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Catholic Schools Program Officer

Development and Peace


Deadline: 10 January 2018

TITLE: Catholic Schools Program Officer
STATUS: Temporary Full-time Position (35hrs/week)
PLACE OF WORK: Toronto, Ontario
END DATE: August 31st, 2018 (possibility of extension)
STARTING DATE: As soon as possible
TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to:

We encourage members of employment equity groups to apply

Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered for this position

The organization

Development and Peace is one of the leading Canadian international development NGOs and the official international solidarity organization of the Canadian Catholic Church. With annual revenues ranging between $25 million and $35 million, the organization supports local partners located in several countries of the Global South. With a network of members across Canada, Development and Peace raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change.


Reporting to Director – Public Awareness and Engagement of the In-Canada Programs Department, the Catholic Schools Program Officer is responsible for leading and coordinating the Schools for Development and Peace program. This program has a dual fundraising and outreach mandate: raising the organization’s visibility and presence within French and English Catholic schools to ultimately increase the organization’s capacity to develop fundraising and educational initiatives with schools.

The Catholic Schools Program Officer will help to develop and carry out the program’s strategic plan, and ensure that Development and Peace’s youth programs are meeting the needs and interests of Catholic schools while fulfilling the organization’s priorities of renewing its membership through youth outreach and engagement.

  1. Develop a strategic plan to increase Development and Peace’s presence amongst French and English Catholic schools.
  2. Represent Development and Peace within the Catholic education networks.
  3. Maintain ongoing communications with the relevant stakeholders in both French and English Catholic school networks (e.g. chaplains, religious educators, administrators, teachers).
  4. Coordinate and manage volunteers and interns working on the Schools for Development and Peace program.
  5. Contribute to the campaigns, youth programs and activities within the framework of Development and Peace’s In-Canada Programs Department.
  6. Coordinate outreach to schools and all other school-related programs, including THINKfast.


Academic background

  • University degree in the social sciences, education, public relations, or the equivalent


  • Command of written and oral English
  • Command of written and oral French (An asset)


Software and computer programs

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Powerpoint, Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of online database tools (an asset)


  • Experience working within French and English Catholic School systems
  • Experience in designing and writing curriculum
  • Experience with educational presentations
  • Experience in fundraising or marketing within schools or amongst youth publics
  • Experience managing volunteers 
  • Experience with events planning
  • Experience making conference presentations, facilitating meetings and workshops

Specific knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of educational structures, policies, and Catholic curriculum, including Ontario’s graduate expectations regarding religious education ,
  • In-depth understanding of international development issues
  • Applied knowledge of youth engagement principles
  • Applied knowledge of fundraising principles
  • Familiarity with Development and Peace and its approach to international development
  • Knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching 
  • Good knowledge of the Church and its involvement with social justice and international development
  • Good knowledge of social, economic, political, religious and cultural issues in Canada


  • Available to travel frequently throughout Canada
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend work


Working conditions

  • Entry salary depending on experience and the number of languages mastered and required by the position
  • 35-hour work week
  • Group insurance plan, pension plan and competitive working conditions according to the collective agreement


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