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Suits His Style

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Cameron McWade
Director of Volunteers
Suits His Style

404 McArthur Ave.

Room 204
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1K 1G8

TEL: 613-440-3030

E-mail: suitshisstyle@gmail.com

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OUR PURPOSE AND SERVICES


We are a charitable organization providing professional menswear to those in need. We contribute to our clients’ self-esteem and confidence so they can overcome barriers.

For economically disadvantaged men who are actively seeking a job, a lack of professional attire can be a barrier to employment as professional attire is a critical factor in making a solid first impression and communicating confidence to a prospective employer. Suits his Style addresses this barrier by providing these men with appropriate professional work attire, allowing clients to focus on preparing for a successful interview.

OUR COMMITMENT


Inclusion: We recognize the diversity of our clients and strive to make our services accessible to all.

Client-centred service: We respond to the needs of our clients in a supportive and friendly manner.

Respect: We treat all clients with dignity and utmost professionalism.

www.suitshisstyle.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Suits His Style
Suits His Style is in need of a Fundraising Volunteer to head up our efforts to identify new sources of funding beyond the government-based grants that we have relied on in our brief history as an organization. A desirable candidate would be responsible for identifying alternative potential sources of funding and leading our efforts to obtain funding from those new sources.

Preferred qualifications:

• A self-starter who is motivated to make a change in the community and positively impact men’s lives.
• Excellent networking and sales skills to build relationships with new sources of funding and convince them to support Suits His Style’s cause.
• Skilled story teller who can craft a compelling narrative for why Suits His Style should be the beneficiary of funding.
• Experience influencing executives or other decision makers to make decisions that are beneficial to you.
• Ability to collaborate with board members to ensure we have appropriate buy-in from volunteers and community partners.

Desired Assets (Not required):

• Bilingualism; English and French.
• Experience planning and executing fundraising events or a general background in event planning/management
• Sales experience.
• Ability to provide support with fundraising through grant writing.

The desired time commitment is flexible but we are looking for an average of 3-5 hours per week.

Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Organization: Suits His Style
Suits His Style is in need of a Grant Writer to head up our efforts to identify sources of grant funding and lead the organization through the process of applying for those grants. A desirable candidate's two main responsibilities will be to identify grants that Suits His Style would be eligible to apply for from municipal, provincial or national governments or private foundations and act as the lead writer of our grant applications.

Preferred qualifications:

• Excellent written communication skills to act as the lead for writing our grant applications.
• Skilled story teller who can craft a compelling narrative for why Suits His Style should be the beneficiary of grant-based funding.
• Leadership ability to manage a small committee dedicated to compiling information for and reviewing grant applications.
• Research skills to help identify the grants that SHS is eligible to apply for.
• A keen attention to detail to ensure that all information included in the applications is accurate
• Ability to collaborate with board members to ensure we have appropriate buy-in from volunteers and community partners.
• Motivated to make a change in the community and positively impact men’s lives.

Desired Assets (Not required):

• Bilingualism; English and French.
• Prior experience with grant writing.
• Sales experience.
• Experience influencing executives or other decision makers to make decisions that are beneficial to you.
• Ability to provide support with fundraising efforts beyond grant writing.

The desired time commitment for a grant writing volunteer is quite variable and depends on whether or not we have a grant that we are preparing an application for. The typical grant application process will be a collaborative process but will led by the grant writer and involve a time commitment of 10-15 hours by the grant writer.
Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Organization: Suits His Style
Suiting volunteers are the face of Suits His Style and are the volunteers who interact directly with our clients to provide them with the clothing they need. A typical client meeting involves the following:

• Discuss and assess client needs and clothing preferences.
• Search inventory for clothing options (suits, shirts, ties, shoes, etc) that are clean, fit well and appropriate for their individual needs.
• Provide recommendations to clients who are unsure about what they want and/or need for their individual circumstances.
• Discuss or demonstrate basic rules of menswear including how garments should fit, how to coordinate a shirt and a tie, matching belt and shoe colour, how to tie a tie, etc.
• Help clients pull an entire outfit together to demonstrate how their chosen garments look together and to boost clients’ self-esteem.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Person of good character who is friendly, responsible, reliable and punctual.
• Motivated to make a change in the community and positively impact men’s lives.
• Solid grasp of basic menswear rules, trends and standards.
• Understanding of appropriate interview and work place attire.
• Good communication skills and able to relate to people from diverse backgrounds to make them feel at ease with utilizing Suits His Style services.
• Ability to work as a member of a team as Suiting Volunteers are most often paired with a partner.

Desired Assets (not required):

• Bilingualism; English and French. Please note any other languages
• Past retail experience, particularly in men’s formal retail.

We typically ask our suiting volunteers to commit to conducting appointments for 3 hours per week (3 appointments of one hour each) however we are willing to work with volunteers to find an arrangement that works best for them. We are also flexible when it comes to vacation and other personal commitments. If needed, SHS is able to validate volunteer hours for official reporting purposes.
Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Organization: Suits His Style
Primary Role
• Regularly sort incoming and outgoing donations especially during the months of July and August
• Assist in inventory management and ‘filter-out’ out dated styles
• Make recommendations for changes to inventory management
• Maintain functionality of SHS space to facilitate suiting appointments
• Help organize and maintain cleanliness of stock room
• Help in seasonal change-over inventory

Secondary Roles
• Assist with suiting appointments if needed
• Attend board of director’s meetings if needed
• Provide suiting and fashion training to current and new volunteers
• Prepare information sheets for clients on fashion tips

Preferred Qualifications
• Person of good character, friendly and responsible
• Self motivated, reliable with a desire to make a change in the community
• Solid understanding of men’s formal/semi-formal fashion trends and standards
• Remain current on men’s fashion trends and styles
• Good understanding of appropriate interview and work space attire
• Be able to work self sufficiently
• Good organizational and communication skills
• Be physically fit and able to lift, carry and push up to 30 lbs

Notable Assets but not required
• Bilingualism; English and French. Please note any other language skills
• Experience in men’s formal retail/inventory management. Other retail experience considered
• Interpersonal with colleagues and public; willing to professionally represent SHS at events
• Own a vehicle and willing to perform donation picks -ups and/or assist with pick ups

This position does not have a set time commitment; 3 to 5 hours/week is estimated to perform the primary roles. More hours maybe required during summer months. We are flexible with personal scheduling, vacation etc. SHS is able to sign-off on volunteer hours if needed.
Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Organization: Suits His Style
This position will work closely with our Director of Community partnerships and other team members to do the following:

Primary Roles:
• Respond to requests from existing and potential Community partners and Referral agencies
• Make presentations on Suits His Style to community partners, various community events, job fairs, etc.
• Maintain good working relationship with existing Community partners and Referral agencies
• Help develop outreach strategy to increase SHS visibility in the community

Secondary Roles:
• Plan and organize special events for Community partners and Referral agencies
• Work with the Communications team on branding and communications products

Preferred Qualifications:
• Person of good character, friendly and responsible
• Self motivated, reliable with a desire to make a change in the community
• Possess good team spirit
• Creative and able to plan and develop new ideas and events
• Good understanding of appropriate interview and work space attire
• Be able to work self sufficiently
• Good organizational and communication skills

Notable Assets but not required
• Bilingualism; English and French. Please note any other language skills
• Interpersonal with colleagues and public; willing to professionally represent SHS at events
• Own a vehicle

This position does not have a set time commitment; 3 to 5 hours/week is estimated to perform the primary roles. More hours maybe required during summer months. We are flexible with personal scheduling, vacation etc. SHS is able to sign-off on volunteer hours if needed.
Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019