Special Events Officer (Temporary)

Job Detail

Company: Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Contract
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Other
Job Posting Date: 29-Nov-2017
Apply by: 13-Dec-2017

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

World Skills Employment Centre is working with Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa to recruit for the position of Special Events Officer.
World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:
  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to applications@ottawa-worldskills.org, on or before 9:00am, December 13th, 2017.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your targeted cover letter and resume as a SINGLE word document, with the file name NEEP _First Name_Last Name_Position Title (NEEP_John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 ext.300Reception@ottawa-worldskills.org to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services.
World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market. http://www.ottawa-worldskills.org
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic individual with a positive attitude to join the Advancement team. This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and feel the satisfaction of truly impacting the lives of children and youth.
Applications are invited for a full-time Special Events Officer position. It is a temporary position (January to October 2018).
Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Primary staff liaison for most major annual fundraising events at the BGCO.
  • Primary staff liaison for all third party fundraising events.
  • Work with the Director of Advancement to achieve fundraising goals established for this position.

Position Requirements
  • Three years of related corporate or non-profit/charity event planning experience.
  • Experience working with long-standing and committed volunteers.
  • Special Event planning: provide support to event committees, assist with day-of event logistics, post-event evaluation, stewardship and budget reconciliation.
  • Ability to build and maintain corporate relationships through special events and look for opportunities to increase support either through events or to the Club directly.
  • Ability to identify, research, solicit and steward new event prospects.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset.

Other skills:
  • Broad knowledge and experience in: Outlook, Microsoft Office, Abila or other fundraising database.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple priorities and respond to deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a high level of attention to detail while also looking at the big picture.
  • Strong team player who works collaboratively with many different stakeholders.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact positively with children.

Please note: the following are required for this position:
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
  • Current Police Record Check (vulnerable sector).
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, quoting the position title.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.