VACANCY: Fundraising & Operations Manager

Vacancy: Fundraising & Operations Manager

The Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust is looking for a skilled and experienced Fundraising & Operations Manager to join our dedicated team.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualization and implementation of a robust fundraising strategy ensuring all of the organisation’s annual targets are met
  • Researching funding opportunities and the writing of grant applications, funding proposals as well as key internal and external communication materials including annual reports, newsletters and campaign appeals
  • Writing and compilation of all donor reports ensuring that each programme’s impact, key achievements, challenges, and successes are effectively communicated to the organisation’s grant-givers, donors and sponsors
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with prospective as well as existing donors, grant-givers and partners
  • Planning and overseeing all fundraising events and campaigns including digital and crowdfunding campaigns and the organisation’s annual Comrades Marathon charity campaign
  • Managing and overseeing the organisation’s projects and programmes ensuring that all project activities and expenditure are in line with annual work plans and budgets as per grant agreements and contracts
  • Providing close direction, oversight and support to the programme coordinators to develop and review their annual work plans and all other strategic programme documentation needed for effective programmatic implementation and service delivery
  • Undertaking regular site visits and programme audits to ensure the timely support the implementation of programme activities according to HACT’s objectives
  • Lead and participate in the development of monthly progress reports to aid the monitoring and evaluation of each project and programme
  • Assist in the hands-on training and mentorship of team members to ensure the acquisition of key skills and knowledge required by the organisation
  • Promotion of harmony, teamwork and the sharing of best practice
  • Continually reviewing programme budgets and identification of financial risks
  • Supporting the CEO as and where needed in PR, media relations and the writing and issuing of press releases
  • Representing HACT at key stakeholder engagement events & hosting high profile talks and tours of the Centre as and when needed
  • Overseeing the recruitment, selection and training of all fundraising and marketing department staff, interns & volunteers
  • Taking ownership for driving own career development by participating in ongoing training and development activities such as forums, conferences, workshops etc as and when required

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in fundraising with a proven track record in securing income and building and maintaining excellent relationships with a wide variety of grant-givers, donors and sponsors
  • A sound understanding of the non-profit sector and the broader fundraising landscape
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative management style and adept at working and managing others from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project planning, management, budgeting and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage a busy workload and work in a highly demanding and pressurized environment
  • Deadline-orientated with the ability to multi-task, take accountability and demonstrate effective self-management
  • Integrity and a strong commitment to HACT’s mission and values
  • Passionate, proactive and able to inspire others
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle essential

To Apply:

Submit a detailed, updated CV and cover letter to

Please only apply if you meet the minimum criteria and experience as detailed above.

The closing date for applications is 20th February 2022.

Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust will only respond to shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Contact Info

Telephone: +27 31 765 5866


Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust
26 Old Main Road
Hillcrest, Kwa Zulu Natal, 3610