Partnerships Manager

Job Ref: Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland
Type: Permanent position with a 6-month probationary period and can be offered on a part-time OR full-time basis for the right person
Location: Preference to be Dublin based with travel to head office in Cork
Salary: €37,000 - €43,000 based on a 39-hour week
Closing Date: 12pm on Tuesday, 5th January 2021

Full Description


Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland’s (AADI) mission is to change the world for children with autism. Founded in 2010, AADI is a national charitable organisation which trains and places highly skilled assistance and companion dogs to provide safety to children in public places or act as a constant support to the child with autism in their home environment. AADI’s dogs open up a whole new world of opportunity and possibility for children with autism and their families.

AADI is now seeking an experienced, proactive Partnerships Manager to join its passionate fundraising team.


AADI has experienced substantial growth over the last few years and the appointment of this position is a strategic decision to support the organisation in further growing its revenue. The Partnerships Manager will take the lead in maintaining and further developing income from high value partnerships - predominantly corporates but also exploring Grants & Major Gifts. With the support of the Head of Fundraising and Communications the Partnerships Manager will develop a strategy to increase revenue from high value partnerships and will provide input into the overall Fundraising and Communications strategy.

Required key skills and experience include:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to write compelling cases for support • Strong networking skills and a proven track record of identify prospective partners and donors • Exceptional pitching and presenting skills • Digitally savvy • Strong problem-solving skills and adaptability within a changing environment • Confidence working independently and driving projects from beginning to end • Experience maintaining a database to coordinate leads and follow ups

If you’re a persuasive, highly organised fundraiser with proven experience of inspiring and motivating donors and an understanding and appreciation of the importance of donor cultivation and stewardship, we’d love to hear from you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Partnerships Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Please email [email protected] to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 12pm on Tuesday, 5th January 2021