JOB ADVERT: WCCF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
West Coast Community Foundation is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to be based at their offices in Malmesbury on the West Coast Region. This organisation is the only Indigenous Community Foundation in South Africa, a leader in its field.
We want to attract a leader that can continue, and build on, the work of this respected and strong organisation. As a suitably qualified NPO professional, you will be the ideal candidate with strong strategic management experience, financial savvy, an established network and an entrepreneurial spirit.
The role is focused on the financial sustainability of WCCF, capacitating the organisations it serves and promoting philanthropic giving in the West Coast Region.
The Chief Executive Officer reports to the West Coast Community Foundation Board with overall operational oversight, supported by a team of directors.
• Develop the strategy, vision and mission.
• Identify and conceptualise opportunities.
• Understand risk, assess it and make calculated decisions.
• Carry prime responsibility for sustainable fundraising.
• Network to build relationships and to create opportunities for support, both financial and other.
• Maintain and strengthen relationships with external stakeholders and partners.
• Ensure high-quality governance.
• Oversee effective and efficient management of finances and resources.
• Oversee sound human resource management and people development.
• Oversee all communications and marketing activities.
• A minimum 3-year post-Matric, relevant NPO qualification. The relevant Bachelor’s Degree, or post graduate qualification is preferred.
• 6 – 10 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, with a minimum of 5 years at a senior management level.
• Executive Leadership experience within the non-profit sector.
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to engage with people at all levels.
• Understanding of, and experience in, the philanthropic and civil society sectors.
• Knowledge of non-profit sector and community development practice field.
• Public speaking skills and willingness to appear on radio and television.
• Capacity to fundraise and have knowledge about fund management within both the public and private sector (locally and internationally).
• Negotiation skills and ability to build partnerships within the civil society sector and more broadly.