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Event Coordinator

Organization: Shelter Movers of Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: May 29, 2019


Fundraising Event Coordinators work closely with our Fund Development Manager to support our annual fundraising gala. Team members will have dedicated responsibilities before, during, and after the event, which is scheduled to take place in September. Members of this team are key to the success of the event--directly enabling Shelter Movers to deliver services in our communities.
Essential Skills & Knowledge:
Strong communication skills--verbal and written.
Advanced interpersonal and public relations skills.
Professional, outgoing manner.
High comfort level in soliciting donations, and engaging potential donors with our organization's mission.
Ability to exercise tact and discretion--including protecting donor/guest information.
A record of reliability and trustworthiness.
Self-motivated; able to work without supervision.
Able to prioritize workloads and meet established deadlines.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
High attention to detail.
Familiarity with spreadsheets and database systems.
A positive, 'can-do' attitude.
Experience in fundraising, event planning, and the non-profit sector are strong assets, but not required. We will provide training and ongoing support.


Dianna Gardner



Volunteer Opportunity Address
110 Didsbury Rd Ottawa


Good for people interested in: Fundraising; Administration/Office; Communications and Marketing; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
As an Fundraising Event Coordinator at Shelter Movers:
You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact helping women and families transition away from violence and abuse.
You’ll gain experience in fundraising and event planning, with coaching and support from an experienced professional in the field.
You’ll receive training in preparation for your role, and have access to ongoing training opportunities.
You’ll work with a great team of passionate volunteers and supporters.
After 3 months of satisfactory service, a confirmation of volunteering can be provided. After 6 months, we'd be happy to provide a personalized reference letter.

How will the organization benefit?
As a volunteer-based organization, Shelter Movers Ottawa relies on the kindness and talents of a diverse group of volunteers both professionally and ethnically. We are able to share our vision of creating a safe, empowering space for families to transition in dignity to a life free of abuse.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Persons with a disability

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes

Police record check required: Yes