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Community Forests International is committed to employment equity in our workplace and encourages applications from underrepresented groups such as Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of a marginalized community and if comfortable doing so.

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  • Development Coordinator

    Help protect forests and promote climate justice with Community Forests International by engaging and growing our incredible community of partners and donors. The Development Coordinator will be the steady and conscientious steward of our community of supporters, maintaining and building relationships that support forests, climate, and communities in Canada and around the world. 

    Location: In-person or remote (no more than 4 hours off Atlantic Time). Optional office space in Sackville, New Brunswick. Occasional travel for team retreats in New Brunswick and/or Nova Scotia.

    Hours & Term: Full-time (37.5 hr / week), 1-year annually renewed contract with indefinite term.

     

    Compensation: A starting salary range of $45,000 – $50,000 negotiable based on experience. 15 days paid vacation increasing to 20 days paid vacation after three years of service. In addition to observing 12 public holidays, Community Forests also provides two (2) additional floating holidays per year to respect a diversity of cultural observances employees may celebrate. An optional $100 / month health bursary is available and employees are entitled to 12 days of paid sick leave per calendar year, carried forward annually and accruing to a maximum of 24 days available.

     

    Due Date: February 18, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.

     

    Community Forests International

    Community Forests International believes that some of the most important climate solutions can be found wherever people live and work closely with forests. We protect and restore the climate by empowering communities and forests to thrive together in diverse regions around the world, and we centre climate justice in our vision, mission, and actions—understanding that only by acting with justice can people become the restorative force that the world needs.

    Job Description

    Community Forests International is seeking an enthusiastic and growth-minded fundraiser to join our deeply committed and collaborative team. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and implementing fundraising strategies in cooperation with communication staff and other team members including leading campaigns to retain and grow our community of individual and corporate donors. They will design and deliver annual fundraising and marketing plans while maintaining pre-established fundraising systems and processes. The ideal candidate will be personally motivated to represent the work and brand of Community Forests International as we grow and have a passion for fundraising that includes a curiosity to connect with our diverse group of long-time donors while building new connections with new potential supporters.

    Qualifications

    Are you considering applying but feel uncertain about meeting all of the qualifications? We encourage you to apply! At Community Forest International, we emphasize equity in the hiring process and therefore encourage all prospective applicants to express their interest.

    Candidates without a bachelor’s degree or diploma are asked to illustrate their relevant work or volunteer experience for this role. 3+ years of work experience in fundraising, marketing, communications or other related functions is preferred. 

    Experience: 

    • 3+ years of work experience in related roles (longer experience is always an asset).
    • Experience developing and implementing successful fundraising or marketing strategies and campaigns including monthly giving and major gift solicitation.
    • Proven track record of building and maintaining strong client relationships including marketing, stewardship, and gratitude to grow revenues and supporters.
    • A bachelor’s degree or diploma in a related field (or equivalent relevant experience).

    Skills & Knowledge: 

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to maintain and develop clear understanding and trusting relationships with team members, donors and other stakeholders.
    • Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to create compelling marketing copy for a variety of fundraisers and social media as well as clear and professional personal emails. English is the principal language required and French or other languages are an asset. A writing sample may be requested during the interview process.
    • Very organized with high attention to detail and ability to responsibly handle, file and protect sensitive and confidential information.
    • A strategic thinker with the ability to design and upkeep both short-term and long-term priorities and growth strategies aligned with Community Forests International’s ethics, mission and goals.
    • Proficiency in data analysis to measure fundraising performance and inform strategic decisions, and comfort in various applications including MS Office suite, constituent management databases, and fundraising platforms.
    • Leadership skills to motivate and create positive fundraising and campaign experiences for both staff and donors.
    • High attention to detail in professional writing, including editing and proofreading within a deeply collaborative team to uphold positive and constructive editing processes.

    Exceptional candidates will also display the following: 

    • Strong commitment to climate justice, anti-discrimination and supporting people who live and work most closely with forests.
    • Fluency in additional cultures and languages.
    • A growth mindset and motivation to personally learn and excel at new responsibilities and opportunities in a growing organization.
    • A genuine passion for fundraising!


