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Fundraising & Donor Relations Executive at Trinity Development & Alumni

Trinity Development & Alumni
Fundraising & Donor Relations Executive
Expiry Date
31 Jul 2024
Posted by
Belinda Clements
Posted on
26 Jun 2024

Post Title:          Fundraising & Donor Relations Executive

Contract:            Full-time, permanent

Salary:                €35 -42k, commensurate with experience  

Grade:                Executive

Location:            Dublin; Hybrid work

Department:     Fundraising & Development

Reports to:        Associate Director of Stewardship

 Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA) leads on fundraising and alumni engagement for Trinity College Dublin. We are recruiting a motivated and conscientious Executive to provide a comprehensive range of support to the TDA Development team. If you are organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and a can- do attitude, we would like to hear from you.

As the Fundraising & Donor Relations Executive, you will perform a broad range of tasks to assist your fundraising and stewardship colleagues. Working in the development team, and reporting to the Associate Director of Stewardship, you will work on projects and activities that are integral to major gift fundraising, stewardship, and donor engagement in a third-level institution.

Experience in the university sector is not necessary as our experienced team will train and guide you in developing the necessary skills. If you have experience in customer care, account management or the not-for-profit sector providing service to internal stakeholders and thrive working in a fast-paced organisation, we encourage you to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with talented and passionate professionals and to contribute to the success of one of the world's oldest and greatest universities Trinity College Dublin. We look forward to meeting you.

 Key Responsibilities

As the Fundraising & Donor Relations Executive, you will:

1.              Provide a comprehensive range of clerical activity to ensure the efficient operations of fundraising, stewardship, and donor relations activities including gift acknowledgement, meeting preparation, travel, events, donor reports and research briefs.

2.              Contribute to the delivery of stewardship updates, donor reports and engagement opportunities for Trinity's donors.

3.              Assist the team with meeting preparation by scheduling calendars, booking venues, organising catering, and preparing papers.

4.              Administer the team's travel schedule by preparing itineraries and booking flights, hotels, transport, or restaurants as required.

5.              Assist the team with prospect research using a range of research databases, prepare research briefs and event guest lists.

6.              Assist with document formatting, photocopying, scanning, printing and binding papers, and mail merges.

7.              Enter data to and pull data from the customer relationship management database, The Raisers' Edge, ensuring all information is recorded accurately and in a timely manner.

8.              Submit and reconcile expense reports and raise purchase order requests.

9.              Contribute to team goals by delivering high quality administration and participating in development projects and special events.

The duties of this role require the ability to work from the office at least three days per week and attend evening and/or weekend events, as required. The responsibilities specified above are not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and flexibility in the allocation of duties is expected. As this is a new role, the responsibilities will grow over time as your skills and experience develop to meet the requirements of the team.

Key Relationships

You will be expected to engage proactively with a wide range of stakeholders including TDA colleagues, academics and Trinity personnel and external stakeholders such as donors, alumni, volunteers, and friends of the University.

 Qualifications & Experience

·        Minimum of three-years working experience and appropriate professional qualification.

·        Experience in roles where flexibility was required, adapting to shifting priorities and working on multiple projects simultaneously.

·        Demonstrable experience in delivering a high standard of customer, donor, or client experience to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

·        Proficient in MS Office packages Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams.

·        Experience of working with CRM systems would be advantageous.

·        Knowledge of Adobe suite or other design platforms would be advantageous.

 Person specification

·        Flexible and pro-active approach to work.

·        Organised with the ability to multi-task.

·        Demonstratable time management skills and ability to prioritise work.

·        Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

·        Strong listening and communication skills.

·        Fast learner who takes direction and is committed to upskilling and their professional development.

·        A high degree of discretion and confidentiality, particularly with personal data.

·        Demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork and a natural inclination to collaborate with colleagues.

 Professional Development

Your continued professional development is important to us, and you will be supported as expected to take an active part in your training and development. Training will be dependent on your experience and skills and will consist of a blend of on-the-job training and participation in externally delivered professional development. On- the-job may include job assignments, shadowing a colleague, and participation on cross-functional projects.

You will be encouraged to participate in training and conferences delivered by CASE, Charities Institute Ireland, The Wheel, among others. You may also avail of LinkedIn Learning and programmes hosted by Trinity's Learning and Organisation Development Unit to further enhance your skills and knowledge.

 What We Will Offer You

In addition to structured training in relation to the role, you will be offered an attractive benefits package which includes 28 days annual leave, annual salary increments, hybrid working, and a generous contribution to TDA's pension scheme (providing for pension, life assurance and prolonged disability pension), in a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative team environment. For more information visit us/careers/

 Application, Assessment, and Interview Process

Submit your CV, ideally with a Cover Letter, to . Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a First-Round interview in-person. Subsequent interviews, either in-person or online, may be required.

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