Direct Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator - Depaul Ireland

Direct Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator - Depaul Ireland

Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role: 

Direct Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator – ROI 

Primarily based in our Dublin office

Salary circa €38,000 per annum, full time hours/MATERNITY COVER

1. Role

This role offers a fantastic opportunity to help deliver an exciting and ambitious direct marketing campaign for Depaul. Reporting to the Director of Fundraising & Communications. Line management of Fundraising Administrator.  You will play a key role in the development and implementation of the strategic plan to increase voluntary income for the organisation. This role has a focus on the recruitment of donors as well as working on donor stewardship campaigns. It also includes responsibility for Community Fundraising such as organising street collections, and assisting those who wish to fund raise for Depaul. The successful candidate will approach each element of their role in a trusted, warm and inspiring way in line with Depaul’s values.

Key tasks Include:

  • Responsibility for creating, planning and managing logistics of all Direct Mail campaigns cold and warm as agreed with the Director of Fundraising & Communications
  • Managing regular giving acquisition campaign as well as current regular donor relationships
  • Provide excellent verbal and written Donor Care to our warm supporters through our donor stewardship programme
  • Monitoring active campaigns against KPI’s including return on investment, average gift and response rates
  • Evaluate campaigns and provision of Salesforce reports to Director of Fundraising & Communications.
  • Coordinate street collections with the fundraising administrator as well as support donors who which to fund raise in aid of Depaul

Work duties may develop and change over time as the needs of the organisation change.  The above role description is not exhaustive.   A more detailed job description will be supplied to the successful candidate prior to commencing in the role.

2. Skills, Knowledge and Experience

This role requires

  • A third level qualification or equivalent is essential; marketing or business studies preferred.
  • At least two years working in a fundraising team with direct mail a key component an advantage
  • Experience within the charity sector desirable
  • Experience working within teams, as well as working on own initiative.
  • Competence using Microsoft and Google and systems. Advanced Excel skills are an advantage.
  • An understanding of Depaul’s Vision, Mission and Values, and the issues facing homeless people


Online Application Procedure: 

Please download and complete the application form available on the employment page of our website 

For more information, please contact Human Resources:

Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail 

Closing date for all applications: Tuesday the 6th June at close of business

Panels will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled

Development Executive - Edmund Rice Development (ERD)

Development Executive - Edmund Rice Development (ERD)

POSITION TITLE: Development Executive

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive

TYPE OF ROLE: Permanent, Full-time Position

BASED: Dublin 1, Ireland

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary:

The Development Executive will play an important role within a small, dynamic, committed team. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining excellent relationships with ERD’s existing private donor and supporter base, and for growing this base through new fundraising initiatives and donor relationships.


Edmund Rice Development (ERD) is a development agency established in 2008 in Ireland by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and governed today by an independent board of directors. ERD is dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice. We collaborate to support the sustainability of our partner projects by sourcing funding, building donor engagement and working with our partners to improve development capacity. ERD is committed to transparency and accountability, and to an efficient, effective operation that impacts positively on the lives of people made poor.

Our work supports a network of international development projects and programmes in the areas of Education (formal and informal), Community Development and Advocacy across Africa (9 countries), India, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. ERD provides funding and development support to 44 partner projects, benefiting over 56,000 people each year in 13 countries across Africa, India, Latin America and the Pacific Rim.

In 2016 ERD defined a new five year strategy ( In order to help fund the expansion of our work the strategy sets an objective of increasing current private donor levels from €300K to €1 million p.a. by 2021.

The Role:

Primary duties include:

  1. Build long-term, sustainable relationships with new and existing private donors, network of Edmund Rice/ CBS schools and other supporters.
  2. Coordinate and manage Edmund Rice Development’s existing private donor fundraising initiatives including direct mail appeals, fundraising/ cultivation events and private donor funding proposals.
  3. Develop and implement plans for new fundraising and cultivation activities to broaden the existing private donor and school supporter base and increase funding levels.
  4. Coordinate ERD’s communications programme to ensure existing and new private donors, schools and other groups are kept engaged, up to date and informed on the impact of their support - via the Edmund Rice Development website, social media pages, impact reports and other communications channels.
  5. Develop a plan for the enhancement of the Edmund Rice Development website, and social media channels to ensure that they effectively engage our stakeholders and are effective in communicating the reality of Edmund Rice Development’s work today. Oversee the implementation of the plan within the ERD team.
  6. Ensure all private donor funding records are well maintained and work with the team to manage the overall relationship ensuring all donor stewardship, reporting and other requirements are met.
  7. Other duties and projects as assigned by the chief executive.

Required Competencies and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ proven experience of fundraising or business development within a results-based organisation, project or operation.
  • Demonstrable experience and success in developing and maintaining strong supporter relationships.
  • A creative approach, with the ability to generate new ideas and initiatives, and to follow these through to implementation.
  • Excellent planning, project management and organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks both on an individual basis, and with a team of people in the field and at head office.
  • Ability to source, coordinate and manage volunteer support.
  • Self-motivation, with an ability to take initiative.
  • Fluent English.
  • A relevant degree or post-graduate qualification.
  • Excellent I.T. skills – specifically in MS Office.
  • Full, clean drivers’ licence.                                     

