Posted on :
5 Dec, 2018
5 Dec, 2018
We are a community-based organisation that provides innovative solutions for sustainable development. We aim to create safer, stronger communities by providing educational and skills-building opportunities to individuals.
Our mission is to empower people to create positive change – change in individuals, change in their communities and eventually changes that impact the world.
Job Title: Head of Partnership Development
Location: Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Duration: Full-Time Position
The Head of Partnership Development is a key leadership team member and an active participant in making decisions that help drive strategy and innovation at Thanda. The position will provide leadership for a team, working together to develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies focused on identifying, cultivating and leveraging financial and in-kind support for Thanda’s mission.
The ideal candidate for the Head of Partnership Development position will be mission-focused, relationship-oriented, a collaborator, results-driven, detailed oriented, change resilient, a continuous learner, and able to take initiative. In partnership with Executive Director, this position is responsible for development and implementation of fundraising activities that forge and maintain relationships to build upon the Thanda’s visibility, impact and financial resources. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Head of Partnership Development will participate in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem-solving. He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and is accountable and responsible for specific projects, as assigned.
Remuneration: NGO sector related and commiserate with experience
The ideal candidate for this job will be someone who can develop strategic plans for attracting partners (individuals, corporates, and foundations) and who can create new and innovative ways to engage with our partners. This role will require high levels of responsibility, energy, and enthusiasm.
Thanda was founded in 2008 and is changing the way people see themselves in the rural community of Mtwalume on the South Coast of KZN. Our innovative Early Childhood Development, After-School, Organic Farming, and Creative Learning Programmes work directly with over 1200 individuals daily. Visit www.thanda.org to find out more about our programmes and impact.
The position will have at least two direct reports who focus on communications, marketing, volunteer engagement, and an annual fund campaign, and may manage volunteers as well from time to time. Additionally, this position is directly responsible for soliciting/securing major gifts and with the assistance of a grant-writing consultant, meeting an annual fundraising goal of approximately R9M.
Develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy each year
Manage the implementation and evaluation of all Thanda’s fundraising activities
Cultivate and enrich relationships with partners
To apply: Please send your CV (max 3 pages) and a one page cover letter (explaining why you are interested in working at Thanda, and how your skills are relevant to job description) to [email protected] Please specify that you are applying for the “Head of Partnership Development” role in the subject line of your email
Application Deadline: 2 January 2019
Please do not call our offices. If you have questions, please ask them via email.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you not hear back from us by 15 January 2019, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.