Reference Number: 123-42
Position: Event Planner (9 week Summer Job)
TDCSS fosters an environment of continuous learning and a work culture of professionalism. TDCSS is seeking a talented and motivated Event Planner/Coordinator to organize outstanding and unforgettable events. The Event Coordinator will assist and support our team in the preparation, marketing and execution of fundraising events for TDCSS programs and initiatives.
Covid-19 has changed the way we host our events and our approach is changing to meet this new reality. Until in-person gatherings are deemed safe to hold, we will be producing virtual events and are excited with the possibilities this space allows.
The Events Planner/Coordinator will have:
- Experience in MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Exemplary communication abilities and outgoing, yetpoised personality.
- Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail.
- Be a quick thinker with the ability to make decisions under pressure –but also able to step back and seek supervision/direction when required.
- The ability to work virtually if required due to Covid-19restrictions (necessary equipment supplied)
Must be between 19 and 29 years of age to apply as per the criteria for the summer jobs grant.
Project Scope: The Event Coordinator will work on a close-knit, enthusiastic team under the direction of the fund development director to meet event planning goals:
- Participate in strategic planning and goal setting for fundraising and event planning.
- Participate in training and information sessions and liaise with professionals in partner organizations to better understand the functions and opportunities in the virtual event planning and fundraising world.
- Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities.
- Grow to understand our potential donor pool and hold a vital role in planning events and coordinating other activities to encourage donations which help us move toward our goal of helping to improve people’s lives.
- Stretch and improve communication skills, leadership skills and organizational capabilities in this pivotal role.
Supervision: The participant will report directly to the Associate Director of Fund Development. For the duration of the project, the participant will have a start of day check-in to review the overall plan and the tasks to achieve for the day.
The participant and supervisor will also have an end of day check-in to discuss daily progress, participant feedback and needs and establish next steps toward overall plan objectives.
Teamwork – Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and complete other activities that involve teamwork.
Communication – Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people. This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing.
Leadership – Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, relationship building, and the ability to delegate and traits such as honesty. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.
Hours 35-40 hours per week FULL-TIME (Totalling 9 weeks of Summer Work)
Shifts Shifts are predominately Monday to Friday.
Start Date ASAP