Careers (4)

Position Description:

Reporting to, and under the direct guidance of the IDRF Director of Programs, the Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing a diverse global portfolio of emergency relief and sustainable, participatory development programming, and for successfully growing the organization’s programming activities through the development of effective proposal submissions and delivering educational workshops. The position will be based at IDRF’s headquarter office in Toronto, Canada, with occasional 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. Advise on go/no go decisions for submission of grants and partnership opportunities, and substantiate with information on risk, timelines, and required resources.
  3. Support in the delivery of educational programs with communities in Canada.
  4. Collaborate with international partners to launch innovative programming in IDRF’s development and humanitarian sectors.
  5. Support partner organizations in understanding and complying with donor agreements and IDRF guidelines and requirements.
  6. Author ongoing reports to funders on project progress, and ensure adherence to donor reporting requirements.
  7. Develop and implement results based management and performance measurement frameworks.
  8. Foster and strengthen overseas and local partnerships, and maintain regular communication with overseas partners.
  9. Ensure that appropriate project records are maintained to provide a sound basis for project tracking, reporting, and follow up.
  10. Foster participatory and rights-based approaches in all IDRF initiatives, and ensure transformative gender analysis of all project initiatives.
  11. 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.
  12. Provide administrative assistance as required: 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 areas of development and humanitarian action.  Evidence of relevant ongoing professional development 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 and/or development projects (required).
  • Demonstrated experience in developing thorough and realistic 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 strongly preferred. Experience working with other international donors (such as UN agencies) highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated grant management experience
  • High proficiency in MSOffice suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • 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 the purpose of visits to overseas partners.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Community Development Manager – Greater Toronto Area (2 Positions) 

Closing Date: October 2018  

Work Location(s): Greater Toronto Area

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director or their designate, the Community Development Managers are responsible for developing and building relationships with Mosques and other institutions, in the GTA, based on set fundraising targets, for the purposes of raising funds in support of IDRF’s international and local programs.

Further, the Community Development Managers must demonstrate a strong network amongst the community and/or youth groups in the GTA and the ability to use their network to recruit and work with participants for the Get Job Ready Program. This position requires travel within Ontario.

Learn more about Get Job Ready here: https://idrf.com/jobready/

Job Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. To develop a relationship with mosques and other institutions for the purpose of educating their executive and members (constituents) about the work of IDRF and to solicit funds towards IDRF programs.
  2. To achieve set fundraising targets by assigned catchment area.
  3. To maintain records and keep track of all interactions with these groups for future fundraising efforts.
  4. To input profiles of donors, mosques and religious spaces through Raiser’s Edge
  5. To ensure that reporting and donor recognition is completed for all donor accounts on a regular basis.
  6. Recruit participants for Get Job Ready sessions in the GTA by promoting the project amongst schools, community organizations, religious spaces, settlement agencies and student groups.
  7. Communicate with interested participants to inform youth about the program curriculum, register them in applicable sessions and send follow-up emails confirming registration.
  8. Promote the Licensed to Learn (L2L) program amongst high schools (public and private) to support the expansion of the program in the GTA.
  9. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of direct Fundraising experience, with demonstrated success for meeting/exceeding annual goals
  • Minimum 1-year experience in working with youth groups and/or community
  • Hold a solid understanding of Religious Giving from an Islamic Perspective and have connections to members of the Muslim community and mosques.
  • Agree with and support the work of IDRF, its mission, vision and values.
  • Board Knowledge of principles of fundraising and ability to participate in all areas of the development cycle.
  • Strong familiarity with donor management software such as Raiser’s Edge.
  • Established connections with community groups, youth groups, campus networks and organizations and institutions that support either/or new Canadians or individuals from disadvantaged communities
  • Able to succeed in making cold calls, as well as develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • A results-oriented and dynamic individual with demonstrated relationship building skills.
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and the ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organization skills and demonstrated ability to multitask
  • Valid Driver’s License

Hours of Work:

Due to the nature of the work, this position will be required to work evenings and weekends. The work week will be from Thursday to Monday. The use of a reliable vehicle is required.

Travel:

The position will require travel within Ontario. Travel expenses will be covered.

Community Development Manager – Canada West

Closing Date: October 2018  

Work Location(s): Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director or their designate, the Community Development Manager is responsible for developing and building relationships with Mosques and other institutions, in Vancouver and Calgary based on set fundraising targets, for the purposes of raising funds in support of IDRF’s international and local programs.

Further, the Community Development Manager must demonstrate a strong network amongst the community and/or youth groups in either Calgary or Vancouver and the ability to use their network to recruit and work with participants for the Get Job Ready Program. This position requires travel between Calgary and Vancouver.

Learn more about Get Job Ready here: https://idrf.com/jobready/

Job Roles and Responsibilities

  1. To develop a relationship with mosques and other institutions for the purpose of educating their executive and members (constituents) about the work of IDRF and to solicit funds towards IDRF programs.
  2. To achieve set fundraising targets by assigned catchment area.
  3. To maintain records and keep track of all interactions with these groups for future fundraising efforts.
  4. To input profiles of donors, mosques and religious spaces through Raiser’s Edge
  5. To ensure that reporting and donor recognition is completed for all donor accounts on a regular basis.
  6. Recruit participants for Get Job Ready sessions in Vancouver and Calgary by promoting the project amongst schools, community organizations, religious spaces, settlement agencies and student groups.
  7. Communicate with interested participants to inform youth about the program curriculum, register them in applicable sessions and send follow-up emails confirming registration.
  8. Promote the Licensed to Learn (L2L) program amongst high schools (public and private) to support the expansion of the program in Vancouver and Calgary.
  9. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of direct Fundraising experience, with demonstrated success for meeting/exceeding annual goals
  • Minimum 1-year experience in working with youth groups and/or community
  • Hold a solid understanding of Religious Giving from an Islamic Perspective and have connections to members of the Muslim community and mosques.
  • Agree with and support the work of IDRF, its mission, vision, and values.
  • Board Knowledge of principles of fundraising and ability to participate in all areas of the development cycle.
  • Strong familiarity with donor management software such as Raiser’s Edge.
  • Established connections with community groups, youth groups, campus networks and organizations and institutions that support either/or new Canadians or individuals from disadvantaged communities
  • Able to succeed in making cold calls, as well as develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • A results-oriented and dynamic individual with demonstrated relationship building skills.
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and the ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organization skills and demonstrated ability to multitask
  • Valid Driver’s License

Hours of Work

Due to the nature of the work, this position will be required to work evenings and weekends. The work week will be from Thursday to Monday. The use of a reliable vehicle is required.

Travel

The position will require travel between Vancouver and Calgary. Travel expenses will be covered.