Cape Mental Health: Senior Fundraising Practitioner


Cape Mental Health, a nonprofit organisation that offers a comprehensive mental health service in the Western Cape.

Cape Mental Health seeks to employ a Senior Fundraising Practitioner to be based in Cape Town.

This is a 12 months contract for a full-time 40-hour week


  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Minimum of five years’ successful fundraising experience and good references
  • Proven ability to source, nurture and manage fundraising opportunities
  • (examples of prior fundraising proposals/appeals will be requested)
  • Experience as a SETA liaison officer in the submission of Discretionary Grant applications
  • Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work closely with a number of community-based projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience in online fundraising
  • In possession of a valid manual driver’s license (own transport a recommendation)
  • Ability to work overtime occasionally in support of fundraising deadlines and special events
  • Respect diversity and understand the challenges facing NGOs
  • Ability to research and identify prospective funders
  • Take full responsibility for donor liaison and contractual requirements
  • Ability to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to interpret and compile budgets and financial reports
  • Ability to function as a member of a team, yet operate independently and responsibly
  • Pay attention to detail, are target-driven, and have good time-management skills
  • Display a high level of accountability to all stakeholders
  • Be professional in manner, appearance and work ethic

To apply, submit a letter of motivation and an updated CV with three contactable referees, marked confidential, to The Donor Development Manager, Cape Mental Health, Private Bag X7, Observatory, 7935 or email [email protected]

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