CNEWA Canada

CNEWA Canada seeks a Development Officer

Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) is an international papal agency supporting the Eastern churches in their service to people in need throughout the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.

CNEWA Canada, located in Ottawa, is looking for a Development Officer, who will work closely with the Development Coordinator in all development/fundraising activities and will play a vital role in our mission by informing and cultivating donors through various initiatives.


  • Communicate with donors through phone calls and email correspondence, and help answer donors’ inquiries in English, and French;
  • Help with writing and developing fundraising campaigns through multiple channels, including: direct mail appeals, acquisitions, email blasts to donors through MailChimp, website text updates, and social media posts;
  • Assist in writing and editing various materials for donors and stakeholders, including: updates/activity reports, thank you letters and brochures;
  • Assist in the development of French fundraising campaigns and materials. Review French translations;
  • Inform, educate and cultivate donor interest in CNEWA’s work by building relationships and communicating with select major donors and loyal donors;
  • Communicate with Catholic media and newspaper representatives to advertise CNEWA’s campaigns;
  • Give talks to educate the public on CNEWA’s work. Represent the agency, as needed, by attending and networking at public events and certain activities of Catholic groups and other stakeholders of CNEWA;
  • Expected to work from the Ottawa office.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in fundraising-related work, preferably in a charity or a non-profit organization. Marketing experience is an asset;
  • Strong writing, communication, and phone skills;
  • College diploma or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • An understanding of the culture and life of the Catholic Church of Canada;
  • Knowledge of French (oral and written) is strongly preferred.

How to apply: If you share these interests and a passion for advancing CNEWA’s humanitarian and pastoral programs, please forward your cover letter and resume by: July 1st, 2023 to Judith Poitevien at or Melodie Gabriel at

[Only interview candidates be will be contacted.]

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