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Fundraising Executive (Retail & Community) at Vision Ireland

Vision Ireland
Fundraising Executive (Retail & Community)
Expiry Date
30 Jun 2024
Posted by
Rachel Sheehy
Posted on
10 Jun 2024

An exciting new Retail and Community Fundraising Executive opportunity has come available within our growing team at Vision Ireland.

The purpose of this role is to develop and support community engagement throughout our network of 130+ retail stores and achieve annual regional income targets along with rolling out national fundraising campaigns.

Please note that this role would require your own transport and a full driving license.


  • Coordinate activities in line with the National Fundraising Plan, such as annual campaigns, activities, public fundraising campaigns, and events in your area.
  • Act as liaison for all community and retail-related fundraising initiatives.
  • Engage and support the regional, nationwide, and overall fundraising team and community volunteers to meet fundraising targets and promote the organisation effectively as one team with one vision.
  • Develop and drive key community initiatives and fundraisers including digital and virtual event fundraisers and challenges, and national funding drives.
  • Develop fundraising campaigns from start to finish, delivering on time and within budget.
  • Proactively secure community fundraising in the area through second and third-level educational institutions, community groups, and local businesses.
  • Development of pitches and talks to secure fundraising opportunities with local events and other fundraising opportunities, both through retails and within the community.
  • Manage cash handling & banking, recording, and receipting in-coming cash to the department in line with Cash & Post Handling Procedure.
  • Input data into the Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system on a daily or weekly basis, to ensure donor and volunteer committee information and results can be monitored regularly. Develop regular reporting for stakeholders.


Education, Skills & Experience Required: 

  • Proven experience of growing income in the not-for-profit sector through excellent relationship management.
  • Expertise in every stage of prospect pipeline management from identification to solicitation and stewardship.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment.
  • Excellent organisational, project & event management skills with the ability to prioritize a heavy workload and meet deadlines.
  • Experience using a CRM system, for example, Salesforce experience is beneficial.
  • Initiative and focus to carry out the research function of this role.
  • A strong communicator with people skills and experience managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally & internationally, when required


Accessibility, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

Vision Ireland is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. It is our policy to recognise people as a key resource required for successful attainment of the organisation's mission. In support of this, it is important to remember that differences between people, whether devised from their different backgrounds and personalities, cultures and/or their different abilities, can be a source of strength to the organisation.

We welcome, encourage, and embrace people of all backgrounds, to include those with disabilities, accessibility plays a huge part of ensuring that the needs of all our employees and service users, can access our systems and services, with ease and respect, in a supportive environment, enabling all to effectively engage our services and achieve our goals whether they are an applicant for employment or an employee requiring special facilitation.


Garda Vetting Required

Garda Vetting will be conducted for the recommended candidate(s) as part of the selection process for the post in accordance with the Vision Ireland Garda Vetting policy.

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15 - 17 Leinster Street South
Dublin 2

t. 01 541 4770

RCN: 20043964
CRO: 335412

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