Department: Development, Alumni Relations, Fellows and Members
Tenure: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Ardilaun House, 111 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Reporting to: Head of Corporate Fundraising
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a private, self-financing, not-for-profit medical and surgical college headquartered in Dublin (Ireland) with global reach through its overseas medical universities and healthcare centres in the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since its foundation in 1784, the College has played a leadership role in Irish surgical and medical education. Currently, RCSI operates the largest Medical School in Ireland and provides undergraduate education in Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing. In addition to Surgery, the College also provides postgraduate training and education in Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing & Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Healthcare Management and Leadership, and has an Institute of Research. RCSI is ranked in the top 250 institutions worldwide.
The Development Department is responsible for the College’s fundraising and manages engagement with Alumni, Fellows & Members; currently a team of 11. The Fundraising Officer is an important new role within the Fundraising Team, developed to support the success of our fundraising programmes and the increased work that success has generated across regular giving, reunion and class giving as well as corporate engagement. The role will report to the Head of Corporate Fundraising.
About the Development Department:
The Development Department plays an increasingly important role in delivering RCSI’s ambitions as outlined in RCSI_TOMORROW Campaign. The vision for the Campaign sees RCSI ranked amongst the great medical colleges of our time: internationally noteworthy for being at the forefront of surgical innovation and ground breaking research and for educating the brightest medical minds of tomorrow. Delivery of the Campaign goals will require a step change in income generation across all our fundraising programmes.
About the Role:
The overall purpose of the Fundraising Officer role is to support the Fundraising Team to achieve its annual income targets. This will be achieved by undertaking a range of duties and responsibilities related to the RCSI_TOMORROW Campaign in general as well as the regular giving, reunion and class giving, corporate fundraising and sponsorship activities.
The successful candidate will;
Provide support to the Fundraising Team in coordinating fundraising activities such as the annual appeal, reunion and class giving appeals, corporate fundraising and sponsorships, and campaign related fundraising
Organise and manage specific fundraising initiatives such as corporate sponsorships for Charter Day, Research Summer School and Alumni events as well as sourcing advertising for key publications
Perform account management duties for some of RCSI’s partners, including corporate partners and sponsorship activities
Proactive involvement in donor engagement planning and execution
Support the development and implementation of donor stewardship plans and communications
Contribute to the drafting and development of fundraising proposals for campaign priorities
Prepare reports on fundraising activity and progress
Be proactive in pursuing income targets
Assist in the development of fundraising initiatives e.g. legacy programme
Build and maintain excellent relationships with alumni, Fellows, donors and partners that helps develop potential fundraising initiatives
Provide general administrative support to the Fundraising Team
Provide administrative support to the Scholarships Awards Committee and Clinical Elective Committee (preparation of meeting docs etc)
Provide administrative support to the Research Summer School Committee
Liaise with students to provide stories and content for appeals/donor stewardship
Provide assistance at major departmental events, such as the annual Alumni Gathering and Charter Day events
Provide an excellent customer service to all stakeholders, internally and externally
Ensure the efficient administration of the department by contributing to the development and implementation of work systems, processes and policies
Carry out research and ad-hoc projects as directed
Perform additional duties as expected in a developing team
Qualified to a degree level; degrees in such areas as business, marketing or social science will be advantageous
Skills and Experience:
Fundraising: Demonstrate experience of fundraising and/or marketing duties
Communication: Clear, concise communication skills and an excellent telephone manner
Project Management: Ability to ensure that project plans are communicated and that all timelines are met
Customer Focus: Have strong customer service skills. Be able to communicate with a high level of initiative, tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills – friendly, polite and outgoing personality with ability to work on own initiative and manage high workflow
Motivated: Display a ‘can-do’ attitude, be committed to RCSI, demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for the role
Self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team: Ability to operate effectively as part of a team – is cordial, tolerant and willing to help others, is co-operative and patient; shares work and information; establishes rapport, can influence and develop effective networks
IT skills: Competent IT skills, preferably with prior experience of MS Office suite and a customer relationship management (CRM) system (training will be provided)
Conscientious: Have a pro-active approach to work, anticipating and resolving problems in advance; have keen attention to detail – from anticipating and addressing issues in advance to understanding requests and delivering quality work with minimal errors
Flexibility: Can operate flexibly within a busy environment; can shift focus when required
Applicants can apply with a cover letter and CV through the RCSI Careers website (http://rcsi.ie/careers).
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 October 2018. Applications received after this will not be considered. Interviews will be held week commencing 29 October 2018.
For any informal enquiries relating to this position, please contact Gordon Jamieson, Head of Corporate Fundraising (email@example.com).
Note: This Job Description may be subject to change to reflect the evolving requirements of the Department and RCSI in developing healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide.
RCSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or race.
Similar vacancies that arise in the next 6 months may be filled from the pool of applicants that apply for this position.
Closing Date for Applications
5:00pm, 17th October, 2018