PYDA is looking for a Fundraiser and Public Relations Co-ordinator

Thursday, 7 February, 2019
PYDA is a non-profit organisation based in Stellenbosch. It develops talented, previously disadvantaged 18 – 25 year old youth through an innovative programme that combines personal development with industry specific vocational training and practical work experience.

The Academy is looking to appoint a Fundraiser and Public Relations Co-ordinator on a full-time basis. The successful applicant will report directly to the Executive Director. The scope of the role includes proposal based fundraising driven by a fundraising strategy; managing existing relationships and building new ones; and managing all aspects of PR including social media.


  • Support the Executive Director and Board members in implementing the current fundraising and PR strategies and developing future sustainability strategies. 
  • Reach and exceed an annual fundraising target.
  • Agree on a monthly project plan, submit monthly reports and attend relevant meetings.
  • Undertake comprehensive research routinely for lead generation, to establish potential for funding support and identify best practice
  • Identify and facilitate strategic, collaborative partnerships resulting in large, long-term funding agreements.
  • Build and maintain major funding relationships, while identifying and establishing new ones.
  • Explore and develop various technology and trend-based fundraising platforms.
  • Drive and manage all PR and communications platforms such as the website, newsletters, media, social media, materials and brand.
  • Identify and attend networking and profile raising opportunities.
  • Manage all related administration, scheduling and tracking.


  • A formal tertiary qualification in a relevant area of study
  • At least five years relevant experience
  • An exceptional communication ability, both spoken and written
  • Experience/track-record in fundraising
  • Experience in sales and/or PR and communications
  • An existing network of business/personal contacts
  • Be a natural networker and able to build relationships
  • A passion for the Academy’s work and values, as well as those of the NPO world
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including research skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently to agreed deliverables
  • Ability to work in a fluid and flexible context with a small dedicated team
  • Excellent personal relationships and an ability to bridge and connect communities
  • Fluency in English and either Xhosa or Afrikaans
  • South African citizenship
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport

To apply, submit a CV , a motivation letter highlighting your suitability and experience as well as your salary expectations, to All correspondence must be in English.

Applications will close at end of day on 18 February 2019.