Concern Worldwide: Schools and Youth Fundraising and Education Executive (Maternity Cover)

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Concern Worldwide

Job Description

Job Title: Schools and Youth Fundraising and Education Executive
Reports to: Schools and Youth Programme Manager (Active Citizenship)
Liaises with: Head of Acquisition
                          Communications Directorate, Web Team
Job location: Home based during Covid-19
Pay Band: 4 (€40,638 - €47,809 PA)
Contract: Maternity Cover to September 2021

Job Purpose:

  • To maintain the high level of involvement of schools, school networks, teachers and volunteers in Concern’s schools programme.
  • The position has two clear areas of work.
    • The first is to manage Concern’s fundraising appeals in schools through events such as the Concern FAST. You will be responsible for the planning, delivery and execution of Concern’s schools fundraising activities, working alongside the Head of Acquisition on the Supporter Marketing team.
    • The second is to engage students, teachers and school networks in Concern’s Active Citizenship programme, by involving them in development education activities through the delivery of workshops, training sessions and classroom talks. You will also be involved in the production of teaching resources and materials.
  • You will be working with second level schools, although there are a number of projects at primary level in which you will also be involved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Schools Programme Manager
  • Be an active and dynamic member of the Active Citizenship (AC) team
  • Planning and delivery of high quality talks, workshops and training sessions in support of school fundraising and other initiatives.
  • Planning and development of direct marketing and fundraising materials, including direct mail packs, in conjunction with marketing, design and printing agencies.
  • Proactively seek to develop new fundraising initiatives in schools to maximise income generation.
  • Work to targets, both in terms of income generation and impact (i.e. number of schools contacted and visited), monitor and report progress made towards achieving those targets on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure coordination of all school activities between Active Citizenship and Fundraising sharing information and integrating resources wherever possible
  • Planning and delivery of educational resources and lesson plans for primary schools
  • Online delivery of workshops/talks
  • Manage relationships with school networks, individual schools, teachers, youth leaders and students/youth, with a specific focus on maximising financial support for Concern.
  • Manage and coordinate schools newsletter for post primary and primary school teachers
  • Contribute to effective communications of the programme through social and digital media – twitter and Instagram
  • Be responsible for inputting to relevant parts of the AC Programme CRM database, ensuring accurate and up to date records
  • Effectively use regular M&E feedback for reports
  • Liaise closely with other functions of the Public Affairs Directorate
  • Represent Concern on relevant groups and networks.
  • Ensure that the values, the brand, and core messages of Concern are evident in all aspects of the position

Skills and Experience Required:


  • A Third level qualification
  • Dynamic, energetic and enjoys working with young people
  • Experience working as facilitator and adapting to online format
  • Has a minimum of three years Development Education experience working with schools and youth
  • Experience in delivering direct marketing or fundraising campaigns
  • Experience working directly with teachers and youth leaders
  • Experience in producing education resources targeting a youth audience
  • Excellent Microsoft office, Social Media and zoom skills
  • Experience working as an effective and productive member of a team
  • Is available to work unsocial hours and travel to all parts of the country (post-Covid)


  • Experience working in NGO
  • Background in education, working in a school environment
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of fundraising
  • Knowledge of safeguarding
  • Full clean driver’s licence and access to own car

To apply:

CVs should be submitted through our website at or by closing date 29 November 2020.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

Concern is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all section of the community.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them - so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
17th Nov, 2020
Home Based / Dublin
Expiry Date
29th Nov, 2020