good
  • Sound budgeting, donor reporting and administrative abilities
  • Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


To apply

Please send a motivational cover letter, your CV and two recent work references to

Application Deadline: 06th December 2019

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