Community Relations Support Officer
JOB OPENING:

Community Relations Support Officer

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:
This position will work directly under the Regional FD Manager. He/she will be responsible for supporting the fulfillment of the organisational objectives of developing and optimising on community fundraising and volunteer initiatives
This position will be the point of contact and representative of IRC with their regional volunteer teams.

SCOPE:
Representing the organisation at fundraising and other events
Establish new relationships and maintain allocated relationships with key stakeholders

Status: 3 month contract
Location: Windsor, Chatham-Kent
Department: Fundraising

Submit applications to: [email protected]

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Community Relations

  • Maintain existing donor relationships and 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 and increasing the number of new donors to Islamic Relief
  • Manage the stakeholder relationships by holding regular meetings, providing feedback on donations and exploring what Islamic Relief can offer them
  • 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
  • Meet fundraising targets and ensure return on investment is met with individuals and/or networks we partner with
  • 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

 

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

Experience:

  • Experience in establishing and developing relationships with key stakeholders
  • 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
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

Please email applications to [email protected]