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Acorn Education is a non-profit company specifically set-up to be a School Operating Partner as part of Collaboration Schools Pilot Programme. At Acorn Education, we aim to transform the lives of learners across our collaboration schools. More than twenty years after democracy, high performing schools in South African townships are the exception. Their aim is to change this landscape and support no-fee public schools in their journey to become excellent and provide the highest quality education to the most underserved communities. At Acorn Education, They aim to transform the lives of their learners and they do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality.

Acorn Education seeks to appoint a Fundraising Manager to  be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of this position is to fundraise on behalf of Acorn Education and our network of no-fee schools.

Remuneration: Acorn Education will pay a monthly basic salary with benefits. The successful candidate will be entitled to a commission of 5% of the annual net funds raised.

Responsibilities:

  • The precise areas of responsibility for this post will be agreed based around your skills and the needs of the school, but it is anticipated that you will be able to:
    • Develop a fundraising strategy to be approved by the Board of Directors
    • Work closely with the Senior Management Team and across the organisation to understand funding requirements and develop plans and execute them to raise the required funds
    • Coordinate and manage fundraising, comprising community, trusts, corporates, major donors, bequests and digital fundraising, across the organisation
    • Build relationships with current and potential funders and sponsors, including key donors, charitable trusts, corporate social investment funds, foundations and other institutional funders, as well as high profile and high net worth individuals
    • Develop new and innovative ways to engage and grow all donor partnerships.
    • Research funding sources (both national and international), oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organisation
    • Reach a set annual target
    • Network and attend events to create opportunities for Acorn Education
    • Visit potential donors to promote our cause
    • Write and approve funding applications, as well as progress reports to funders, ensure all are captured on the donor database
    • Lead and manage fundraising events/activities
  • Necessary qualification criteria:
    • Relevant tertiary qualification
    • SA driver’s license (code 8) and own vehicle essential
    • Must be a South African national or possess a permanent resident permit
    • Minimum working experience of 5 years in related field
    • Show evidence of actual income raised from previous experience
    • Good working knowledge of non-profit organisations, community development, as well as business experience, will serve as strong recommendations
    • An excellent command of English language, both written and spoken and impeccable communication and presentation skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Self -driven, motivated and self – directed
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Strong computer and Microsoft Office skills
    • Project management skills
    • Ability to manage confidential information in an appropriate manner
    • A proven track record
    • Well-groomed, highly organised, self-motivated and displays highly ethical and professional behaviour at all times
    • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a high functioning team
    • Achievement of annual target through new business and existing donor development
    • No criminal record- candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check

BEE only.

To apply please submit an updated CV with references and a cover letter to: [email protected]

Please include the position you are applying for in the subject title of the email application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Do you have a passion for Education Transformation? Do you want to use your fundraising skills to make a meaningful difference? Are you strategic, motivated and resilient? Then they would love to hear from you!

Acorn Education Values

Agile: Our agility allows us to adapt and respond to what is most important at a specific time to achieve our mission.
Can do: Every member of our team is equipped with a “can do’ attitude – enabling us to reach our own high expectation and those of our schools, teachers and learners.
Optimistic: We believe that a grateful mindset leads to an optimistic and favourable view of life.
Resilient: Our journey will not be an easy one. We are committed to persevere despite challenges that may arise.
Nurture
Just like an acorn, if something is nurtured it has the potential to grow into something greater. We not only nurture our people but those who help our schools grow.

