Join our dynamic and dedicated team and become an important staff member who takes pride in making a life-changing difference in the lives of patients and their families who attend the Mater Hospital!

 

LOCATION: The Mater Foundation, 53-54 Eccles Street, Dublin 7
RESPONSIBLE TO: National Campaign Manager

BACKGROUND:

The Mater Foundation (MF) works continuously to transform and improve patient care at The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

As the official fundraising body of the hospital, we exist to provide funding for state-of-the-art equipment, helping to provide the best care for all who need it. We enhance hospital facilities to create a comfortable and caring environment for patients and their families. We also fund pioneering research and clinical trials and we continuously invest in our healthcare workers, providing vital grants to support specialist staff.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Mater Foundation as we have just completed a comprehensive strategic review. The organisation now has a 5-year roadmap to harness our success and implement this ambitious strategy to ensure greater impact in the hospital. Being embedded in the hospital highlights our cause, and we see first-hand the impact our work has on everyone who needs care and support.

This strategy has been fully endorsed by an extremely committed board of directors who have fully supported the need for investment to drive future growth.

ROLE:
Reporting to the National Campaigns Manager, the National Campaigns Executive will play a key role in the effective delivery of our fundraising objectives. They will assist in the development and implementation of all fundraising campaigns (both traditional and digital) carried out by the Mater Foundation and work closely with our Corporate and Community teams to ensure all campaign and event income is maximised.

Tasks and Duties:
• Co-ordinate and support all campaign and event activity, ensuring all existing and new supporter opportunities are developed, nurtured and maximised.
• Monitor all campaign timelines and objectives and prepare reports for the National Campaigns Manager
• Support the development and design of all campaign collateral, adapting for both above and below the line activities.
• Ensure adequate supplies of campaign materials; packs, t-shirts etc are sourced and delivered in a timely fashion.
• Work with external agencies and suppliers to ensure projects meet agreed objectives, ensuring cost effectiveness.
• Provide excellent supporter care, highlighting impact at all times.
• Look for new niche pockets of supporters in order to drive recruitment and income growth.
• Research, scope and implement new innovative campaigns and events to grow income and advance patient care in the hospital.
• Look for ways to inflate the Mater Foundation’s successful digital challenges with offline traditional fundraising methods.
• Complete an in-depth post campaign analysis of all campaigns, events and community initiatives in order to learn, grow and improve all systems, processes and ROI.
• Build meaningful relationships with current supporters, patients, families and the Mater Foundation’s wider network of stakeholders in order to report on impact.
• Ensure CRM is updated in line with best practice and all supporter details are captured accurately and with adequate consents.
• Work closely with the Donor Care and Operations Team to ensure excellent supporter care is in place to achieve optimum supporter retention.

Virtual Challenges
• Ensure timely response to a large volume of queries and requests in the form of Facebook Posts, Facebook Messages, email and phone.
• Play an active role in the Foundation’s Digital Challenge Facebook groups, ensuring supporters are encouraged, engaged and energised every step of the way.
• Work in collaboration with the wider fundraising team on a communications content calendar to keep group members motivated – from time to time there will be a requirement to play a front person role in short video’s relating to specific challenges.
• Assist with all content creation.
• Use campaign support software and CRM to identify and record fundraisers.
• Data entry and processing.

Team Work
• Work closely with the fundraising team, helping to develop plans, set objectives and attending regular team meetings
• Work alongside colleagues on other fundraising and communications campaigns as required
• Adhere to the values and ethics of the Mater Foundation

Other
• To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the post. Out of hours work may be required from time to time.
• To ensure all data and information relating to the above is kept updated on the database
• Promote the charity’s aims and objectives at all times

SKILLS AND QUALITIES REQUIRED:

Essential Experience & Qualifications:
• A recognised third level qualification in a relevant field.
• 2+ years’ experience in similar role within a fundraising environment preferably.

Essential Skills, knowledge and abilities:
• Good understanding of the charity sector and the codes of best practice in fundraising and governance in Ireland.
• Outstanding written and oral communications skills, with an ability to communicate to different target audiences.
• Excellent interpersonal, networking and influencing abilities.
• Strong project management, organisational and planning skills.
• Experience in Digital Marketing a direct advantage.
• Excellent analytical and commercial skills to identify and target new opportunities.
• Strong IT skills including MS Office; CRM management (Raisers Edge experience an advantage); website & social media management.

Person Specification
• A confident personality, with a can-do attitude.
• Self-motivated, approachable, innovative, and enthusiastic.
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team.
• Curious, creative and driven by nature.
• Flexible approach to working – on occasion there may be a need to work outside of your core hours.
• Excited to work in a fast-paced creative environment with a commitment to the work of the Mater Foundation.

Terms & Conditions

• Full-time
• Agile Working Policy (remote working as agreed with line manager)
• 6 months probationary period.
• 21 days annual leave & 2 gifted days & public holidays
• 35 hours per week
• Pension entitlement after probationary period
• Access to Employee Assistance Programme
• Bike to work scheme

Please send a cover letter (maximum one page) outlining how your motivation, experience and skills fit the role and an up-to-date CV to info@elmcastleconsultancy.ie . Please insert National Campaigns Executive in the subject line. Details can also be found here.

Deadline Date for Applications: 5pm, Friday 25th February 2022.

Interviews expected to take place on Thursday 3rd March 2022. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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