Streetlight Schools Current Job Vacancy

Posted on :

10 Sep, 2018

Category :

Communications Jobs in South Africa

Streetlight Schools aims to change the conversation around education globally by running inspiring, affordable schools in disadvantaged communities. The Organisation launched our flagship school, Streetlight Jeppe Park Primary, in inner-city Johannesburg in January 2016. Since then Streetlight Schools have developed a strong school culture for learners to help them feel safe, healthy, happy, and loved.

Job Title: Communications Manager
Job Location:  Johannesburg
Report to: CEO / COO


  • Develop and implement a communications and reporting strategy for Streetlight Schools
  • Ensure effective communications, visibility and knowledge management between Streetlight Schools and its stakeholders, including and especially institutional funders and individual donors and champions
  • Maintain reliable data of funders, sponsors, and our internal and external audience by documenting, analysing and using appropriate communications channels for each
  • Develop communications material for Streetlight Schools’ programmes, events and projects
  • Provide thorough progress reporting of achievements; facilitate project review, evaluation, and audits
  • Develop and manage a consistent communication and reporting schedule based on relevant timelines for all stakeholders (e.g quarterly newsletters, website updates, social media posts when required)
  • Plan and lead creative events to support fundraising initiatives
  • Support central team staff in organising and managing seminars, workshops, press conferences and site visits as required


  • Relevant Degree / Diploma in related fields like PR, marketing, communications, journalism, or English
  • Two to three years of experience in a related field, preferably in nonprofit organisations
  • Familiarity and experience in Public Relations, communications and reporting
  • Be familiar with or are passionate about fundraising for nonprofit causes in disadvantaged communities
  • Experience in communication and reporting strategies and techniques, reporting, documentation, publication, and audio-visual material preparation in relation to conservation and development fields
  • A track record of delivering astonishing results, and can prioritise and drive all activities toward increasing the funding available to pursue the organisational vision and mission
  • Ability to expand organisational capacity by establishing routines and systems, creating operational efficiencies, and working with teammates and / or contractors
  • Creative and can tell an organisation’s story through communication initiatives
  • Writing, editing, and speaking skills in English
  • Be well versed in the latest electronic publishing and graphics methods
  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and G Suite)
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of motivation and good communication, social, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and keep to dates with the latest trends in communications and strive to always be a step ahead
  • Ability to adjust to the constantly changing nature of your job in a growing organisation

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] and put the job title as the subject line

Application Deadline: 18th September, 2018

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