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Job vacancy: Development Manager (Maternity Cover)


The IAF are looking to recruit a full-time Development Manager (Maternity Cover).

The IAF is seeking to recruit a full-time Development Manager (Maternity Cover), who will play a significant role in the continued development and delivery of the IAF’s development and fundraising initiatives, building on the IAF’s successes to-date.

The successful candidate for this role will also contribute to year-round programmatic and institutional marketing activity in line with the ongoing strategic development of the organisation. The key focus of this role is revenue generation – through bespoke engagement initiatives (Friends’ and Corporate Circle Programme etc.), excellent relationship management (Corporate Sponsorship and Partnerships) and targeted audience development (marketing campaign delivery).

The IAF has ambitious plans to grow over the next three years and central to our plan is an increase in self-generated resources. We envisage a period of intense and sustained capacity building in the next year in which the Development Manager will play a pivotal role.

In 2021, The IAF was successfully selected as one of 5 cultural organisations to participate in the Arts Council of Ireland’s 2 year RAISE Accelerate programme. Therefore the successful candidate will be the primary liaison between the IAF and the RAISE programme, attending workshops and submitting regular reports.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrable knowledge and experience of the key aspects of fundraising, sponsorship, corporate relationships and marketing; knowledge of, and interest in, architecture, art, design, and they will have a solid understanding of the arts, culture and not-for-profit sector within this context.

Based at the IAF’s HQ on 15 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1, with some hybrid working negotiable, the contract is offered on a fixed-term basis, with a three-month probation period.

Click here to download the Development Manager job description.

Closing date for applications: 12pm midnight on Sunday 24th October 2021. 


To Apply For The Role:
Please email a letter of application (max. 2 pages), outlining relevant skills and experience, together with your CV to director@architecturefoundation.ie with ‘Development Manager’ in the subject line, by 12pm midnight Sunday 24th October 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, with interviews expected to take place on 28th/29th October or 2nd/3rd Nov.

The Irish Architecture Foundation is an equal opportunities employer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any accessibility requirements.