Closed – Fundraising and Donor Relations Officer

written by BAZ-ART
on the 04, Aug, 2023


At Baz-Art, we deliver projects based on the bases of three pillars: Community, Education, and Public Art. To pull off these projects, we work with passionate people.

Do you have a passion for raising funds to ensure projects are implemented in our communities, producing long-term development, social and economic impact? Then be part of a team that shares your vision as our Fundraising and Donor Relations Officer.

Application to be filled in by the 27th August: HERE


Baz-Art is a growing and dynamic organisation demonstrating the utility of Public Art in getting messages across to audiences in an innovative and artistic fashion. Based in Cape Town and operating in the national and international arena as the largest public and street art platform in Africa, this emerging company builds bridges between communities, neighborhood groups, businesses, and educational systems through creating street art in many forms.

With the growth of the organization from its small roots in Salt River in Cape Town, it now operates in all major cities in South Africa and is now expanding its footprint to other African cities and has its eye on Europe and the Americas. However, this growth means additional funding is needed to ensure stability to sustain this growth and expand as planned, and this is where you come in!

The International Public Art Conference 2023

Fundraising and Donor Relations Officer Position Summary

Reporting to the General Manager, you will oversee four key areas: writing and submitting funding proposals, building on existing funding relationships, researching relevant funding calls linked to current and upcoming projects, and reporting on the project outcomes. We are a hybrid working space where you can work from home on the days you need extra focus or join us in our office space to gain team insight to troubleshoot.

We need someone who has good attention to detail, enjoys reading the fine print, and has an interest in developing funding proposals for large-scale projects. This position needs someone who has a minimum of three years’ experience in submitting funding proposals and raising funds on a large scale, hitting yearly targets. As Baz-Art has worked with various United Nations bodies, local and international institutions, governments and embassies, it will be an added benefit to understand these organizations’ processes.

Key Responsibilities/ Essential Duties

  • Sourcing and planning upcoming grant opportunities and funding calls.
  • Submitting a minimum of three applications per month.
  • Ensuring timely submissions and compliance with requirements.
  • Writing compelling grant proposals to acquire funding.
  • Report writing.
  • Ensuring  funding target is reached every year.
  • Funders relationship maintenance and networking.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to the key responsibilities, the fundraising and donor relations officer will actively participate in collaborative meetings with the community engagement team and creative department to align fundraising efforts with ongoing projects. Your key role will be to follow our measurable performance metrics and targets for fundraising goals; these are to be closely tracked along with the success rates of grant applications, and you are to provide periodic reports to the management on fundraising progress.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, arts, or a related field.
  • Certification, diploma, or similar qualification in fundraising.
  • 3 years experience in writing grant proposals and funding reports.
  • Exceptional writing skills and strong attention to detail 
  • Passion for research and building relationships.
  • Ability to manage time and ensure applications are submitted within the timeframe.
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals.
  • Track and manage prospective grant and reporting deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills.

Company Culture

At Baz-Art, we celebrate the unique perspectives and contributions of every team member. We value creativity, collaboration, and respect for all individuals. Working with high-level institutions and making a difference on the ground, our team strives for ethical, professional and inclusive work. 

Application Process

To apply for this position, please fill out our online application form HERE . Applications are open until 27th August 2023.

Benefits & Compensation

A fixed salary of R15 000 to R20 000 gross, as well as a variable based on performance will be offered to the successful candidate. Details will be discussed during the interview process.

Application to be filled in by the 27th August: HERE

Your expertise in fund and grant writing, knowledge of the worldwide grant landscape, and passion for community development are why you will be a great fit for our team! You will work with our leadership team to understand the financial needs and ensure that we receive the funding to meet those needs.

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