Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities at The Down Syndrome Centre

We are currently looking for a Golf Fundraiser & Transition Year Co-Ordinator

Reporting to: COO

 Position: Full time / Permanent

 Deadline:  Friday 25th June 2021

An exciting opportunity to join a fun and energetic team working on various events and fundraising campaigns throughout the year in support of raising funds to support children with Down syndrome.

Job Function

Working as part of a small, fun and friendly team the Golf Fundraiser & TY Co-Ordinator will play a key role in managing upwards of 30 golf days per annum. This will entail meeting with Sponsors to co-ordinate the golf days, be responsible for obtaining prizes for these events and also to be present at each event.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Fundraising & TY

  • Generate and introduce new golf events to support the financial needs of the charity.
  • Manage and develop annual existing golf events run by the charity.
  • Develop relationships with sponsors for all golf days.
  • Work with respective golf clubs to ensure the smooth running of the events.
  • Responsible for building strong relationships with schools and supporting Transition Year students to create awareness of the Charity and in turn help them to organise fundraising events.
  • Maximise fundraising from events and reach or exceed revenue targets.
  • Promote and work to the ethos of the charity throughout all campaigns and promotional activities, communicating the benefits, services and facilities within the centre.
  • Be flexible and willing to adapt to other roles and tasks when required.
  • Flexibility to work out of hours and travel when necessary.

Skills required

  • Ability to work under own initiative with a determined, positive drive.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and multi-task, working on various projects simultaneously.
  • A strong understanding of fundraising principles
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills. Both verbally and written
  • A strong understanding and empathy of the charity’s goals and mission.
  • A team player with a desire to support.
  • Strong networking connections.
  • Strong organisational skills and time management.
  • Full driving license with own car.
  • Creative and motivated and open to grasp opportunities.

Experience and Knowledge (preferable)

  • 3-4 years in an events or fundraising role
  • Familiar with all aspects of the game of golf  (Including Pro-Ams) affiliation and/or membership of a Leinster area golf club is desirable.
  • Proven records of financial achievements or targets met on previous events or fundraisers.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems (an advantage)
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel & power point
  • An understanding of the Charity Regulation Act. (an advantage)

This is a permanent full time role with a 6 months probationary period.

Salary DOE

To Apply: Please forward a CV and Cover letter to Nuala Downes at nuala@downsyndromecentre.ie prior to 25th June 2021  or phone 01 6618000 for  more information.

Situated : 82 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18.

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