Common Good: Resource Developer


We are looking for a motivated, driven and experienced Resource Developer / Fundraiser who has a passion for social justice with a strong willingness to contribute towards positive impact in our organisation. The purpose of this role is to raise and secure funds for Common Good’s work across each initiative, giving strategic input into the overall fundraising plan, executing the fundraising plan, developing and nurturing institutional and individual donor relationships, identifying and cultivating prospective donors, and regularly meeting or surpassing fundraising targets. The Resource Developer/fundraiser will work closely with the Relationship Resource Developer and team to deliver the agreed fundraising strategy, goals and standards.

You like to work independently to make big ideas happen; you like helping people realise their goals and ambitions and you enjoy contributing to the greater good and changing the fabric of society. As part of a young team, you’ll have scope to make this role your own, working with budgets strategically, as well as in the detail to make sure we reach our targets. If you thrive on making things happen and work well with energising and envisioning people – a “sales” type personality – you will do well in this role. You will be a systems and process lover, problem solver, creative thinker, detail orientated, and methodical (nothing to slip through the cracks). You will be excellent at event management, data analysis, and high-level reporting. You will need little supervision as a proactive approach to tasks and self-leadership will allow you to excel in this role!


The successful individual will be responsible for the following duties, which are not limited to:
Contribute to resource development strategy and implement agreed plan with minimal supervision
Manage the data, systems, communication, reconciliation, reporting from our major giving day
Continue to improve systems for efficiency
Coordinate all aspects relating to fundraising events
Manage all fundraising processes and workflow of the fundraising team
Ability to maintain positive relationships across many teams
Prospect and research potential new donors to increase fundraising income
Managing excellent, effective and articulate communication with new and existing donors face to face, and all communication avenues
Manage the process of proposal funding and grant applications
Report to donors in a timeous and informative manner
Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied
Securing sponsorships and contributions for special events and campaigns
Researching and implementing new fundraising opportunities
Work closely with the communications team to ensure donors are receiving inspiring feedback
Your own transport is essential, as travel to visit donors is required.
Minimum Requirements
A tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. Marketing, Communications)
Three to four years project management experience essential
Experience managing donor information and proficiency in database management
Previous report writing experience
Having an understanding of Common Ground Church and established networks within the church is preferable.
Willingness to contribute to the values and ethos of Common Good is essential
Competencies and abilities
Personal motivation, drive and self-direction. Able to work with minimal supervision to achieve fundraising objectives
Highly proactive with good self-leadership
Results orientated
Ability to analyse and draw conclusions from data and right up reports
Systems and process focussed
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent time management & organisational skills
Excellent at developing and maintaining relationships strategically
Excellent interpersonal skills & the ability to develop positive working relationships with individuals & teams is essential
Advanced problem-solving and decision-making abilities
Resilient and open to working with various personalities
Mature and responsible attitude towards work with the ability to take ownership of projects
Adaptable to new projects and requirements
Skills and Knowledge
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to implement a fundraising strategy
Understanding of the funding environment, CSI, BBBEE
Track record of project and event management
Strong analytical skills
Strong track record in representing organisations in a professional and positive manner and building strong relationships
Sound budgeting, donor reporting and administrative abilities
Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) essential

To apply, please send a motivational cover letter, your CV and two recent work references to [email protected] by 31 January 2019.

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An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum requirements will be automatically disqualified from consideration. Applicants who do not receive a reply within one month of submission should deem their application to have been unsuccessful. We reserve the right not to fill the position.