Special Olympics Ireland: Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising

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Special Olympics & CCI Executive Search

Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising

Organisation: Special Olympics Ireland
Salary: €70,000+ (Full scale available on request)
Type of Role: This is a permanent full-time role, 35 hours per week
Location: Dublin 15 - Hybrid working (1 team day office based)

About Special Olympics Ireland

Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for children and adults with an intellectual disability and focuses on supporting athletes to learn new skills, increase confidence, improve their health and make lifelong friendships through our sport, health and leadership programmes. The organisation has a highly engaged network of volunteers and a strong base of corporate sponsors and partners.

About the Role

Special Olympics Ireland is seeking a Director of Marketing, Communications & Fundraising to lead and deliver on fundraising and awareness targets across sponsorship, fundraising, media and public relations.

Reporting to the CEO The Director will also play an active role in the senior executive leadership team and will support and drive the development and implementation of Fundraising and Communications strategy. This role requires a strong communicator with great people skills, an ability to engage, network and influence with stakeholders of all levels and a passion to make a difference in a charity and sports organisation where close to 8,000 athletes avail of our services and develop their fitness, life skills, confidence and friendships.

The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills. This role requires someone with strong track record of setting, achieving and reporting on fundraising goals in order to maintain the sustainability of Special Olympics Ireland, both financially and as a community. They will have developed excellent presentation creation and delivery skills, as well as be comfortable in writing reports, overseeing marketing materials and working on community campaigns.

If you are an experienced leader in fundraising, marking and communications, with the ability to work with larger budgets and achieve targets, are a natural networker and have dual ambition and empathy, this could be the role for you!


Please email recruitment@cciexecutivesearch.ie for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use the job title Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising - Special Olympics, as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising is being managed exclusively on behalf of Special Olympics Ireland by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Closing Date: 12pm Monday, 3rd of October 2022

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Sep, 2022
Dublin 15 / Hybrid
Expiry Date
3rd Oct, 2022