Fundraising Coordinator - GTA

ON, Canada
Full Time
Entry Level

Regional Fundraising Coordinator

Location: GTA

Status: Full-time, contract

Compensation: $54,000 - $60,000 annually

Department: Fund Development


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


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


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


  • Recruit, coordinate 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 organization 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


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  
  • Formalize 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
  • Utilize 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 organization 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



  • Experience in establishing and developing relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Demonstrate experience in project coordination i.e. events and campaigns  
  • Experience of organizing 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 interpersonal 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 organization 
  • 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, databases and project management tools to deliver on KPIs  
  • Strong organizational skills i.e. ability to prioritize and plan work, set and achieve deadlines, establish and maintain monitoring systems etc.


  • 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

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