Irish Hospice Foundation: Fundraising Development Executive

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POSITION: Fundraising Development Executive

LOCATION: Morrison Chambers, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

REPORTS TO: Fundraising Manager

Main Purpose of Job:

To increase our corporate and foundation partnerships and account manage existing partners.

This is a key role to the fundraising department and the ideal candidate will have excellent sales, client, written and communication skills to help us secure new partnerships and grant funding.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of existing corporate partnerships and help to drive the relationship to deliver on objectives and maximise income.
  • Actively research and identify new corporate partnerships and sponsorship opportunities and develop proposals / pitches as appropriate.
  • Actively research Trusts and Foundations with criteria fitting the IHF, completing applications for funding and submitting in a timely fashion.
  • Accurate and timely reporting to supporting trusts and foundations as required.
  • To maintain and develop a working calendar that ensures all income opportunities that fit the IHF criteria for approaching charitable trusts, foundations and statutory funds in Ireland & Europe are maximised.
  • Work within set targets and budgets
  • Manage “text” fundraising
  • Work across departments to maximise effectiveness of campaigns
  • Other duties as might reasonably be required by the IHF

Personal Experience, Skills & Qualities

  • 2+ years relevant experience in sales and/or fundraising in a corporate or not-for-profit environment.
  • Educated to 3rd level qualification with a proven track record of sales or fundraising and working to targets.
  • Experience in writing and presenting proposals and applications with a strong attention to detail in all aspects of work.
  • Experience of CSR and/or company sponsorship, philanthropy and trusts applications would be advantageous.
  • Good communication and networking skills with ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with corporate partners, funders and sponsors.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to represent IHF professionally in external meetings and events.
  • Excellent organisation, time management and administration skills.
  • Creative, enthusiastic with a proactive approach to all areas of work.
  • Ability to work well as part of a busy fundraising team and to work of own initiative when required.
  • Excellent computer skills working experience of Microsoft Office and ideally working knowledge of CRM packages (we use Raisers Edge).
  • An understanding of the work of The Irish Hospice Foundation.

This is a full time role and will be based at the Irish Hospice Foundation’s offices on Nassau Street, Dublin 2. Salary details available on application.

Please ensure you have 2 valid references from previous employers or referees (one to be from last employer).

Please forward your CV with a detailed covering letter, explaining how you feel you fit the role by email to: or by post to:

Louise McCarron
Fundraising Manager
The Irish Hospice Foundation
Morrison Chambers
32 Nassau Street
Dublin 2

Please mark your application “Confidential, Fundraising Executive”

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8th March


Dublin 2

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