Fundraising Assistant – The Irish Hospice Foundation

The Irish Hospice Foundation 
The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is the national charity dedicated to end-of-life and bereavement.  It is our vision that no-one will face death or bereavement without the care and support they need.  It is our mission to strive for the best care at end-of-life, for all.  

We provide a range of programmes, services and support for people across all counties of Ireland, we train over 3,000 people annually to up-skill and educate at community level and invest in advocacy work to improve standards and practice for today and in the future.   

We rely upon voluntary supporters to maintain our work and now require a Fundraising Assistant to become part of our Fundraising Team. This is a one year fixed term contract.      

 

Overview
Our Fundraising Assistant will be primarily responsible for entering fundraising data onto our database arising from our direct marketing activities (such as direct mail and door to door fundraising) as well as assisting with fundraising campaigns (such as tax reclaim and events) and other fundraising activities as needed. The role also provides support for our corporate and events team to ensure our supporters receive materials, thank you letters etc. in a timely manner. The IHF has a small online shop and the Fundraising Assistant is tasked with dispatching orders.  

 

Key Duties

· Input new data and validate existing data with 100% accuracy, process each transaction in line with our policies, processes and procedures;

· Assist the Individual Giving Manager and team to ensure that we have accurate data management and excellent standards of donor care;

·  Assist the Regular Giving Executive with Door to Door fundraising and the National Raffle as needed;

· Provide admin support to the Individual Giving Manager to ensure our data is fully GDPR compliant.  

· Assist Corporate and Events team to liaise with supporters and ensure that letters and event materials etc. are dispatched in a timely manner;

· Undertake any other duties consistent with the position as may arise from time to time.

 

Person Specification

· A good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel etc.);

· Strong verbal and written skills;

· Excellent attention to detail;

· Excellent administration skills;

· Excellent telephone manner;

· Previous data input work experience (desired); and

· Experience of working with databases (desired but not essential).

· Understanding of GDPR (desired,  but not essential)

 
Personal Attributes

· Ability to work well in a team;

· Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative;

· Excellent organisational and administrative skills;

· Proactive, flexible approach with a professional attitude; and

· Ability to work in a dynamic and professional environment.


Hours
This is a full time position, 37 hours per week.  However, we are open to flexibility and will offer a part-time position to the correct candidate, if desired. 

 

Salary
Commensurate on experience

Applications
Please send your CV and brief covering letter (stating your preference for full or part time hours) to:

Clare.Martin@hospicefoundation.ie

Alternatively post to:-  
Clare Martin
Individual Giving Manager
Morrison Chambers
32 Nassau Street
Dublin 2 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Ethiopiaid

Job Title: CEO

Reporting to: Board of Trustees

Location: Dublin 8

Hours: 40 hours full time equivalent per week, with some international travel.

Annual leave: 25 days p.a.

Ethiopiaid are seeking an accomplished and enthusiastic individual to lead the organisation and to continue its development in the coming years. This is a broad role and the successful candidate will have strong leadership, organisational skills and fundraising skills in addition to having the ability to work on a small team on a daily basis.

The candidate is expected to work with a variety of stakeholders including the board of directors, staff of partner organisations in Ethiopia and colleagues in the UK, Australia, and Canada as well as demonstrate excellent project management and communication skills to ensure the successful completion of a wide range of tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years demonstrable experience in operations management AND fundraising management at mid or senior level - we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with at least two to three fundraising specialisms, such as:

  • Direct mailing and individual giving;

  • Major donors;

  • Trusts and foundations

The role is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious candidate to make a significant impact on a well-established charity, with a strong focus on development and expansion of its fundraising abilities, while supporting its strategic development within the Irish market.

Objectives:

  • Work with the Board of Trustees to develop and deliver the organisation's vision, objectives and strategic plan.

  • Sustain and grow fundraising income as per agreed KPIs as to ensure long term sustainability of the organisation.

