Why you should join Make-A-Wish

Are you up for a challenge? Are you a go-getter, with plenty of confidence and energy? Are you passionate about our cause? If you can answer yes to these questions then Make-A-Wish wants to hear from you. All Make-A-Wish employees work as a team, with one common goal: to grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish Ireland has granted over 2,700 wishes since its inception in 1992. 

All current open vacancies for Make-A-Wish Ireland are listed below. If there are no jobs listed then there are currently no vacancies. If you are interested in volunteering with Make-A-Wish, you can find out more here.

Current Vacancy: Community Fundraising Officer

Make-A-Wish Ireland is hiring a Community Fundraising Officer (CFO) to join our team, with specific responsibility for growing fundraising events in the community including challenges/marathons. The CFO will also manage existing events and projects for Make-A-Wish, such as wedding favours, canisters and Wish Day.

Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – they grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1992, Make-A-Wish Ireland has granted wishes for more than 2,000 brave children across the country.

The Community Fundraising team will complement and collaborate with other members of the fundraising team to ensure maximum income generation for Corporate, Schools, Major Events, Individual Giving, and Managing Private Donors.

Key Responsibilities
  • To identify & secure new community fundraising and marathon/challenge opportunities for Make-A-Wish
  • To support community fundraisers & challenge participants with their events ensuring they reach their maximum potential
  • To manage and deliver two specific events – Golf Classic and Annual Lunch
  • To establish new relationships through networking and cold calling
  • Work with the wider fundraising team to develop and manage existing key projects such as Wish Day, to ensure these campaigns are run effectively and are well planned and supported
  • To contribute to and deliver against annual budgets, targets and plans
  • To deliver a stewardship programme for all community fundraisers and ensure all are properly acknowledged
  • To ensure maximum donor retention with existing and new donors to ensure a strong pipeline for the year ahead
  • To attend local, regional and national fundraising activities and events
  • General administration e.g. ensuring the database is kept updated and sending out thank you letters/receipts
  • To undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with your line manager
Essential Experience/Skills:
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working in sales/business development/account management (experience within the charity sector is an advantage)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to ask, negotiate and influence
  • Computer literate, highly numerate with excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable experience in working to and achieving targets
  • Fluent in English
  • A full driving license and access to a car as this position requires some travel. Willingness to work occasional weekends/evenings as required.
  • Target driven & focused on results


Spark Imagination

Our wish children never fail to amaze us with the breadth of their imagination. That’s what keeps us inspired from day to day!

Help Grant Wishes

A wish granted brings hope, strength and joy to a child battling a life-threatening illness, making long-lasting memories for them and their family.

Worldwide Network

Make-A-Wish Ireland is part of Make-A-Wish International and as such, we share our knowledge and experience with Make-A-Wish affiliates around the world.

Committed team

Our team is passionate about bringing joy to children battling life-threatening illnesses. We pull together and do everything in our power to make each wish as special as possible.

Personal Development

Make-A-Wish Ireland believes in the importance of professionalism in the charity sector and as such we provide opportunities for staff to develop skills relevant to their career.

Make An Impact

Having granted over 2,600 wishes since inception in 1992, Make-A-Wish Ireland has impacted thousands of families across Ireland.

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