The Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) Latest Recruitment – Job Ref: 66


The Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) develops young talent for employment in the wine and fruit industries and related sectors.

Job Title: Fundraiser and Public Relations Coordinator
Job Location:  Stellenbosch
Report to: The Executive Director

The purpose of the position is 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
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience
  • 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
  • Personal relationships and an ability to bridge and connect communities
  • Fluency in English and either IsiXhosa 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.

Application Deadline: 18th Feb, 2019

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