CORPORATE SALES FUNDRAISER

The Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust, found in the heart of Nyanga, a poverty node 30 minutes outside Cape Town, is a Community Based Organisation providing health, education, pathways-to-employment support and skills servicesto vulnerable benefi ciaries in Nyanga. Etafeni seek to employ the following full-time position:

CORPORATE SALES FUNDRAISER

To assist the Business Development Manager raising funds for the organisation, thought developing relationships with corporations who can offer income and other support through sales, donations (in-kind and cash), work placement opportunities and corporate volunteer opportunities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research of new local and international corporate funding and partnership opportunities for all Etafeni projects/programmes
  • Liaise with Programme Managers and collate all relevant information, especially Income Generation (sales and marketing) and Fit for Life/work (work placements)
  • Regularly attend meetings with businesses to promote Etafeni
  • Complete application forms with relevant supporting documents
  • Identify needs of programmes and gaps / opportunities in organisational budgets and work plans
  • Keep record of all research, contact person and copies of submission
  • Network with potential partners and develop portfolio of products / opportunities / wishlist for support
  • Keep a funder report schedule and submit reports as per funder criteria
  • Regularly update donor / partner database and supply reports to manager
  • Attend relevant workshops in line with fundraising needs of Etafeni
  • Represent Etafeni on relevant forums when needed
  • Assist in social media and events when and where required

SUCCESS INDICATORS:

  • The right attitude (willingness and comradeship) in regard to being part of a large organisation.
  • Supportive in achieving the organisation’s strategic plan.
  • Work with all staff and identify opportunities for development at Etafeni
  • Well written and timeous reports
  • Excellent communication skills to build and maintain relationships with businesses
  • Good research skills to identify new prospective funders
  • Success in acquiring funds / sales / support for programmes.
  • Can manage interpersonal relationships effectively

TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum three years fundraising / sales / marketing experience, ideally in the NGO sector
  • Proven experience in developing fundraising strategies and bids
  • Proven skills in meeting annual sales or fundraising targets
  • Firm grasp of SA development sector issues
  • Ability to work independently, often remotely and in a diverse group and changing environment
  • Financial skills
  • Relevant degree is advantageous
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of international development/global health issues
  • Must have a valid SA driver’s license
  • Communications skills in at least 2 SA languages i.e isiXhosa and English

EFFECTIVE DATE

1st September 2017
 
IN RETURN:

  • We offer a market related salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Starting Date : Preferable – 1 SEPTEMBER 2017.

Only experienced people with the appropriate skills level should apply.

Send your CV and at least 3 contactable references to:

The Director:

or director@etafeni.org.za  or

By no later than 31 July 2017

 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK. 67 are ready to travel ahead towards a bright future

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24th November 2016
Etafeni’s colour is green …….. but on the 24th November our colours were green and black……………….
THE colors for the graduating group of FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK students.

ETAFENI’S FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK teaches job-readiness and life-skills to 220 unemployed youth per year. It is geared towards youth aged 18 to 30, who have matriculated. A life-coping and work skills course involves six weeks of personal development including self-awareness, setting personal goals, and how to resist pressures that will handicap the achievement of their goals. A second component of the course covers areas of human sexuality, depression, conflict and substance abuse. A final component teaches students how to develop their own work ethic and integrity, how to draft a CV, prepare for interviews and offers career guidance. Graduates are given formal work placements and internships and have access to mentorship for a year after the placement. The programme boasts an 80% placement rate into entry-level jobs, internships, apprenticeships, tertiary institutions or establish their own businesses.

67 student graduates were awarded certificates of completion, witnessed and cheered on by fellow graduates, parents, friends and members of the Nyanga community. Amongst the guests were representatives from the Police Force, Constable Jacobs from Youth Desk, Mr Arthur Ketile from False Bay College, Ms. Nosisa Nompozolo From Cape Town College and Mr & Mrs August from the Strand Nursing College. The graduation was MCd by Shaun Williams, manager of the FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK JUNIOR PROGRAMME and Nokuzolo Qamngwana, administrator for the FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK PROGRAMME.

