Community Engagement and Events Coordinator
The Ottawa Food Bank is a respected charity with deep roots in the Ottawa community. We raise food and funds to support the 38,400 people who need emergency food every month. Working in partnership with 114 member agencies, we provide food and programming through community food banks, meal programs, Kickstart After School programs and our Community Harvest Farm program. Over 97% of our funds are raised by engaging the community through direct mail, major gifts, grants and events.
The Ottawa Food Bank is looking for an energetic and creative individual to join our Fund Development team to develop strong relationships with community event organizers and implement high quality signature and partnered events.
Under the direct supervision of the Community Engagement and Events Manager, the Community Engagement and Events Coordinator is primarily responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding successful third-party fundraising events.
This position also assists with the execution of our signature and partnered events. This includes developing plans, budgets, communications, team recruitment, and the implementation of logistics for our fundraising events to ensure maximum return on investment.
The Community Engagement and Events Coordinator also organizes food drives within local grocery stores and provides after-hours support as a member of the Community Engagement and Events team. Tasks may also include orientation and supervision of volunteers at both onsite and offsite activities, as well as ensuring that the Ottawa Food Bank’s reputation in the community is maintained at all times.
Third party event cultivation and coordination, Food and Fund Drive Coordination:
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES
Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in an event planning capacity, preferably in a non-profit setting.
EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Completion of post-secondary degree, college diploma, or other relevant education, training and experience. Must have own vehicle and a valid “G” license.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTACTS
The work involves ongoing contact with co-workers, volunteers, suppliers, donors, member agencies, and the general public.
Tact, discretion, and good judgment are necessary when dealing with contacts and making decisions regarding work priorities. The ability to effectively identify problems and resolve conflicts is required to work effectively as a team member.
This position has no direct reports. Oversees and coordinates the activities of volunteers at Ottawa Food Bank hosted events and third-party events and the Holiday Food Drive Assistant when required.
CONSEQUENCE OF ERRORS
Errors in judgment or lack of discretion when dealing with daily contacts could impact on The Ottawa Food Bank’s image and directly affect its ability to efficiently and effectively deliver food to the agencies who serve clients.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL
Work is performed in an office environment. Some other duties are performed at off-site venues. Travel is usually limited to the National Capital Region. Hours are varied as many activities occur during evenings and weekends.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The work is varied and stressful at times. There are frequent interruptions. Limited physical activity is required to perform the duties of the position. Some standing, walking, bending and lifting is required at off-site events.
Excellent English language skills (verbal and written) are a requirement of the position. Intermediate French language skills (verbal) are an asset.
CLASSIFICATION: Permanent, full-time position.
COMPENSATION: Salary range starting at $46,000 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided.
When applying please provide a cover letter and resume which clearly indicates how your meet the requirements of the position.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
The Ottawa Food Bank welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.