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JOB TITTLE: Communications & Strategic Development Manager
The School of St Jude is an education institution, entirely funded by charitable donations, that provides free, high-quality primary and secondary scholarships to 1,800 of the poorest and brightest students in the Tanzanian region of Arusha and supports hundreds of graduates through higher education.
We are looking to appoint a Communications and Strategic Development Manager to drive fundraising revenue and business process improvement for The School of St Jude through the proactive strategic and operations development of the Communications and Strategic Development (C&SD) departments. The ideal candidate will have a passion for community development and a strong interest in NGOs.
Lead the implementation of key strategies relating to C&SD departments as stated in the St Jude’s 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan.
Lead management of the C&SD departments to ensure effective and timely execution of department management plans and operations.
Monitoring and Review
Develop and maintain an annual reporting schedule for the review of financial outcomes, supporter stewardship strategies and procedures.
Lead social impact assessment measurement, evaluation and reporting.
Monitor annual budget and review monthly financial reports to ensure accurate cost coding and budget compliance.
Monitor, review and update fundraising department management plans, including processes and procedures, at least annually in October.
Support the values, vision, mission and strategic goals of The School of St Jude.
Periodically suggest improvements to the departments’ procedures and submit to supervisor for approval.
Participate in House Checks as requested by Community Relations team.
Participate and support fellow staff in school mission related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Founder. or Deputy Director.
Skills and Required Experience
Degree or higher qualification in business management, marketing and communications.
Subject matter expertise with extensive experience and outstanding levels of individual accomplishment.
High level of professional, technical and creative skills.
High level of mature and experienced judgment, problem solving and people management abilities for International and Tanzanian employees.
Outstanding ability to plan, implement, monitor, report and drive continuous improvement of activities and projects of managed department/s.
High level of accountability for operation of managed department/s and delivery of major projects/initiatives impacting on strategic goals.
Developing and driving strategy for managed department/s and/or strategic goal and advising leaders on key business initiatives.
Responsibility for preparing and controlling budget and resources (i.e. people, money, equipment and facilities) of managed department/s.
Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and databases).
Attributes you need to be a successful St Jude’s staff member
Be flexible, open-minded, and tolerant and appreciate the complexities of working in a rapidly growing charity in a developing country.
Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to make a positive difference performing a variety of tasks; from the mundane to the fun and interesting!
Energetic, consistent and dedicated personality.
Work well independently and as part of a team of Tanzanian staff and international volunteers.
Have good emotional and physical health and the energy and drive to take on new challenges.
What we can offer you
A local wage that will allow you to live comfortably in Arusha – a vibrant gateway to Tanzania’s world-famous national parks.
International Employees Benefits Package including: house benefit allowance and access to furnished on-campus accommodation (WiFi included); plus contract completion bonuses.
Mid-morning tea & lunch (during working days)
Opportunities for career development.
Welcoming community of international and local employees.
28 days annual leave plus Christmas leave bonus available.
How to apply
Complete the following:
Cover letter (subject line must include the reference number: TSOSJ/HR/CSD/05/19)
Completed Application Form
Include reference number in email subject
Email the documents to [email protected]