LASC is seeking a highly committed and organized professional for the role of Coordinator, who will be responsible for managing our online and physical working environment and for coordinating our Development Education activities in the community sector, including courses, public talks, cultural events and other activities. 

Hours: This is a part-time position (20 hours per week) on a flexible schedule; with the possibility of extending hours depending on new projects and funding. Several activities may take place outside usual office hours (courses, events, meetings). 

Salary: €37,600 annually (pro-rata). The gross monthly salary for a 20-hour week comes to €1,566. 

Start date: The role will commence on the 1st August 2021. 

Job Location: Several activities will be based in Dublin, but there is an option for a degree of flexible and remote working. 


Job Description

The two main areas of responsibility of the coordinator are Office Management and Development Education. 

Regarding Office Management, the coordinator will be responsible for: 

  • Coordinating the preparation and follow-up of projects and budgets; 
  • Applying and reporting to funding organizations for LASC’s ongoing activities; 
  • Representing the Centre to other bodies and in public relations and communications; 
  • Attending Management Committee meetings and reporting to the Committee; 
  • Overseeing daily office administration and implementing effective administration systems; 
  • Managing the finances of the Centre and ensuring that the organization runs within its budget guidelines, in conjunction with the Treasurer and Administrator; 
  • Answering the phone and responding to emails. 

Regarding Development Education, the coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the successful implementation of a project funded by Irish Aid. Specifically, they will: 

  • Lead the organization of LASC’s Development Education activities in the community and adult education sector, including, organizing courses on Latin American Development Issues (within and outside Dublin), monthly public LASCWeds talks on current issues in Latin America, an annual Latin American cultural festival, a training for youth workers, and the annual Latin America Week series of events; 
  • Lead the organization of an art project to highlight specific Latin American development issues; 
  • Outreach to organizations and movements in Latin America with a view to giving them a platform to share their struggles with an Irish audience. 

The Coordinator will carry out such alternative duties as may be assigned by the Management Committee following consultation from time to time. 

Requirements 

  • Third-level qualification in a relevant area (Master’s Degree an advantage) 
  • Ability to prioritize workload to deal with competing demands on time 
  • Previous management experience and experience in managing budgets 
  • Experience of working in the adult/community education sector and the delivery of workshops 
  • Experience in funding applications and liaising with funders 
  • Good computer skills 
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team 
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish/Portuguese 
  • Applicant must be entitled to work in Ireland (Unfortunately we are unable to consider Stamp 2 holders) 

Desirable 

  • Experience of living in Latin America 
  • Familiarity with the non-profit sector in Ireland 
  • Experience in fundraising and fundraising events 
  • Experience and knowledge of Development Education methodologies 
  • Experience in organizing public events such as talks 

We particularly encourage applications from people from the Latin American migrant community in Ireland. 

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to info@lasc.ie. The deadline for applications is Friday 11th July.  

Interviews will take place during the week of the 12th July 2021.  

The start date for the position is 1st August 2021. 

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