  • Explore and develop fundraising options in the private and public sectors

  • Enhance the organisation's profile and brand throughout Ireland and internationally

Responsibilities:

Marketing, Fundraising & Communications:

  • Key to the role is sustaining and grow current activities, develop new fundraising streams of income to ensure the long term sustainability of the organisation.

  • Develop and deliver up to 7 direct marketing campaigns per year, managing external supplier relationships etc.

  • Sustain and grow current direct mailing activities, with particular focus on regular giving.

  • Developing and delivering donor cultivation and stewardship plans: manage existing donors' relationships, reduce attrition rate and ensure high ROI.

  • Identify, develop and deliver a fundraising strategy for the organisation, to include new fundraising opportunities for donor recruitment and income growth, e.g. corporate fundraising, institutional funding opportunities, legacy giving and major donors

  • Event management.

  • Digital Marketing

  • Develop and deliver a communications strategy, aligned to organisation's mission and activities.

Project liaison and programme delivery:

  • Maintain key relationships with partners in Ethiopia: understanding needs and support key areas of work as advised by the organisation's strategy and mission.

  • Work with Trustees to manage funding allocation, organise partnership agreements, and disburse funding grants and review of partners' programme delivery.

  • Annual Monitoring and Evaluation trip.

 

Management and Governance:

  • Act as the main point of contact between Ethiopiaid and the board of directors including participating in quarterly board meetings, production of monthly reports.

  • Manage and review existing staff member's performance and ensure staff retention and motivation.

  • Implement the organisation's strategic plan.

  • Maintain accurate accounts and financial records, develop budgets, support trustees in risk management.

  • Ensure all regulatory obligations are fulfilled and uphold standards of best practice in fundraising, financial reporting, data protection, governance etc.

 

Person Specification

Experience

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four (4) years demonstrable experience in operations management OR fundraising management at mid or senior level, ideally in the international development/overseas aid sub-sector.


Education

The ideal candidate will likely hold a primary degree and will have completed further education and training directly related to the role advertised. Candidates with business management background will also considered.


Qualities

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent leadership skills, to support the organisation's to deliver its strategic mission.

  • Communications skills, both oral and written.

  • Self-motivated, flexible and able to work independently.

  • Skilled in budget management and strong organisational skills.

  • Relationships-builder and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Target driven and able to reach agreed KPIs.

  • Broad fundraising experience with proven track record on delivering fundraising targets

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience of working in community & voluntary sector preferred.

Telemarketing Fundraising Manager – Concern Worldwide

Job Title: Telemarketing Fundraising Manager      

Reports to: Head of Supporter Marketing (aka Head of Direct Marketing

Direct reports: 

Telemarketing Team Leader

Supporter Marketing Executive

Call agents (up to 10)

 

Liaises with:      

Supporter Marketing Team ROI;

Supporter Marketing Team UK;

Direct Dialogue Team;

Major Donor & Corporate Team;

Community Fundraising Team;

Fundraising Systems Team;

Donor Care Team;

Web Team;

Communications Dept;

Active Citizenship Dept;

Overseas Dept;

Job location:  Grantham St. Dublin 2

Pay Band: Payband 5 (€44,669 to €52,552)

Contract:  Permanent        

Job Purpose:     

The Telemarketing Manager will manage an inbound and outbound telemarketing strategy to maximise income from individual donors. 

Concern has achieved significant support from individuals in the Irish public.  The telemarketing manager will lead inbound and outbound operations to secure and increase donated income from individuals in line with Concern strategy.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

1.       Inbound telemarketing

a.       Supplier Management:

  • Recruit and manage performance of telemarketing agency(s) as necessary;

  • Lead the recruitment process for hiring telemarketing agency(s) in compliance with the terms of agreed Concern Procurement Procedures;

  • Negotiate contracts with telemarketing agency(s) to generate maximum return for Concern investment. Negotiate costs, service level agreements, and objectives for each telemarketing agency;

  • Manage performance of telemarketing agency according to agreed criteria.  Conduct regular reviews and negotiate improved service as necessary;

  • Dismiss telemarketing agency(s) as necessary if service provided does not meet expectations;

 

b.       Develop an annual telemarketing plan

  • Agree annual calendar of campaigns with Head of Supporter Marketing ROI

  • Brief campaign needs into telemarketing agency(s).

