A vacancy has arisen within South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) for the position of full time Marketing Co-ordinator.


Capacity:                             Permanent

Location:                             89 Belvedere Road, Claremont. Cape Town

Responsible to:                 Marketing Manager


Key function:                     To assist with all current and on-going tasks and responsibilities of                                                                                            the Marketing Department in order to achieve annual targets. Full                                                                                            responsibility of tasks as listed below.


Direct responsibilities

  • Administrative support.
  • Plan, manage and implement events, expos, graduations and adhoc functions.
  • Manage and control financial activities related to events.
  • Promote, sell and manage raffle tickets.
  • Implement and manage bequest program.
  • Manage book shop and related volunteer staff.
  • Timeously capture and share stories, updates and news with the social media coordinator.
  • Manage collection tins.
  • Manage dog sponsorship program.

Indirect responsibilities

  • Assist with other marketing activities as required by Marketing Manager.


Essential qualities:

  • Passionate about the work of the Association.
  • Must have a high work ethic and be driven to achieve targets.
  • Must be prepared to give more than ‘nine to five’.
  • Must treat donors and volunteers in a warm friendly manner.
  • Must have a service orientated approach to dealing with donors.
  • Empathy with people who are differently abled.
  • Must have a warm, outgoing personality.
  • Must love dogs, and be happy to have them in your environment.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking.



  • Must be able to communicate and write in English and Afrikaans.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own vehicle.
  • Must have a proven track record.
  • Must be well spoken, well-groomed and presentable.
  • Experience in project management an advantage.
  • Must have event planning experience.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Marketing qualification and relevant experience required.
  • Must be prepared to work after hours and on weekends.


Persons interested in this position must submit the following documents to Nadia Sands at NadiaV@guidedog.org.za :


  1. A copy of their CV and qualifications.
  2. Letter of motivation.
  3. Copy of their identity document.


Applications will close at 16h00 on 31 January 2019.

South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind reserves the right not to fill this vacancy. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant for an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the post will result in the applicant automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Applicants who do not receive a reply within 2 weeks of submission should deem their application to have been unsuccessful.