We're Looking For A New Program Manager

Thursday, October 3, 2002
CJFE Looking for a Program Manager October 3 -- Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has an immediate opening for a Program Manager. Responsibilities and Duties Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Program Manager is responsible for: 1. Managing the CJFE Press Freedom Awards: * Liaison with Banquet Committee, sponsors and others in securing funding for, and production of, awards show banquet; * Co-ordinate selection of award candidates and collection of award submissions; * Work with public-relations consultant to publicize the event and ensure media coverage of the banquet. 2. Developing and Implementing CJFE Media Building and Training Programs. Working in co-operation with the Director of Development, the Program Manager will be involved in: * Research; * Proposal writing; * Financial management of projects; * Occasional monitoring travel; * Maintenance and develop relations with donors; * Liaison with overseas project partners. 3. Co-ordinating Membership Affairs/Development * Manage membership dues collection and soliciting of donations; * Plan awareness-raising/fundraising events; * Communications with members, and outreach to potential new members * Editorial production and oversight of the three-times-a-year CJFE Reporter and the monthly e-bulletin' * Increase volunteer participation in CJFE program. 4. Managing CJFE Journalist in Distress Fund * Identify and propose appropriate recipients for JID Fund. 5. Helping Establish CJFE Issues Policies, Raising CJFE Profile, Researching Canadian Issues * Assist staff and Board in drafting formal policy on freedom-of-expression issues in Canada; * Raise the profile of CJFE in Canada and abroad through events, seminars, publicity campaigns, and so on; * Study and recommend official stances on freedom-of-expression areas of concern to Canadians. 6. General Office Administration as Needed Qualifications * University degree or equivalent; * Excellent communications skills in English; French or Spanish an asset; * Minimum two years experience in international affairs with overseas work experience an asset; * Experience in program development and project management, including proposal writing and financial management; * Experience in resource development and public-event co-ordination; * Experience working with volunteers; * Experience with Internet Communications Technologies * Understanding of human rights, freedom of expression and democratic development issues. Terms and Conditions This is a permanent full-time position, subject to a three-month probationary period, renewable for another three months Salary $40,000-plus range with excellent benefits Deadline Apply by mail, fax or e-mail by 5:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, to Joel Ruimy, Executive Director (ruimy@cjfe.org)

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