Arthritis Society Walk Coordinator Contract in Calgary, AB

Arthritis Society

Branch Calgary AB CA

Walk Coordinator
Calgary, AB

He/she will work with our revenue development team to secure sponsorships and event vendors for the Walk for Arthritis, and will develop unique features for the…

Job Summary

A career at the Arthritis Society is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of people affected by arthritis. In addition to making a positive impact, you will also be joining an organization that embraces innovation and is committed to being a great place to work. We offer a positive, fun, corporate working environment with lots of opportunity for learning and development through spirited teamwork and involvement in exciting projects and new initiatives, many of which are provincial and nationwide in scope. Our people are essential to our success and we will empower you with the resources you need to be successful in your role. The Arthritis Society is proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Fund Development Manager, the Walk Coordinator will be responsible for successfully executing all logistics related to the Walk for Arthritis sites in Alberta in partnership with the organizing committees. He/she will work with our revenue development team to secure sponsorships and event vendors for the Walk for Arthritis, and will develop unique features for the event to attract participants, making the Walk for Arthritis an outstanding fundraising event. The successful candidate will promote the Walk for Arthritis and will implement recruiting strategies to drive registration, participation and fundraising for the event. Key responsibilities will include assisting communications staff to execute local marketing plans; providing leadership and support to committee members and volunteers, keeping them engaged and motivated; and evaluating, tracking and monitoring all Walk for Arthritis activities in accordance with organizational practices.

Required Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will possess a university degree or diploma in event planning, fundraising or a relevant discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of event planning and/or fundraising experience gained within a fast-paced environment. He/she will be highly computer literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills, Raiser’s Edge skills are an asset. The ideal candidate will have experience working within a budget and securing sponsorship for events. Public relations, social media and volunteer management skills are a must. He/she will be enthusiastic and proactive with demonstrated initiative and success motivating and stewarding volunteers and donors. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends will be required, with access to a vehicle necessary.

Please note that this contract position shall run from mid to late March 2018 until mid-June 2018 inclusive, with the candidate working thirty-five (35) hours per week.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce, and welcome and encourage applications from qualified and talented candidates who embrace our core values. We focus on recruiting for both talent and alignment with our core values, and look for candidates who are interested in growth, learning and encourage new and smarter ways of working. If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume by March 2, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their expression of interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

You are encouraged to visit our official careers site at www.arthritis.ca/careers where you can view all our current job opportunities across Canada and learn more about why you should join our team!

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-02-16
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