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Vision:Preparing young people for their world in their timeThrough:
  • excellent leadership
  • excellent teaching
  • excellent learning
The Acorn Education Trust was formed in August 2014 to create a local solution to a national strategy. Through close collaboration and a shared vision we believe each school will achieve great things. Underpinning this close collaboration is a strong belief in our core purpose - "excellent leadership, excellent teaching and excellent learning".The Acorn Education Trust is committed to schools retaining their individuality and identity. This will be achieved by ensuring the leadership of each Headteacher is excellent, supported by a strong Academy Council and Board of Directors; through a focus on distributed leadership, CPD, career development and succession planning, and finally, in collaborative leadership across all our schools.We are committed to every child receiving the very best education - "excellent teaching and excellent learning", so they grow into confident, happy and inspired young people, equipped with the knowledge and skills to face their next challenge - "preparing young people for their world in their time". Providing high quality teaching and learning is at the heart of all our work. Our schools:
  • The Avenue Primary School and children's Centre
  • Dilton Marsh Primary school
  • Kingdown School
  • Keevil Primary Academy
 Our values:To be collaborative we need:Honesty and integrity Care and compassion Respect for others Courage and challenge Objectives: A Trust:
  • based on strong leadership and the development of high quality leaders in all schools and centralised services
  • that sees the development of teaching and learning as key to improvement and raising standards,
  • that has a target Ofsted rating of Outstanding for all its academies.
  • with shared values and collective responsibility for the whole group and the community it serves
  • made up from a group of schools in close geographical proximity and is not remote from the academies it serves.
  • where each school has an agreed level of autonomy based on the school's performance and the level of support it requires.
  • where schools work together to deliver value for money services by sharing and optimising resources across the group.
  • where individual academies will enjoy better services and facilities, and greater security, than would be possible as a stand-alone academy
  • where individual academies will have more resources to direct towards teaching and learning than would be possible as an individual academy.
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0 USD Cape Town CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Acorn Education Trust

Acorn Education is a non-profit company specifically set-up to be a School Operating Partner as part of Collaboration Schools Pilot Programme. At Acorn Education, we aim to transform the lives of learners across our collaboration schools. More than twenty years after democracy, high performing schools in South African townships are the exception. Their aim is to change this landscape and support no-fee public schools in their journey to become excellent and provide the highest quality education to the most underserved communities. At Acorn Education, They aim to transform the lives of their learners and they do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality.

Acorn Education seeks to appoint a Fundraising Manager to  be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of this position is to fundraise on behalf of Acorn Education and our network of no-fee schools.Remuneration: Acorn Education will pay a monthly basic salary with benefits. The successful candidate will be entitled to a commission of 5% of the annual net funds raised.

Responsibilities:

  • The precise areas of responsibility for this post will be agreed based around your skills and the needs of the school, but it is anticipated that you will be able to:
    • Develop a fundraising strategy to be approved by the Board of Directors
    • Work closely with the Senior Management Team and across the organisation to understand funding requirements and develop plans and execute them to raise the required funds
    • Coordinate and manage fundraising, comprising community, trusts, corporates, major donors, bequests and digital fundraising, across the organisation
    • Build relationships with current and potential funders and sponsors, including key donors, charitable trusts, corporate social investment funds, foundations and other institutional funders, as well as high profile and high net worth individuals
    • Develop new and innovative ways to engage and grow all donor partnerships.
    • Research funding sources (both national and international), oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organisation
    • Reach a set annual target
    • Network and attend events to create opportunities for Acorn Education
    • Visit potential donors to promote our cause
    • Write and approve funding applications, as well as progress reports to funders, ensure all are captured on the donor database
    • Lead and manage fundraising events/activities
  • Necessary qualification criteria:
    • Relevant tertiary qualification
    • SA driver’s license (code 8) and own vehicle essential
    • Must be a South African national or possess a permanent resident permit
    • Minimum working experience of 5 years in related field
    • Show evidence of actual income raised from previous experience
    • Good working knowledge of non-profit organisations, community development, as well as business experience, will serve as strong recommendations
    • An excellent command of English language, both written and spoken and impeccable communication and presentation skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Self -driven, motivated and self – directed
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Strong computer and Microsoft Office skills
    • Project management skills
    • Ability to manage confidential information in an appropriate manner
    • A proven track record
    • Well-groomed, highly organised, self-motivated and displays highly ethical and professional behaviour at all times
    • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a high functioning team
    • Achievement of annual target through new business and existing donor development
    • No criminal record- candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check

BEE only.

To apply please submit an updated CV with references and a cover letter to: [email protected]

Please include the position you are applying for in the subject title of the email application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Do you have a passion for Education Transformation? Do you want to use your fundraising skills to make a meaningful difference? Are you strategic, motivated and resilient? Then they would love to hear from you!

Acorn Education Values

Agile: Our agility allows us to adapt and respond to what is most important at a specific time to achieve our mission. Can do: Every member of our team is equipped with a “can do’ attitude – enabling us to reach our own high expectation and those of our schools, teachers and learners. Optimistic: We believe that a grateful mindset leads to an optimistic and favourable view of life. Resilient: Our journey will not be an easy one. We are committed to persevere despite challenges that may arise. Nurture Just like an acorn, if something is nurtured it has the potential to grow into something greater. We not only nurture our people but those who help our schools grow.

2020-02-02

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