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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR - ONTARIO

 Full Time- Position (37.5 hrs)

Reporting directly to the Director of Fund Development, the Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for implementing IDRF’s organizational vision and developing its strategic presence through three key areas:

  1. Establishing and Building IDRF Presence in GTA / Western Ontario.
  2. Donor Cultivation and Stewardship
  3. 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 analytical and creative depth 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:

  1. Donor Engagement
    • Build and nurture relationships with existing and potential individual donors, Mosques and other regional institutions for the purposes of raising funds in support of IDRF’s local and international programs.
    • Meet the fundraising targets of assigned catchment area through implementation of IDRF fundraising campaigns and strategies, while contributing ideas and regional perspective to these strategies.
    • Be able to educate donors, Mosques and other regional institutions about the work of IDRF through various forms of communication, including in-person meetings and presentations.
    • Develop strategic partnerships with organizations for fundraising opportunities.
  1. Regional Growth
    • Develop IDRF’s presence, local programming, and brand in the 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.
  1. Community & Team Engagement
  • Demonstrate ability to build active, regional team(s) to support and 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).
  • Maintain active and productive communication with the IDRF Head Office, including the maintenance of reporting, records and keeping track of all interactions for fundraising efforts.
  1. Marketing
    • Build and expand IDRF’s communication in the region, through direct outreach and implementation of marketing campaigns and strategies.
    • Ability to work with marketing department by sharing ideas and helping to shape design for fundraising campaigns and their implementation in region.
    • Design and implement localized marketing strategies and materials as needed, utilizing social media, digital, print and other media forms.

The ideal candidate for this important role must:

  • Demonstrate 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.
  • 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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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR - ALBERTA

Community Engagement Coordinator – Alberta

Full-time Position (37.5 hours)

Reporting directly to the Western 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:

  1. Establishing and building IDRF presence in the region
  2. Donor cultivation and stewardship
  3. 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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                PROGRAMS & OPERATIONS OFFICER

                Reporting to IDRF’s Program Lead and under the guidance of the IDRF Sr. Director of Programs & Operations, the Programs & Operations Officer will oversee a diverse global portfolio of emergency relief and sustainable development programming and grow the organization’s programming activities through the development of effective proposal submissions. The Officer will also support the operational duties within the organization which include interdepartmental workflow, seasonal project implementation and administrative tasks for the Sr. Director of Programs & Operations. The position will be at IDRF’s headquarters in Toronto, Canada, with field travel required. Specific duties include:

                1. Facilitate extensive narrative and financial reporting, needs assessments, project monitoring, and evaluation activities, and provide direction and control to overseas projects.
                2. Submit grants and partnership opportunities, and substantiate with information on risk, timelines, and required resources.
                3. Collaborate with international partners to launch innovative programming in IDRF’s development and humanitarian sectors.
                4. Support partner organizations in understanding and complying with donor agreements and IDRF guidelines and requirements.
                5. Author ongoing reports to funders on project progress and ensure adherence to donor reporting requirements.
                6. Develop and implement results-based management and performance measurement frameworks.
                7. Foster and strengthen overseas and local partnerships, and maintain regular communication with overseas partners.
                8. Ensure that appropriate project records are maintained to provide a sound basis for project tracking, reporting, and follow-up.
                9. Foster participatory and rights-based approaches in all IDRF initiatives and ensure transformative gender analysis of all project initiatives.
                10. Proactively respond to funding opportunities by authoring effective and compelling Letters of Intent (LOIs), project proposals, and budgets, and ensure the timely submission of a top-quality final proposal.
                11. Provide operational support to leadership in the Programs Department related growing its internal capacities and facilitating coordination with other departments.
                12. Provides administrative assistance: planning and organizing meetings, authoring program briefs and supervising volunteers.
                13. Perform any other duties as assigned.

                Requirements:

                • Educational background in a discipline related to IDRF’s core development and humanitarian action areas.  Evidence of relevant ongoing professional development is an asset.
                • Demonstrated professional experience working in a similar role with a recognized emergency relief or international development organization in managing, monitoring, and evaluating humanitarian development projects (required).
                • Demonstrated experience developing budgets, compiling and analyzing narrative and financial reports produced by field partners, and ensuring strict compliance with donor contribution agreements.
                • Demonstrated skill and experience working with accountability frameworks such as Logframes, RBM, PMF and similar donor reporting modalities.
                • Demonstrated experience in preparing successful funding applications for the Government of Canada preferred. Experience working with other international donors (such as UN agencies) is highly desirable.
                • Demonstrated grant management experience
                • High proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
                • Willingness to deliver educational programs to community groups.
                • Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills in English.
                • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet urgent deadlines.
                • Highly independent and able to work in a leadership role with minimal supervision.
                • Superior interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and diplomacy skills.
                • Valid Canadian passport and a willingness to undertake occasional international travel for visits to overseas partners.
                • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

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                    CONTENT COORDINATOR

                    Fulltime Position , Toronto ON

                    The Content Coordinator will be a vital member of the Marketing team and use their writing, digital and creative skills to illustrate the impact of IDRF’s humanitarian work, which improves the lives of communities across the globe and throughout Canada. Reporting to the Fund Development Director, working alongside our Marketing Manager and often in collaboration with our Programs Department and Giving & Impact team, the successful candidate will produce outstanding written content and develop creative engagement for our current and potential donors. 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.

                    Responsibilities 

                    Content Development

                    • Produce engaging content that builds trust and accurately communicates our humanitarian work, impact, and organizational values.
                    • Compose and produce content for all social media platforms, and generally for fundraising campaigns, reports, and specialized donor content.
                    • Creatively summarizing impact numbers and activities into reports for donors, and other organizations.
                    • Create thoughtful content for the website, email bulletins, social media, and advertising.
                    • Develop internal communications for staff and key stakeholders.
                    • Edit and proofread new content before publication.
                    • Developing content ideas and communication strategies in coordination with the Marketing Manager and other departments.
                    • Maintain and update content on the website to optimize SEO, and implement lead generation strategies.

                    Digital Marketing

                    • Expand IDRF’s online presence to reach larger audiences in the digital space.
                    • Coordinate and handle all day-to-day social media content and messaging.
                    • Set goals and track the progress of the organization’s social platforms to improve our brand awareness.
                    • Execute a marketing strategy to drive traffic to the website.
                    • Maintain content calendar for social media, influencer, brand, and email marketing channels.
                    • Strategically gather, develop, and distribute content across social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).
                    • Execute the social media strategy and be at the forefront of social media news, updates, and trends.
                    • Integrate all channels of marketing (social media, SEO, content marketing, email, print, and digital advertising) in collaboration with the Programs team.
                    • Actively engage in social media conversations with followers and influencers. Create, observe and respond to all conversations in an engaging, creative, and personalized way.

                    Qualifications

                    • Post-secondary degree or certificate in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or previous experience in a communications or social media role.
                    • 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.
                    • Excellent time-management skills, organized and task-oriented, with an ability to respond in a timely fashion to donor inquiries and team communications.
                    • A strong understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) with enthusiasm for learning about newer platforms (TikTok, Youtube Shorts) to develop opportunities to engage with online communities.
                    • Experience in graphic design is an asset.
                    • 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.
                    • Analytical skills that allow for understanding and drawing key implications from various Digital Marketing KPI measurement tools.
                    • Working knowledge of content management software, including Asana, WordPress, Photoshop, design, and minor video editing strongly desired.
                    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
                    • 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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