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CFOS Executive Director Posting

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CFOS Executive Director Posting

Executive Director:   

Canadian Friends of Sabeel (CFOS)


Position Description (Download PDF copy of Posting.)

We are seeking a passionate, ambitious leader to help us realize our goal to raise awareness in Canada of the struggle of Palestinian Christians living under oppression. This person will develop creative strategies to implement the goals of the organization, oversee and manage the organization’s program and build the profile and membership of the organization. They will be passionate for and committed to justice in the Middle East and represent CFOS in networking and inter-organizational spaces when needed.  They will be responsible to the CFOS Board of Directors for the day-to-day workings and operations of the organization, managing and financial resources to the following responsibilities.


Program Management

  • Work to develop all programs for the organization – including working collaboratively across ecumenical, solidarity, and faith-based organizations across Canada, the United States, and Palestine to plan and execute key programs
  • Coordinate all programs
  • Work with volunteers across the country to implement various programs
  • Enlist, coordinate, and encourage volunteers
  • Relate to local, regional, and national church bodies and church-related organizations across Canada and coordinate programs with them where necessary.

Communications Management

  • Work with the Communications Committee to support programs
  • Collaborate with the Communications Committee in coordinating the use of emails, social media and website to promote the work of the organization.

Finance and Fundraising Management  

  • Assist the Finance and Fundraising committee to execute financial appeals and other initiatives to build the donor base and organizational sustainability.
  • Oversee management donor lists and databases
  • Plan, oversee, and execute fundraising appeals

Governance and Administration

  • Attend all board, executive committee, and other committee meetings
  • Assist the CFOS Board with administrative tasks
  • Manage the relationships with and communication between part-time staff and standing committees
  • Compensation
  • Position Type:  Contract – 24 hours per week
  • Contract Term: 16 months with the possibility of renewal.
  • Ideal Start Date: September 1, 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
  • Compensation: $25-40 per hour depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful applicant.
  • Reporting: to the CFOS Board of Directors and directly to its chairperson.

Candidate Profile


  • Accredited University degree
  • Active member of a Christian church in Canada
  • Passionate about CFOS’s vision and mission
  • Leadership and management abilities
  • Resourceful and a self-starter
  • Volunteer spirit
  • Experiences
  • Experience of a minimum of three years of responsibilities equivalent in a program management/director position or equivalent.
  • Experience in managing effective working relationships
  • Experience of development and implementation of strategic plans and operational goals


  • Knowledge of Christian denominations and churches in Canada
  • Knowledge of the Palestinian solidarity movement in Canada
  • Knowledge of the Israel/Palestine conflict specifically and the Middle East more broadly
  • Familiarity with the people, history, and dynamics of the Middle east
  • Familiarity with Canadian justice movements and networks
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively, efficiently, and independently from home, and with appropriate guidance from others

Location & Travel

  • Applicants are welcome from any location across Canada
  • CFOS works primarily remotely across Canada with a bi-annual in-person Board leadership retreat
  • The successful applicant will be working out of a home office as a contract employee.

Application & Selection Process

If you are interested in working with us, but see something in this posting that excludes you, please reach out to us. We are committed to decolonizing our practices and creating an inclusive working environment that accommodates all backgrounds and abilities.

Additional questions can be directed to the CFOS Search Committee at the address below:

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resumé to  as follows:

  • Subject line: Director and <your last name>
  • Cover letter and resumé saved as one PDF document

Application Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2022

The Search Committee will contact all selected interviewees by August 31, 2022

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