  • Agree key performance indicators with the supplier.  Evaluate delivery of campaigns within established KPIs.  Implement corrective action should KPIs not be delivered. 

  • Review and verify campaign reports as delivered by the supplier.

  • Innovate to deliver improved work practices and to deliver greater efficiency where appropriate

  • Evaluate the quality of communications from the telemarketing agency(s) to ensure Concern brand values are being implemented.

 

2.       Outbound telemarketing

a.    Create a high quality telemarketing team

  • Identify skills required for campaign delivery from call agents. Manage a team of up to 10 call agents with appropriate skills.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive induction and training programme.  Ensure that all telemarketing staff represent the Concern brand in communication with the public in accordance with Concern values.

  • Implement a system of regular performance management. Assess the competence of each of the ten staff and implement individual feedback and training programmes for each call agent. Oversee weekly results reviews with each staff member comparing their performance against target and average team performance.   

  • Provide mentoring & coaching to up to 10 direct reports.

  • Develop and implement policies to reward high performance and tackle poor performance. 

  • Implement disciplinary procedures as necessary.

  • Line manage telemarketing team leader and Supporter Marketing Executive. Mentor to develop their skill base.  Develop a training & development programme for seeking appropriate support from HR; Provide direction in the implementation of telemarketing campaigns. Schedule regular Performance & Development Reviews; Execute disciplinary action as necessary;

 

b.       Oversee the marketing campaigns (implemented by Supporter Marketing Executive)

  • Sign off project plans, data briefs, scripts and project schedules for each campaign.

  • Oversee the implementation of each campaign within agreed key performance indicator targets.  If targets are not to be achieved, propose action to bring campaign back within targets. 

  • Produce campaign reports

  • Innovate to deliver improved work practices and to deliver greater efficiency where appropriate;

  • To take ownership of problems, take decisions and resolve issues satisfactorily, escalating any problems outside their knowledge or expertise to the relevant person;

 3. Inbound & Outbound Telemarketing

(a) Back end systems

  • Manage the development of the telemarketing system advising Fundraisers and the FST on innovations to improve the efficiency and capability of the system;

  • With the FST, manage data quality transferred to and from the telemarketing system;

  • Log and action donor feedback as necessary;

 

(b) Budget Management

  • Produce detailed income and cost estimates for all telemarketing campaigns

  • Manage the delivery of all campaigns within the agreed projected income and cost parameters;

  • Prepare an annual budget projecting anticipated revenue and expenditure;

  • Extrapolate revenue to be generated from donors factoring in all variables including costs, cash donations, and regular gift donations (including upgrades and reactivations);

 

(c) Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Establish key performance indicators against which to benchmark marketing performance;

  • Brief fundraising analysts on information management needs, including standard reports and marketing analysis to be produced;

  • Critically assess marketing investment to maximise return on investment.  Identify investment opportunities and any isolate campaigns which are not meeting objectives;

  • Evaluate marketing information to propose new solutions.  Assess data using marketing expertise to propose initiatives to maximise revenue based on monitoring and evaluation;

  • Prioritise sources of market intelligence.  Evaluate and apply findings of market research in monitoring & evaluating Concern campaigns.

 

(d) Emergency response

  • Manage the inbound and outbound telemarketing emergency response strategy;

 

Skills and Experience Required:

Essential:

  • Strong telemarketing experience within the not for profit sector is essential

  • Innovative thinker, able to work on own initiative;

  • Strong project management experience;

  • Strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills;

  • Strong organisational skills;

  • Ability to work under pressure;

  • Enthusiasm and aptitude for telephone marketing;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong relationship management skills;

  • Good teamwork skills;

  • Good time management skills with ability to work under pressure and on own initiative;

  • Highly analytical;

  • Good commercial acumen;

  • Ability to work in a team environment;

  • Enthusiastic and flexible working attitude;

 Desirable:

  • Commitment to the work of Concern;

 

To apply:  CVs should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date:  29th November 2018

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

Concern is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all section of the community.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

 

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year.  Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). 

