Regional Coordinator – Maritimes
JOB OPENING:

Regional Coordinator – Maritimes

The Fundraising 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:

  • Recruit, co-ordinate and supervise volunteers and volunteer groups within the assigned region/area  
  • Take a volunteer-led approach in 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 key stakeholders

Status: Part time, 6 mo contract
Location: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador
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

Volunteers and Networking

  • Build a regional volunteer team by recruiting, training and managing members
  • Lead the regional volunteer team in planning and executing grass roots community events
  • Lead regional volunteer team in executing larger IRC events, challenges and tours
  • Assist with any fundraising activities taking place in the region
  • Lead volunteer team to promote and obtain attendance at or with all IRC fundraising events and initiatives
  • Attend and network at local and IRC events to build relationships, recruit for new volunteers 

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

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

Please email applications to [email protected]