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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR - QUEBEC

Community Engagement Coordinator – Quebec

Full-time Position (37.5 hours)

Reporting directly to the Eastern Canada Regional Manager, the Quebec Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for implementing IDRF’s organizational vision and developing its strategic presence through three key areas:

  • Establishing and building IDRF presence in the region
  • Donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Fundraising

The abilities and strengths needed for this position are specific and require a self-directed and engaging disposition. This role depends on having a high-level of organization and commitment to IDRF’s overall strategic direction and responding to community needs. The specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Relationship Building & Fundraising
  • Be able to educate donors, Mosques and other groups about IDRF’s work, including in-person meetings and presentations.
  • Work with Regional Manager to meet fundraising goals of region through implementation of IDRF campaigns and strategies.
  • Ability to plan and organize events from A to Z, including bookings, set-up, décor, program, etc.
  • Represent IDRF at events across the region.
  • Prepare and set-up for collections, fundraising initiatives and private events.
  • Contribute to regional growth by fulfilling Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Travel and effectively work remotely across the region, as needed for marketing, events, meetings, and any other engagements.
  • Perform deliveries to community members when needed, and help with any postering and leafletting campaigns.

2. Communications & Marketing

  • Respond to any French language donor inquiries from across the country by phone call and/or written response as may be needed.
  • Send follow-up communications to donors, partners and community members after meetings, or as needed for campaigns and marketing
  • Translate all IDRF documents, website and marketing material into French.
  • Help implement local marketing strategies and materials as needed, utilizing social media, digital, print and other media forms.
  • Submit creative requests and translation work to marketing team through ASANA platform.

3. Team Management

  • Help build and maintain active, regional volunteer team(s) to support and implement IDRF activities in the region.
  • Organize and conduct team meetings as needed: Sending invitations, Find and book meeting place, etc.
  • Keep volunteer database updated: availability, contact information, etc.
  • Help interview new volunteer prospective recruits
  • Take meeting minutes during meeting, send follow up message assign task to team members.
  • Find volunteers for campaigns, events, and collections.
  • Help Keep Storage facilities clean and organized by building and maintaining inventory.

4. Finance & Record Keeping

  • Maintain active and productive communication with your Regional Manager and IDRF Head Office, including the maintenance and timely submitting of financial records and keeping track of all interactions for fundraising efforts through specific platforms.
  • Organize and submit payment invoices, expense reimbursements, and CC receipts to IDRF’s finance department.
  • Counting Cash/Making deposits/Mailing paperwork to HQ.
  • Issue donation acknowledgements (provisional receipts) upon donor request.

The ideal candidate for this important role must:

  • Fully bi-lingual in French and English (written and spoken), and demonstrate proficient translation skills.
  • Demonstrate 1+ years of similar experience demonstrating growth and fundraising success.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in working with community groups.
  • Have excellent relationship skills, both with individuals and in building teams.
  • Show evident potential for professional growth and expansion of responsibilities.
  • Have a commitment to ethical excellence in all dealings and work, enriching the culture of IDRF’s team, and in upholding IDRF’s values in the community.
  • Hold a solid understanding of Religious Giving from an Islamic Perspective and have connections to members of the Muslim community and mosques.
  • Familiarity with task management and communication platforms like Microsoft Office, Teams, and Asana is a plus.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to regularly travel throughout region.
  • Flexible schedule, with the ability to work through campaign seasons (like Ramadan) and occasionally on weekends.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR - ALBERTA

Community Engagement Coordinator – Alberta

Full-time Position (37.5 hours)

Reporting directly to the Eastern Canada Regional Manager, the Alberta Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for implementing IDRF’s organizational vision and developing its strategic presence through three key areas:

  • Establishing and building IDRF presence in the region
  • Donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Program Implementation

The abilities and strengths needed for this position are expansive and require a self-directed, engaging, and organized disposition. This role depends on having a high-level of analytical and creative skills to assess, develop and respond to regional 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 for the purposes of raising funds in support of IDRF’s local and international programs.  

  • Meet fundraising targets of assigned catchment area through implementation of IDRF fundraising campaigns and strategies, while contributing ideas and regional perspective to the Director. 

  • Educate donors, Mosques and other regional organizations about the work of IDRF 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 principle donors (major gifts), responsible for initiating meaningful engagements with donors throughout the duration of 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. 

  • Support major gift activities as part of the IDRF’s existing events and activities. 

  • Write letters and other documentation to support the closing of gifts 

 

Regional Growth 

  • Develop IDRF’s brand, local programming, and physical presence in region. 

  • In conjunction with IDRF leadership, design and implement a regional strategy for expansion into specific cities and communities within the region. 

  • Represent IDRF at events and networking opportunities across the region, including the ability to plan and implement such events as needed.  

  • Meet organizational Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for regional growth. 

  • Ability to travel and effectively work remotely across the region, as needed for marketing, events, meetings, and any other engagements. 

  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead active team(s) of volunteers and supporters to help implement IDRF activities in the region.  

  • Develop networks and build awareness amongst community organizations, religious spaces, settlement agencies and/or youth groups for recruitment into IDRF’s Canadian based programs (Get Job Ready, Licence2Learn, and Women Learning to Code and Take Leadership). 

 

Marketing & Communications 

  • Build and expand IDRF’s communication in the region, through direct outreach and implementation of marketing campaigns and strategies. 

  • Build and engage with existing relationships and potential donors through Social Media channels, email communications, phone calls, and meetings as needed. 

  • Ability to work with marketing department by sharing ideas and helping to shape the design of regional fundraising campaigns. 

  • Design and implement localized marketing strategies and materials as needed, utilizing social media, digital, print and other media forms. 

  • Maintain active and productive communication with the IDRF Head Office, including the maintenance of records, finances, and all related interactions for fundraising efforts. 

 

The ideal candidate for this important role must:  

  • Demonstrate 3+ years of similar experience demonstrating growth and fundraising success. 

  • Minimum 1 year of 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. 

  • Have a commitment 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 the principles of fundraising and ability to participate with 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 region. 

  • Additional, relevant language skills are a plus. 

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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.

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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.

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