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Job Details: Irish Jesuits International: Communications Officer


Irish Future
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Dublin 1
Irish Jesuits International: Communications Officer
[Irish Jesuits International]

JOB TITLE: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

ORGANISATION: Irish Jesuits International

LOCATION: **Apply on the website** Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1,
D**Apply on the website** E9F3

START DATE: January **Apply on the website**

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time/ Part Time (3 days min). Please see
Terms & Conditions for more information.

CONTRACT DURATION: 3 months’ probation as part of an initial 2-year
contract

SALARY: Depending on Experience

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
website**,**Apply on the website** individuals through **Apply on the
website** development projects in **Apply on the website** countries.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The role of Communications Officer is integral to the strategic plan
of IJI. The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver a
comprehensive communications 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 strategy to support IJI’s
organisational objectives
* Maximise communications outputs in order to raise awareness of
IJI; to advocate and to support campaigns
* Collaborate closely with the Communications Co-ordinator to
deliver on set targets

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

* RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT WITH IRISH JESUIT SCHOOLS

* Lead on engagement with Irish Jesuit Schools regards to raising
awareness of the work of the IJI
* Develop and run 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
* Organise and coordinate Transition Year internships at the IJI
from students in Irish Jesuit Schools
* Identify teachers in Irish Jesuit schools interested in
volunteering opportunities with our Jesuit partner schools overseas
and co-ordinate the volunteer pre-departure and return aspect of each
placement, liaising with our Roving M&E Advisor on the overseas aspect
of each placement

* COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY

* Develop, implement and evaluate strategic communications 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 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 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 campaigns are 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

* 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 IJI advocacy work/campaigns.

FROM TIME TO TIME, OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR OR
OPERATIONS MANAGER.

TRAVEL

The role requires some international travel in furtherance of its
objectives.

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

_ESSENTIAL_

* Minimum of three years relevant work experience
* Experience in communications within the charity sector
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including
copyediting and proofreading skills
* Ability to create and deliver communications and campaign
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
* Commitment to the values, ethos, goals and work of IJI
* Uphold and strengthen at all times the strong reputation of IJI
and ensure integrity, credibility and transparency in all activities.

_DESIRABLE_

* Third level qualification in a relevant discipline
* Experience in fundraising within the charity sector
* Photography, video production and editing skills
* An affinity with missionary development work

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Full Time/Part Time
IJI is willing to consider candidates available for a minimum of 3
days (**Apply on the website** hours per week) to full time (5 days
per week). For the successful candidate, if available for more than 3
days (**Apply on the website** hours per week), additional duties will
be discussed and added to the job description, relevant to their own
skillset and experience.

Safeguarding
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 CV and cover letter to **Apply on the website**,
with ‘Communications Officer’ in the subject heading, attention to
the Director, by closing date **Apply on the website**th January
**Apply on the website**. Please also indicate if you’re interested
in 3 days (**Apply on the website** hours per week) or more.


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