Children's Rights Alliance: Membership Officer (Part-Time)

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Job Title: Membership Officer

Job Purpose: The Membership Officer supports the Communications and Development Team in the roll-out of the membership strategy for the Children’s Rights Alliance and its over 100 member organisations. This includes membership communication, support, development and database management.


  • Implements a Membership Strategy to ensure that support for the Alliance among members is strong in terms of levels of participation, engagement and funding support.
  • Identifies, monitors and responds to the needs of the membership as they relate to the Alliance’s mission and help to retain the Alliance’s membership base.
  • Works with the Alliance to ensure a secure and stable membership income stream is achieved, to include the roll-out of a Member Development Fund.
  • Invoicing, receipting and follow up on membership fees.
  • Help retain and grow the Alliance’s membership and maximise participation and engagement opportunities for members.
  • Coordinate internal communication to Alliance members on working groups, and other meetings, events and general updates.
  • Provide support and assistance on member and other events.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date membership details and records in the Alliance’s membership database, including through Salesforce CRM.
  • Collate and disseminate a weekly Oireachtas Monitor and support the development of a quarterly e-bulletin – ‘Children’s Rights Now’, and ensure that these respond to the needs of the members.
  • Complete Member Satisfaction Survey
  • Conduct analysis on the impact of our membership activities for funder and annual reports.

Organisational Development

  • As a member of the Communications and Development Team:
    • Take part in and contribute to the development of a Communications and Development Strategy.
    • Take part in and contribute to strategic/work planning, budgetary and evaluation activities.
    • Assist the Head of Communications and Development to prepare reports for the Board, funders and donors.


  • Act in accordance with the objectives and ethos of the Alliance.
  • Participate in regular supervision with your line manager.
  • Participate in team and staff meetings, service reviews/evaluations and contribute to the development of policy and practice within the organisation.
  • Report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner.
  • Show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of work of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.
  • Participate in and engage with a performance management programme.
  • Identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities appropriate to the role.
  • Be vigilant to any health and safety risks, data protection of child protection risks in the work place and bring any concerns to designated officers and/or your line-manager.
  • Participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate.
  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time-to-time

Experience and Knowledge

  • Essential
    • Educated to third level.
    • At least two years’ experience in a relevant position.
  • Desirable
    • A professional qualification in public relations, marketing, fundraising or similar.
    • Experience of working in a membership organisation.
    • Experience of maintaining a contact management system.
    • Experience of organising events.
    • Experience of liaising with suppliers.

Skills and Special Aptitudes

  • Ability to think creatively.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage a complex work load.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work well within a small dynamic team.
  • Excellent knowledge of ICT.
  • A commitment to the values of the Children’s Rights Alliance.

Location: Offices of the Children’s Rights Alliance, 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland

Reporting to: Head of Communications and Development

Terms: This is a part-time position for 2.5 days a week. The full salary is €35,000 pro rata with a 10% pension contribution after six months. This is a one-year contract with possibility of renewal. The contract is subject to a probationary period.

Applications: A letter of application, along with a CV should be sent to Tanya Ward, Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance, 7 Red Cow Lane, Dublin 7 or to:

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1pm Monday, 26 August 2019.


Dublin 7

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