Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator

The Baobab Home (BH)

Located on a beautiful farm outside of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, The Baobab Home's mission is to foster a nurturing environment for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty to thrive. We accomplish this through a range of projects, including a children's home for orphaned and vulnerable children, a primary school, and outreach work with HIV/AIDS patients in the Bagamoyo community.

Steven Tito Academy (STA)

Established in 2012, STA provides poor but bright children with a quality English-medium education which would otherwise never be available to them. We provide a safe learning environment that supports and encourages students to reach their full potential.

Position

We’re seeking a bright and enthusiastic individual seeking to gain experience in the field of marketing through the lens of an international, grassroots charity. As a confident communicator, you will use your creativity to develop a marketing plan and participate in fundraising activities in order to raise awareness, generate funds and communicate with our supporters around the world. You will be a valuable member of a small and very dynamic international team, and have the incredible opportunity to create sustainable impact for those in need. 

Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain the BH and STA websites and STA blog
  • Develop and maintain BH and STA’s presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Maintain and grow BH and STA’s photo/video library on Google Photos
  • Monitor and analyze social media analytics and website Google Analytics
  • Set up and manage Google Ads campaigns
  • Plan and run paid advertising campaigns as needed
  • Research and write grant applications
  • Create fundraising and communications materials
  • Write and distribute STA term newsletters
  • Manage and run STA’s end-of-year sponsorship appeal
  • Help to accurately maintain the donor database on NationBuilder
  • Manage email marketing to donors and supporters
  • Work with ambassadors and former volunteers to grow the BH/STA network
  • With the Donor Relations Manager and Administrative Assistant, maintain communication between sponsors and their sponsored student, including ensuring sponsor letters are sent twice a year
  • With the Executive Director, recruit qualified international volunteers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Fluent or native English speaker
  • Good research and internet skills
  • Good administrative and computer skills (G Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Creativity and ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Self-motivated (you will be given guidance, but expect to jump in and take initiative)
  • Willingness to explore a new culture and translate that experience for an international audience
  • Willingness to learn basic Swahili

Preferred but not required:

  • Previous marketing, fundraising or events experience
  • Experience using a content management system (Nationbuilder)
  • Camera and photography skills
  • Experience with graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Canva, etc.)
  • Interest and/or experience in international development, particularly Africa

Remuneration

This is a voluntary position and is unpaid. Volunteers must provide their own travel expenses, including visa fees. Baobab will provide some meals and basic accommodation on-site.

Duration

We prefer a commitment of 6 months and you will be asked to work 5 days per week, 6 hours per day. From past internships we have found that a six-month commitment is the minimum period of time to ensure that the post is beneficial to both the intern and the Baobab Home.

What we Offer

  • The chance to gain an insight into the running of a small, unique, international development charity
  • A gateway into another culture, through your work you will experience Tanzanian life and have the opportunity to build cross-cultural relationships
  • The opportunity to develop valuable marketing, fundraising and communications skills
  • A chance to truly help children and families living in poverty and affected by HIV/AIDS
  • References can be supplied on successful completion of the position
  • Great travel advice in for exploring Tanzania and a very friendly team!

How to Apply

Send the following to info@tzkids.org, with "Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator' in the subject line:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Proposed dates of volunteering

We will only contact people who send us a resume/CV, cover letter and proposed dates.

There will be many varied opportunities for dialogue, so candidates can learn about the organization, the responsibilities of the position and the community it helps to support. We look forward to hearing from you!

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