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We are currently seeking to fill the following roles:

Direct Marketing Coordinator (Donor Development)

SUMMARY OF ROLE:

- To support the Individual Giving team of the Irish Red Cross (IRC) with specific focus on developing and implementing the organisation's programme of individual donor development. Primary attention will be given to the area of existing donor engagement & retention.  

-To assist as necessary with enquiries from donors and the public.

-To contribute to the work of IRC as a member of the IG team.

Main tasks & responsibilities:
-Work with the IG Manager and team to achieve the mission of the Irish Red Cross.

-Support the IG Manager and the broader fundraising department through the planning and implementation of direct marketing (DM) campaigns as well as agreed new income streams and other fundraising initiatives in order to realise established targets.

-Coordinate a programme of regular (and, where required, emergency) direct mail and email appeals, newsletters, digital marketing and telemarketing to expand monthly giving and single-gift contributions in support of the Irish Red Cross.

-Assist in maintaining database and analysing fundraising information as required.

-Prepare budgets and reports for the IG Manager and members of the fundraising department as agreed.

-Research and share awareness of developments in the external environment, as well as any relevant and appropriate research, with the IG Manager and fundraising department as agreed.

- Keep upto date with the legal requirements and codes of practice for fundraising generally.

-Other tasks as appropriate.

Essential Experience & Skills:

-Minimum of two years' experience in a similar role in a fundraising or marketing environment.

-Competence in MS Office applications and email marketing software.

-Experience of using a database/CRM in a fundraising or marketing environment.

-Intermediate or advanced skills in MS Excel.

-Understanding of donor care and direct marketing principles and techniques.

-Knowledge of fundraising and the charity sector.

 

Contract terms:

-Salary range €30,000 - €40,000 .

-35 hours/week Mon-Fri

-Grade: Administration & Development Level 2.

-Location: Irish Red Cross, 16 Merrion Sq., Dublin 2

TO APPLY:
Please forward your CV and cover letter, reference DMC, to Charlie Lamson, Head of Fundraising - clamson@redcross.ie by 5pm on January 7th 2022.

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Direct Marketing Coordinator - Donor Acquisition (Maternity Cover)

THE IRISH RED CROSS

The Irish Red Cross is looking for an interim Direct Marketing professional to assist with the ongoing growth and implementation of its expanding Individual Giving Programme. This six-month maternity-cover contract will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to directly contribute to the IRC’s direct mail programme as well as electronic appeals and communications and participate in the strategic growth of this critical fundraising programme.

RESPONSIBLE TO

Individual Giving Manager.

WORKS WITH

IG Manager, DM Coordinator – Development, IG Executive – Donor Care, Database Coordinator and fundraising department in general.

External providers, e.g. creative agencies, printers, call centres, etc.

SUMMARY OF ROLE

This is a fixed term (six-month) contract to provide interim maternity cover for the Irish Red Cross Direct Marketing Coordinator.

Key responsibilities to include :

To support the Individual Giving (IG) team of the Irish Red Cross (IRC) through the acquisition and welcoming of donors, primarily through direct marketing (DM) – both through planned and emergency appeals as they arise.

To manage IRC's Tax campaigns including direct mail, telemarketing and admin.

To assist where necessary to process donations and enquiries from donors and the public.

To contribute to the work of IRC as a member of the IG team.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the IG Manager and IG team to achieve the mission of the Irish Red Cross..

Support the IG Manager and the fundraising department by planning and implementing direct marketing (DM) campaigns that meet the targets for donor acquisition and tax support.

Support the IG Manager and team in achieving the targets set for new income streams and other fundraising initiatives as agreed.

Coordinate a programme of direct mail, DRTV, telemarketing and digital marketing to support acquisition of regular giving and one-off gifts.

Coordinate a programme of direct mail, telemarketing, digital marketing, email, SMS, etc to maximize completion of tax forms by donors.

Process completed tax forms and assist in preparing claims to Revenue.

Assist in maintaining database and analysing fundraising information as required.

Prepare budgets and reports for the IG Manager and members of the fundraising department as agreed.

Research and share awareness of developments in the external environment, as well as any relevant and appropriate research, with the IG Manager and fundraising department as agreed.

Keep up to date with the legal requirements and codes of practice for fundraising generally.

