Donor Development & Legacies Manager

Job Ref: ICS
Type: Permanent, full-time
Location: Dublin 4
Salary: Competitive
Closing Date: 5pm on Friday, 1st June 2018

Full Description

BACKGROUND: Since 1963 the Irish Cancer Society has grown into the national charity for cancer care in Ireland and the leading provider of all information relating to cancer prevention, detection, treatment and support. It also advocates for improvements in cancer services and it is the largest voluntary funder of cutting edge cancer research in Ireland.

They are now seeking a Donor Development & Legacies Manager to join their fundraising team.

THE ROLE: Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Donor Development & Legacies Manager will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive individual giving strategy including direct response, telemarketing, face-to-face and new media with the aim of developing long term donor relationships and growing income. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing a long term legacy marketing strategy and budget to increase legacy income for the Society.

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in fundraising and/or direct marketing including the ability to effectively use a database for direct marketing purposes
  • A proven track record in developing fundraising and marketing campaigns across a range of offline and online/digital channels
  • Demonstrable success in identifying and developing opportunities to increase donor/client/supporter engagement.
  • A creative approach, with the ability to generate and test new ideas and initiatives, and to follow these through to completion
  • Excellent writing and communication skills – experience drafting and editing fundraising marketing materials
  • Experience in developing and implementing successful supporter journeys ensuring smooth transition between acquisition and retention programmes
  • A skilled people manager with proven success in team leadership and performance management of a working team

This is an exciting opportunity which combines traditional fundraising with a new and emerging area for one of Ireland’s leading charities. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to develop compelling, innovative donor development and retention campaigns as well as play a key role in the next phase of legacy marketing in Ireland.

If you’re a dynamic direct marketing professional with extensive experience in generating income across multiple channels and a thorough knowledge of individual giving strategies, donor motivation and prospect cultivation, this could be the role for you!

APPLICATION DETAILS: The recruitment campaign for the role of Donor Development & Legacies Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday, 1st June 2018