Foundation Chief Executive Officer – St. Michael’s House Foundation


About St. Michael’s House Foundation

St. Michael’s House (SMH) is a leading organisation in the field of intellectual disability in Ireland, with a turnover of €100m; a staff complement of over 1,850 employees, providing service delivery to over 1,900 children and adults, their families, and carers in over 170 locations across the greater Dublin area. They provide a comprehensive suite of services for service users of all ages. You can learn more about St. Michael’s House on their website.

To support this work and to fund new services into the future, St. Michael’s House Foundation (the Foundation) has been established as an independently registered charity that aims to raise funds and build awareness for projects and services (provided by SMH). The Foundation ultimately aims to advance the strategic goals and objectives of SMH.


About the Role

St. Michael’s House currently raise c.€500,000 per annum though a mix of local community and corporate fundraising. With the establishment of the new Foundation, ambitious targets have been set with an emphasis on individual donors, corporations, major gifts, trusts, and charitable foundations.

To lead this exciting opportunity, SMH are seeking an experienced fundraiser and senior leader to establish and lead the new Foundation, work towards agreed targets, and create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to achieve them. The Foundation CEO will advise and consult with St Michael’s House Group to inform the overall funding strategy, so as to maximise funding opportunities and extend the range of services provided.

As an ambassador for the Foundation – guided by the core themes of ‘support, enable, educate’ – the Foundation CEO will provide the public face for campaigns, cultivate and build relationships with an array of donors (ranging from members of the public, major donors, corporates, and trusts/foundations), and play a key role in motivating and engaging Foundation volunteers and staff.

The successful candidate will be an energetic and dynamic leader with a clear understanding of nonprofit governance, a strong management skillset, a strategic mindset, and experience in diversifying and growing sources of income whilst working in a multifaceted role alongside boards and committees.


How to Apply

To apply, to discuss further, or to request a copy of the candidate briefing document, please contact Shannon Barrett at or (086) 063-4938. Please send your cover letter and CV in Word doc format only. The closing date for applications is Friday 16 June 2023.