Permanent Chief Development Officer

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, StellenboschCape Winelands
Advertised By: Agency
Job Type: Full-Time
My client is a non-profit conservation organisation that specialises in the development of Transfrontier Conservation Areas and the long-term management thereof. They are seeking to employ a Chief Development Officer to join their Senior Management team to continue on this trajectory of growth and impact.
The purpose of this position is to be responsible to oversee the fundraising and communications teams, focused on mobilising resources to enable sustainable impact in order for the organisation to attain its resource development and business.

Role Accountabilities:

Mobilise resources (Financial and In-Kind)

Develop networks of donors and partners

Oversee and guide internal and external communications, marketing and branding

Member of the Senior Management team to provide vision, direction and leadership

siness Goals:

Strategic impact

Refine and deliver on a comprehensive resource development and communication strategy for the organization



d with corporate strategy

Mobilise resources to enable sustainable positive impact informed by strategic needs

Explore alternative methods of fundraising (e.g. blended finance, crowdfunding) in partnership with the Innovative Conservation Finance team

Identify new opportunities to meet strategic objectives

Serve as director/trustee to international entities/strategic partners as relevant

Promote collaboration between other functions to drive performance improvement through monitoring and evaluation plans / framework development

Partner with other organisations and align expertise to maximise impact

Operational and process effectiveness



se resources to achieve the organisation’s strategic objectives by ensuring an appropriate ope

rational framework

Develop, implement and continuously review organisations funding and communication policies and systems

Assure the fundraising and communication teams meet their goals/targets to enable delivery of organisatonal objectives

Deliver high quality and timeous reports to meet donor requirements, ensure statutory compliance and communicate organisational impacts

Pursue opportunities to leverage donor support exponentially

Stakeholder management

Develop constructive relationships with all stakeholders to deliver short and long term requirements

Develop a comprehensive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategy for the organization aligned with corporate strategy

Educate and inform key stakeholders on organizational impacts and objectives in order to unlock funding opportunities

Pursue joint fundraising with other organisations and NGOs

People growth

Lead the Communication and Resource Development teams and ensure they are motivated, engaged and able to meet targets

Select, develop and retain critical skills and talent, develop succession plans; ensure development actions defined and implemented

Effectively manage performance with team to develop future ...

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