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment. 

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them - so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit www.concern.net/about/privacy

 

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    29th November 2018

 

Finance Business Partner – The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Finance Business Partner – National Office

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers.

Our vision is an Ireland where no one goes through dementia alone and where policies and services respond appropriately to the person with dementia and their carers, at the times they need support.

A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is person centred, rights-based and grassroots led with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core.

We are recruiting a Finance Business Partner to be based in our National Office, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin who will report to the Finance Manager.

The Finance Department provides financial and administrative support services to all parts of the organisation. It has a lead role in the development and maintenance of the internal control environment of the organisation, safeguarding the assets of the organization, ensuring adherence to all financial reporting requirements.

Our aim is to be the “business partner” in supporting ASI in achieving its overall strategy through the provision of timely, accurate and relevant information that is focused on efficient processes, strong internal controls and value for money.  As part of the finance team, this post will enable and support the organization to plan and monitor financial performance. The role will support the production of accurate and timely information and the application of stringent and effective internal controls.

The ideal candidate will be a part qualified accountant (ACA,ACCA,CIMA)/Accounting Technician (AAT,IATI), with a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar finance position. A high degree of proficiency and experience using Microsoft Excel and Word are essential.

A full, clean driver’s license with access to own vehicle is also essential.

You will need good communication and interpersonal skills, good organisational and observational skills, ability to work as part of a team and be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

If you are interested in applying for this post, please submit a full and up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining why you feel you could undertake this role and send it to recruit@alzheimer.ie.

A detailed job description is available on our website. Queries about the role may be directed to the HR Department, National Office.

Closing date for applications is: 23 November 2018.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Financial Business Partner - JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Location: National Office, Blackrock, Co. Dublin Reports to: Finance Manager

Purpose of Position: 

The Finance Department provides financial and administrative support services to all parts of the organisation. It has a lead role in the development and maintenance of the internal control environment of the organisation, safeguarding the assets of the organization, ensuring adherence to all financial reporting requirements.

Our aim is to be the “business partner” in supporting ASI in achieving its overall strategy through the provision of timely, accurate and relevant information that is focused on efficient processes, strong internal controls and value for money.  As part of the finance team, this post will enable and support the organization to plan and monitor financial performance. The role will support the Finance Manager in the production of accurate and timely information and the application of stringent and effective internal controls.

 
Key Accountabilities: 

  • Assist the Finance Manager by ensuring the accurate and timely preparation of monthly accounts that meet the needs of management.  

  • Ensure the provision of management information and analysis to support improved decision-making throughout the organization.

  • Support both the Finance Manager and all managers in the annual budget process.

  • To support the Finance Manager in achieving excellent workflows of the department ensuring that all processing of data is kept up to date and that good teamwork is fostered and encouraged.

  • Ensure all bank mandates are updated and in compliance with ASI financial policies.

  • Support the Finance Manager in the maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register including verification of assets.

  • Ensure that internal financial controls are complete, stringent and effective.  Identify financial policies and procedures/ controls that need to be implemented or strengthened on an ongoing basis and ensuring policies and practices are updated as required.

  • Assist the Branch Officer by providing financial support for Branches, including the provision of on-going consultation and support for Branch Committee volunteers, and training and support for Branch Treasurers.

  • To keep branch managers updated on new financial policies and procedures and to ensure compliance with such procedure.

  • Ensure all branches operate in compliance with ASI financial policies.

  • Ensure financial consistency across operations, ensuring each location supports best practice approaches.

  • Respond to all finance related queries in a timely and results focused manner

  • Support the payroll function and any other finance function when required. 

  • Representing the organization in a positive and professional way, which promotes the vision, mission and strategic priorities of the Society.