Other Desirable Competencies and Experience

  • Experience working or volunteering within the not-for-profit sector.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex and dynamic cross-cultural setting.
  • Use of relationship databases or software e.g Salesforce, Raisers Edge etc.
  • An interest in International Development or experience working in an International Development environment either as an employee or volunteer.

Reporting to the chief executive, this is a permanent position (subject to the satisfactory completion of probation period). Salary commensurate with experience will be agreed with the successful candidate. Based at our offices at Edmund Rice House, North Richmond Street, Dublin 1, Ireland, the role will involve some international and domestic travel. Candidates must be in a position to travel to meet supporters, and employee car parking is provided at the place of work in Dublin 1.

To Apply:

Please send current Curriculum Vitae, together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to arrive no later than Monday 29th May to:

Abigail Carney

Edmund Rice Development, Edmund Rice House, North Richmond Street, Dublin 1, Ireland


 For more information, visit:

Edmund Rice Development is an equal opportunities employer.

Head of Individual Giving - ActionAid Ireland

Head of Individual Giving - ActionAid Ireland

Job Title: Head of Individual Giving, ActionAid Ireland
Reporting to: CEO
Works with: Donor Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Communications, Digital and Campaigns Co-ordinator
Location: Dublin, with national and international travel

Date: May 2017

Role Purpose
The Head of Individual Giving is responsible for and leads the development of ActionAid Ireland’s voluntary fundraising (individual giving) programmes, heading up Individual Giving strategies and their operational delivery.  Individual Giving accounts for over 70% of ActionAid’s income.  ActionAid Ireland was an early leader in developing regular giving; as a result some supporters have been supporting ActionAid for 30+ years.  

This appointment comes at a vital time for ActionAid Ireland following a new strategy approved by the board in April 2017 which places individual giving at the centre of our resource mobilisation efforts.  The new role will lead ActionAid Ireland’s fundraising through a transition phase which will update our fundraising propositions and place more emphasis on mobilising funds through digital and face-to-face channels.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Objectives:

  1. To grow annual individual income by 20% gross, with unrestricted income at least 65% of the total    annual voluntary income mix by 2021.

  2. To grow regular income through Child Sponsorship from a mix of channels including face-to-face (agency) and digital and to institute a Regular Giving proposition in 2017.  

  3. To implement a project in 2017 to generate funds for investment in donor acquisition, and to work with the CEO and the Finance function to strategically invest funds in targeted fundraising plans.

  4. To develop and implement a plan to maximise support from the existing (and lapsed) supporter base, segmenting, testing and developing appropriate upgrade and engagement plans for supporters

  5. To leverage tangible assets and support for Ireland’s fundraising strategy from other members of ActionAid federation

  6. To ensure that all of ActionAid Ireland’s fundraising practices meet the highest standards

  7. To offer Leadership to the fundraising team and to actively contribute to fundraising leadership in ActionAid nationally and internationally

Person Specification

  • ActionAid Ireland seeks a person with an excellent track record to lead a transformation in how individual giving is implemented in ActionAid, including updating the vital child sponsorship proposition and expanding support for humanitarian response.  
  • The successful candidate will have at least three years track record of achievement in individual giving or direct marketing, s/he will be ready to step up to lead and implement the organisation’s fundraising plan: s/he will highly competent in fundraising or direct marketing across a range of channels.
  • S/he will bring a strong analysis accompanied by a practical hands-on approach necessary in a small team.  Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate a team to work with others to meet challenging targets are essential.  
  • As well as those already in the not for profit sector we are keen to hear from applicants who are seeking to transfer their experience from the commercial sector, agency or client side.  

Salary range: Depending on experience, €55,000 to €65,000, with pension contribution and 28 days leave per annum.

Closing date: 9.00 am Tuesday 6th June 2017

Interviews: First round interviews are planned for 13th June 2017, however there is flexibility.

Application: CV and cover letter to the CEO, Siobhan McGee:

If you have any questions or would like a confidential conversation please contact Siobhan on the above email address or phone: +353 1 878 7911

ActionAid Ireland

ActionAid Ireland’s strategy ‘Realising Rights for Women Children: Strategy 2017-2021’ places poverty eradication, social justice and gender equality at the heart of our work. The person appointed must uphold ActionAid’s values and should be motivated by ActionAid’s focus on promoting women’s and children’s rights.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.

ActionAid Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

National Events Team Leader - Barnardos

National Events Team Leader - Barnardos

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to lead an expanding team at a time of strategic growth for the organisation. Barnardos are seeking a  dynamic individual to work as part of the Direct Recruitment Department to manage on a day to day basis a number of fundraising teams based in Shopping Centres, Exhibitions, Commercial Businesses & Barnardos Fundraising Events.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading high performing teams of Direct Recruitment fundraisers who inspire members of the public to become regular givers by effectively managing their performance, on site coaching, motivation and support.

They will play a central role in informing, inspiring and mobilising the public to support Barnardos work and expand our supporter base by recruiting new regular givers through face to face dialogue.

They will also play a key part in developing the private site/events portfolio, identifying new areas for growth and expansion.

Applicants should send their cv to or call Maura Farrell 01 4530355 for more information.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 26th May