Mercy Air South Africa
Location: South Africa
Work from Home
Finance: Personal Support (Unpaid)
Duration: Full‑time, 1 to 4 years
Activity: Administration, Finance & Fundraising, Information Technology, Marketing, Media & Communications
Posted: 29 Mar 2024
Closes: Open-ended

Donor Relations Manager

Mercy Air South Africa

Mercy Air South Africa uses light aircraft and helicopters to deliver humanitarian aid and the gospel message across the countries of Southern Africa.

As a small but actively growing Mission Aviation organisation, Mercy Air uses planes and helicopters to support missionaries working in the remote communities across Southern Africa.  We also offer guest accommodation to missionaries who need a break.

Mercy Air requires a capable Donor Relations Manager to liaise with supporters, raising funds to support our work.  The role will involve maintaining our online presence such as websites and social media, grant applications, and establishing a loyal group of followers who are kept engaged in supporting our work. 

If you are interested in combining your publicity skills with fundraising and relationship building, as part of a small but outward-looking team, this could be the job for you.  

Mercy Air staff generally live on our farm base which is a place of peace and beauty, ideal for families, with good schools and modern conveniences nearby.

Full role specification:

To form effective relationships with donors and supporters by:

  • Writing thank-you letters and newsletters.
  • Speaking to selected donors by ‘phone and online video.

To actively manage the “face” of Mercy Air by:

  • Maintaining websites and social media posts.
  • Issuing press releases for
  • Publishing reports of outreach flights and work parties.
  • Encouraging pilots and crews to submit photos and stories of their outreaches.

To fundraise by:

  • Applying to Grant-making bodies
  • Writing and distributing proposals for upcoming outreaches.

To participate in the spiritual and community life of Mercy Air by:

  • Attending weekly staff meetings and in prayer and fellowship with other staff;
  • Demonstrating commitment to the vision, purpose, values and Christian beliefs of Mercy Air;
  • Living on or close to the Mercy Air farm as an active part of our community.
  • Offering hospitality to visitors, guests and colleagues.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Fluent written English
  • Social media and (ideally) website management.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, etc…
  • Able to work well as part of a team.
  • Ideally photography skills.

Occupational Requirement

There is an occupational requirement for candidates to be committed Christians, able to agree to and promote Mercy Air’s Christian beliefs and values.  Staff represent Mercy Air at meetings and events, taking part in and leading times of devotion and worship. Staff are also required to raise their own financial support.

See www.mercyair.org for more details and an enquiry form.

Please mention OSCAR when responding.

Mercy Air South Africa

Providing a safe, professional and cost effective aviation service to the wider mission and relief/development community in southern Africa.
Address:
P.O. Box 1735
White River
Mpumalanga
1240
SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: +27 13 750 1221 (SA)