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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
Role:

Scheduling our client appointments is a critical function to SHS’ goal of serving as many clients as we can. This role involves successful coordination with three key stakeholders: our volunteers, our community partners and most importantly our clients. We receive an average of 3-4 client referrals per day so we are seeking multiple individuals to help share the following workload:

• Coordinating volunteer schedules to determine times available for client appointments.
• Communicating available appointment slots and confirming scheduled appointment times to our clients.
• Handling pre-appointment communication and post-appointment follow up with our community partners.

The time commitment can fluctuate based on number of referrals and time of year but the desired commitment is around 60 minutes per day.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Person of good character who is friendly, well organized and possesses strong communication skills.
• Must be comfortable speaking with clients and community partners over the telephone to coordinate appointment scheduling.
• Administrative background a valued asset.
• Motivated to make a change in the community and positively impact men’s lives.

Desired Assets (not required)

• Bilingualism; English and French. Please note any other languages.
• Process improvement expertise; willingness to examine current process and recommend potential improvements.

We are also flexible when it comes to accommodating vacation and other personal commitments. If needed, SHS is able to authorize volunteer for official reporting purposes.
Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Organization: Suits His Style
Responsibilities include:

▪ Researching target audience interests and proactively writing articles that can be published on social media platforms;
▪ Drafting content when necessary for fundraising/awareness events;
▪ Other tasks to support the Comms team, as required.

Technical skills required:

▪ Audio editing is an asset

Educational requirements:

▪ Background in communications, marketing, design, journalism or related fields.

Time commitment:

▪ Minimum 1 hour a week, can be done from home
Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Organization: Suits His Style
Responsibilities include:

▪ Drafting and publishing social media content and engaging with followers;
▪ Working with comms team to leverage social media to promote events and activities;
▪ Responding to inquiries on social media accounts in a timely and accurate manner;
▪ Monitoring accounts and providing updates on analytics to comms lead.

Technical skills required:

▪ Experience writing for web or social media is considered an asset.

Educational requirements:

▪ Background in communications, marketing, design, journalism or related fields.

Time commitment:

▪ Minimum 2 hours a week, can be done from home
Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Organization: Suits His Style
Responsibilities include:

▪ Publishing web content, ensuring content is up-to-date and providing Web support when needed;
▪ Optimizing website for SEO;
▪ Examining web traffic and providing reports;
▪ Designing promotional graphics for both web and print;
▪ Other multimedia tasks to support the comms team, as required.

Technical skills required:

▪ Adobe Creative Cloud
▪ Video production/editing is an asset.

Educational requirements:

▪ Background in communications, marketing, design, journalism or related fields.

Time commitment:

▪ Minimum 1 hour a week, can be done from home
Location: 404 McArthur Ave.
Room 204
Deadline: Apr 30, 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: Apr 30, 2019