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Shorefast is one of the largest social enterprise organizations in Canada. It is the charity behind Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island Workshops, Fogo Island Fish, Fogo Island Arts, and a set of initiatives that operate for the benefit of strengthening the cultural, ecological, and economic well-being of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and beyond.

We offer exciting opportunities in a broad range of fields, in an environment that welcomes individuality and initiative. We are looking for collaborative and purpose-driven people with a sense of adventure, at all stages of their career. Depending on the role, we offer extended health, wellness and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, growth opportunities, and friendly rates and prices for you or your close ones

While most roles are based on Fogo Island, several team members are based in Toronto and Ottawa, in a hybrid model.

Everyone is Welcome Here

We endeavour to foster an accessible work environment and to ensure all in our care feel safe and valued. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; please reach out if there is anything we can do to accommodate a more accessible or inclusive application process.

About Fogo Island

Today, Fogo Island is a contemporary outport community that boasts the best of rural living alongside opportunities and amenities some wouldn’t expect to find on a remote island. Depending on the season, residents find solitude and recreation along hundreds of kilometers of well-worn coastal hiking trails, snowshoe or skidoo across frozen ponds and barrens, swim in crystal clear ponds, and stargaze from their oceanside homes. They can also avail of high-speed internet, delicious cuisine at local restaurants, and glean new ideas and experiences from our thriving community of local and visiting artists, scientists, and other practitioners.

Increasingly recognized as a dynamic and evolving entrepreneurial community, Fogo Island is often referred to as a ‘gateway for seeing and believing’ in acknowledgement of the powerful ways the island has centered connection to nature and culture as a way to build toward a more equitable economy.


If you are interested in joining Shorefast but there isn’t a specific position at the moment that seems right for you, please do send us a cover letter and resume at with the subject line “General Application.”

Let us know what interests you about working with us and where you see yourself making the greatest contribution to our team!

Because a good fit is everything, we are sharing what traits lead to success at Shorefast.

  • Analytical: You look at issues, problems, ideas, and draw useful conclusions.
  • Strong communicators: As Seamus Heaney said, If we can find the words, we can find the way.
  • Collaborative: We are better, together.
  • Curious: You ask questions. Lots of questions.
  • Systems Thinkers: You see the big picture and understand how the parts fit into the ‘whole.’
  • Responsible: You are action-oriented and see things through. When mistakes happen, as they do, we work together to address them.
  • Creative and innovative: You are eager to try new things and share your ideas with colleagues.


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We are looking for a candidate who has a deep appreciation for order and cleanliness. The Steward will focus on the safe handling of cleaning chemicals and cleaning tools while maintaining and enforce sanitation standards set by Chef and Management Team. Reporting to the Executive Chef, this position will be responsible for the cleanliness and organization of kitchen storage areas.

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We are looking for a with expertise in utilizing cutting tools, cookware, bakeware, and a deep understanding of diverse cooking techniques such as grilling, sous vide, baking, and more. The Cook will focus on setting station for service and cleaning station and kitchen following end of service. Reporting to the Executive Chef, this position will be responsible for adherence to established quality and sanitation standards.

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Manager, Philanthropy Partnerships

We are looking for a candidate who personable, organized, and values-driven with a strong working knowledge of fundraising techniques for major gifts and high-end donor acquisition and retention. The Manager, Philanthropy Partnerships will focus on identifying new potential fundraising activities and events that align with Fogo Island Arts (FIA) programming. Reporting to the Senior Director, Philanthropy & Partnership, this position will collaborate with FIA leadership to plan and execute Patrons’ stewardship activities that result in meaningful donor engagement and inspire increased philanthropic involvement in FIA and Shorefast.

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Coordinator, Philanthropy & Partnerships

We are looking for a candidate who has an interest in building the administrative infrastructure for a growing fundraising operation, along with possessing strong interpersonal skills. The Coordinator, Philanthropy & Partnerships will focus on a variety of cross-functional responsibilities to support revenue generation and donor stewardship. Reporting to the Manager, Philanthropy & Partnerships, this position will develop and maintain a deep understanding of Shorefast’s initiatives and funding priorities.

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Director, Financial Operations

The Director, Financial Operations, located in Ottawa, Ontario, with traveling throughout Canada regularly, or Newfoundland, will collaborate with the CEO and senior management team. This role is pivotal in the development cycle, ensuring the financial systems’ integrity. Responsible for both business and charity accounting functions, the Director, Financial Operations will uphold Shorefast’s vision and Fogo Island’s culture. The focus of this role will be on daily operations and strategic management to foster future growth and development of the organization.

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