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Director, Fundraising East Africa

Specifically you will:

  • Work with individual fundraising committees of the University to develop and implement an integrated annual and multi-year funds raising plan
  • Develop and direct a comprehensive annual and long term effort for the University in East Africa to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit support from prospective donors who may be individuals, corporations or foundations
  • Assist in the creation, management, and implementation of an annual donor stewardship plan including an annual fundraiser event
  • Work with the Director General and faculty leadership to develop, implement, track and report on donor-funded projects
  • Collaborate with other Resource Development staff and faculty in mobilising resources to accomplish fundraising goals
  • Manage the prospect and donor database; individual donor relations files; fund raising schedule and budget; and other administrative tasks.

    The successful candidate for appointment to this position must demonstrate the following clear competencies, strong past results, self-drive and objectivity.

    S/he should have excellent insight into public/private fund development, the workings of individual giving, corporate social responsibility funding and philanthropy generally.

    A Masters degree in Business Administration, Marketing or Communication from an accredited university

    Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a major fundraising or other not for profit senior management role relevant to the needs of a higher education institution s fund development

    Excellent track record in securing corporate and individual gifts supported by strong experience in developing proposals, fundraising materials, etc

    Ability to communicate ideas in a clear and concise manner to a wide variety of audiences

    Proven ability to work autonomously and handle prospect identification, multiple solicitation and stewardship activities simultaneously

    Highly organised with strong campaign planning, budget management, events production and overall project management skills

    Ability to cultivate and work collaboratively with donors, University function heads and various teams

    Excellent executive team player ability, with highly developed corporate goals focus, personal results drive and sophisticated interpersonal skills.

    To apply, please email your application with ALL the following: detailed CV, email address, day and mobile (or evening) telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration packages; and the names of three referees and their email and telephone contacts.

    The Resourcing Director
    Maer Associates Limited
    P.O Box 6786-00200 City Square
    Management Consultants

    Email: seletion [at]

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