Marketing Communications Coordinator

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Social Innovation Fund Ireland are looking for an energetic, creative, and proactive Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join our dynamic, fast-paced, and expanding team.

Contract: 1 year, full-time, starting January 2019
Salary: €30,000 per annum
Annual Leave: 23 days
Based: Dublin or Cork, with some travel within Ireland
Benefits: 8% employer pension contribution, following completion of probation.


Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator will carry significant responsibility for the marketing and branding of Social Innovation Fund Ireland and will coordinate and implement Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s marketing communications activities across all channels – media relations, social media, website, events, and others.

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will play a critical role as Social Innovation Fund Ireland drives the brand to the next stage of development in 2019 and aims to raise the organisation’s profile significantly over the next year.


  • Contribute to and drive forward the SIFI marketing and communications plan
  • Contribute to the development of a new brand and communications strategy for the organisation including website development
  • Take responsibility for the organisations’ annual and monthly communications, events, and social media calendars
  • In collaboration with our donors and other stakeholders, implement communications plans for each of our Funds – including events, PR activities, social media, and production of branded collateral
  • Manage relationships with all suppliers including PR and event agencies
  • Work closely with our Social Impact Team to capture and spread the amazing stories of SIFI and our Awardees
  • Create and deliver compelling content for our social media channels and website
  • Liaise with the Business Development team to maximise a newly implemented CRM system and create regular targeted email campaigns for all audiences
  • Analyse and report programme performance and provide recommendations for improvement.


You may come from the non-profit or private sector but you will have worked in a fast-paced environment which required creativity, laughter, and a ruthless ability to meet deadlines.


  • At least two / three years’ experience in a marketing or communications role
  • Demonstrated communication and organisational skills, including ability to work to deadlines
  • Proven ability to pick up a project and run with it – be a self-starter
  • Experience in building relationships in a marketing or communications environment, including skills in relationship management
  • Experience of working to objectives or targets
  • Consistent excellence in verbal & written communications in English – the ability to write effectively and persuasively is a must
  • Demonstrable digital marketing skills & experience, and experience of content creation
  • Third level qualification at Bachelor’s level
  • Flexible, warm & friendly personality who can work well in a team environment
  • A commitment to excellence and close attention to detail
  • A commitment to Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s vision and values
  • Curiosity
  • Ability to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and ethical fibre
  • Like all staff, be an Ambassador for Social Innovation Fund Ireland at all times.

Send your CV and cover letter to by 9 am on Monday, December 17th. Please reference ‘Marketing Communications Coordinator’ in the subject line. 


Our mission is to find and back the best social innovations in Ireland, and to enable them to scale and maximise their impact. Our vision is the world’s best ecosystem for supporting social innovations – right here in Ireland. SIFI was catalysed by the Irish Government to stimulate philanthropy and support the growth of Ireland’s best social innovations. To do this, the Government has set up a challenge fund – for every Euro, we raise in philanthropy it is matched by a Euro from Department of Rural and Community Development, through the Dormant Accounts Funds. Social Innovation Fund Ireland practices active philanthropy through providing growth capital in the form of grants, as well as Accelerator programmes targeting growth. These can include growth planning, mentoring & other inputs tailored to the organisation’s needs.


At 4 years old, SIFI has launched 14 Funds and supported 61 organisations to date. SIFI Awardees have the ambition to grow and make a step change in their impact. To support them, SIFI offers a powerful mix of grant funds and business supports through a 6-month Accelerator or a multi-year Gamechanger programme. SIFI has grown rapidly in the last 3 years. It has recently strengthened its Board through 2 new appointments and now looks to strengthen its team through recruiting several new roles, including Fund Manager, Social Impact Analyst, Social Impact Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, and 2 Administrative Assistant roles. Recruiting these roles will enable SIFI to lead the way and deepen the impact of our growing portfolio of awardees.


There are four phases to the typical social impact work involved in our programmes:

1. Finding the best social innovations – Prepare and run the call for applications, run the selection process, prepare recommendations on who should be selected for the awards.

2. Investing in their social impact – A small number of awardees will receive a cash award plus a programme of non-financial supports that target growth. This role will manage the timing and targeting of the capacity building non-financial supports, to maximise the social impact by the Awardees, and will administer the financial supports.

3. Communicating the power of the programme – There are several opportunities during the programme to communicate externally about this awards programme.

4. Concluding the programme well – this requires capturing and communicating the social impact achieved by awardees during the programme, capturing lessons learned that can inform future programmes, and closing out relationships in a positive way.