Career Opportunities

Croí is a not-for-profit foundation established in 1985 and currently has a team of 20 staff. Our people (including staff, volunteers, interns and students) are what make Croí an award-winning organisation. Croí is engaged in a wide variety of work including patient care, training and education, prevention & rehabilitation, family support, research, awareness and health promotion. Employing the best staff is key to providing the highest standard of service and care to our patients. If you would like to work in a caring, energetic and professional environment, and possess the skills and attributes to make a difference, then we would like to hear from you.

Current Career Opportunities

Croí Community & Events Fundraising Coordinator

Community & Events Fundraising Coordinator – GALWAY

About Us

Croí is an award-winning, not-for-profit, Irish Heart & Stroke Foundation based in Galway (Registered Charity No. CHY 7500).

Our vision is to lead in the prevention, control of, and recovery from cardiovascular disease and to serve as exemplars of innovation and best practice.

Our mission is to prevent heart disease and stroke, save lives, and empower and support families, communities and future generations to take control of their health and well-being.

Since its genesis in 1985, Croí has developed an expertise in cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention, early detection and intervention, and built a dynamic and energetic multi-disciplinary team, committed to excellence in all areas of our work, which has been recognised by a variety of national and international healthcare and innovation awards.

We are seeking to recruit a Community & Events Fundraising Coordinator passionate about connecting with people and communities. Drawing on core skills and values, this role provides an exciting opportunity to have an impact on the activities and outcomes of a trusted community-based organisation, with a well-established reputation for advocating for and supporting the health and wellbeing of people living with CVD, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Join us and make a real difference in people’s lives, while working with a dynamic and progressive organisation.

If you want to work with an organisation that believes what you believe, are moved by the power of purpose, care about helping and supporting people, have great ideas, and are passionate about your future professional growth, we would love to hear from you!


The Role

The primary focus of the role is to support Croí’s Fundraising & Community Engagement work programme.  The role is based in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway, but will also involve travel in the region to support events (those organised by Croí directly and those organised by Community Groups/Volunteers) and engage with volunteers and supporters. Flexible working arrangements, based around programme delivery requirements, are available.


Principle Duties & Responsibilities

  • Represent and act as an ambassador of Croí.
  • Working with the Director of Fundraising, to oversee the implementation and roll out of Croí fundraising events and campaigns.
  • Oversee community fundraising activities and roll out of Community Fundraising & Events strategy for Croí, including the development of innovative and creative events and initiatives.
  • Take responsibility for full Event Management for fundraising events – including all revenue generation and operational considerations.
  • To be the local point of contact in regard to Community Engagement, donor support, Volunteer and relationship management.
  • Ensure that all community fundraisers, volunteers and event participants receive an excellent standard of customer care and feel that their contribution is recognised, valued, and actively acknowledged to encourage and develop long term relationships.
  • To take responsibility for seeking out opportunities / leverage opportunities for further development or growth in the campaigns and events area in the West & Northwest region.
  • To assist in driving targets across all activities. To monitor and evaluate activities and make recommendations on execution, ROI and response levels.
  • Be the go-to person for all community fundraising related queries internally for Croí including supporting Finance & Communications teams as needed.
  • Lead the co-ordination of local fundraising volunteers and the development and ongoing support of volunteer groups.
  • To assist with post activity analysis and to make recommendations for activities moving forward.
  • To manage activity budgets as appropriate and to ensure all activity falls within budget.
  • Working with the Director of Fundraising and the Communications Manager, to develop marketing materials to raise awareness of activities as appropriate, to prepare donor newsletters, materials for website, social media & PR
  • Manage relationships with suppliers such as creative agencies and printers etc.
  • Liaise with campaign and event partners, supporters, sponsors as appropriate.
  • Lead the co-ordination of local fundraising volunteers and the development and ongoing support of volunteer groups.
  • Handle enquiries, requests, donations and complaints from supporters in a prompt, efficient and thoughtful manner, within agreed timescales.
  • General administration duties in relation to local fundraising activities.
  • To keep up to date and informed of current trends and competitor activity.
  • To have a strong working knowledge of the CRM system and ensure that it is updated and maintained correctly. The successful candidate will be required to undertake relevant training as required.
  • Regular reporting as required.


Skills & Competencies

  • Target driven, ambitious and takes initiative with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, with a warm, friendly approach
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in developing and delivering projects, and in achieving key performance outputs.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in the management and co-ordination of initiatives.
  • Confidence, assertiveness and flexibility.
  • Excellent IT skills to include use of Email, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Database management.
  • Excellent organisational skills with an aptitude for effective time management, problem solving, project planning, delivery and execution to tight deadlines.
  • Collaborative, enthusiastic and positive attitude; flexible and adaptable.
  • Organised and process driven.
  • Creativity, drive, dynamism, commitment and best practice in all activates.



  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a similar environment (Fundraising/ not for profit)
  • Experience in the implementation and roll out of fundraising events/campaigns, including budget management.
  • Experience in promoting activities across various platforms.
  • Experience in Community Engagement, working with Sponsors, managing agencies and suppliers etc.
  • Experience in Volunteer Programme management would be an advantage.
  • Flexibility in working hours is required. Donor events are held occasionally during evenings or weekends and a time-in-lieu policy is operated.
  • Full Drivers Licence and access to your own car is required.



An attractive and competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience is available for the right candidate.  It is intended that this will be a Full-Time position, initially be for a fixed term of 1 year, with scope to extend subject to performance


How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV, along with a cover letter, to by 4 pm on Friday, September 23rd.

A desktop shortlisting process may be carried out prior to the interview stage. Attendance at the interview will be at the candidate’s own expense.

This job profile will be subject to review in accordance with service developments and is neither restrictive nor definitive, but rather a guide to the general range of duties required.

Calling Certified Exercise Instructors

Calling Certified Exercise Instructors

Join the Croí team

We are recruiting new specialised exercise instructors to deliver Croí exercise classes to help our mission of promoting recovery and wellbeing.

Qualifications needed:

  • Professional Exercise Graduate OR
  • BACPR level 4 qualification
  • REPS Ireland level 5/6 exercise health specialist
  • Heart Disease & Stroke Certification

    Upcoming BACPR training opportunities:

Why BACPR accredited ?

To support health professionals in the delivery and assessment of programmes of prevention and rehabilitation to individuals with established Cardiovascular Disease.

To find out more, contact 091 544310 or email


Other Opportunities

There are numerous volunteer opportunities for people that wish to lend some free time to support our work. Our volunteers are a vital part of our organisation and enable us to provide a high quality service in the most cost effective manner. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and help us in many different ways. They include post-graduates, medics, business professionals, athletes and community representatives.

If you would like to assist Croí as a volunteer, intern or unpaid placement, please Complete our Volunteer Form

or contact us on:

Tel: 091-544310