Migrant Rights Centre Ireland: Fundraising Officer

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland

Fundraising Officer

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI)

MRCI works to advance the rights of migrant workers and their families at risk of exploitation, social exclusion, and discrimination. Founded in 2001, we work at the intersection of the labour market and immigration system, in low-paid, precarious sectors of employment - homecare, agri-food, cleaning and in restaurants. We work to empower people at risk of exploitation, bullying and harassment to take collective action to deliver their rights.

Fundraising Officer

MRCI is seeking a highly motivated Fundraising Officer, who is keen to develop their fundraising career and join our passionate, diverse, and winning team. This exciting new role will be responsible for nurturing our supporters, community members, public donations, major donors and enhancing opportunities for people to financially support the work of MRCI. This role will showcase impact and grow awareness of the essential work we do. The role will also support funding applications.

Ideal Candidate

You will be a driven and enthusiastic person with excellent interpersonal skills. You will have an ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders and donors. You will have knowledge of communications and content development for fundraising. You will be creative and innovative in leading fundraising campaigns, be tech savvy and understand donor care. You will be committed to the rights of migrant workers and their families.

The Role

Is to develop and roll out sustainable fundraising strategies to meet MRCI’s annual fundraising targets. This will include maintaining and growing our existing donor-base, securing new once off and recuring donors, supporting and growing MRCI’s annual fundraising events. Reporting to the Finance and Operations Manager you will;

  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan to deliver annual fundraising targets
  • Communicate the impact of MRCI’s success to build profile and awareness with the public
  • Innovate and lead fundraising campaigns, utilising social media, with creative and engaging content
  • Lead the integration of MRCI’s donor IT systems to ensure quality donor care
  • Enhance MRCI’s donor care package including follow up and problem-solving donor fall offs
  • Monitor MRCI’s website from a fundraising viewpoint and ensure its potential as a fundraising tool is maximised
  • Organise and lead the production of fundraising promotional materials as required
  • Grow engagement with MRCI’s supporters and increase one off and recuring donations
  • Lead out on annual fundraising events - Challenge for Change and Annual Gala
  • Ensure MRCI's fundraising strategy growth is aligned with our core values
  • Prepare regular progress reports and evaluations of overall fundraising performance
  • Identify future funding opportunities including grants, and collaborate with staff to submit funding applications
  • Lead MRCI’s Fundraising Working Group

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Have at least one to two-year experience in a fundraising role
  • Qualification in fundraising, sales, marketing, or a related field
  • Experience of donor care, customer service and relationship management in fundraising
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of computer literacy - MS Office, Salesforce, WordPress etc
  • Ability to problem-solve, innovate, and take risks in the delivery of fundraising
  • Strong team working focus with a flexible and adaptable approach
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and meet tight deadlines
  • Commitment to anti-racism, equality, and values of MRCI

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of funding through Mailchimp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Experience of developing multi-annual fundraising plans
  • Experience of grant writing and reporting
  • Competence in other languages

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary of €41,800 - €44,800 pro-rata based on experience (negotiable)
  • Full time 5 days, and possibility of 4-day pro-rata option (negotiable)
  • This is a hybrid working role with some days per week required in office.
  • 33 days annual leave (25 days annual leave plus an 8 set days paid leave at Christmas and Easter)
  • A diverse working environment with flexible and supportive working arrangements
  • Pension contribution of 5% of salary to PRSA

How to Apply

You MUST email the completed application form marked Fundraising Officer to hr@mrci.ie by midnight Sunday 23rd October 2022. Please fill out the questions in full and clearly address the requirements outlined above. Applicants should give examples of how their experience meets the points listed in the Person Specification.

For Question 7, you can include a 1–2-minute video as an addition. Please upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar on a private setting and send the link in the email with the application to us. Do not send your video as an attachment as your application will not be received.

PLEASE NOTE: CVs and cover letters WILL NOT be accepted

Each application will receive an email acknowledgment upon receipt of application. Shortlisting will take place the last week of October and interviews will be held the 1st week of November. Start date; as soon as possible

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. We welcome applications from everyone and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds with direct experience of migration to Ireland. MRCI is an equal opportunities employer. For more information on MRCI, see www.mrci.ie

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
20th Sep, 2022
Hybrid / Dublin 1
Expiry Date
23rd Oct, 2022