ELI Development & Volunteering Officer

ELI are recruiting a Development & Volunteering Officer to deliver on the fundraising and volunteering activities of the Early Learning Initiative.

Key Relationships:

  • Director and Assistant Director of ELI
  • ELI Development Committee
  • External partners, stakeholder and volunteers
  • Early Learning Initiative Team
  • Finance Department and other NCI Departments

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate ELI’s fundraising and volunteering plans in collaboration with the ELI Director/Assistant Director, ELI Development Committee, NCI President’s office and NCI Finance Department
  • Responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of ELI’s fundraising activities, including:
    • Develop positive partnerships with existing and new donors
    • Co-ordinate and administer the pledge/gift/reporting process
    • Organise cultivation and donor stewardship meetings and events
    • Research, apply for and report on relevant grants, including State and EU funding o Maintain accurate records to track and report on ELI’s fundraising income, donors and activities
  • Responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of ELI’s volunteering activities, including:
    • Volunteer recruitment, application and Garda Vetting processes
    • Induction, training, mentoring and support for volunteers
    • Liaise and support relationship development between the volunteers, programme coordinators and community services
    • Maintain accurate records to track and report on volunteer engagement
  • Create prospect/donor/volunteer communications and materials, including relevant presentations, brochures, reports, invitations and updates etc.
  • Maintain fully compliant governance, child safeguarding and organisational procedures in relation to ELI’s fundraising and volunteering activities
  • Ensure all duties within the function are performed in a professional, efficient manner.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the ELI Director

Key Attributes:

  • Relevant third level degree
  • Proven track record of meeting KPI’s, financial targets and delivering income growth
  • Excellent administration, communication, organisational and financial skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of Irish charity fundraising sector with experience in non-profit fundraising, development and volunteering
  • Knowledge of GDPR, fundraising codes of practice, Children First and other relevant legislation
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate effective and relevant fundraising and volunteering strategies
  • Strong, empathic communication and relationship management skills
  • Ability to operate as a team player in a cross disciplinary, integrated team, sharing roles and responsibilities.
  • An energetic, confident and pro-active individual with excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills with the ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Excellent IT skills with high proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, CRM systems and databases, social media and other relevant promotional and fundraising packages
  • High level of productivity and self-direction with a planned and systematic approach to the organisation of work
  • Results oriented with the ability to produce results under tight deadlines.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Terms of Employment

Salary: Specialist/Senior Administrator Band €36,540 -€52,783
Annual Leave: 24 days per annum
Contract Type: This is a permanent full time position

Application Process

The successful candidate will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not hold any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV in PDF format only, quoting reference number NCI0831: to: recruitment-dohanlon@ncirl.ie by 5pm on Monday 15th July 2019.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Development and Fundraising Administrator are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the National College of Ireland.

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.