Business Development Manager


IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.

IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint a Business Development Manager to be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of this position is to develop and manage IkamvaYouth’s fundraising and sustainability strategy. Furthermore, he/she is required to oversee the efficient running of the business development department and to support other departments in achieving overall objectives of the organisation.

Reporting line: Chief Executive Officer

Salary: R448, 400 CTC per annum (negotiable)

Development and implementation of a fundraising and non-grant income strategy to achieve greater financial sustainability
Ensuring that department meets its fundraising, non-grant income and reserve targets
Implementation of research and development projects regarding donor recruitment
Develop and initiate strategies to ensure donor retention
Preparation and management of the departmental budget
Development, implementation and management of the marketing and public relations strategy
Manage a Business Development team
Active implementation and promotion of a work culture in line with IY values
Qualification & Competencies Required:
Bachelor’s degree in development studies or a business related degree
Minimum 5 years’ experience in sales, fundraising, or business development
Minimum 2 years’ management experience
Experience in grant management is required
Proven track fundraising track record
Ability to multi task and prioritise multiple activities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High degree of computer and financial literacy
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact in a professional manner
Working knowledge of salesforce would be advantageous
Commitment to IY’s five values and redressing inequalities through education
Preference will be given to EE candidates

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter via email to [email protected]   with the subject heading “Business Development Manager”

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