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Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Special Projects @ Paralympic Foundation of Canada

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May 11, 2017 – The Paralympic Foundation of Canada (PFC) is seeking a Coordinator, Special Projects to join our recently established Foundation team.  Reporting to the Director, Foundation and working closely with PFC and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) colleagues, the Coordinator, Special Projects will play a key role in leading our fundraising event initiatives to obtain philanthropic support for our key programs and activities.

Application Deadline: May. 19, 2017
Position Start Date: Jun. 1, 2017

This position represents an exciting opportunity to be part of creating and implementing inspiring special events to further the Paralympic movement in Canada.

The Coordinator, Special projects possesses a successful track record in event management, logistics, and engaging and leveraging volunteers in fundraising events. The candidate will develop and implement event plans that provide first class experiences while also raising funds to ensure that the programs, equipment and people are in place to propel more Canadians with a disability from their communities to the Paralympic podium.a

The ideal candidate will have the tenacity to drive our signature fundraising event, the ParaTough Cup, to success while working closely with the Director, Foundation, and other volunteer fundraising leaders.

Primary Responsibilities:
– Plan, develop, and implement the PFC’s signature fundraising event, the ParaTough Cup, in multiple cities across the country, working closely with the Director, Foundation, as well as other colleagues and volunteers
– Assist in the planning and development of PFC fundraising cultivation events as required
– Conduct exploratory venue visits
– Plan and execute event recognition and acknowledgement in order to maximize support
– With the support of the Communications staff, create additional materials to support event activities, including proposals, presentations, briefing notes, correspondences, branding and event logistics
– Develop and lead the budget for assigned events
– Energize, motivate and inspire all those involved in the event to achieve the fundraising and event strategic goals
– Other related duties

– An undergraduate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline or a combination of training and related experience

Knowledge and Skills
– Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the areas of  event management and event logistics
– A demonstrated track record of success in building relationships and fundraising through events from individuals, corporations and foundations
– Exceptional interpersonal abilities, as well as skills in leading and mobilizing others
– Ability to develop new relationships and cultivate existing ones in developing new prospects
– Ability to work with autonomy, to multi-task, and to effectively establish priorities and meet deadlines
– Strong business writing, presentation, verbal communication and selling skills, preferably in both official languages
– Ability to operate with sensitivity and confidentiality
– Ability to achieve work objectives within a changing and busy environment
– Proficiency with office applications such as email, project planning, word processing, presentation development, customer relationship management, etc.
– Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with both internal and external colleagues (e.g. CPC employees, vendors, sub-contractors)
– Knowledge of the sport system considered an asset

– Two or more years’ experience working in event management
– Solid understanding of fundraising considered an asset
– Experience working in a national context and with other cultures
– Experience with change using innovative ideas and processes
– Experience as a Paralympian is considered as an asset

Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
Salary Range: 36,000-41,000
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Contact Details
Contact Name: Laurie Cairns
Location: Ottawa
85 Plymouth Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 3E2
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