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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT)

The School has a vacancy for a full time Development Manager from January 2023.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.


The ideal candidate would be an energetic fundraising professional that would provide management, leadership, and strategic vision for all aspects of the school’s fundraising activities and constituent engagement. Reporting to the Principal, the Development Manager (Institutional Advancement) will be expected to strengthen relationships with existing donors and identify and cultivate potential new prospects both locally and globally.

Preferred candidates will demonstrate experience working in international philanthropic arenas and possess a clear understanding of all aspects of development, including annual, major, and planned giving along with institutional fundraising.

Key Deliverables:

● Build relationships with a variety of constituencies to encourage their involvement in multiple school functions and activities, and to encourage giving.
● Develop and implement a comprehensive annual plan for the raising of funds through individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations and other granting agencies.
● Work with the Senior Management team in formulating strategies to diversify the school’s sources of income and fund the development needs of the school.

● Acknowledge and track gifts, correspondence, and communication with donors.
● Work with school’s international partner organisations in the United States and United Kingdom to maintain contact with alumni and donors.
● Work with the Communications office to maintain brand consistency, manage internal and external communications and maintain the school’s print and digital publications and online presence.

How to apply:

Applications should be sent to the principal’s office on or before Friday 23 rd September. E-mails: secretary@maruapula.org


E-mail applications should include:

1) Subject heading stating position being applied for;

2) A cover letter indicating reasons why your background and qualifications are particularly suited to working at Maru-a-Pula;
3) CV with contact details of three referees.

Please note: All submissions to be sent as 1 pdf document. Certificates are not needed unless requested at the time of the interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by the school.


Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, as well as alignment with the Children’s Act (2009), Maru-a-Pula School holds itself to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. We request a clearance of criminal records and a successful background check for all staff working at the school. The successful candidate must be prepared to submit such documents when required.