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Business Manager

St Lucia, South Africa

We currently have Business Manager vacancy in St Lucia, South Africa. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead one of our life changing and award winning volunteer projects.

  • Are you a great leader and can communicate on many different levels?
  • Have you volunteered or managed volunteers previously ?
  • Do you have experience working in a culturally sensitive environment?
  • Are you excited to grow and develop our projects

If you answer yes to all the above, this could be for you;

You are accountable for the business performance within your project location which includes the growth, profitability, strength of the partnerships, the volunteer experience and impact within the communities where you work. You will continuously look for new avenues of income and seek to enhance the volunteer experience by creating award winning projects. You will work closely with the sales department to ensure that the projects are attractive to potential volunteers and offer uniqueness to your location.

You are also accountable for driving The Foundation’s vision forward in your location and you will set and monitor fundraising targets, manage relationships with donors and partners and ensure our projects are run in a sustainable manner.

Roles and Responsibilities


Development

 You will need to:

  • Continuously look for opportunities to grow the business through expanding the existing projects and developing new ideas
  • Network in your area to ensure you are maximising opportunities to increase revenue
  • Recommend areas for opportunity within your location to increase revenue and profit
  • Work with sales and marketing to ensure our literature  and social media platforms are up to date and reflective of our projects
Volunteer Experience

You will need to:

  • Be accountable for building and maintaining community and partner relationships
  • Ensure new projects are planned and approached in a sustainable way that works well with the community and volunteers
  • Coach teams on sustainable projects and plan how we can continuously improve
  • Manage major issues alongside your project manager
  • Give volunteers a life changing experience and inspire them to want to continue to support us
  • Ensure groups are planned well and delivered in a responsible way

 

Finance and Operations

You will need to:

  • Review expenses to ensure  they are under control
  • Manage cash on the ground and track all expenses
  • Work with the finance team who is responsible for bank accounts, book keeping & returns, all financial records, staff wages and bill payments
  • Grow revenue through add on services such as tours, merchandise etc
  • Recruit the right people to support your projects
  • Manage the team and set and monitor objectives as part of the performance reviews
  • Ensure your assets are managed and looked after e.g. Vehicles, Computers
  • Ensure African Impact is functioning legally and in-line with labour department’s requirements.
  • Monthly updates with the manager in the form of a structured report and SKYPE discussions plus weekly catch ups

 

The Foundation

You will need to:

  • Be responsible for project development and sustainability in association with the Development Manager from The Foundation
  • Work in partnership with The Foundation to ensure targets are set and met/exceeded to ensure our focal projects are successful
  • Track donations from donors, the expenditure of those donations and provide monthly reports to The African Impact Foundation
  • Report progress of focal projects by completing a quarterly report for The African Impact Foundation
  • Manage and develop The African Impact Foundation Internship and manage staff and interns to ensure the Foundation’s objectives are met

Required Experience and Skills


  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to manage people and get the best out of them
  • Able to identify opportunities to grow our business and develop projects
  • Financial budgeting and tracking skills
  • Some volunteering experience or worked in a culturally sensitive environment
  • Organised and able to multi task
  • Work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • Passion for community development and/or conservation

 

Hard skills

Must have a full, valid driving license

 

Package

We offer a stipend, accommodation and food, and also cover the cost of your visa application. Your flights are at your own expense.

How To Apply


Please email Michelle on mlindsay@africanimpact.com with your CV and cover letter detailing why you think you are right for the job.  We are sorry that we cannot respond to all applicants.