The Terry Fox Foundation School and Events Coordinator Nova Scotia Part Time in Halifax, NS

The Terry Fox Foundation

Branch Halifax NS CA

School and Events Coordinator Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS

This position is suitable for someone who is an engaging presenter and communicator, somebody who is highly motivated and results-oriented, a person who can…

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Reports to: Provincial Director

Status: Three days per week

Start Date: ASAP

Position Overview:

There is no other not-for-profit organization in Canada that consistently rates as high as the Terry Fox Foundation in the hearts and minds of Canadians. With over 9000 runs / events in 32 countries each year, the legacy of Terry Fox offers unprecedented opportunities to tell the story of this Canadian icon and to promote the significant impact of The Terry Fox Foundation.

The Terry Fox Foundation is seeking a School and Small Events Coordinator who will be responsible for recruiting and registering schools to participate in The Terry Fox Foundation Nova Scotia School Program, as well as various communities and businesses throughout the province for the Terry Fox Run. This position is suitable for someone who is an engaging presenter and communicator, somebody who is highly motivated and results-oriented, a person who can work independently at times but who understands the vision of the team, and a natural relationship-builder who understands what it means to truly make an impact on others.

If you have a natural ability to engage people in a cause and are someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of people who battle cancer, the Nova Scotia office of the Terry Fox Foundation would like to hear from you.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and register schools, as well as other small businesses throughout the province
  • Recruit volunteer organizers in schools, small businesses and other niche opportunities
  • Update school registration information from March to September, and provide weekly count
  • Contact schools to confirm participation status (if funds not received); maintain communications log to track whereabouts of donations and arrival date
  • Support volunteers and participants by providing guidance, materials and information in a timely manner
  • Recruit, train and schedule school speakers, including cancer survivors and cancer researchers
  • Arrange speaking engagements and cheque presentations at schools
  • Maintain computer files and databases, as well as hard copies of files
  • Assist in arranging donations of goods and services
  • Travel within region as needed, including organizing school tours with Fox family members
  • Assist in school mailings by merging, printing, signing and stuffing envelopes
  • Help to package and ship promotional materials and merchandise orders to schools from June to August
  • Prepare and personalize school thank-you letters

Other Duties:

  • Problem-solve administrative / database related issues year-round
  • Ensure all contact information in the Salesforce database is current
  • Provide resources and support to the Quebec office and to other Terry Fox offices year-round, as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Experience in not-for-profit special events and program / project management
  • Experience in sales considered an asset
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professional presence necessary to interact with participants, donors and sponsors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with good telephone manners
  • Must recognize and respect the special relationship between the Foundation and volunteers
  • Ability to efficiently organize and manage a diverse range of assignments while meeting multiple deadlines, along with thorough attention to all details and consistent follow-through
  • Self-motivated, with an ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Resourceful and independent, while remaining comfortable working within the framework of a team-oriented environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suites
  • Proven organizational skills with success in event management
  • Experience working with volunteers in a staff leadership position
  • Proven ability as a creative problem-solver, with solid organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • A team player who values an environment of open communication and collaboration
  • Flexible schedule that allows for after-hours events and meetings
  • Ability to travel within Nova Scotia to conduct meetings with schools and communities, i.e. a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License
  • Must have access to a vehicle
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases is considered an asset

The Terry Fox Foundation offers compensation commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits plan.

In 1980, Canadians united around a young man and his dream of ending cancer. Terry showed us what is possible, and in so doing, rallied support from every Canadian for this important cause. We invite you to join us in our steadfast mission to one day realize Terry’s dream.

We thank all who express interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-11
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