The Down Syndrome Centre: Community Fundraiser
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14d ago

Job Title : Community Fundraiser

Reporting to : Chief Executive

Position : Full time / Permanent

About The Down Syndrome Centre

The Down Syndrome Centre opened the doors in October 2014 to provide hands on services to children with Down syndrome. Services range from Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Team 21 Tots, SKIP (Special Kids Intervention programme), Baby Massage, Seminars, Summer & Easter Camps and various other programmes relevant to early intervention.

The centre is currently providing support to over 200 families and children and continues to grow on a weekly basis. The charity has recently moved to a larger premises that will generate growth in services and numbers accessing support.

Phase two is looking at developing services from the early intervention age category to incorporate teenagers and introducing social groups and life skills courses.

Job Function

Working as part of a small team the Community Fundraiser will play a key role in managing a number of key internal fundraising initiatives as well as generating and developing new fundraising revenue streams.


  • Generate and introduce new fundraising initiatives and revenue streams to support the financial needs of the charity.
  • Own and develop existing community events run by the charity, Mini Marathon, To Hell & Back, Challenge 21, Afternoon Tea for DSC
  • Support team members on current internal projects,
  • Responsible for researching and developing proposals for external challenges in relation to charity partnerships
  • Promote and work to the ethos of the charity throughout all campaigns and promotional activities, communicating the benefits, services and facilities within the centre.
  • Work to matching or maximising fundraising targets set out for the current financial year.
  • Project manage all promotional materials for own campaigns and projects for website and social media, in partnership with
  • Be responsible for content and production of launches for own projects when relevant and provide support to other team members.
  • Be flexible and willing to adapt to other roles and tasks when required.
  • Flexibility to work out of hours and travel when necessary.
  • Open to support clinical team when required.
  • Prepare budgets, timelines and evaluations in relation to all campaign owned events.
  • Responsible for the daily updating of the social media / website communications.
  • Skills required

  • Ability to work under own initiative with a determined, positive drive.
  • An excellent knowledge of social media & website management.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and mulit-task, working on various projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent warm communication skills. Both verbally and written
  • A strong understanding and empathy of the charity’s goals and mission.
  • A strong team player with a desire to support.
  • Strong networking connections.
  • Strong organisational skills and time management.
  • Full driving license.
  • Creative and motivated and open to grasp opportunities.
  • Donor acquisition and retention experience
  • Experience and Knowledge

  • 3-4 years in a similar fundraising role
  • Proven records of financial achievements on sole fundraising campaigns / events in previous roles.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM system (an advantage)
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel & power point
  • An understanding of the Charity Regulation Act. (an advantage)
  • This is a permanent full time role with a 6 months probationary period.

    Salary : DOE

    To Apply : Please forward a CV and Cover letter to Sharon Dagg , CEO at sharon or phone 01 6618000 for more information.

    Situated : Shrewsbury House, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18

    Closing Date : 18th June 2018

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