    Select Responsibilities

     

    1. Donor & Corporate Partner Stewardship
    • Maintain existing major donor relationships (email and phone communication) and corporate partnerships (follow-ups and reports as required). Steward and cultivate new major donor and corporate partnership prospects with guidance and support from the Executive Director and Program Director.
    • Communicate with existing donors to express gratitude, provide appropriate donation asks, and motivate monthly giving conversions. Respond to inbound donor and community questions or requests to maintain retention.
    • Manage Keela, our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) fundraising platform, by performing data cleaning, entry, segmentation, tracking, and reporting as well as issuing charitable receipts.
    • Plan and execute fundraising community events and/or webinars as required.
    • Collaborate with and guide the part-time Fundraising Officer.
    1. Campaign Operations
    • Develop and oversee an annual fundraising plan with clear targets and progress tracking under the guidance of the Executive Director and in collaboration with other staff. 
    • Develop fundraising campaign themes, copy and donor materials that bring to life Community Forests International’s work via compelling impact stories.
    • Maintain high attention to detail in professional writing including fundraising campaign materials and emails. 
    • Manage fundraising campaign logistics (e.g. fundraising merch order and delivery coordination) and diligently track donations throughout individual campaigns and annually.
    • Support the fundraising officer in successfully executing thank-you communications to campaign donors.
    • Provide fundraising campaign evaluation reports to the team on a case-by-case basis.
    1. Workflow Coordination  
    • Coordinate a standing monthly meeting with the Executive Director and other relevant staff to reflect on the previous month’s fundraising results and to determine upcoming priorities. 
    • Coordinate a standing weekly meeting with communications counterparts to update collaborative work and discuss action items. 
    • Coordinate a standing weekly check-in with the Fundraising Officer to discuss the week’s priorities and responsibilities.

     

    Apply

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading Development Coordinator by February 18, 2024. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

  • Climate Project Administrator

    Help protect forests and promote climate justice with Community Forests International by supporting detailed project reporting and administration for a range of federally-funded initiatives including multi-year contracts under the 2 Billion Trees Program and Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund. The Climate Project Administrator will support the Community Forests team to maintain clear project tracking, management and reporting to partners and funders—maintaining and building clear communication and trust with our counterparts in support of forests, climate resilience, and community wellbeing in Canada and around the world.

    Location: In-person or remote anywhere in Canada (no more than 4 hours off Atlantic Time). Optional office space in Sackville, New Brunswick. Occasional travel for team retreats in New Brunswick and/or Nova Scotia.

    Hours & Term: Flexible part-time or full-time (up to 37.5 hr / week) and 1-year annually renewed contract with indefinite term. Please state your preference for part-time or full-time in your application.

    Compensation: A starting salary range of $45,000 – $52,000 negotiable based on experience and pro-rated for part-time. 15 days paid vacation increasing to 20 days paid vacation after three years of service. In addition to observing 12 public holidays, Community Forests also provides two (2) additional floating holidays per year to respect a diversity of cultural observances employees may celebrate. An optional $100 / month health bursary is available and employees are entitled to 12 days of paid sick leave per calendar year, carried forward annually and accruing to a maximum of 24 days available.

    Due Date: March 3, 2024 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.

    Community Forests International
    Community Forests International believes that some of the most important climate solutions can be found wherever people live and work closely with forests. We protect and restore the climate by empowering communities and forests to thrive together in diverse regions around the world, and we center climate justice in our vision, mission, and actions—understanding that only by acting with justice can people become the restorative force that the world needs.

    Job Description
    Community Forests International is seeking an experienced and detail-oriented administrator to join our deeply committed and collaborative team. You’ll play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our federally-funded forest conservation and climate resilience projects.

    The Climate Project Administrator will be responsible for compiling data and writing narrative descriptions of project results and activities to the strict reporting requirements of a number of federally funded projects. They will work in close collaboration with teams across the Community Forests staff and partnered organizations to maintain good relationships with funders and ensure the organization’s projects run smoothly. They will coordinate and take minutes at regular project meetings, collect pre-determined information from colleagues and partners for periodic reporting, and communicate with project officers at funding bodies.

