June 23rd, 2021
Title of post: Corporate Fundraising Executive
Organisation: Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA)
Reporting to: National Development Manager
Contract: 2-year contract initially
Location: This is an office-based role. However, due to Covid-19 the team is working remotely. Once restrictions are lifted office presence will be required with hybrid working under consideration.
The office is based at Unit 3, Ground Floor, Marshalsea Court, 22/23 Merchants Quay, D08 N8VC.
Who we are
The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) supports people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their families and carers across Ireland. Vital services include home visits from four specialist MND nurses, funding towards home care hours and the supply of specialised equipment on loan. On average over 80% of the IMNDA’s income comes from fundraising and donations. The Association has grown over recent years, raising more funds and supporting more families.
Reporting to the National Development Manager and working as part of a small team this is an exciting new role of strategic importance to the development of the IMNDA’s corporate income. The Corporate Fundraising Executive will be directly responsible for developing and implementing the IMNDA’s Corporate Fundraising Programme and building on previous and current corporate support.
- Deliver ambitious fundraising targets as a key member of the fundraising team.
- Revive relationships with lapsed corporate donors and manage the cultivation and stewardship of new prospective supporters.
- Undertake thorough Charity of the Year research, creating a calendar of key dates.
- Be the main contact for all Corporate fundraising; from company events and donations to CSR applications and pitches.
- Adapt and deliver all IMNDA annual events and campaigns to a Corporate market.
- Keep in regular contact with corporate donors to develop strategic partnerships and funding relationships.
- Work closely with PR/Comms Executive in the compiling of impactful and professional corporate materials in line with the ethos of the IMNDA.
- Develop and submit persuasive proposals for corporate sponsorship for secure funding towards the IMNDA’s various support services.
- Research all philanthropic prospects through Trusts, Foundations and Grants and complete applications as required.
- Compile and share detailed reports regularly with the National Development Manager identifying areas for leverage and opportunity.
- Attend events and conferences to build the IMNDA’s profile within the corporate sector and identify opportunities to present IMNDA’s work to prospective and existing donors.
- To ensure confidentiality on all matters and information obtained during the course of employment.
- To present and act in a professional manner at all times.
- Ensure compliance of charities regulation, data protection acts, governance and best practice.
- Keep up to date with the current issues and developments in the NFP Sector.
- To assume responsibility for his/her own professional development and safe work practice.
- Establish memberships and liaise with local bodies, agencies and other associations. to ensure industry best practice.
- Undertake training as necessary.
- Provide occasional support if another team member in the department has an urgent need.
This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the Association at any time after discussion with the post holder.
- 3 years relevant experience, with proven track record of securing corporate donations/partnerships.
- Experience of setting and working to budgets, deadlines, targets and plans.
- Ability to work as both a key member of a team as well as proactively working alone.
- Flexible especially when having to fulfil an unexpected deadline.
- Excellent relationship management skills with proven experience in account/ customer/donor management.
- Proven experience in developing new business.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills – both written and verbal.
- Strong empathy and compassion.
- A team player who will always represent the IMNDA with the utmost professionalism.
- Strong organisational skills and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and demands.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Experience inputting data and generating reports using a CRM.
- Previous experience working in a not for profit environment.
- Experience using CRM Salesforce.
- Experience completing successful grant applications.
This is initially a 2-year contract which includes a 6-month probationary period.
- 25 days annual leave.
- Company pension scheme on completion of probationary period.
- Access to VHI Employee Assistance Programme.
- Flexible working environment.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please forward a cover letter stating your suitability, along with your CV to Gemma Watts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 23rd July 2021.
Late applications will not be considered. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Salary negotiable, depending on experience.