Corporate and Philanthropy Project Leader

Corporate and Philanthropy Project Leader

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To nurture and develop existing relationships with Corporates and philanthropists/philanthropic organisations, and to drive and maximise new opportunitiesReference: WACorPHil2023 (please cite in all communications with Women’s Aid). Reports to: Strategic Communications and Fundraising Manager. (Transferring to Fundraising Senior Project Leader from Q2 2023, subject to recruitment schedule). Contract: Permanent, Full-time. Hours: Women’s Aid’s full-time working week is 35 hours (excluding lunch). Core working hours are ordinarily between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, unless a role requires different contracted hours. Location: Primarily based at Women’s Aid head office at Wilton Place, Dublin 2, but a % of hybrid working will be required. Salary: €40K-47K on the Project Leader Scale. Purpose Corporate Partnerships have become an area of increasing focus for Women’s Aid. As a result, we are delighted to be expanding our team to help us nurture and develop existing relationships with Corporates and philanthropists/philanthropic organisations, and to drive and maximise new opportunities. Key Responsibilities Lead, develop and implement highly effective Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy relationships to achieve agreed income targets within agreed expenditure limits, to provide Women’s Aid with funding to support more women affected by domestic abuse in Ireland. Play a key role in the Strategic Communications and Fundraising team to implement the Women’s Aid Fundraising Strategy (2023-2027). Maintain and develop the existing portfolio of corporate relationships including providing excellent account management, designing and delivering bespoke communications. Research potential corporate supporters and proactively plan, pitch and deliver engaging approaches to them to secure support for Women’s Aid. Identify, secure and develop new corporate partnership opportunities, focusing on Charity of the Year partnerships, corporate donations, sponsorship opportunities, employee fundraising, payroll giving and gifts in kind. Manage and grow philanthropic approaches, Foundation, Trust and Grant applications and fundraising campaigns. Research, identify and prospect high net worth individuals (HNWI), Foundations, Trusts and Grants new to Women’s Aid Create bespoke proposals to meet the needs and criteria of HNWI, Foundations, Trusts, Grants Meet reporting requirements for successful Foundation, Trust and Grant applications, demonstrating the impact of funding for Women’s Aid Maximise national and international days of significance for Women’s Aid with corporate and philanthropic audiences, such as International Women’s Day and the UN International day opposing women’s violence Act as a representative for Women’s Aid representing the charity and undertaking public speaking at external events, including a wide variety of networking events. Work with the Women’s Aid Frontline Services to gather compelling storytelling content, developing these into engaging stories to inspire donors and leverage across acquisition and retention. Create planned supporter journeys and stewardship plans for Corporate and Philanthropy supporters Keeping informed of developments relating to corporate fundraising and philanthropic giving, and innovating accordingly. Maintain and develop knowledge of Ireland’s corporate sector ensuring all fundraising opportunities are maximised. Help maintain online fundraising platforms and associated communication tools Work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to maximise fundraising income, and nurture a supportive fundraising culture. Effectively manage budgets, financial resources, monitor spend and ROI to ensure targets are met. Feed into budget setting and operational planning and reviews quarterly and annually. Work as a member of the Strategic Communications and Fundraising Team to ensure compliance with the Charities Regulator Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public and the Charities Governance Code. Ensure confidentiality is respected at all times, per organisational policy and GDPR.Person Specification The ideal candidate will have: Minimum three years’ experience in a corporate fundraising and/or philanthropy/major giving role or similar. Proven experience in achieving income targets from corporate partners and/or high value individuals Experience of working independently, prioritising your work schedule, identifying and seizing appropriate opportunities by using your initiative Clear understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social Governance (ESG), corporate partnerships and philanthropic giving. Project management skills including budgeting, strong administrative experience and excellent attention to detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven experience building relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, and building cohesive cross-department relationships. Excellent networking skills and proven track record in creating mutually beneficial partnerships within the corporate sector. Experience in writing and delivering presentations and speeches in both a face to face and virtual environment. Experience in managing suppliers and agencies. Experience in database management, data extraction and segmentation. Knowledge of Salesforce an advantage. Clear and established project management experience, with proven ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise time and resources, manage clear budgets against targets, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment. Pro-active growth mind-set, embracing feedback and development opportunities. A passion for making supporters feel valued, engaged and connected. Proven problem-solving and process improvement abilities. Strong interest in equality and commitment to achieving zero tolerance of all forms of violence against women, including domestic abuse. Full clean driving licence and access to a car are essential. Have access to a suitable home working space for some hybrid working, including excellent connectivity. Capacity to work evenings and weekends to attend supporter meetings and events as required.Please see full details in the documents below