JOB TITLE: National Director, Students for a Free Tibet Canada
LOCATION: Toronto - “Little Tibet” neighborhood of Parkdale
HOURS: FULL TIME
TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter (Tell us: what is your vision for SFT Canada?) to email@example.com
DEADLINE: October 27th 11:59PM EST
The National Director (ND) of Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) Canada heads all national programs and fundraising initiatives. The ND works with the SFT international team, SFT Canada’s Board of Directors (BOD), staff and members to accomplish the organization’s goals. The ND will work with a nationwide network of student chapters and Tibetan communities in building and strengthening support for Tibet at all levels. The ND will lead the overall management of the Canada branch with particular emphasis on fundraising and campaign/program coordination. The ND will also advance SFT’s goals by working with other Tibet Groups and allied organizations, by mobilizing the public, and by engaging governments, international institutions, companies and the press. The position is located in Toronto in the “Little Tibet” neighbourhood of Parkdale.
Roles and Responsibilities
Build and strengthen support for Tibet in schools, universities, Tibetan communities and the Canadian Parliament
Engage with SFT Canada’s network of members and allies in coordinating campaigns initiatives
Develop and execute an annual fundraising plan
Empower and train youth in the movement for social justice in Tibet and worldwide
Collaborate with SFT International staff on campaigns and programs
Collaborate with SFT Canada board in setting and executing Canada specific goals
The ideal candidate possesses both a background that enables them to analyze and assess our efforts in the Tibetan movement, as well as the poise, professionalism and passion for the Tibetan cause that will give them credibility with the media and other movements. A keen sense of ownership, drive, and a bias for action, and the ability to dive deep into the details to help SFT’s global organization achieve results.
Start Date: Mid November 2019
3+ years of involvement in the ‘Free Tibet’ movement
Passion for the Tibetan Freedom movement
Undergraduate degree from a post-secondary institution
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Able to engage with membership base
3+ years of relevant work experience in NGO management
The ability to handle a high volume of engagements
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects - work prioritization, planning and task delegation
Ability to effectively work with a variety of organizations, management levels, cultures, and personalities
Some relevant fundraising and grant-writing knowledge are required, with the ability to go deep
Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
High attention to detail
Self-directed, adaptable, decisive, and professional
Ability to learn quickly, be creative and take initiative
Able to function in a team environment
About SFT Canada
Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. We are a chapter-based network of young people and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom. Our role is to empower and train youth as leaders in the worldwide movement for social justice.
In our work for Tibetan independence we also aim to inspire and enable people, especially youth, to create a just and equitable world, free of oppression, in which there is respect for the earth and all living things.