Job Posting – Special Events Coordinator

Special Events Coordinator

Easter Seals Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization which delivers high-quality services and programs to children, youth and adults with disabilities. Based in Dartmouth, we promote inclusion, independence and mobility for Nova Scotians with disabilities. We enable Nova Scotians with disabilities to enhance their quality of life by realizing their individual potential. Easter Seals Nova Scotia seeks an enthusiastic, flexible and dedicated professional as our next Special Events Coordinator. The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys working in a busy environment while managing multiple priorities, community relationships and event opportunities. The Special Events Coordinator will report to and assist the Director of Development with fundraising events, volunteer management, communications, sponsorship opportunities and community relations. S/he will
have a passion for supporting and serving our clients with disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Support the fundraising efforts of Easter Seals Nova Scotia’s annual events, with an emphasis on growth and new opportunities
  • Coordinate fundraising events and programs, and focus on year-round campaign of event participation and volunteer engagement
  • Develop and seek sponsorship opportunities for fundraising events and programs, cash and inkind
  • Coordinate projects such as point-of-sale retail campaigns with existing and new vendors
  • Cultivate, maintain and grow relationships with sponsors, supporters and event participants
  • Actively engage and recruit volunteers and direct volunteer activities with Easter Seals Nova Scotia events, functions, and programs
  • Regularly communicate with our sponsors and volunteers
  • Manage stewardship activities to ensure regular contact with sponsors by Easter Seals Nova Scotia staff and board members
  • Manages Easter Seals Nova Scotia’s online peer to peer fundraising portal for events such as Drop Zone and the Kartbahn 250
  • Create and provide personalized sponsor and volunteer acknowledgment and recognition opportunities
  • Create and manage event work plans
  • Supports Easter Seals Nova Scotia’s multi-platform, multi-media and social media communications and marketing programs as required
  • Act as a resource for third party fundraising opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in business, marketing, communications, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to manage deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to think and act strategically, to work independently in creating new program initiatives or enhancing existing ones
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with clients, volunteers, sponsors, and staff
  • Social media experience with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • Must possess a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

*** Knowledge of and experience with fundraising software, such as Raiser’s Edge, is considered an asset, as is experience with design software such as: Photoshop, WordPress, InDesign, Canva, etc.

Compensation Type Salary is commensurate with experience. A benefits package is included.

Job Type Full-time, permanent

Closing Date Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position with relevant skills and experience to Wanda Sinclair, Director of Development via email to:

Wanda.Sinclair@easterseals.ns.ca