10 October

Marketing & Creative Executive, Trinity Development & Alumni

Post Title:            Marketing & Creative Executive, Trinity Development & Alumni

Status:                  Three-year contract; Full-time

Company:           Trinity Development & Alumni, Trinity College Dublin

Reports to:         Communications Manager

Salary:                  €27,000

Start date:          This post is tenable immediately

Closing date is noon on Wednesday, 23 October 2019.  
Applications should be submitted via https://tda.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Trinity Development and Alumni (TDA) leads on fundraising for Trinity College Dublin.  We are recruiting a Marketing & Creative Executive to support the Communications activities of TDA. This is a varied and challenging role in a fast-paced environment.

TDA is at the heart of Trinity in every sense.  Located in Front Square, we are the interface between College and the alumni, donors and friends of Trinity in Ireland and around the world.  Our job is to secure the committed philanthropic and volunteering support that helps to power so many things across Trinity, from scholarships to new buildings to cutting-edge research.  We connect Trinity’s talented academics and researchers with people who share their passion and want to support their work across areas as diverse as cancer, climate change and the future of social and economic development.

This year we launched Trinity’s first public philanthropic campaign, Inspiring Generations.  It’s the largest philanthropic campaign ever launched on the island of Ireland and the fourth largest in Europe, with two ambitious goals: to raise €400m and inspire 150,000 volunteering hours.

Now, we’re expanding the TDA team to drive forward this Campaign that will advance Trinity into the future.  www.tcd.ie/campaign

Role summary

This Marketing & Creative Executive will play a critical role in ensuring the overall efficiency of the Communications team and support day to day administration within the office. This varied and challenging role demands discretion, initiative, flexibility, attention to detail, excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and the ability to anticipate and deal with problems as they arise.

This post is situated within the Communications team and there is interaction on a daily basis with members of the Trinity Development and Alumni Team, other offices across the University as well as external stakeholders and suppliers.

Informal enquiries to Ann Walsh, Communications Manager [email protected]


Main Responsibilities

The day-to-day responsibilities of the role are outlined below but this list is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and flexibility in the allocation of specific duties will be required. As Marketing & Creative Executive, you will:

  • Create print and digital assets
  • Develop and update a suite of print materials including fundraising proposal documents, pop up stands, adverts, flyers and brochures
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Assist with TDA’s social media channels - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Website updates on www.tcd.ie/alumni and www.tcd.ie/campaign websites
  • Assist with the production and management of brochureware and manage stock levels to ensure adequate stocks at all times
  • Assist as required with other marketing initiatives including campaigns and internal and external events
  • Cover email and other queries for the marketing team while they are away from the office 
  • Liaise as required with colleagues in TDA and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide support to the wider TDA team, as needed
  • Production of Newsletters and Ezines for TDA and other faculties across campus
  • Assist with administration tasks as required including the raising of purchase orders
  • Any other general administrative duties that may be assigned by the Communications Manager and/or their appointed representative. 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Third-level qualification, preferably in Design.
  • Excellent IT skills across all of the standard Microsoft Office applications, specifically including the preparation and formatting of large documents through Word, and compiling presentations using PowerPoint, along with experience of web technology and social media.
  • Experience working on UX and UI for mobile and desktop (Essential)
  • Experience of using ezine packages such as Mailchimp, together with survey software such as Survey Monkey.
  • A working knowledge of back end systems for website content creation and design, such as WordPress, Dreamweaver.
  • Skilled in the use of Adobe Creative suite of software - Photoshop, Acrobat, Premiere Pro, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Professional administrative experience in a busy, fast paced, dynamic and deadline orientated environment.
  • Proven experience in providing service to internal stakeholders.
  • A broad exposure to internal IT systems including CRM systems would be an advantage


Abilities and Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and posses a very high standard of accuracy.
  • An ability to prioritize tasks, working under time constraints to strict deadlines. 
  • A proven flexible attitude and a willingness to work outside normal working hours if required.
  • Excellent conceptualising skills, with knowledge of current technologies and trends.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and networking skills with an ability to foster and maintain relationships.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-faceted, team environment, while interfacing with a variety of project stakeholders
  • Understanding of, and passion for, the role and value of a university in society.


  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • TDA defined contribution pension scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Access to Trinity College Dublin library and discounted membership to Trinity Sports Centre.
  • Office hours 9am-5pm; however, evening and weekend work may be required. 



About Trinity Development & Alumni

Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA) is the primary fundraising agency for Trinity College Dublin. It is responsible for supporting Trinity’s ambitious educational, research and outreach programmes.

We maintain the University’s connection with its 140,000 alumni in 158 countries with over 70 branches and have been instrumental in raising funds in excess of €300 million since its establishment in 1994. Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA), is the operating entity of Trinity Foundation, an independent charitable trust that supports Trinity’s mission through alumni support and engagement, and philanthropic fundraising.


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