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JOB TITLE: National Director, Students for a Free Tibet Canada  
LOCATION: Toronto - “Little Tibet” neighborhood of Parkdale
Send your resume and cover letter (Tell us: what is your vision for SFT Canada?) to 
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

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of involvement in the ‘Free Tibet’ movement

  • Passion for the Tibetan Freedom movement

  • Undergraduate degree from a post-secondary institution

  • Fundraising experience

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Able to engage with membership base

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

  • Results-oriented

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.