  • Being flexible, adaptable and available to take on other tasks or duties as requested.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required from this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required.  The holder of this position is required to respond with a flexible approach when tasks arise which are not specifically covered in this job description.

PERSON SPECIFICATION: 

Knowledge/Experience :

  • Part Qualified Accountant (ACA,ACCA,CIMA)/Accounting Technician (AAT,IATI)

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar finance position

  • Strong accounts preparation and production experience within set deadlines and cycles.

  • Experience in branch accounts auditing and accounting (desirable).

  • Excellent experience in improving internal financial controls in an Organization

  • Strong experience providing training to non-financial managers on financial policies and procedures

  •  High degree of proficiency (essential)

  • Exchequer Accounting Software (desirable).

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and word (essential).

 
Skills/Competencies:

  • Excellent numerical ability, analytical ability and attention to detail

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of how IT systems can support efficient financial workflows and provide effective business support

  • Ability to produce meaningful management information

  • Strong ability to work in a team and independently.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Highly organized

 
Other Requirements:

  • Full, clean driver’s license with access to own vehicle - essential

  • Flexibility to travel very regularly within Ireland

  • Closing Date for Applications
    23 November 2018

Regular Giving Officer - UCD Foundation

UCD Foundation engages in fundraising and alumni engagement activities to support University College Dublin in its pursuit of world-class education, teaching, research and innovation. UCD Foundation is seeking to recruit a Regular Giving Officer. This is a great opportunity for a hardworking, resourceful, creative and diligent individual to join a highly regarded and successful team and develop their skillset within this role.

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

The Regular Giving Officer will be part of the award-winning fundraising team working to deliver UCD Foundation’s Annual Giving strategy. This will involve supporting planned Direct Marketing campaigns to UCD alumni and prospects – both online and offline – to achieve continued growth for UCD Foundation’s Regular Giving function. 

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide support to the Associate Director and Regular Giving Coordinator in executing the Regular Giving strategy.

 

Direct Marketing Activity

  • To assist with the day to day management and reporting of UCD Foundation’s Direct Marketing campaigns to increase and retain the number of individual donors to the University.

  • To help plan and implement campaigns from initial briefing, audience selection and segmentation, proposition and creative execution, from implementation of activity to post campaign analysis. This will be through a variety of media including Direct Mail, Telemarketing and Online giving campaigns.

  • To liaise with Development team members and UCD Schools in relation to specific fundraising activities.

 

 Telemarketing Activity:

  • To assist the Regular Giving Coordinator with the recruitment and training of student callers for campaigns.

  • To take ownership of calling campaigns, caller performance and results.

  • To supervise calling sessions, incorporating regular ongoing training and motivational activities for callers.

  • To schedule call shifts.

  • To achieve or exceed campaign and annual income goals.

 

 Direct Mail activity

  • To assist the Regular Giving Coordinator in the planning and data segmentation of selected Direct Mail donor stewardship activity.

  • To work on planned Direct Mail campaigns as required.

 

 Digital Strategy

  • Support the Regular Giving Coordinator in the delivery of tailored and effective online warm up communications for selected prospects.

  • Respond to ad-hoc requests from supporters and alumni that result from campaign communications

  • Provide effective support for online fundraising campaigns to effectively grow income and online engagement of UCD alumni and friends.

  • Monitor and research the external digital fundraising environment to seek out, develop and successfully implement innovative ideas that contribute to the achievement of the Regular Giving fundraising targets.

  • To update the UCD Foundation website and utilise social media as an effective communication tool as required.

  • To keep abreast of all online and offline giving trends and incorporate ‘best practice’ in online giving into the Regular Giving strategy.

 

 Administration

  • To work closely with colleagues to support the maintenance of the database and manage the administration elements of all Direct Marketing campaigns including over-seeing the regular updating of records and gift administration.

  • To assist in the integration of learnings and new data from online activity into the database.

Finance

  • Help monitor campaign progress against return on investment targets.