    The ideal candidate will be motivated to represent the work of Community Forests through clear reports and data, be a well organised administrator, and enjoy upkeeping frequent communication and support for partners and colleagues.

    Qualifications
    Are you considering applying but feel uncertain about meeting all of the qualifications? We encourage you to apply! Current employment data highlights that racialized and visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are less likely to apply to jobs when they do not feel they meet every qualification of an available position. At Community Forest International, we emphasize equity in the hiring process and therefore encourage all prospective applicants to express their interest.

    Alternatively, are you considering applying but feel you might be overqualified? Please reach out if you have a high level of experience in project management or administration, as we would appreciate an opportunity to explore a role suited to your capacity.

    Experience:

    • 5+ years of experience in reporting and administering complex or government-funded projects including those with budgets over $1 million (longer experience is always an asset).
    • Administration experience in scheduling meetings, taking minutes, and supporting information flow between colleagues and departments.

    Skills & Knowledge:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to maintain and develop clear understanding and trusting relationships with team members, funders, and project partners.
    • Very organized with high attention to detail and ability to read and respond to complex instructions.
    • Familiarity with common data formats and requirements for administering Government of Canada contribution agreements.
    • Comfortable taking and sharing meeting minutes for both in-person and video conference meetings of various group sizes.
    • Able to work to strict deadlines while collaborating with colleagues and partners to gather and compile information.

    Exceptional candidates will also display the following:

    • Strong commitment to climate justice, anti-discrimination and to supporting people who live and work most closely with forests.
    • Fluency in additional cultures and languages.
    • A growth mindset and motivation to personally learn and excel at new responsibilities and opportunities in a growing organization.

    Select Responsibilities

    1. Data Management and Analysis:

    • Maintain and update project databases and tracking systems (e.g., spreadsheets, project management files).
    • Analyze project data and prepare reports to track progress and identify areas for improvement.

    2. Project Administration:

    • Collect progress information from other staff and partners related to deliverables of government-funded projects.
    • Facilitate regular communication with program officers and staff at funding agencies related to project reporting requirements.
    • Draft correspondence and communications materials related to project activities.
    • Maintain accessible calendars of outcomes, reporting dates, and other information.

    3. Supporting Project Meetings:

    • Manage scheduling, invitations, and information sharing for project meetings.
    • Take and share minutes and notes for regular project meetings involving staff and partners.

    4. Reporting

    • With information provided by project staff and partners, complete required interim and final reporting forms.
    • In partnership with Executive Director and financial staff, complete project financial reports with templates provided.

    5. Additional Responsibilities as Needed:

    • This could include tasks such as research, data entry, travel arrangements, and event planning.

    Apply

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@forestsinternational.org with the subject heading Climate Project Administrator by March 3, 2024. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Work In Zanzibar

Community Forests Pemba is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization founded and headquartered on Pemba Island, Zanzibar which has been working with local partners and its international sister organization, Community Forests International since 2008 to advance shared goals of social, economic, and ecological prosperity. Together we have planted over 3 million trees, innovated several new climate-smart technologies and enterprises, and demonstrated that the best solutions come directly from the people who need them most.

Mission: To overcome poverty and adapt to climate change by sharing knowledge, advancing sustainable livelihoods, and restoring the natural environment.

Vision: Zanzibar communities thrive in harmony with the natural world.

Values:

Trust is essential to strong relationships, and relationships are the foundation of our We act with honor and integrity to preserve trust between all members of our community.

Tuko pamoja – we are together. Everyone is equal and has a role to play in creating positive change. We believe in sharing our challenges and working as one.

Impact. We believe that we can change the world through innovation in We share our local lessons and stories widely to maximize our positive impact globally.

Community Forests Pemba is committed to diversity in our work environment and we encourage applications from both women and men, young and old, and persons living inside and outside of Zanzibar.

Current Openings

Stay tuned for future job opportunities!