Provide cover occasionally for other members of the fundraising team – as required.

Participate in performance appraisal with IG Manager or other person as agreed.

Other tasks as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role in a fundraising or marketing environment

Experience of direct marketing through both offline (e.g. direct mail, DRTV, press and telemarketing) and online (e.g. web, email, social media) channels

Competence in MS Office applications

Experience of using a database/CRM in a fundraising or marketing environment

Intermediate or advanced skills in MS Excel

Understanding of donor care and direct marketing principles and techniques

Knowledge of fundraising and the charity sector

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

A relevant third level qualification would be an advantage

Experience of other areas of fundraising, including online tools – e.g. Facebook ads, MailChimp, UTM tracking - would be an advantage.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

All levels of education and experience will be considered. However, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Committed interest in the work & principles of the Irish Red Cross.

Good administrative and organisational skills

Ability to speak and write fluent English

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to respond to a varying workload in a busy environment and to step up where necessary

Ability to meet deadlines and targets

Excellent attention to detail

CONTRACT TERMS

Salary - €30,000 - €33,000 p.a.

35 hours/week, Mon-Fri

Term: Six months: March – August 2022

Location: Irish Red Cross, 16 Merrion Sq., Dublin 2 and, where agreed, remotely

TO APPLY

Please send CV and cover Cover note in an email titled “Direct Marketing Coordinator – Acquisition” to Eleonora Menghetti emenghetti@redcross.ie

The closing date for applications is 5pm on January 26th 2022.

Fundraising Executive (Corporate Partnerships)

RESPOSIBLE TO:
Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager, Head of Fundraising

SUMMARY OF ROLE:
Fundraising Executive (Corporate Partners) is responsible for delivering funds from Corporate donors. We are seeking a dynamic individual with exceptional motivation and networking skills to drive this critical and expanding area of Irish Red Cross fundraising. This is an exciting role for a self-starting individual who wants to make a difference working with one of Ireland’s most respected charity organisations. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be willing pro-actively engage with donors on a routine basis. This candidate will also have the capacity to draft concise and articulate proposals and be comfortable delivering presentations and programme updates in informal and formal settings.

MAIN TASKS & RESPOSIBILITIES:
- In this role, the IRC Fundraising Executive will:

Develop the IRC’s programme of corporate partner recruitment and engagement, including through:

- Identification, research and cultivation of new and potential fundraising opportunities.
- Solicitation and development of new short and long-term corporate partnerships in support of the Irish Red Cross
- Donor engagement - including events, PR & promotion
- Development of quality funding Proposals and timely donor reports

Work with the Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager, the Irish Red Cross Partnerships & Philanthropy team and the Head of Fundraising to achieve the mission of the Irish Red Cross

Provide regular reporting and feedback on fundraising progress to Head of Fundraising

Represent Irish Red Cross for fundraising activity and/or at events where required

Other duties as assigned by the Head of Fundraising

Ensure all activities comply with Irish Red Cross’s policies and procedures, relevant professional codes of conduct and standards, regulation and legislation governing charity activities

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

A minimum of 3 years proven and relevant experience in fundraising and/or sales

Experience in Corporate fundraising and relationship management is desired

Confident networker with the ability to forge strong working relationships.

Competency of engagement with esablished social media channels.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong Report writing & IT skills – including CRM Databases, Word, Access, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Full clean driving license.

Experience of dealing with sensitive information in a discreet manner

Flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to take on additional duties

Flexible approach to working hours in response to varying demands of the office

A keen interest and understanding of the not for profit sector as well as fundraising principles

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

All levels of education and experience will be considered. However, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Committed interest in the work & principles of the Irish Red Cross

Good administrative and organisational skills

Ability to speak and write fluent English

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to respond to a varying workload in a busy environment

Ability to meet deadlines and targets

Excellent attention to detail

CONTRACT TERMS:

Salary - €25,000-€30,000 p.a.

35 hours/week, Mon-Fri

Term: Two Year Contract

Location: Irish Red Cross, 16 Merrion Sq., Dublin 2 and, where agreed, remotely

TO APPLY:
Please send your CV and Cover Note in an email titled “Fundraising Executive (Corporate Partnerships)” to Frank Phelan FPhelan@redcross.ie by 5pm on Friday, January 28.

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