  • Assist in the maintenance of up to date daily and summary campaign reports.

 Suppliers

  • Assist in communications with internal and external service providers including telemarketing agencies, database suppliers, computer and other equipment suppliers, creative agencies, and printers

Events

  • To assist with the organisation and execution of cultivation events such as receptions and presentations to engage prospects.

Training

 You will receive formal/informal training in the following:

  • Regular Giving best practice

  • Campaign briefing and management

  • Direct Marketing

  • Audience Selection

  • Raiser’s Edge database administration

  • UCD Systems

  • Regular Giving KPIs

  • People Management

  • Database Administration

 

The suitable candidate will possess the following experience and professional characteristics:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

  • A high degree of computer literacy

  • Excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills

  • Strong time management

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • A university degree

 

PREFERRED

  • At least 2 years’ experience of a marketing / fundraising or call centre environment

  • Experience of managing / organising people

 

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to sylvia.roddie@ucdfoundation.ie by 28 November, 2018. 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    28/11/201

Associate Director of Development - DCU Educational Trust

DCU Educational Trust

Balmer Recruitment Ltd. has been retained by DCU Educational Trust to source a suitably qualified senior fundraising professional to join their team as an Associate Director.

DCU Educational Trust was founded in 1988 to raise funds to support the mission and vision of DCU.  The Trust is currently engaged in a €100m Campaign: Shaping the Future. 

The Associate Director builds private financial support on behalf of DCU from a target audience of organisations and individuals (alumni and non-alumni). The Associate Director reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the Chief Executive, Director of Philanthropy and other team members in order to generate private financial support for DCU.

 

The role

The role holder:

  • will undertake face-to-face meetings with individuals, corporations and occasionally trusts and foundations to establish a relationship with DCU and secure philanthropic and corporate funding . Meeting targets will be set, as will financial targets (based on experience and prospect portfolio). 

  • will, in addition to working with established lists of donors and potential donors, generate their own leads in order to identify, cultivate and solicit individuals and organisations. 

  • drafts and oversees the development of funding proposals to individual and corporate prospects including the coordination of the information (budgets, materials, evaluation reports, etc.) to support grant requests.

  • oversees the creation of (and on occasion drafts) stewardship reports for donors, including the coordination of all relevant materials.

  • may be assigned to manage individual fundraising projects (e.g. a scholarship programme or academic project)and to coordinate the donor engagement strategies required to reach specific fundraising targets.

  • offers guidance in establishing and implementing a wide range of advancement policies and procedures for individual corporate and foundation donors. 

  • may be involved in the planning and implementation of major activities to support fundraising initiatives including events, communications and publications and advisory boards.

  • stewards the necessary relations with current donors and prospects to promote their involvement with the university, keeping the institution name and achievements alive in the minds of individuals, corporate and foundation executives and board members. 

  • collaborates with staff from various units within the university, developing projects attractive to private funding. The role holder is responsible for developing, in concert with the development team and team leaders, a sound strategy, development plan and set of procedures, to ensure good working relationships between the Educational Trust and that unit and to insure the efficient pursuit of private funding.

  • records all contacts, actions and donations into the central fundraising database - Raiser’s Edge. 

 

Education and Experience: 

  • Third level qualification in appropriate field. 

  • Minimum years’ experience working within a fundraising or not for profit environment, ideally in face-to-face fundraising. 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in business development, sales or account management. 

  • Campaign management and direct marketing experience desirable

 

Key competencies: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Experience working with and influencing individuals at senior levels. 

  • Strong people interaction skills with experience in building and fostering long term relationships. 

  • High degree of planning and organisational skills; managing a number of projects concurrently with a proven ability to carry out different tasks simultaneously, excellent time management and utilizing resources accordingly. 

  • Attention to detail 

  • High degree of computer literacy 

  • Team work 

  • Full clean driver’s license and access to private transport preferred

 

Benefits 

Salary: Competitive

Annual Leave: 24 days. 

