Major Announcement: CFI Canada to Hire Montreal Executive Director
May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: EDUCATION CHARITY CENTRE FOR INQUIRY CANADA SEEKS MONTREAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Position starts immediately. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2010.
The Centre for Inquiry is an international education and outreach organization dedicated to promoting and advancing reason, science, secular ethics, and freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavour. We engage in educational lectures, debates and conferences, coordinate 30 campus freethought groups across Canada, run a robust series of secular humanist social and community services, and undertake political advocacy defending church-state separation, the integrity of science and equality rights for non-believers. CFI Canada is our nation's premiere venue for secular humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers.
CFI Montreal is a branch of CFI Canada overseeing all operations in Quebec, fulfilling CFI's educational and outreach mandate across the province.
The successful candidate will act as the Executive Director (ED) of CFI Montreal. He/she will lead CFI Montreal programming, event planning and hosting, promotions, newsletter publishing, social services, and membership committees.
CFI Montreal Executive Director is responsible for, and their success will be gauged by, their raising $12,000 in membership revenue through the raising of 200 CFI members by July 31, 2010. Information on the CFI membership program can be found at www.cficanada.ca/support. The long-term viability of this position is directly related to the ability of the successful candidate to meet these goals.
The Montreal ED will work closely with CFI Canada's Executive Director as well as the local CFI Montreal volunteer leadership. The candidate will need to acquire their own work location or work from home, as there is currently no physical location for our Montreal branch. CFI Montreal events will take place at a variety of venues.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the overall growth of the secular community in Canada and to strengthen your relationship with CFI. We hope you will consider joining us.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter and resume as a text, Word, or PDF attachment, to CFI Canada Executive Director Justin Trottier at firstname.lastname@example.org
This position has no fixed deadline, but is anticipated to last at least 6 months. The daily and weekly time commitments are flexible but would work out to ~ 20 hours/week. Please indicate your daily and weekly availability as well as the duration of your commitment.
The exact salary is still being determined and will be communicated directly to applicants
An understanding of the freethought/humanist/skeptic community and/or some demonstration of commitment to the values of free, scientific, and critical inquiry is essential.
To perform this job successfully an individual must possess excellent skills in organization, promoting and leading. The individual must also have the ability to exercise independent judgment and manage multiple priorities, the ability to organize and lead volunteers, strong verbal and written communication skills, good sales skills, and the ability to represent CFI via public speaking and media appearances. The job frequently involves speaking in front of crowds, some political lobbying, petitioning, or other PR activities for which the successful candidate must be comfortable, experienced, and proficient. Knowledge of the non-profit sector and community development strategies is ideal.
Since there is some travel access to own car is very helpful. In addition, access to own laptop is also useful.
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