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Domestic Programs Officer

Reports To: Director of Programs

Location: 300-23 Lesmill Road 

Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary:

Join IDRF as a Domestic Programs Officer to manage and implement initiatives within Canada, focusing on supporting partners nationwide in Canada. Your role involves program coordination, partnership management, and impactful storytelling through various media.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the execution and evaluation of domestic projects, ensuring alignment with IDRF’s mission and goals.
  • Secure funding through grant applications, aligning with program needs and donor requirements.
  • Launch and support innovative domestic programming in collaboration with national partners.
  • Facilitate extensive reporting, both narrative and financial, adhering to donor and IDRF standards.
  • Foster relationships with local partners, overseeing the logistics and execution of programs, particularly large-scale food distributions.
  • Document program impact via video and photography, creating compelling narratives for media and reports.
  • Manage project records and resources, ensuring efficiency and compliance with IDRF guidelines.
  • Engage with the community for feedback and stories to enhance program effectiveness and promotion.
  • Support cross-functional teams and contribute to other IDRF initiatives as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Project Management, or related field.
  • Minimum two years of program management experience, ideally in a nonprofit or charitable setting.
  • Proficiency in documentation through videography and photography.
  • Strong project management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with willingness to travel domestically.
  • Preferably skilled in digital media software and equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant management and donor compliance.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and capable of managing multiple tasks effectively.
  • Independent with leadership capabilities and strong alignment with IDRF values.

 Requirements:

  •  Relevant educational background with ongoing professional development.
  • Experience in managing, monitoring, and evaluating humanitarian projects.
  • Skilled in various accountability frameworks and donor reporting.
  • Experience in funding applications, particularly with the Government of Canada and international donors.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to engage in community education programs and to undertake occasional international travel.
  • Drivers license
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

 Interested applicants can email their resume and cover letter to hr@idrf.ca.

Community Development Coordinator, Ontario (18 Months Contract)

Direct Reporting Line: Fund Development Director

Location: IDRF Head Office, Toronto Ontario

Duration: 18 Months

Reporting directly to the Director of Fund Development, the Community Development Coordinator is responsible for implementing IDRF’s organizational vision and strategic presence through comprehensive fundraising strategies.

The abilities and strengths needed for this position are expansive and require a self-directed, engaging, and organized disposition. This role depends on having high analytical and creative skills to assess, develop and respond to regional fundraising needs in the context of IDRF’s overall strategic direction. The specific roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Donor Engagement

  • Build and nurture relationships with individual donors, Mosques, and other regional organizations to raise funds for IDRF’s local and international programs.
  • Implement IDRF fundraising campaigns and strategies while contributing ideas and regional perspectives to the Director. Meet fundraising targets of assigned catchment areas.
  • Educate donors, Mosques, and other regional organizations about IDRF’s work through various forms of communication, including in-person meetings and presentations.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with organizations for fundraising opportunities.
  • Act as the primary contact for a growing portfolio of donors responsible for initiating meaningful engagements with donors throughout the duration of the gift and beyond.
  • Develop and implement strategies and initiatives to acquire, renew, and upgrade mid-level gifts to major gifts ($10,000+).
  • Accountable for the information gathering associated with donor stewardship and impact reporting process.
  • Lead and support activities as part of the IDRF’s existing monthly events.
  • Write letters and other documentation to support the closing of gifts
  • Demonstrate ability to build active regional team(s) to support and implement IDRF activities in the region.
  • Maintain active and productive communication with the IDRF Head Office, including maintaining reporting records and keeping track of all interactions for fundraising efforts.
  • Build and expand IDRF’s communication in the region, through direct outreach and implementation of marketing campaigns and strategies.
  • Design and implement localized marketing strategies and materials as needed, utilizing social media, digital, print and other media forms.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of similar experience demonstrating growth and fundraising success.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in working with youth and/or community groups.
  • Have excellent relationship skills, both with individuals and in building teams.
  • Show evident potential for professional growth and expansion of responsibilities.
  • Previous fundraising skills an asset.
  • Commit to ethical excellence in all dealings and work, enriching the culture of IDRF’s team, and in representing IDRF’s values in engaging with others.
  • Hold a solid understanding of Religious Giving from an Islamic Perspective and have connections to members of the Muslim community and mosques.
  • Broad knowledge of fundraising principles and the ability to participate in all areas of the development cycle.
  • Familiarity with task management and communication platforms like Microsoft Office, Teams, and Asana.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to regularly travel throughout the region.
  • Additional relevant language skills are a plus.

Interested applicants can email their resume and cover letter to hr@idrf.ca.

Community Development Coordinator, Ontario West

Direct Reporting Line: Fund Development Director

Location: London, Ontario  

Reporting directly to the Director of Fund Development, the Community Development Coordinator is responsible for implementing IDRF’s organizational vision and strategic presence through comprehensive fundraising strategies.