Graduates committed to building on this success for their own professional and personal progress, for that of their family and the community.

The FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK team under the management of Brenda Nkondlwana includes Nokuzola Qamngwana, Sonwabile Dwangu, Odwa Masiba and outreach facilitators SImphewe Peter and Solomon Shikwambane.

Etafeni’s Women’s Wellness programme with their young children

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Sonalle is a young woman who won an award for her beautiful and socially-conscious photography.  She offered to make studies of the mothers in Etafeni’s Women’s Wellness programme with their young children that illustrated the attachment between them.  The pride and delight of the mothers is evident as is the way that the children thrive in this field of maternal enjoyment, despite the women’s illness.

View Gallery below:

 

BLESSING OF COMMUNITY PARK

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On the 29th September  2015, first ‘nuisance plot’ conversion – into a well-equipped park for children under 12 was formally opened and blessed.  It is the fruit of a partnership between City Park’s Community Garden project and Etafeni’s Greening Nyanga programme. There was lots of singing, dancing, holy water and incense – great celebration’.

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Ilizwe Lam (My Voice)

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During 2014, Nika Soon-Shiong from Stanford University spent 3 months volunteering at Etafeni Fit for Life, Fit for Work programme (FLFW).  On her return to Stanford, she raised funds for a photographic project for youth attending this Programme.  Nika provided cameras and tutored the students on photography.  The Project Ilizwe Lam (My Voice) culminated in a public exhibition at the Cape Town Central Library on the 16th August 2014. The exhibition featured the photographs of the students who spent up to four weeks capturing aspects of their community.   Photographs were themed to represent barriers to employment or sources of inspiration.

FLFW is one of 14 programmes offered at Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust in Nyanga.  A life- and work-skills programme for matriculated, unemployed youth between the ages of 18 – 25, the Programme impacts on approximately 250 young people per year, 60% of whom are women and provides entry-level work opportunities, learnership and internship opportunities and has a high placement rate.

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The Story of Nonsikelewa (Siki) Ndaliso

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Nonsikelewa (Siki) Ndaliso has been part of Etafeni programmes since she was very young.  She performed on a platform with Annie Lennox and Angelique Kidgo in Etafeni’s Marimba group at the Stephen Lewis birthday celebration in 2013 in Canada    She has been part of the creative writing programme, MissWrite, since it began in 2013. Siki matriculated at the end of 2013 with two distinctions, is currently studying law at University of the Western Cape and is “paying it forward” by running/facilitating a group of young women writers through the MissWrite Programme.  She was nominated  for the Lead SA Junior and she was successful in being awarded this for January 2014.  Each month an adult and junior Lead SA is awarded. Lead SA (www.leadsa.co.za)  is a national competition which celebrates and honours leadership (an adult category and a junior (under 21 category)).   At the end of the year, the Lead SA champions (adult and junior) is awarded.  We are all very proud of her.  Lead SA interviewed and filmed Siki and she was also interviewed on Cape Talk 567.  Visit the website to listen to her words of inspiration.

 

In an address to at Etafeni’s 2014 AGM Siki spoke lovingly of her long association with Etafeni, beginning with her participation in the Etafeni Afterschool Care in Grade 5.  Etafeni became her second home.   She acknowledged the positive role the Programme and Etafeni had played in her life.  She learned many things that have stood her in good stead, contributing to who she is today, a confident young woman  on her way to a career in Law.  She hoped that Etafeni’s new vision would impact on many more young people,  that they too would flourish and referred to Etafeni new visions which is “A Flourishing Community in Nyanga”.  “May Etafeni continue, the great work it does and continue improving Nyanga into a community which many young people, like me can be proud to come from”.

 

The contact details for Miss Write are:

Email: misswritesa@gmail.com

Website: http://misswritesa.weebly.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/misswritesa