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Fundraising and Events Executive

Fundraising and Events Executive

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    Cherie Byrne

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    over 1 year ago

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Alternatives are delighted to be working with the Special Olympics Ireland to hire a Fundraising and Events Executive to join their close knit team.

This role is remote until early next year, and will then move into a hybrid working model, based out of their Cork office. This is a 9 month contract position.

The ideal candidate will have experience in events management, fundraising, account management or sales. 

Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum 1 years experience in: events management, fundraising, account management or sales. 

  • Proven track record in Event Management or co-ordination

  • Strong communications skills

  • A current full clean driving license and access to a form of transport that enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full is essential. It is also essential to be able to meet a requirement to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends & to be prepared to travel frequently as part of the role.

  • Experience in Facebook and/or Digital Fundraising Campaigns would be an advantage.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Plan and manage the Fundraising Programme for the specific region

  • Communicate and consult regularly with regional staff members, the Regional Committee and other relevant key volunteers and stakeholders so as to achieve a cohesive and coordinated, supported approach to all activitie

  • Establish and nurture strong working relationships and communication lines with Special Olympics Clubs in the region in conjunction and cooperation with other regional staff and volunteers

  • Motivate and engage regional volunteers to help plan and manage the fundraising initiatives

  • Establish regular Special Olympics fundraising initiatives in the region

  • As a member of the Marketing, Communications & Fundraising (MCF) Department, contribute and assist with the planning and development of the Special Olympics’ All Island Fundraising Programme initiatives to achieve the organisation’s income target

  • Be responsible for implementation of the income generation initiatives and achievement of the income targets within the assigned region in conjunction with the Regional Director

  • Plan and implement the Special Olympics Ireland Annual Collection Day in the region

  • Provide assistance and guidance to companies who express interest and/or give a commitment to fundraise for the organisation

  • Record regularly and accurately financial and fundraising data

  • Apply high standards of organisation and planning in all fundraising and other events to maintain and protect the organisation’s reputation and to ensure the opportunity to maximise income is created

  • Foster and develop regional and/or local corporate sponsor relationships and agreements in line with the organisation’s overall Sponsorship Programme

  • Work with the MCF department and Regional Director to promote and maintain brand awareness of Special Olympics Ireland

  • Participate in cross-functional training as required from time to time