Job Description

Department DescriptionWits University has ambitious advancement and fundraising plans to support the realisation of the visionary strategic aspirations and associated projects that will coincide with the University’s Centenary Celebrations in 2022 and firmly position the University to be locally relevant and globally competitive well into its next century.The Campaign Manager will support the Director in the execution of the university’s strategic fundraising plans by managing at a high level of service quality, all support and operations dimensions of the unit. This includes the internal-facing dimension of all fundraising and related promotional activities and processes as well as campaign management for the Centenary Campaign and subsequent campaigns.Brief DescriptionKey responsibilities include:· Campaign Leadership, Strategy & Co-ordinationWorking closely with the Director: DFO and the Fundraising Manager to: initiate, deliver, evaluate and report on clusters of related strategic fundraising initiatives, including the Centenary Campaign, and subsequent campaigns.· Campaign Management & ImplementationWorking closely with the Fundraising Manager to: manage all stages of DFO fundraising interventions, providing fundraising operations and support, approving key milestones in the process, and ensuring a smooth hand-over across stages, teams, projects and University stakeholders.

Responsibilities + Skills


High level of written and verbal communication skills in English including proposal writing, report writing, business writing and/or crafting marketing and promotional materials


At least five years of work-related experience at a senior level At least three years of proven success and substantial experience in fundraising management, advancement management or sales management

Job Summary

  • Published on: Tuesday, 9th June 2020
  • Designation: CAMPAIGN MANAGER (AD05)
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 0
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 9th June 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Address: 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Wits University is taking the lead in reimagining trendy Braamfontein to further our contribution in delivering high level scarce skills for the global knowledge economy. Our location in Johannesburg, the economic and industrial heartland of the African continent, places us in good stead to interact with the public and private sectors, civil society and other social agents to effect meaningful change in society. 

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