Wits Online Application 2023 – Development Professional

Website University of the Witwatersrand

Job Description:

Wits University is recruiting a Major Gifts (Corporate, Trusts and Foundations) Fundraiser to drive activities resulting in sizable investments for its ambitious plans and projects. Currently spearheaded via a Centenary Campaign, this role will be responsible for identifying and researching funding opportunities within the corporate, trusts and foundations sectors to execute approaches that secure significant funding for projects and initiatives. Working closely with the research team, the incumbent will make direct solicitations, identify and nurture prospective donor relationships and play an active role in contributing to the Development and Fundraising Unit’s donor intelligence.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor trends and innovations in the external environment.
  • Support fundraising processes and activities for the University’s priority projects and initiatives.
  • Research, write and submit business and funding proposals.
  • Identify and secure donor funding for the University’s priority projects and initiatives.
  • Contribute to the continued expansion of the prospect database, its accuracy, quality, and data application.
  • Establish effective relationships across the donor community.
  • Identify fundraising and development opportunities aligned with the University’s focus areas.
  • Steward existing donors and actively re-engage past donors.

Job Requirements:

  • Able to work efficiently with data to support execution and reporting for fundraising activities.
  • Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal).
  • Have a valid Driver’s license and car.
  • Able to work quickly under pressure to meet changing deadlines.
  • Ability to engage with high-level stakeholders.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience securing significant funding resources for projects such as university infrastructure, research programmes and bursaries.
  • 3-5 years of related work experience (preferably in the University/donor environment).
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent.

Job Details:

Company: University of the Witwatersrand

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Application Deadline: N/A

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