After the completion of one year continuous service, employees of the Trust are entitled to join the DCU Educational Trust Pension and avail of the gratis Annual Employee Health Screening Check-Up

Application Details

To apply, please submit your CV and a Cover Letter by email to gilly@balmerrecruitment.ie 

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th November at 5pm

 

The DCU Educational Trust is an equal opportunities employer

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Friday 30th November at 5pm

Direct Marketing Executive - Concern Worldwide

Reports to: Donor Development Manager

Liaises with: Direct Marketing Team, Web Team, Corporate & Major Donor Team, Communications Team, Active Citizenship Team, Donor Care Team

Job location: Dublin

Pay Band: €37,019 - €43,552

Contract: Permanent

Job Purpose: The Direct Marketing Executive will be responsible for managing direct marketing campaigns across a variety of online and offline channels. The primary objective of the role is to generate income and brand awareness from Concern target audiences.

Key Responsibilities:    

  1. Develop and manage the implementation of direct marketing campaigns to include: briefing, planning, audience selection, creative execution, media buying and post campaign analysis. Campaigns are developed through a variety of channels including direct mail, email, telemarketing, press, radio, social media and display.

  2. Management of campaign budgets including monitoring of expenditure and targets.

  3. Management of external suppliers (direct marketing agencies, media buyers, digital agencies, data agencies, telemarketing agencies and printers).

  4. Review of direct marketing campaigns to provide insights and recommendations to improve campaigns performance.

  5. Work with other members of the Direct Marketing Team to develop innovative and successful direct marketing campaigns to contribute to the achievement of the fundraising targets and objectives.

  6. Attend conferences, relevant events and training as opportunities arise.

 

Skills and Experience Required:

Essential

  • Third level qualification in marketing, business or related discipline

  • At least two years’ experience in a marketing environment with experience in managing direct marketing campaigns from start to finish

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience of managing budgets

  • Experience in Donor Development

  • Experience of managing external suppliers

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Result oriented attitude

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Excellent written skills including experience of writing and/or commenting on fundraising copy

  • Excellent organisation skills and experience of managing a varied workload

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative

  • Excellent problem solving attitude

  • Digital Marketing Experience

  • Experience working in a fundraising department

 

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of and interest in development issues and a commitment to Concern’s work with people in the developing world.

  • Knowledge of data protection legislation


To apply:  
CVs should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date:  25th November 2018.

 

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

Concern is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all section of the community.


Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.


Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year.  Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). 

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment. 

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them - so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit www.concern.net/about/privacy

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    25th November 2018

Team Leader Day Centre - COPE Galway

We are currently seeking applications for the following position:

Team Leader – Day Centre

The post of Team Leader - Day Centre Singles Services involves taking lead responsibility for client services for single person households and couples who use the services of the Day Centre, managing and supervising the day to day work of the staff team involved in the delivery of services to these clients and contributing to the ongoing development of the service. The role also involves working directly with clients as part of the day centre staff team responding appropriately to their needs and will be part of the core staffing cover on a rostered basis.

 
A detailed job description and person specification outlines the full criteria required for the position but includes the following:

  • A recognised third level degree in the Social Care, Community Development or related field

  • A working knowledge of Housing Legislation in Ireland, current homelessness policy and an up to date knowledge of best practice in the area of homeless services

  • A minimum of one year’s experience of working in a management role in a comparable area of work

  • A minimum of two years experience of working in the area of homelessness or other similar area of work with socially disadvantaged

  • Understanding of a broad range of issues including mental health, addictions, relationship and family breakdown, poverty and social exclusion

 
Hours of work: 39 hours per week (across a six day rota Monday to Saturday) 

Salary: Team Leader Scale

Satisfactory Garda clearance is required for this position.

A detailed Job Description and application form can be requested by email: hradmin@copegalway.ie

Applicants should submit completed application forms to the HR Department (hr@copegalway.ie) by 9am Monday 26th November

  • Closing Date for Applications
    9am, 26th November 2018