Vacancy: Community Fundraising Coordinator

The Community Fundraising Coordinator based at CMRF Offices, will play a key support role within the Community Fundraising team. The team works together to empower Communities to develop their own fundraising ideas and to provide facilitation, support and guidance to our national network of fundraisers.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support the Community Fundraising team to recruit and support fundraising volunteers and local community groups
  • Encourage volunteers in their fundraising activities to maximise income, ensuring a high standard of Donor & Fundraiser care is consistently provided.
  • Work across a portfolio of community based funding and support programmes in urban and rural locations throughout Ireland to ensure fundraising targets are achieved.
  • Act as a main point of contact for supporters holding events to raise funds for CMRF and build sustainable relationships to encourage continued support.
  • Work towards and deliver annual targets and ensure expenditure is kept within the agreed set budget.
  • Answer telephone enquiries from Fundraisers in an appropriate manner and deal with enquiries and requests efficiently.
  • Make the necessary arrangements to provide all necessary Fundraising & Promotional materials for CMRF Fundraisers.
  • Attend Cheque Presentations (outside office hours on occasion) to acknowledge and thank our donors for their efforts
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Comms team and other internal teams to effective support our Community Fundraisers.
  • Identify, meet with & recruit Community groups, sports clubs and local fundraisers to develop Fundraising plans to support OLCHC & the NCRC through Fundraising with CMRF Crumlin
  • Responsibility for managing online fundraising channel
  • Be proactive and make recommendations to the Head of Fundraising regarding new initiatives to increase income and establish new Fundraising opportunities.
  • Undertake any relevant work delegated or assigned by the Head of Community Fundraising.
  • Other tasks as identified by line manager and the organisation.

Person Profile:

  • Ideally, hold a third level qualification in a relevant discipline such as social work, marketing, communications or business area
  • Experience of providing support to fundraising initiatives would be an advantage
  • Demonstrate focused behaviour to manage and reach targets and goals
  • Ability to build key relationships with a diverse range of people (experience managing Committee / volunteer groups is desirable)
  • Team player who enjoys motivating others while giving guidance to fundraisers & managing expectations.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Full driving licence and access to own transport is essential

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to Annalea O’Halloran, HR Manager, Children’s Health Foundation (aohalloran@childrenshealth.ie) by Friday, 20th September.