VACANCY: Two new exciting opportunities at BirdWatch Ireland

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Birdwatch Ireland are seeking a highly motivated individual with suitable experience in fundraising.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and grow membership in terms of revenues and numbers
  • Enhance membership services, including extensive use of Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Manage development, implementation of, and migration to, new membership database
  • Develop fundraising activities and initiatives
  • Develop and manage the organisation’s retail services
  • Raise funds through donor and bequest-based initiatives
  • Develop and implement new revenue streams and opportunities in line with BirdWatch
    Ireland’s 2020 Vision strategy document.
  • Manage and perform to agreed timelines, budgets and targets as set by the Head of
    Administration & Finance in line with the organisation’s objectives.
  • Manage all activities and projects as per the organisation’s processes and internal controls,
    including their introduction, implementation and ongoing development in line with best
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships across all departments within the
    organisation, and with key external stakeholders, e.g., major donors.
  • Represent the organisation as required on all areas of fundraising in line with its objectives.
    Recruit, organise and inspire volunteers as necessary for any fundraising

[/cs_text][x_button size=”global” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”″ title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click here to job description [/x_button][x_gap size=”50px”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]Head of Administration and Finance

BirdWatch Ireland are seeking a qualified accountant with a keen commercial sense to lead a highly driven team of 4-6. The team will be involved in the area of  finance, business planning and budgeting, administration and IT, fundraising, membership, branches, public relations, and communications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyse and present regular and ad hoc financial reports in an accurate and timely manner,
    clearly communicating monthly and annual financial statements
  • Oversee all financial, project, program and grants accounting
  • Ensure timely, accurate completion of all government, committee, funder donors and
    regulatory agency reports
  • Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, donations processing and
  • Maintain accurate and complete reporting by establishing effective accounting systems and
    procedures for all initiatives and regional/remote offices
  • Co-ordinate and lead the annual audit process
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Interim CEO and Senior Management Team
  • Administer and review all financial plans and budgets, monitor progress and changes, and
    keep Senior Management Team up-to-date on the organization’s financial status
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
  • Implement a robust financial management and reporting system, including project
  • Effectively communicate and present all critical financial matters to the Interim CEO and
    Senior Management Team
  • Establish and implement internal controls, finance policies and procedures, administrative
    and IT systems to ensure that the organization’s day-to-day operational activities are efficient
    and effective, and in-line with approved strategic initiatives and budgetary allocations
  • Work with the Fundraising and Membership Officer to evaluate, support and develop revenue
    streams, including analysing results and trends in support of membership and fund
    development activities
  • Work with the Public Relations, Branches & Development Officer to evaluate, support and
    develop public relations, communications and the organisation’s network of branches

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Ross McCann

Ross McCann is a contributor to the Green News. He is currently studying for an MSc in Environmental Science and Policy in UCD. He has a background in Environmental Biology.