Overview

Canterbury Foundation Community Relations and Events Lead Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Canterbury Foundation

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Position:
Community Relations and Events Lead
Location:
Edmonton, AB

Reporting to the Director Fund Development the Community Relations and Events Lead will be a knowledge expert in communication, community/public relations, and…

Primary Purpose: The Community Relations and Events Lead works with Canterbury internal and external stakeholders. She/he will help to plan and execute a broad range of communications; community engagement and organize fundraising events to raise organizational profile and fundraising goal.

Nature of Work: We are looking for a strategic thinker who is empathetic and compassionate in senior housing/ residence. Reporting to the Director Fund Development the Community Relations and Events Lead will be a knowledge expert in communication, community/public relations, and events planning and executing events to attract prospect donors, increase awareness, and leverage Canterbury Foundation’s goodwill in the community.

Accountabilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and overseeing Canterbury Foundation’s communication including producing organizational marketing and promotional materials, fine-tuning external communications, cases for support and social media/media engagement.
  • The candidate assumes to build community relations and leads the organization of events as necessary, i.e. fundraising, cultivation or stewardship events.
  • Responsible for establishing, maintaining and leveraging corporate sponsors to maximize opportunities for marketing and messaging initiatives in support of Canterbury Foundation’s donor awareness and acquisition.
  • Develop relationships with new partners where appropriate to reach target community groups/service clubs and to develop and expand upon the foundation’s messaging capability.
  • Considerable expertise related to the development, coordination, implementation and continuing evaluation of community engagement initiatives.
  • Supervise and manage volunteer initiative/program for the foundation. She/he will oversee, manage and mentor a team of dedicated event volunteers.
  • S/he will play an integral role on the fundraising team through effective planning, organization and implementation of all Canterbury special events and related activities.
  • This individual will develop initiatives to increase donor retention, upgrade sponsorships, and achieve the acquisition of new supporters to ensure short term and long term financial objectives are met.
  • Management of all related administrative and office operations associated with the role is essential. Pre-event coordination e.g. data entry, promotional materials, phones, invitations, name tags, kit/material preparation, registration coordination, thank you letters with receipts, etc.
  • The position requires collaboration with staff, volunteers, sponsors, participants, and event vendors.
  • Inherent in the job is the flexibility to work overtime and during evenings and weekends when necessary. Arrange pick up and/or delivery of donated items.
  • Relationship management of donors, sponsors and auction donations.
  • Manage confidential donor information.
  • Contribute to the leadership team by attending meetings, sharing ideas, increasing employee donations.
  • Create reports for management.
  • Negotiate contracts and recommend improvements or upgrades, where applicable.

Qualifications

Education: Post-secondary education in Public Relations, Event Management, Communications, preferred or equivalent experience will be considered.

Experience: Minimum of three years’ progressive experience in event planning, with a proven demonstration of an entrepreneurial spirit, goal setting and execution, and extensive experience in special events, and community fundraising.

Transportation: Must possess reliable personal transportation and be approved by insurance carrier to drive personal vehicle with a valid driver’s license.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated professional maturity, judgment, decisiveness, and conflict resolution;
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative
  • Strong evidence of community and relationship/partnership development
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong commitment to service excellence, demonstrating compassion in supporting all stakeholders
  • Strong database building and management experience
  • Above average organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including polished presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Energetic, highly motivated, demonstrating leadership in a flexible and collaborative manner
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Proven ability to thrive in a challenging, dynamic, complex environment and to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, assessment, and problem solving skills
  • Proven to be outcomes-oriented with demonstrated results
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Canterbury Foundation
  • Previous management experience

Competencies

  • A team player & self-starter
  • Critical thinker and innovative with a strategic focus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build trust
  • Excellent creative writing and presentation skills in a variety of contexts and formats
  • Ability to speak in front of a public audience
  • Ability to use gathering data to draw conclusions or to create new sources of information to achieve results
  • Ability to make accurate & timely decisions through empowerment
  • Ability to perform simultaneous multiple tasks in planning and executing goals

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Event Management: 3 years
  • Communications: 3 years
  • Event Planning: 3 years
  • Marketing: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Valid Driver’s Licence

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-10
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