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We are currently seeking to fill the following role:
Philanthropy Executive (Major Gifts & Legacy Giving)


Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager



The Philanthropy Executive is responsible for delivering income from Major Gifts and Legacy Giving.

We are seeking an outstanding individual with exceptional networking, leadership, motivation, and requisite skills to drive the strategies in this area of fundraising. This is a demanding role that requires high levels of dynamism, energy, and innovation.



To work with the Head of Fundraising (HoF) and the Fundraising Department to achieve the mission of the Irish Red Cross

Manage and monitor Irish Red Cross philanthropic activities. This involves a specific focus on legacy giving and major gifts

Responsible for all major donor and legacy supporter development

Work closely with Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager (CPPM) and Individual Giving Manager (IGM) to cultivate new major donors through different acquisition methods

Working closely with the HoF and CPPM, develop quality funding proposals and timely donor reports

Work closely with CPPM to identify, cultivate and develop mid to high-level donors and legacy prospects

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

Pro-actively identify, research and cultivate new and potential fundraising opportunities

Fully brief and effectively engage the HoF where engagement of the Board and /or SMT is required

Regularly report on fundraising progress to the CPPM

Pro-actively represent Irish Red Cross for fundraising activity and/or at events where required

Raise the income required to achieve the agreed targets in a cost effective and sustainable manner

Other duties as assigned by the CPPM




A minimum of 3 years proven and relevant experience in relationship fundraising

Confident networker with the ability to forge strong relationships

Competency on all social media channels

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

High-level research skills

Strong report-writing & IT skills – including CRM databases, Word, Access, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

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


Experience in Major Gifts fundraising

Proven experience of managing major donor relationships

Experience in Legacy Giving fundraising


Job Family: Administration, Support & Development Grade 2

Salary range: circa €35,000



Please forward your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to

Please attach PDFs with file names in these formats:

<Surname>, <First name> - CV, Ref. PE

<Surname>, <First name> - Cover Letter, Ref. PE

Phone 01 642 4600

Closing date for applications: Friday May 27th at 12 noon