Irish Film Institute -The IFI seeks to appoint Head of Fundraising & Development

The IFI seeks to appoint Head of Fundraising & Development

As part of the Arts Council initiative RAISE, the IFI is seeking to appoint a new Head of Fundraising & Development to join its management team for a two year contract.

The Head of Fundraising & Development is a new strategic post which will play a key role in broadening the funding base of the IFI. The role will take responsibility for developing fundraising and corporate support through donations and sponsorship. There will be an emphasis on building a patron scheme, engaging trusts, foundations and other grant making bodies, and maximizing the success of the members programme.

The Head of Fundraising & Development will be responsible for:

•    undertaking a senior strategic role within the institute and taking an active role in the Senior Management Team, ensuring that fundraising  strategy feeds into the general strategy and operational activities of the institute;
•    developing and implementing a high level fundraising strategy in tandem with the RAISE programme;
•    delivering and achieving the agreed overall fundraising and sponsorship targets in accordance with the institute’s annual and longer term budgets;
•    researching, drafting and undertaking applications to trusts and foundations and applications for public funding, and drafting reports to such organisations, in consultation with the Director;
•    major gift relationship building, having links with and introducing new major donors and developing long-term relationships with major  donors
•    Successfully managing the relationships with major donors, namely by requesting and securing major gifts
•    researching and identifying potential new sources of funding including both new research and using contacts and existing networks to make  connections for corporate and private funding;
•    identifying and delivering commercial sponsorship opportunities;
•    writing high-quality persuasive copy for fundraising and appeal materials;, developing event strategies for the on-going development and engagement of relationships with key supporters;
•    implementing and progressing the institute’s legacy strategy;
•    managing and developing the members programme;
•    developing innovative fundraising initiatives that identify and maximise new opportunities and creating sustainable additional income streams over the long-term;
•    devising and implementing a strategy for introducing new patrons and maintaining the support of existing patrons;
•    working with the Board and sub-committees to devise and implement a strategy for increasing the number of supporters and engaging proactively with current supporters;
•    being involved with fundraising events as required;
•    monitoring fundraising performance against targets on a monthly basis/period end basis, providing management with information as required, ensuring that fundraising activities are constantly reviewed, tested, assessed and improved;
•    developing appropriate systems for fundraising administration, ensuring that a donor database is maintained and fit for purpose and that all potential donations are appropriately acknowledged, managed, planned, co-ordinated and monitored from notification through to completion;
•    attending Senior Management meetings, departmental and Board and other meetings, and reporting to such meetings, as requested;
•    carrying out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Director;
•    maintaining high levels of discretion and confidentiality at all times.

Download full job description and application process HERE

The closing date for applications is 17th August 2013.


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland