Fundraising Manager – Individual Giving

Job Ref: Merchants Quay Ireland
Type: Permanent, full-time
Location: Dublin (hybrid working)
Salary: €48,500 - €59,212
Closing Date: 1pm on Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Full Description


Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) is a national voluntary organization that helps people who are homeless and those caught in addiction. We provide frontline services, practical supports, pathways towards recovery and innovative responses to the issues of drug use and homelessness in Ireland.


Merchants Quay Ireland is now seeking a Fundraising Manager who will be responsible for the development and implementation of the organisation’s Individual Giving strategy and for maintaining and growing the supporter base of cash and regular donors. You will work closely with the Head of Fundraising & Communications, the Operational Management Team (OMT) and the wider Fundraising and Communications Team.

  • Develop and implement best practice donor engagement and acquisition strategies for the Individual Giving (IG) programme with ongoing monitoring and reporting on performance against KPI’s
  • Work closely and professionally with the wider fundraising and communications team to integrate messages and fundraising activity to deliver key goals
  • Lead the development and management of a calendar of integrated fundraising activity across various channels (Direct Mail, Door Drops, DRTV, Radio, Online, Telemarketing etc.)
  • Direct and oversee development of inspiring propositions and compelling content for the IG programme that will engage, recruit, and retain our supporters
  • Maximise IG income through tax efficient giving opportunities and the management of the MQI Annual Tax Campaign
  • Effectively manage the IG team workload and delegate tasks/duties as appropriate
  • Take responsibility for IG campaign income and expenditure management, campaign analysis and reporting Experience, Skills & Education Required
  • At least two years’ experience in managing large and complex individual giving strategies and project managing multiple direct marketing campaigns simultaneously from concept to delivery
  • Excellent understanding of direct marketing acquisition and retention theory and it’s practical application across a range of channels - Direct Mail, Door Drops, DRTV, Radio, Online etc.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with an ability to develop budgets and analyse and interpret financial information
  • Good working knowledge of databases and database management and confident with data selections/segmentation and campaign analysis principles

If you are an experienced fundraising manager with vision, insight, have a history of delivering results, is accepting of others, takes an iterative approach to learning and is committed to fundraising excellence, we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply:

The recruitment campaign for the role of Fundraising Manager (Individual Giving) is being managed exclusively behalf of Merchants Quay Ireland, by CCI Executive Search.

If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Merchants Quay Ireland” for a full information pack and job description prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 1pm on Wednesday 4th of May 2022