Corporate Relations and Communications Executive

Job Description

Job Title:
Corporate Relationships and Communications Executive

Reports to:

Flexible working from home or office, subject to preference (Office Dublin 2)

Full Time

Attractive annual leave entitlements.

€ 35,000-€45,000 commensurate with experience

Please contact Sarah Edmonds by Friday 7th June if you are interested in applying for this role –

The organisation

Irish Youth Foundation

This role

This is an exciting period of growth and reinvigoration of the Irish Youth Foundation brand. Building on our success to date, brilliant and effective communications will be a crucial part of our growth strategy, with  communication being a key role in our future success.

You will ensure that the Irish Youth Foundation builds lasting and impactful relationships with corporate partners, donors and media, and drives an innovative communications strategy that will position the Irish Youth Foundation as a key media spokesperson and authority on topics relating to children and young people living in disadvantage in Ireland.

Key areas of responsibility

Charity partner relationship management

  • Manage day to day relationship with the Foundation’s existing corporate partners.
  • Build personal and lasting relationships with these partners.

Key deliverables

  • Ensure  collaborations on big moments for IYF are maximised with  these corporate partners.
  • Highlight opportunities/offer creative ideas for collaborations to maximise fundraising opportunities for the IYF
  • Set up regular progress report meeting with corporate partners to update them on impact of their support and to discuss and activate additional fundraising and staff engagement opportunities.
  • Manage day to day relationship with corporate partners
  • Produce performance reports for internal reporting

Digital & social media

  • Ensure key social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook) are effectively managed and bring a new communications strategy to life with clarity and flair.
  • Develop content to deliver a series of targeted and impactful messages that can be published across IYF platforms.
  • Implement an imaginative and highly personalised direct marketing campaign (email focused) that will build a loyal and engaged database of donors who feel informed and inspired by IYF campaigns, projects and progress.
  • Manage website as a critical communication channel ensuring that content and information is clear, timely and inspiring to IYF core audiences.

Key deliverables

  • Build and manage direct marketing campaigns, ensuring successful transition of key contacts to the database. (Includes liaison with a graphic designer, digital contact and adherence to GDPR).
  • Create essential campaign content packages tailored for all IYF digital and platforms.
  • Ensure social media platforms are monitored daily and kept up to date.
  • Ensure the website is kept up-to-date with relevant developments and announcements.

Media relations

  • Build and effectively manage long-term, strategic relationships with journalists, producers and researchers across digital, print, radio, TV and audio (podcasts).
  • Proactively monitor the Irish news agenda and source proactive (thought-leadership) and reactive opportunities for the IYF to participate through commentary, features and events.

Key deliverables

  • Maximise coverage across TV, radio, print & online platforms for one-year on impact report.
  • Build relationships with key media contacts across the year to ensure that IYF is approached for commentary and featured in articles relating to the issues faced and potential solutions for children and young people living in disadvantage in Ireland.
  • Set up monitoring and tracking

Monitoring trends

  • Stays informed of developments in the field of communications to foster ideas and innovation.
  • Previous experience in a communications role is essential
  • Excellent relationship building and management skills
  • Good organizational, planning, and coordination skills
  • Ability to multi-task and re-prioritize as needed
  • Desire to take full ownership of assigned projects and can work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Possesses a sense of urgency; is self-motivated and detail-minded
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Strong, versatile copywriting skills
  • Good verbal presentation skills
  • Proactive approach in resolving problems and issues