The abilities and strengths needed for this position are expansive and require a self-directed, engaging, and organized disposition. This role depends on having high analytical and creative skills to assess, develop and respond to regional fundraising needs in the context of IDRF’s overall strategic direction. The specific roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Donor Engagement

  • Build and nurture relationships with individual donors, Mosques, and other regional organizations to raise funds for IDRF’s local and international programs.
  • Implement IDRF fundraising campaigns and strategies while contributing ideas and regional perspectives to the Director. Meet fundraising targets of assigned catchment areas.
  • Educate donors, Mosques, and other regional organizations about IDRF’s work through various forms of communication, including in-person meetings and presentations.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with organizations for fundraising opportunities.
  • Act as the primary contact for a growing portfolio of donors and be responsible for initiating meaningful engagements with donors throughout the duration of the gift and beyond.
  • Develop and implement strategies and initiatives to acquire, renew, and upgrade mid-level gifts to major gifts ($10,000+).
  • Accountable for the information gathering associated with donor stewardship and impact reporting process.
  • Lead and support activities as part of the IDRF’s existing monthly events.
  • Write letters and other documentation to support the closing of gifts
  • Demonstrate ability to build active regional team(s) to support and implement IDRF activities in the region.
  • Maintain active and productive communication with the IDRF Head Office, including maintaining reporting records and tracking all interactions related to fundraising efforts.
  • Build and expand IDRF’s communication in the region, through direct outreach and implementation of marketing campaigns and strategies.
  • Design and implement localized marketing strategies and materials as needed, utilizing social media, digital, print and other media forms.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of similar experience demonstrating growth and fundraising success.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in working with youth and/or community groups.
  • Have excellent relationship skills, both with individuals and in building teams.
  • Show evident potential for professional growth and expansion of responsibilities.
  • Previous fundraising skills an asset.
  • Commit to ethical excellence in all dealings and work, enriching the culture of IDRF’s team and representing IDRF’s values in engaging with others.
  • Hold a solid understanding of Religious Giving from an Islamic Perspective and have connections to members of the Muslim community and mosques.
  • Broad knowledge of fundraising principles and the ability to participate in all areas of the development cycle.
  • Familiarity with task management and communication platforms like Microsoft Office, Teams, and Asana.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel throughout the region regularly.
  • Additional relevant language skills are a plus.

Interested applicants can email their resume and cover letter to hr@idrf.ca.

Community Development Coordinator, Ottawa

Direct Reporting Line: Fund Development Director

 Location: Ottawa, Ontario  

Reporting directly to the Director of Fund Development, the Community Development Coordinator is responsible for implementing IDRF’s organizational vision and strategic presence through comprehensive fundraising strategies.

The abilities and strengths needed for this position are expansive and require a self-directed, engaging, and organized disposition. This role depends on having high analytical and creative skills to assess, develop and respond to regional fundraising needs in the context of IDRF’s overall strategic direction. The specific roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Donor Engagement

  • Build and nurture relationships with individual donors, Mosques, and other regional organizations to raise funds for IDRF’s local and international programs.
  • Implement IDRF fundraising campaigns and strategies while contributing ideas and regional perspectives to the Director. Meet fundraising targets of assigned catchment areas.
  • Educate donors, Mosques, and other regional organizations about IDRF’s work through various forms of communication, including in-person meetings and presentations.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with organizations for fundraising opportunities.
  • Act as the primary contact for a growing portfolio of donors and be responsible for initiating meaningful engagements with donors throughout the duration of the gift and beyond.
  • Develop and implement strategies and initiatives to acquire, renew, and upgrade mid-level gifts to major gifts ($10,000+).
  • Accountable for the information gathering associated with donor stewardship and impact reporting process.
  • Lead and support activities as part of the IDRF’s existing monthly events.
  • Write letters and other documentation to support the closing of gifts
  • Demonstrate ability to build active regional team(s) to support and implement IDRF activities in the region.
  • Maintain active and productive communication with the IDRF Head Office, including maintaining reporting records and tracking all interactions related to fundraising efforts.
  • Build and expand IDRF’s communication in the region, through direct outreach and implementation of marketing campaigns and strategies.
  • Design and implement localized marketing strategies and materials as needed, utilizing social media, digital, print and other media forms.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of similar experience demonstrating growth and fundraising success.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in working with youth and/or community groups.
  • Have excellent relationship skills, both with individuals and in building teams.
  • Show evident potential for professional growth and expansion of responsibilities.
  • Previous fundraising skills an asset.
  • Commit to ethical excellence in all dealings and work, enriching the culture of IDRF’s team and representing IDRF’s values in engaging with others.
  • Hold a solid understanding of Religious Giving from an Islamic Perspective and have connections to members of the Muslim community and mosques.
  • Broad knowledge of fundraising principles and the ability to participate in all areas of the development cycle.
  • Familiarity with task management and communication platforms like Microsoft Office, Teams, and Asana.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel throughout the region regularly.
  • Additional relevant language skills are a plus.

Interested applicants can email their resume and cover letter to hr@idrf.ca.

Licensed 2 Learn (L2L) Trainer

 

Are you looking for a flexible and exciting opportunity to support children and youth in Canada to overcome academic challenges and improve their grades? If so, consider working as an L2L Trainer!

L2L trains high-achieving students to volunteer as tutors, who then go on to support their peers who are struggling in school.

