Fundraising Assistant


Job Title: Assistant to Fundraising Manager

Location: Mallow, Cork

Reporting to: Fundraising Manager

Working hours: 30 hours per week 5 days per week (flexi-time).

Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Salary: €18,000-€20,000

Contract: Fixed Term - one year

Overall Purpose of the Role:

The purpose of the role is to support the Fundraising Manager in achieving the annual income target for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland. This will be achieved by undertaking a range of duties and responsibilities related to the strategic fundraising goals.

Person Specific:

This role would suit a recent graduate or someone looking for experience in fundraising, event management or project management.

A proactive individual, with excellent relationship management and organisational skills

Ideas oriented, articulate and creative individual with strong presentations skills

Excellent on all social media platforms and possess excellent computer skills including use of databases, google drive.

Strong writing skills, ability to draft fundraising material and letters.

Experience in fundraising, retail, admin, sales or a similar role is desirable.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Full drivers license and own transport is essential as you will need to travel on occasion to events across the region


  • Provide support to the Fundraising Manager in coordinating activities in line with the Fundraising Strategy, such as annual campaigns, corporate philanthropy events and activities, major gift prospect management and public fundraising campaigns;

  • Organisation and management of specific fundraising initiatives independently of the Fundraising Manager, such as Regional Events (Bag Packs, Bucket Collections and Coffee mornings), Annual campaigns, Cheque presentations, Direct marketing campaigns using print and new media etc.;

  • Cash Handling & Banking; recording and receipting in-coming cash in line with Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland Cash Handling Procedure;

  • Input data into the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system on a daily or weekly basis, to ensure donor information and results can be monitored regularly;

  • Contribute to the research and content required for writing grant proposals to corporates, Government, trust and foundations for the benefit of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland;

  • Management of social media accounts on a daily basis to increase awareness, increase social media following and to thank facebook donors;

  • Prepare monthly reports to be included as part of the Fundraising Departments monthly performance report to the CEO and the Board of Directors (reporting template will be provided);

  • To provide general administrative support to the Fundraising Manager as appropriate;

  • To provide support to parties who are fundraising or volunteering for the organisation;

  • General administrative duties including correspondence and filing;

  • Any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post

To apply for this position please email a copy of your CV with cover letter to

The closing date is Friday 1st February 2019 and interviews will take place on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

References will be required.