We are Hiring! Part time Development Coordinator

We are Hiring! Part-time Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator
1 - year fixed term contract

The Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI) was established in 2018 and is the professional body representing qualified mindfulness teachers.

Our vision is:

  1.  To be the leading professional association for mindfulness teachers in Ireland.
  2. To be the national hub where the general public can:
    (i) Source high-quality certified mindfulness teachers;
    (ii) Access safe, effective and evidence-based mindfulness programmes; and
    (iii) Identify teacher training pathways which uphold the integrity of mindfulness.
  3. To be a supportive community for MTAI members.

The MTAI is governed by a board of voluntary directors and represents almost 300 mindfulness teachers and student teachers across Ireland. The MTAI also has a number of special interest groups, led by individual MTAI members, to explore ways in which mindfulness can be developed further nationally and internationally.

We Are Hiring!

The MTAI is looking for a part-time contractor: Development Coordinator.

See below for full details.

Contract Description

As a part-time Development Coordinator you will be responsible for the day-to-day administration and coordination of the MTAI. You will also support the development of the MTAI so that it becomes a supportive community for MTAI members.

The position requires a range of skills: administrative, organisational, digital, and creative. The successful contractor enjoys autonomy, knows how to use their time effectively and produces high quality work.

The contract is virtual and part-time, which allows you to work from anywhere with flexibility.

Key tasks include

1. MTAI Community

To build and support the ever-growing MTAI community of members. This includes responding to queries, managing membership applications and the MTAI members database

Working closely with the MTAI Board, to identify ways in which the MTAI community can be nurtured and developed.

2. Events

To organise and coordinate MTAI events (in-person and online) with the support of Board members

To host MTAI zoom calls and other on-line events where practical

3. Communications

Using various channels, communicate with the general public and MTAI members as appropriate – i.e. social media and PR (press releases; advertorials etc), traditional advertising routes (print, leaflets etc) and digital – web marketing, SEO and SEM

To assist with the development of a communications strategy and MTAI brand guidelines

4. Overall administration of the MTAI

To manage the MTAI email account(s) and calendar of events

To attend MTAI Board meetings (usually on zoom every month) and record and circulate minutes

To manage the follow-up correspondence arising from workshops and retreats e.g. CPD Certs

5. MTAI Special Interest Groups

To support the establishment of MTAI special interest groups & ensure proactive communication across the MTAI.

6. Website content administration

To liaise with the MTAI website designer to ensure the website is updated with new events and content

7. Newsletter

To coordinate and publish the MTAI newsletter every three months

8. Video and audio editing

Editing audio and video content may be required in the future

Requirements: We would love to hear from you if you…

  • are a great communicator and enjoy interacting with people and spot opportunities to connect the dots between projects
  • thrive on organising and have excellent organisational skills
  • are someone who works on their own initiative and is self-motivated, a natural problem solver with the ability to identify smart, efficient ways of working
  • are proficient and creative in the digital space in particular Zoom, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • are both grounded and flexible
  • are interested in mindfulness and understand what mindfulness is
  • you have a dependable internet connection

Desirable but not essential

  • mindfulness / compassion practice experience
  • video editing skills

Contract Details

Contract Period: 12 months

Contract Hours: 16 hrs per week. At times this may involve weekend meetings/ events.

Remuneration: €30 per hour

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 7 October 2022

Interview: The morning of Monday 17 October online via zoom

Start Date: Ideally November 2022 but the start date is flexible

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and a CV (3 pages max) to Barry Lee, MTAI Board Chair at email [email protected]

In the cover letter, please outline (a) why you are interested in this role and (b) how your skills and experience meet the role description

If you have any queries, you are welcome to contact Barry Lee at
[email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

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