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CHOC COWS Coordinator – to help guide the herd!

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CHOC COWS Coordinator – to help guide the herd!

Are you ready to Chew? Then come join the Cow herd and raise funds for children with cancer and their loved ones, through the coordination and management of activists who participate as Cows in various sporting events country-wide.

BASE AND COVERAGE: Based at the National Office in Rivonia, Johannesburg, with national coverage, with a major focus on Gauteng and KZN.

REPORT TO: To the COW Chairperson and to the CHOC CEO
START DATE: 01 April 2019
Remuneration: R 26 000 – R 30 000 per month (depending on the experience)
Benefits: Medical Aid, cell phone allowance and Pension Fund
Job Level: Mid/Senior
Hours: 40 hour week, but need to be able to work irregular hours (e.g. weekends)
Travel: Regular travel in SA, and must have own vehicle.
Type: Permanent Position

CHOC Cows Coordinator will be required to perform the following duties but not limited to:

General and Fundraising:
 To nurture and expand existing relationships and fundraising opportunities relating to sporting / Cow events, and to ensure that these relationships / opportunities are effectively managed and maintained.
 To identify and open up new sporting events The Cows can participate in.
 To manage relationships with donors (Cows and Cow Teams) and other key stakeholders (such as sporting associations).
 To expand The Cows nationally, ensuring that wherever Cows may be in the country they feel part of The Cows and are fully supported.
 To establish stable and comprehensive administrative and communication processes for The Cows nationally.
 Develop fundraising requests and reports in line with sponsor requirements.

Provide feedback to:
 The Cow Committee on an ad hoc basis;
 The Cow Working Committee and the CEO who meet on a monthly basis; and
 CHOC, via the CEO.
 To promote and market CHOC and The Cows through various channels and activities (including through the media, social media, newsletters and promotional events).
 To oversee the input and management of data on the CRM database.
 To ensure that there are no unnecessary impediments to a positive relationship between CHOC and The Cows.

Events and Campaigns:
 The planning and implementation of high return fundraising events for The Cows.
 Participation of The Cows in national CHOC campaigns – at a national and regional level as applicable.
 Effective and efficient coordination, financial and other management of all Cow functions.

Donor Care and Communications:

 Prepare The Cows newsletters and other communication pieces to be distributed, as agreed with The Cow Working Committee or The Cow Chair in co-ordination as required with the CEO and/or BDU Manager.
 To ensure that all Cow Communication channels and platforms, including the website, Facebook, Twitter etc. are maintained and have updated content at all times.
 Ensure all donations are acknowledged and thanked within 48 hours of receipt.
 To effectively manage public relations matters relating to The Cows, including but not only, press releases, interviews and regular communications (such as e-mails).
 Internal communication – to keep The Cows informed of relevant CHOC information and news and (vice versa) to keep CHOC informed of relevant Cow information and news.
 The management of the various donation portals (GivenGain, other online funding platforms, Snapscan, etc).

Administration:

 Liaison, tracking and coordination of all Cows and Cow Teams.
 To ensure that the “Cow stampede” report is updated on a regular basis.
 To participate and provide feedback at all Cow Committee and Cow Working Committee meetings.
 To work collaboratively with the CEO and BDU Manager to ensure that marketing materials appropriately address the purpose of CHOC and The Cows.
 Responsible for the management and oversight of The Cows merchandise and kit,including ordering, sourcing preferential suppliers, stock taking and distribution.

THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST ARE:
Qualification:
Grade 12 and a diploma or degree. A degree/diploma in marketing or related qualification related to event management or project management, is preferred.

Experience:
A proven track-record in a related field such as marketing , event management, or of raising funds from sporting events and/or from corporates; with a minimum of 5 years such experience.
Must have an understanding of sporting events, sporting culture and preferably be the type of person who participates in sports events.
Experience in written communication, such as marketing proposals, newsletters and the like. Needs to have very good writing and general communication skills (in English).

Skills, attributes and abilities:
An understanding of and connection to The Cows ethos and “culture”.
Able to work with figures and do reports that include figures.
High level computer literacy – in particular Excel, Word, PowerPoint and a database application (CRM).
Good people interaction skills.
Attention to detail.
General organising skills.
Ability to work under pressure, and willing to work after hours when required.
Ability to function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
A team player who also works well independently.

Preferences:
In addition to the above requirements, the following are distinct advantages:
Excellent verbal communication skills.
An understanding of the NGO sector and the fundraising sector is an advantage.
Well networked and the ability to network.
Fluency in one of the other of South Africa’s 11 official languages (i.e. in addition to English).
Good analytical skills.

Applications are now open for all qualifying candidates; please forward your detailed Curriculum Vitae with three contactable references to vacancies@choc.org.za
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA will only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.
Closing Date: 31 January 2019