 

Trainers are key members of the L2L team. As an L2L Trainer, your roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Working with staff at schools and community organizations to coordinate dates for the delivery of tutor training sessions
  • Delivering tutor training sessions
  • Supporting Coordinators with the implementation of tutoring sessions
  • Leading review sessions with the tutors
  • Registering programs and collecting tutor and peer registrations and post-program surveys and other relevant data
  • Collaborating with school and L2L staff to prepare and present tutor certificates and organize a final review and celebration ceremony with program participants

Desired qualifications of an L2L Trainer:

  • Passionate about education and supporting children and youth
  • Creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Belief that all students can succeed under the right conditions
  • Relevant experience including, but not limited to, classroom teaching, youth mentorship, post-secondary training in education, child and youth studies, leadership development, or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and Mindsets
  • L2L is committed to hiring individuals whose lived and/or professional experience aligns with the diverse student communities we impact. Experience working with newcomers, at-risk youth, and children and youth from equity-seeking groups is considered an asset.
  • All L2L Trainers will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check through their local police department. Upon clearance, expenses incurred will be reimbursed by Licensed 2 Learn.

This commitment is flexible and Trainers can plan their schedule in collaboration with schools and local partners. The workload of an L2L trainer depends on the number of programs undertaken. You can expect a 5-10 hour time commitment per program. Trainers receive an honorarium for each program delivered.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for the 2023-24 school year. Interested applicants can email their resume and cover letter to Cynthia Lam, Senior Program Manager, at CLam@idrf.ca.

 

Content Coordinator

Content Marketing Coordinator 

 

Full Time- Position (37.5 hrs) 

Reporting directly to the Marketing Director, the Content Marketing Coordinator is responsible for generating content supporting IDRF’s organizational vision and mission, through three key sources: 

 

  1. Reporting 
  1. Social Media 
  1. Website Content 

 

The abilities and strengths needed for this position require a self-directed, engaging, and organized disposition. This role depends on excellent writing abilities, while having analytical and creative depth to assess, develop and respond to the changing context of IDRF’s fast growing marketing team. A primary responsibility of this role is to develop core messaging and narratives to bring our organizational vision and priorities to life through storytelling and encouraging people to give.   The specific roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Creatively summarizing impact numbers and activities into reports for donors, mosques, and organizations. 
  • Research, brainstorm and write SEO-focused copy for blogs, case studies, guides, landing pages and more. 
  • Publish and update content on our website that meets the needs of our audience. 
  • Provide recommendations and proofing for existing content- to better align to IDRF’s brand voice and digital marketing best practices. 
  • Create meaningful content and conversations for our social media channels, following a social media strategy to build our audience. 
  • Using AI tools to build efficiencies within the team, maintaining content calendar for social media, influencer, brand, and email marketing channels.  
  • Strategically gather, develop, and distribute content across social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).   
  • Support your fellow marketers with editing on landing pages, ads, etc. 
  • Share ideas that shape our marketing strategy at large. 

What you bring 

  • 3+ years’ writing experience, preferably working for NGOs, blogs, news organizations, magazines, or other publications. 
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills. Must have the ability to identify tone and style for effective messaging for diverse audiences, with attention to detail, phrasing, and word choice. 
  • A lifelong approach to learning that keeps you ahead of the latest content marketing trends. 
  • A results-driven focus that motivates you to produce content that’s not only enjoyable but also supports team KPIs like lead and revenue generation. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • An appreciation for the power of simplicity and an ability to make complex topics easily understood. 
  • A strong sense of ownership and a keen eye for details that most others would miss. 
  • Experience in graphic design or video production is an asset. 
  • Superb organizational skills that ensure you meet deadlines and prioritize content projects effectively. 
  • A growth mindset and plenty of creativity. 
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment. 
  • Ability to work independently using strong initiative. 
  • Ability to work as part of a fundraising team.   
  • Understanding inclusive fundraising and accessibility practices is an asset. 
  • Commitment to IDRF’s mission and values. 

IDRF is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion- principles that are fundamental to our mission. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, and we seek to maintain a welcoming, inclusive, and high-performing culture in our office. 

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Our Values

Human Dignity

Human dignity is the basic principle of humanitarian work. All humans deserve to live with a minimum standard of dignity and respect regardless of any circumstances. This includes a dignified quality of life. Basic human rights are fundamental to a dignified quality of life for all people.

Self Reliance & Determination

Building up communities and empowering them to become self reliant and self sufficient is the most powerful way to build a future of hope for generations to come. This is the ultimate goal of sustainable development and can best be achieved with the input and participation of the affected communities.

Social Justice

Social injustices are one of the root causes for many systemic issues around the world, including in our own societies here in the West. Social injustice perpetuates cycles of suffering, poverty and great disadvantages. And thus any long term solutions must strive towards social justice and equality for all.

Sustainability

Relief work and sustainable development need to go hand in hand to break the cycle of poverty and to empower disadvantaged people around the world. Sustainable development forwards the ultimate goal which is enhanced quality of life. All of our programs are designed with sustainability in mind. Sustainable development increases quality of life, and that is the goal.

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