Head of Corporate & Major Donor Fundraising

Job Ref: Concern
Type: Full time, permanent
Location: Dublin 2
Salary: €60,197 - €74,000
Closing Date: 5pm on Thursday, 14th June 2018

Full Description

BACKGROUND: Concern Worldwide is a nongovernmental, international humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working in the world’s poorest countries. Founded as an Irish response to the famine in Biafra almost 50 years ago, Concern has grown into a global organisation today with offices in Ireland, the UK, the US and the Republic of Korea, supporting operations in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable contexts. What remains constant and consistent throughout Concern is an organisational culture underpinned by a passionate commitment to emergency response and eliminating extreme poverty in a direct, timely and pragmatic fashion.

They are now seeking a Head of Corporate & Major Donor Fundraising to join their passionate fundraising team.

THE ROLE: Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, the Head of Corporate & Major Donor Fundraising will be responsible for overseeing, managing and implementing plans to grow Concern’s relationships with corporates and high net worth individuals in line with the organisation’s existing strategy. The successful candidate will manage a high performing team and will monitor and report on performance against strategic targets. They will also identify and capitalise on new fundraising opportunities and develop and nurture strong relationships with existing and potential donors.

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

  • Significant fundraising, sales or business development experience and excellent relationship management skills with a track record of securing buy-in and growing income from a range of companies and high net worth individuals
  • A strategic mind-set with the ability to meet targets, monitor progress and budgets, and report on performance
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and influencing skills; comfortable engaging with senior stakeholders through face-to-face meetings
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify and assess what motivates donors and use this understanding to shape proposals and initiatives
  • A creative approach, with the ability to generate new ideas and follow these through to completion
  • A skilled people manager with proven success in the leadership and performance management of a working team and the ability to identify and develop talent

This is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career and join one of the best fundraising operations in Ireland. If you’re a leader with the credibility and gravitas to steward and influence senior stakeholders, both internally and externally, and a passion for motivating, mentoring and developing staff, we’d love to hear from you!

APPLICATION DETAILS: The recruitment campaign for the role of Head of Corporate & Major Donor Fundraising is being managed exclusively on behalf of Concern 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 Thursday, 14th June 2018