Communications & Engagement Coordinator

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Communications & Engagement Coordinator

Salary range: €27,500 - €30,000 p.a.
: Dublin
: Initially 6 month with potential for permanency
: Full-time, part-time, or flexible
: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK

About Us

The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over the world on a regular basis, giving young people between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to learn how to build websites, apps, programs, and games, and to explore technology. There are now more than 1900 active Dojos in 100 countries reaching 45,000 young people regularly.

We are part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation family, a UK-based charity that has the mission to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. Together with Raspberry Pi, we represent one of the largest, sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy. One of the flagship events that we run is the Coolest Projects, a world leading youth technology fair, which serves as both a showcase of and inspiration for young people to create with technology.

The CoderDojo Foundation staff is a team of fifteen people based in Dublin. Our offices are in Dogpatch Labs, a co-working space in the city centre, where we also run a Dojo for local young people twice a month. We are known for playing card games over lunch. If you are looking to have a real-world impact, then this is the organisation and role for you. Find more information about our team here.

The Role

We are now looking for an organised, enthusiastic Engagement and Communications Coordinator to join the CoderDojo and Coolest Projects teams. The role focuses on engagement and communications and you will work closely with the CoderDojo & Coolest Projects General Manager and Communications Coordinator to deliver initiatives that support and interact with our community. You will be responsible for telling the CoderDojo and Coolest Projects stories by developing content for blog posts, newsletters and social media, and by organising campaigns to engage with our current community and the general public who we aim to engage in Coolest Projects events across Ireland, the UK and North America.

The ideal candidate will be highly methodical, with experience of managing projects, and possess the ability to keep multiple strands of work moving forward at the same time. They will be digitally savvy, have a background in communications and community engagement, and an exciting, lively writing style.

The Foundation is a unique place to work, with a fantastic team and positive work culture, and we are looking for the right personality to fit in with the organisation.

Main responsibilities

Coolest Projects marketing and engagement

CoderDojo marketing and engagement

Experience and personal attributes

You should be:

You will ideally have experience of:


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

Timetable for applications

Closing date: 11:59 pm Sunday 30th September 2018
Phone screens
: 1st - 2nd October
First interviews
: 4th & 5th October
Interviews will be held in Dublin

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