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Director: Fundraising and Development

Fundraising & Development  

Title: Member of the Board of Directors – Fundraising & Development

Accountable to: Chairperson and Board of Directors

Status: Unpaid voluntary role, 3-year term  


Summary of role

Together-Razem Centre is seeking to recruit a new member of the board of directors with s responsible for leading and developing all fundraising strategies and policies to maximize donor outreach and support.

The candidate should ideally have high-level of Fundraising expertise and experience, and a knowledge of the not for profit or related sector.

The Director of Fundraising & Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Together-Razem’s fundraising. 

The Director works closely with The Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fund raising endeavors.  


Role description

Every board member has the following responsibilities:

• Commitment to the development of the Together-Razem Centre and support for its vision, mission, values and objectives – which the board members will be responsible for setting

• Shaping the strategy of Together-Razem Centre

• Acting in the interests of Together-Razem Centre at all time in relation to assets, property, statutory obligations and management requirements

 • Ensuring Together-Razem Centre complies with relevant legal requirements

• Developing and monitoring internal systems that are transparent and accountable to stakeholders

• Formally registering conflicts of interest or loyalty with the board

• Not accepting gifts or gifts in kind in the capacity of board member

• At all times, acting with integrity and upholding the interests of the organisation

• Championing Together-Razem Centre

• Promoting the reputation of Together-Razem Centre and not bringing the reputation of the organisation into disrepute


Additional duties specific to the Fundraising and Development role:


  • To have a substantial background as a senior charity Fundraiser with a sound understanding and experience of charity fundraising at strategic and operational levels.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities
  • Bring overall leadership and drive as a member of the Board of Directors of Together-Razem with the responsibility to ensuring the development of the overall governance of the charity’s fundraising functions, working closely with the CEO.
  • Development of a fundraising subcommittee
  • Research prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Research prospect fundraising campaigns
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the Together-Razem work with the community.


Person specification

Essential Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities:

• Minimum five years’ professional experience in a professional fundraising role in the private, non-profit or public sector

• Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.

• Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

• Understanding of the community and voluntary sector

• Recognition of the importance of supporting

• Strong communication and listening skills

• Able to manage a wide variety of situations in a meeting and ensure that the outcomes are in the best interest of the organisation

• Commitment to the vision and mission of Together-Razem Centre

Desirable Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities:

• Board level experience in the non-profit sector

• Experience establishing a non-profit organisation in Ireland

• Knowledge of the 2014 Companies Act

• Knowledge of the 2009 Charities Act

Director: Fundraising and Development

Published on 12.10.2020