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Marketing Officer


Dublin 2Dublin


O'Kennedy Consulting

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Job Description:

Our vision is bold: through philanthropic, corporate, and private investment in the not-for-profit sector, we seek to build a lasting culture of strategic philanthropy which enables social impact.

Whether you are an organisation seeking to grow or diversify your income or a company, foundation or individual seeking to make impact-driven social investments, we will give you the tools, guidance and support you need to succeed.

Founded in 2002 by Mary O’Kennedy in response to an ever-increasing need in the Irish market for strategic advice and guidance on management, fundraising and communications issues in the charitable sector.

OKC works with an extensive portfolio of clients from the spheres of Education, Arts and Culture, Community Development, Health & Welfare and Overseas Development.


Our team is values-led and impact-driven: passionate about enabling social change through philanthropy. We are focused on listening: understanding your unique needs and using our expertise to harness donor support.

We are committed to integrity, accountability, and innovation - putting your needs and your unique story first in everything we do. We strive for excellence and embrace change and new learnings to achieve this.

Our Services

Organisational Reviews

Fundraising & Business Development Strategies

Feasibility Studies

Capital Campaigns

Digital Engagement Strategies

Donor Research& Profiling - Individuals, Trusts & Foundations, Corporates

Legacy Strategies & Campaigns

Management & Board Training & Coaching

CSR, ESG & Philanthropy Strategies

Bespoke Fundraising Workshop

Executive Search & Recruitment Services through our sister companies CCI Executive Search & Creative Careers


We know that good communication and effective engagement with diverse stakeholders is key to philanthropic impact so we are now hiring a part-time Marketing & Communications Officer to develop and manage all aspects of OKC’s external communications and marketing activities (primarily executed online and through digital marketing); implement a revised PR strategy, (including the management of our rebrand to coincide with our 20th anniversary in March 2022); undertake a refresh of all OKC collateral (OKC website / brand materials / associated websites such as SupportTheArts.ie etc.), and work closely with our clients to connect their stories to the wider public through the creation of compelling copy to enable them to drive their philanthropic impact.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in communications and digital marketing, and a keen interest in the not-for-profit sector, philanthropy and enabling organisations to share their impact effectively. The desired candidate must be a creative thinker, with exceptional writing skills.

This is an exciting juncture for OKC, and a great time to join our small but mighty team! Reporting to the Head of Development & Operations, the Marketing & Communications Officer will develop and design strategies that build our communication channels and support our clients to do the same. The right candidate must be able to think strategically, be creative, and deliver to deadlines.

Title of position Marketing & Communications Officer Contract 21 hours per week / 3 days

Position is available with immediate effect. Salary €30,000 FTE Employer O’Kennedy Consulting Reporting to Head of Development & Operations Primary Location 15 Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2

Blended approach of Remote/Office based work. Expectation that successful candidate will work at least one day per week at the office.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Communications – Strategy

Implementation of draft PR strategy

Creative Direction and Management of OKC’s rebrand to coincide with our 20th anniversary, March 2022

Development of digital marketing strategy, growing awareness in the market for the purpose of promotingphilanthropy, brand awareness and business development opportunities

Develop and design strategies that improve client communications

Communications – Digital & Social Media

Designing and implementing weekly and monthly social media plans responsive to not-for-profit sector and current affairs, pertinent to OKC’s business

Creating social media campaigns to support client work

Review and manage OKC website - experience on backend website management essential

Creating, maintaining and copywriting for web pages, monthly Ezines & newsletters and preparation of media content related to OKC

Support with digital audits for clients to improve their digital strategies

Supporting OKC’s clients to improve and amplify their messaging through providing strategic consultation and copy support

Support OKC team on the development of pitch materials, toolkits, decks, and other materials for clients
Connect the stories of our arts & cultural clients through management of Support the Arts website
Development of visually engaging documents for OKC and clients – experience of working photoshop / Canva or other design software highly desirable
Support Head of Development & Operations with client communications

Supporting OKC on special events and initiatives when required
Attendance at conferences and events, representing OKC at exhibition stands and liaising with suppliers and organisers as required.

Client Management – database updates and management in terms of work content and client/prospect details
Person specification:

Excellent writing skills with the ability to present material in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner
A values-led and ethical storyteller

A creative and strategic thinker

A passionate and flexible professional with the ability to multi-task

A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience working in marketing, communications and/or digital media
Experience of using, updating, and developing social media content and platforms (Website, Twitter, LinkedIn) in a professional capacity

Image editing skills for the creation of social media content (e.g. Canva)

Experience in working on and creating communications campaigns
Excellent writing and communications skills

A proven ability to develop and maintain networks effectively

Experience / interest in the NFP/Fundraising sector
Experience / interest in Arts & Culture sector

Closing Date : 5pm on Friday 15th of October.


Permanent / Full-time

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