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This exciting position is ideal for an individual who has a penchant to work for an organization that is actively engaged in rebuilding the lives of people in distress around the world.

We are looking for an inspiring relationship-builder and creative strategic thinker with a wealth of senior experience, capable of developing and collaboratively spearheading new initiatives, approaches and practices to fulfill IDRF ‘s mission and its core values.
You have a track record of success which demonstrates that you are strongly proactive, capable of sharing your vision confidently and passionately with the Board, staff and the larger community such that it will compel our audience to partner with IDRF to meet our objectives. 


  • Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the ED will provide leadership and direction through a strategic plan to meet financial and donor /citizen engagement goals by: leading a staff team made up of Resource Development, Programs and Finance and strengthening IDRF’s constituency of supporters, utilizing an entrepreneurial approach in developing community partnerships; identifying and promoting mosque outreach opportunities; expanding IDRF presence in Canada through new chapter development; as well as seeking corporate sponsorship, foundation giving, and individual giving.
  • Develop revenue growth strategies with the executive team and board of directors, monitor the revenue pipeline and leads, adjusting as necessary to create sustainable growth.
  • The day to day operations are run by a self-managed team, the Executive Director’s fundamental responsibilities are: 1)Raising the profile of IDRF nationally and internationally.2)Fundraising, soliciting and stewarding major gifts, including Special Events, Corporate Sponsorships and Planned Giving and 3) Cultivation of new relationships with corporate and individual benefactors.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization
  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
  • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • First year performance will be based on new chapter development and increased mosque outreach on a national basis as well as generating new funds. Second year performance will be measured against a minimum goal of realizing $1,000,000 in net new funding.


  • In addition to a proven track record of successful fundraising, with an ability to generate progressive growth in our revenue streams, the Executive Director must have excellent leadership and managerial skills, including Volunteer recruitment and retention, Board development, previous equivalent P&L responsibility, and a passion for operational excellence.
  • This is an outstanding opportunity that offers a high degree of visibility, opportunity for ongoing growth, and an excellent compensation package.




Contact Information

International Development and Relief Foundation


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:

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.


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

International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) is a registered Canadian charitable organization, dedicated to empowering the disadvantaged people of the word, without discrimination, based on the Islamic principles of social justice, self-reliance and human dignity. Since 1984 IDRF has been implementing humanitarian relief and development projects in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Americas.

The Digital Marketing & Communications Manager will be responsible for overseeing all content development and strategic planning activities. The position will be based at IDRF’s headquarters in Toronto. Primary duties include:

Content Development:

  • Promote IDRF’s humanitarian and sustainable development programs in both in Canada and abroad, using effective marketing and promotional tools;
  • Develop and share information with a keen sense of newsworthiness and understanding of how to market the organizations’ achievements to a broad audience, as well its donor base;
  • Write original content and programs on a variety of digital platforms, including; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, annual reports and E-Bulletins;
  • Interview both beneficiaries of IDRF’s work and overseas project partners to produce case studies and other original content;
  • Own all brand approval for content and digital campaigns.

Strategic Planning:

  • Deep understanding of the organization’s programming, fundraising, communications and advocacy objectives;
  • Incorporate and balance the objectives of all departments to oversee the production of the organizations’ presence in the digital space;
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate and oversee media content collection, production, and distribution;
  • Create strategic communication plans (from research through measurement/evaluation) and design specific content strategies to meet organizational objectives;
  • Craft editorial and content calendars for re-purposing stories across platforms;
  • Develop digital and social media presence;
  • Develop and execute key messages and objectives for fundraising campaigns;

Technical Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in Communications, Development Studies, or a related field. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in communications, including the development of core messaging, digital media content and media pieces within international development and humanitarian aid.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with the ability to write high quality, compelling copy for various mediums and audiences and the ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • General understanding of media outreach and how to maximize exposure to public audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize priorities, multi-task, take initiative and work independently.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of social media tools. Specifically, hands-on expert understanding of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, including analytics to guide social media planning.
  • Storyboarding experience; understanding the effectiveness and appropriateness of story assets (text, images, audio, video) and how to combine them.
  • Visual, audio and video content creation experience; knowledge of best practices.
  • Working knowledge of intermediate- to advanced-level equipment (DSLR camera, video, audio recorder, microphones).
  • Comfort and experience using editing software (image, audio and video, post-production).
  • Ability to design and maintain a story bank (using a database or other software/hardware solutions).
  • Expertise with online platforms: content management systems for web, e-newsletter services, and social media.
  • Experience using web analytics and social media monitoring/measurement tools.
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience using Google Analytics, MailChimp, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Ability to liaise with IDRF project partners both abroad and within Canada.
  • Ability to build relationships with communications professionals across the sector.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.

All interested applicants must apply through Charity Village here ( 14187768272a?search=true).

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 12th at 5:00PM EST; however, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the anticipated number of applicants for this position, we regret that only applicants invited for interviews will receive confirmation.

No phone calls please.