TASC: Fundraising & Development Manager

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Fundraising & Development Manager

Maternity Cover Contract or Fundraising Consultant – Current 2024 to end January 2025

The Position

Title Fundraising & Development Manager

Reporting to Executive Director (ED)

Direct reports One

Place of work 28 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2

Hours Part-Time (3/4 days per week)
*Note: we will also welcome applications from consultants wishing to work in an advisory capacity.


The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for meeting and exceeding agreed fundraising targets and objectives – including working with external and internal stakeholders to deliver a clear pipeline of prospects to maximise major donor, philanthropic, and trust and foundational fundraising income. The fundraiser will also help out with TASC’s project application process as part of their role.

About TASC

TASC is an independent think-tank whose mission is to address inequality and sustain democracy by translating analysis into action. TASC’s Constitution presents its main objectives as:

  • Promoting education for the public benefit
  • Encouraging a more participative and inclusive society
  • Promoting and publishing research for public benefit

As a public education charity, TASC engages in research and public outreach concerning inequality, democracy, social inclusion and climate justice in the current political, economic, and social environment. Through its work, TASC seeks to increase knowledge of public policy, improve working conditions, facilitate a just transition to advance climate action and protect livelihoods and communities, and more generally, contribute to positive social change in Ireland and the EU. 2 Our inequality stream spans a range of socio-economic areas, including income inequality, housing, pension adequacy, and more. We have organised several projects that engage a variety of organisations such as civil society actors, trade unions, government entities, EU partners, and more.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Manage TASC's budget (income only) with ED and Finance Manager.
  • Liaise with ED on major donors and potential donors from identification.
  • Liaise with staff and finance on invoices.
  • Provide & update governance documentation where needed for funding applications.
  • Prepare project budgets & manage Partner Contracts- MOUs.
  • Liaise with corporates from initial meeting to closing.
  • Plan 1-2 small individual fundraising campaigns throughout 2024.
  • Prepare for the Fundraising Committee Meeting with the ED.
  • Prepare the fundraising update for the Board meeting with the ED.
  • Manage reporting process for Pobal SSNO funding.
  • Plan & send seasonal campaigns: Generate & approve content, personalise letters.
  • Manage project application process from identification through to project start date.
  • Liaise with small portfolio of individual and monthly donors.

These duties are a general guide to the responsibilities of the role. They are neither definitive nor restrictive. The post-holder may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the post.

Person Profile

TASC are seeking someone who has exceptional fundraising experience, is proactive, confident, organised, with excellent communication skills and the ability to think creatively, build great relationships, and win others over. The post holder will have experience in the management of external stakeholders, particularly trusts and foundations, major donors, and corporate partners, will be solution-focused, and have excellent verbal, written and digital communication skills. Additionally, the post-holder will be self-motivated and passionate about TASC’s vision and mission. They will need to be a “people person”, genuinely interested in meeting other people, an active listener, and knowledgeable about a broad range of interests.

Core Competencies and Skills Summary


  • Relevant experience and proven track record of working as part of a Fundraising team - Essential
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and delivering major donor partnerships/philanthropic giving - Essential
  • Proven track record of exceeding financial targets through proactive partnership development and financial planning skills - Essential
  • Experience with major giving strategies and ability to think analytically and strategically - Essential
  • Experience working with private foundations & corporate sponsors/ partners - Essential
  • Experience managing individual donors, unions and campaigns - Desirable
  • Demonstrable experience of managing relationships with a diverse stakeholder group - Essential
  • Project management skills – proven ability to implement plans and deliverables to tight deadlines - Essential
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate with and present to Board and Committee and internal and external stakeholders - Essential
  • Finance and budget management skills, and excellent numeracy skills - Essential
  • Be results-focussed with the ability to work under pressure, to meet targets and deadlines, and with proven planning, organisational, analytical, and problem-solving skills to ensure attention to detail a high standard of accuracy - Essential
  • Experience of using the Microsoft suite of software programmes, MailChimp and Salesforce - Essential
  • Goal-oriented self-starter who can be both a proactive leader and a hands-on participant in a collaborative work environment focused on achieving results - Essential
  • Relevant third level degree and/or professional qualification - Essential
  • Experience managing one direct report to aid with fundraising strategy - Essential
  • Experience working on research projects and compiling necessary budgets - Desirable
  • Experience working on EU project applications and budgets - Desirable


The salary for this post is between €50,000 and €55,000 pro rata depending on experience.


Please send your current CV with a detailed cover letter outlining what you can bring to this role to contact@tasc.ie by 5pm on Monday 19th February 2024.

Consultantancy Opportunity

If you are interested in this role on a consultancy basic we would also like to hear from you. Please make contact as above.

Unfortunately, due to capacity constraints, we can only guarantee a response to shortlisted candidates.

All information received from candidates will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; 2018)

TASC is the trading name of Tasc Europe Studies Company Ltd (T/A TASC). Registered Address: Hill House, 26 Sion Hill Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Company No. 342993 - CHY 14778 - RCN 20049096 - TRN 6263993W.

TASC is an equal opportunities employer

Research has shown that candidates from underrepresented groups often don’t apply for roles if they don’t meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting fewer requirements. We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested.

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Region: Dublin 2