• Full Time
  • Windsor

Islamic Relief Canada

Status: Full Time, Contract Department: Fund Development Location: Windsor, ON ABOUT ISLAMIC RELIEF: Islamic Relief is an international relief and development agency striving to alleviate poverty and suffering around the world regardless of colour, race or religion. Established in 1984 in response to the widespread famine in Africa, Islamic Relief has grown to be a key, well known and respected aid agency in disaster relief and the ongoing development of people in over 25 countries. It specialises in Education & Training, Health and Nutrition, Water & Sanitation, Income Generation, Orphans’ Support, Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness. Islamic Relief is a member of the Humanitarian Coalition DEPARTMENT: The Fund Development department aims to develop and implement strategies to increase the funding income of Islamic Relief through a range of fundraising initiatives and through acquisition and retention of donors, volunteers and community supporters JOB PURPOSE: He/she will be responsible for supporting the fulfillment of the organisational objectives of developing and optimising on community fundraising initiatives SCOPE: Ensuring the effective delivery of fundraising activities and events locally Representing the organisation at fundraising and other events Dealing with related logistical issues and ensuring that materials and equipment are available Establish new relationships and maintain allocated relationships with community partners ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Community Relations Maintain existing partnerships with a focus on an allocated area within the region Explore and develop new relationships and partnerships with the goal of widening the community outreach Manage mosque and community relations Organizing Jummah or Taraweeh collections for campaigns. Distribute material for specific campaigns at mosques and other gatherings (Ramadan, Qurbani, Emergencies) Set up fundraisers at mosques and in the community to raise funds and awareness Formalise partnerships with individuals and networks by following the necessary protocols i.e. establishing a Memorandum of Understanding or contracts Provide fundraising support to stakeholders working with Islamic Relief Respond to fundraising and other enquiries in relation to regional activities Communicate performance and provide regular updates to Line Manager Utilise all regional and personal social media platforms to promote Islamic Relief messaging, campaigns, activities and appeals Event Planning and Execution Lead regional volunteer teams in managing events locally or event participation in consultation with line manager Represent the organisation at IR and non-IR events Ensure that appropriate materials and equipment are available for events Loading, delivering and returning materials and equipment to and from functions Maintaining supplies of fundraising/promotional materials at all times QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES: Experience: Experience in establishing and developing relationships with key stakeholders Demonstrate experience in project coordination i.e. events and campaigns Experience of organising and supervising events Experience of recruiting, managing and developing volunteers Full Canadian Driving license Knowledge, Skills and Attributes: Knowledge and understanding of the local region and community Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to motivate and manage volunteers Excellent communication skills Excellent presentation skills Strong motivation and empathy towards the aims and objectives of the organisation Numerical skills, the ability to work accurately under pressure and pay attention to detail Ability to represent Islamic Relief in a wide range of situations IT literate with ability to use Google Suite, data bases and project management tools to deliver on KPIs Strong organisational skills i.e. ability to prioritise and plan work, set and achieve deadlines, establish and maintain monitoring systems etc. Other: Current local driving license and access to a vehicle Have a flexible approach to work in order to accommodate events, functions and work activity Willingness to travel nationally and internationally, and at short notice ZErTOsjw5l

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