Directorate of Resource Mobilization at Daystar University – May 2024

Directorate of Resource Mobilization

Purpose of the Job:

The incumbent supports the Director of Resource Mobilization in the cultivation and management of donor relationships, coordinates fundraising events and campaigns, and ensures the effective implementation of fundraising strategies. With a focus on revenue generation, relationship building, and campaign management, the Fundraising Officer plays a pivotal role in securing financial resources to advance the university’s mission and vision. 

Requirements:

  • Christian commitment and practice.
  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, Communications, Marketing, Business Management, or other relevant discipline from an accredited university or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with a proven track record of resource mobilization and the creation of resource mobilization-oriented partnerships and stakeholder networks.
  • Demonstrable experience in Business Development, Fundraising, Communication and Relationship Management.
  • Proven experience with writing quality proposals for local and international donors and an understanding of technical and financial requirements for grant proposals.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to tell compelling stories and leverage impact data for strong proposals.
  • Membership in the relevant professional bodies will be an advantage.

Responsibilities.

  • Participate in the formulation and implementation of comprehensive fundraising plans aligned with the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Identify and prioritize potential funding sources, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing donors, sponsors, and supporters.
  • Explore opportunities to establish new partnerships and collaborations with potential donors. Oversee fundraising campaigns and initiatives, ensuring they are well-planned and executed.
  • Develop creative and compelling fundraising appeals to attract donations.
  • Prepare grant proposals and applications for corporates, foundations and government funding.
  • Research and identify appropriate grant opportunities for the organization.
  • Organize fundraising events, to generate financial support.
  • Coordinate logistics, marketing, and participant engagement for successful events.
  • Develop and manage budgets related to fundraising activities.
  • Provide regular reports to leadership on fundraising progress, outcomes, and challenges.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards related to fundraising activities.
  • Maintain accurate records of donations, donor information, and financial transactions.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and communication teams to promote fundraising initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate the impact of donations and the organization’s mission to potential supporters.
  • Foster a collaborative and goal-oriented environment within the team.
  • Stay informed about fundraising trends, best practices, and changes in the philanthropic landscape.
  • Continuously assess and adapt fundraising strategies based on industry developments.
  • Support the Director Resource Mobilization in preparation of internal and external reports
  • Ensuring consistent Christian behaviour in line with the university’s vision.

Submit Your Application

Background Screening:

Daystar University conducts background screenings on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background Screenings.

Application Process 

Those interested in any of these challenging and rewarding positions should submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae with names and contacts of 3 referees to through Daystar University recruitment portal link below on or before: 10th May 2024.

All applications should be sent through the linhttp://recruitment.daystar.ac.ke. Hard copies will not be considered.  Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Daystar University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Interested and qualified? Go to Daystar University on recruitment.daystar.ac.ke to apply

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