The Community Foundation for Ireland: Project Manager (Part-Time)

The Community Foundation for Ireland

Job Title: Project Manager

Duration: Fixed Term Contract (3 months) on a part time basis

Salary Band: €40,000 - €45,000

Reporting To: CEO

Direct Reports: No

Job Location: 3rd Floor Phibsborough Tower, Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7. We are currently operating a hybrid arrangement of in-person and remote working.

Travel/ Driving License Required: No

About The Community Foundation for Ireland

The Community Foundation for Ireland believes in a fair, caring and vibrant Ireland for now and the future. We work with individuals, families, corporates and other trusts and foundations to translate giving in the moment to giving that is strategic and impactful. We respond to Ireland’s complex needs by building deep relationships with non-profit organisations working at the coal face. We build platforms with local communities and collaborate with the public sector. We use our knowledge to help donors translate their aspirations of giving back into effective investments of their experience and resources. We have been providing grants since 2000 and to date we have distributed over €75 million to communities in Ireland and abroad. We have a dedicated and committed staff; they have extensive experience of grant-making from working with over 4,000 non-profit organisations at a national, regional and local level throughout Ireland and overseas. With over 1,800 community foundations globally, the community foundation model is proven and effective model for social change.

Job Description:

Community Foundation for Ireland has grown substantially in the last number of years and are in the process of updating systems and business processes to support an expanded business operating model. The purpose of this role is to work with the Community Foundation for Ireland team to develop a Request for Proposal for a new Operating System and to project manage the selection of an IT service provider.

Responsibilities of the role:

System Tender Process

  • Development of key requirements for new Operating system
  • Development of Tender documentation covering business, IT, compliance, data and security requirements
  • Management of the tender process

IT Services Contract:

Community Foundation for Ireland is moving to a standalone IT platform and needs to tender to several suppliers for a fully integrated IT service. The successful candidate will:

  • Define the services required (in conjunction with key stakeholders)
  • Prepare Tender documentation
  • Manage the tender process
  • Project manage the implementation of new service provider

Project Management

The successful candidate may be asked to project management a few smaller projects as and when they arise


  • Expertise in project management and process development
  • Supporting the development of business and technical requirements
  • Understanding of data management and data mapping
  • Expertise in IT including management information systems, IT system architecture, IT system selection and implementation
  • Experience of change management in a complex, dynamic environment

Personal Attributes:

Creative and innovative individual experience and knowledge of human service design and delivery. Experience and knowledge of technology to capture and track engagement whilst ensuring staff experience remains client focussed.

Ability to manage and drive a diverse portfolio of responsibilities.

A clear understanding of how technology, data collection and analysis can lever insights to enable the continuous development of services and supports to drive organisation effectiveness.

As a driver of change, the project manager will require excellent interpersonal skills to ensure buy in from staff across the organisation.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to no later than Close of Business 6th October.

The Community Foundation for Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Sep, 2022
Dublin 7 / Hybrid
Expiry Date
6th Oct, 2022