Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Small Things Inc ,Communications and Sponsorship Director Jobs in Tanzania



Job description

The Small Things is a small but rapidly growing international nonprofit based outside of Arusha, Tanzania, working with orphaned and vulnerable children and families. We are in our second year of on-the-ground operations in Tanzania, and looking for someone to take on the role of Communications and Sponsorship director. Applic
ants will need to be comfortable working with others in a dynamic, fairly independent and self-motivated work environment, and dealing with the challenges of working in the developing world. Must love kids! Native English speaker required.
The communications and sponsorship coordinator will be responsible for all communication with the sponsors, social media posts and blogs and other general communication needs. They will also assist with marketing tasks, working closely with the fundraising coordinator. Contract will be for one year intially, with a base salary of $750/month, a $500 flight allowance and a $500 continuing education credit. Housing and basic health insurance provided.
Specific Requirements
1. Sponsorship Updates
  • Oversee monthly development checks for all children with the assistance of the Child Welfare Coordinator.
  • Bi-annual formal updates for sponsors and sporadic informal updates
  • Any other necessary sponsorship communication
  • Keep sponsorship photos up to date and organized
  • Maintaining sponsorship information in donor database with the assistance of the Fundraising Coordinator.
2. Sponsor solicitation
  • Advertise online for new sponsors
  • Develop sponsorship materials with the Fundraising Coordinator
  • Create and maintain relationships with companies regarding in-kind donations and sponsorship, with the Fundraising Coordinator.
  • Work closely with communication committee on sponsor solicitation
3. Sponsorship Finances
  • Ensure all sponsorship payments are up to date and accurate
  • Ensure sponsorship payments are reconciled with Finance Director
4. Communications
  • Create and maintain a bi-monthly newsletter for sponsors and other donors
  • Responsible for creation of Annual Report, with assistance from Management
  • Work with communications team and to develop and implement integrated communications plan.
  • Work to maintain social media, blog and other communication channels
  • Research different models to look into ways to increase sponsorship (we will provide you will references to do this)
  • Maintain and update the website as necessary
Preference given to applicants who:
  • Can start immediately/imminently
  • Speak some Swahili
  • Have experience with fundraising and donor databases
  • Know Photoshop/video editing/web design/HTML
  • Have experience living/working in East Africa

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Mac@thesmallthings.org. Applications without all three will not be considered.

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