|Location||Vanderbijlpark, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa|
Admin & Office
The Executive Director: Advancement is responsible for providing strategic direction and
leadership in the implementation of an integrated, comprehensive university advancement
strategy that will support the Vaal University of Technology’s endeavours for fundraising,
advancement services, donor stewardship, community engagement, marketing and
communication and alumni affairs. The incumbent reports to the Registrar and will
furthermore be responsible for the development and execution of the key performance areas
Key Performance Areas include but not limited to:
Strategy Development and Execution for the following portfolios:
Marketing and Communication;
Policy and Procedure Development and Implementation;
Health and Safety and Employee Wellbeing;
Human Resource Management;
Resource Management: Budget and Finance;
Quality Assurance and Risk Management;
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.
A relevant Master’s Degree (particularly in media and communication studies and/or
advancement studies and/or development studies).
Willingness to work outside normal working hours.
At least 5 years working in an established advancement/development area.
Excellent knowledge, understanding and networking with philanthropic foundations,
corporate social investment and the university environment.
Extensive knowledge of research and teaching in higher education.
Demonstrated ability to network and work with a wide range of different constituencies
internally and externally.
Relevant professional knowledge and skill;
Excellent analytical thinking/problem-solving;
Ability to build interpersonal relationships and partnerships;
Excellent client/student service and support;
Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
Excellent university awareness;
Excellent people and resources management, including performance management;
Outstanding and established strategic leadership;
Excellent decision-making and judgement;
Outstanding conceptual thinking;
Acknowledged impact and influence.
Interested candidates can send their CV