Senior Events & Engagement Executive

Dublin Simon Community

About us:

At Dublin Simon Community, we are passionate about making home a reality. Our aim is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention, addiction treatment, emergency response and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership.

If you share our values and want to make a difference also, come talk to us at Dublin Simon Community. We are looking for client-focused, friendly and adaptable people to join our team.

About the job:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced events and fundraising candidate who will become an integral part of the team working behind the scenes to drive Dublin Simon Community’s high-profile fundraising Events and Engagement activity. Key projects include the #TheBusk, Carolathon and our Home Run five-mile race in Phoenix Park. The right candidate will be motivated and eager to develop and implement creative, profitable fundraising activities as well as extending our reach through our existing portfolio of events and projects, such as our schools programme and volunteer network fundraising. We are seeking someone who has experience in campaign and events fundraising and can work equally well as part of a team or while taking ownership over key projects throughout the year to achieve fundraising income targets.

Contract: full-time permanent.

Location: 5 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7 / Hybrid Working.

Working Hours: 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday, 25 days annual leave.

Salary: 35-39K.


  • Work with the Events & Engagement Manager to develop and implement action plans for activity in keeping with the income targets and KPIs of the team.
  • Build positive relationships with donors and communities to maximise potential income while reaching monthly and annual targets.
  • Manage and control existing events and new projects from concept through closure, including risk management, budget management and target analysis.
  • Manage our ongoing community fundraisers to maximise income and develop new relationships and opportunities in this space.
  • Manage KPIs and post campaign analysis for each project, including documented observation and recommendations.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations, proposals and reports as necessary for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage the volunteering database and influence key groups to support community & event activity.
  • Provide mentoring to executives, interns and volunteers within the team and the wider fundraising function as required.
  • Oversee administrative tasks relating to the team, including batching donations, database administration, income reporting and other tasks as required.
  • Manage direct mail and email marketing for the Events & Engagement team donor and volunteer lists

Essential for the role:

  • 2-4 years experience in an events/campaigns or fundraising role in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Educated to degree level in events/marketing/PR or similar or equivalent experience in the workplace.
  • Fundraising or NGO experience and knowledge of the homeless sector and charitable landscape in Ireland will be a distinct advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Salesforce, and donation platform software such as iDonate, Just Giving, Facebook Fundraising or similar

Benefits to working with Dublin Simon Community:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • 5% matched contribution to your pension
  • Paid Sick Leave Policy
  • Paid Maternity Leave Policy
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Commuter Travel Tax Savers Ticket
  • 1st-week Comprehensive Training
  • Progression Opportunities

Shortlisting will be in progress throughout the period that the vacancy is live, so you may be called for interview and/or the vacancy may be filled before the closing date.

Please note that we reserve the right to offer the position to a successful candidate prior to the deadline of receipt of applications and we advise that you apply early.

If you are unsure of any of the requirements, contact the Recruitment Team on (01) 6354860

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