Job Details: Irish Jesuits International: Communications and Fundraising Officer


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Irish Jesuits International: Communications and Fundraising Officer
JOB TITLE: Communications and Fundraising Officer
ORGANISATION: Irish Jesuits International
LOCATION:  **Apply on the website** Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin
D**Apply on the website** E9F3
START DATE: November **Apply on the website**
REPORTS TO: Operations Manager
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: 3 days per week

OVERVIEW:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the international agency of
the Irish Jesuit Province. Irish Jesuits International (IJI) is a
registered charity which supports education, health and well-being,
protection and resilience programmes in in Africa, Asia and the Middle
East. Our partners include Jesuit project partners including the
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). Last year, we supported **Apply on the
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ROLE PURPOSE:

The role of Communications and Fundraising Officer is integral to the
strategic plan of IJI.  The purpose of this role is to develop and
deliver a comprehensive communications and fundraising strategy in
collaboration with the Communications Co-ordinator.  The role holder
will have an annual workplan which aligns to IJI’s strategic
framework, with measurable outcomes, which will be reviewed quarterly.

ROLE OBJECTIVES

* Develop the communications and fundraising strategy to support
IJI’s organisational objectives
* Maximise communications outputs in order to raise awareness of
IJI; to advocate and to support fundraising activities
* Collaborate closely with the Communications Co-ordinator to
deliver on set targets

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

* COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY

* Develop, implement and evaluate strategic communications and
fundraising campaigns targeted to our target publics, in line with
organisational goals of the IJI Strategic Plan
* Raise awareness in Ireland and internationally of IJI’s work in
supporting communities who are marginalised because of poverty,
conflict and climate change
* Engage with Jesuit works in Ireland and the Communications Office
in the Irish Province on furthering the reach of IJI
* Engage with other Jesuit works internationally, including Xavier
Network members, on sharing communications and fundraising campaign
strategies and content
* Liaise with our international partners to develop communications
content that accurately reflects the contribution of the IJI to their
work in order to increase awareness and support fundraising activities
and campaigns
* Provide written and visual content for offline and online
communications channels
* Lead on awareness raising events and campaigns in Ireland, working
closely with the IJI team on scheduling activities against the IJI
Annual Planner
* Identify new opportunities and lead on strategies to generate
income and access new donor streams
* Ensure that all communications and fundraising activity is carried
out in line with best practice, sector guidelines and relevant
legislation

* MEDIA RELATIONS

* Develop and implement a media strategy to highlight the work of the
IJI
* Prepare press releases in consultation with the Director and
relevant persons in the IJI
* Monitor and track all media coverage
* Build social media presence
* Provide content to enable the production of traditional
publications (newsletters, bulletins, reports) and videos

* ENGAGEMENT WITH IRISH JESUIT SCHOOLS

* Lead on engagement with Irish Jesuit Schools regards to awareness
raising and the raising of funds for IJI work internationally
* Develop a Lenten annual campaign for Irish Jesuit Schools which
complements the curricula, furthers development education and supports
the critical work of one of our international partners
* Engage with staff from Irish Jesuit Schools through the Ignatian
Formation Group in the campaign design and resources required for
schools to run with the campaign effectively

* ADVOCACY

* Ensure that all communications materials educates and raises
awareness among the public and policy makers in line with IJI ethos
and values. Support, complement and add value to the current advocacy
work
* Monitor developments affecting social justice issues addressed
within IJI through regular team meetings to ensure communications are
up-to-date and relevant
* Collaborate with the Communications Office, and Education Office
of the Province and with Jesuit secondary schools in Ireland to
promote IJI
* Responsibility for engagement for the Jesuit schools in Ireland
for any work in relation to the IJI, including campaigns.

From time to time, other duties may be assigned by the Director or
Operations Manager.

TRAVEL: The role requires regular international travel in furtherance
of its objectives.

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES:

* Experience working in a communications and fundraising environment
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including
copyediting and proofreading skills
* Ability to create and deliver communications and fundraising
materials – flyers, posters, online ads
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, CRM software (e.g.
Salesforce, Raisers Edge, Donor Strategy)
* Proficiency in working with Wordpress, MailChimp, Hootsuite,
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
* Knowledge of and respect for the Jesuit ethos

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES:

* Third level qualification in a relevant discipline
* Photography, video production and editing skills
* Experience working in the international development sector or
charity sector in Ireland

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This role operates in accordance with the Society of Jesus Irish
Province Child Safeguarding Procedures and must adhere to the
guidelines and standards set within. IJI is an equal opportunities
employer.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your applications to **Apply on the website**, attention
to Fr John K Guiney SJ by closing date Tuesday **Apply on the
website**th October **Apply on the website**.

 


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