Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Guelph, ON, Canada
May 25, 2017Part Time
Coordinator, Community Outreach Part-time (Part-time, 20 hours a week) Location: Guelph, Ontario, N1L 0A0 Contact: Penny Burton Description: Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world, making MS Canada’s disease. The MS Society of Canada is the country’s leading MS advocate, funding leading research in MS and programs & services that help people live well with the disease. Reporting to the Regional Director, Central & South-west Ontario, the coordinator is responsible for planning and executing various outreach and fundraising campaigns throughout the Waterloo and Wellington region. The role involves community engagement, fundraising, programs and services and administrative tasks. The position works closely and collaboratively with volunteers within the community. The successful incumbent will be required to complete a criminal background check as a condition of hire. Responsibilities: Ensures that both risks and opportunities have been identified and evaluated, including assessing risks to the organization’s financial security and growth. Ensures that social media accounts are active and meet the policies of the MS Society. Works with Programs and Services with Ontario & Nunavut Division to ensure client requests for equipment and special assistance funding are progressing appropriately. Maintains PS database in accordance with policies of the MS Society of Canada. Provides quarterly reports on Programs and Services to the Regional Director. Ensures programs and services are person-centered and reflect the philosophy and objectives of the National Programs and Services Commitment. Coordinates, plans, implements and evaluates all aspects of the recreational classes and other programs as appropriate. Partners with outside agencies in providing programs to enhance the program availability to clients and to reduce duplication of services. Ensures effective financial management through ongoing monitoring and approval of Programs and Services expenses against approved budgets. Works closely with Grand River Fundraising Coordinator to implement fundraising special events and initiatives, including A&W Burgers to Beat MS, Carnation Campaign and others. Continuously researches and applies best practices, and improves donor programs, approaches and fundraising policies, processes and procedures and documents key activities. Promotes community awareness of the MS Society’s mission, chapter programs and services, volunteer opportunities and fundraising activities. Participates in networking and community relations activities on behalf of the Chapter. Builds strong working relationships with others, both inside and outside the organization, and enlists their support for achieving fundraising revenue goals. Uses social media tools to promote fundraising and volunteering with the chapter. Builds strong relationships with board members, volunteers, staff and donors. Provides regular, reliable, and comparable reports on the organization’s progress. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: University degree or college diploma with at least 2-3 years’ experience in a non-profit environment or the equivalent education and experience. Experience in fundraising and volunteer engagement is required. Experience in managing and leading volunteers including coaching, developing and motivating is required A valid G Class Driver’s License is required and access to a vehicle. Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, including public speaking i.e. presentations Self-motivated and mature; an ability to develop goals and objectives as well as work with minimum supervision. Ability to work well and accept direction from senior volunteers in a leadership capacity. Exceptional customer/client relations. Ability to demonstrate diplomacy, tact and sound judgment. Excellent organizational skills required. Proven problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Effective budget management skills. Experience in Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft Outlook e-mail. Good networking skills. Special Considerations: Travel throughout Grand River. Required to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Physical demands of special events including packing, lifting, carrying and loading. Constraints of weather elements at sites during special events. Additional Notes: We are working on a world free of MS, where improving people’s quality of life is a part of our everyday life. If you too are passionate about our mission, we invite your expression of interest and resume submission by June 9, 2017. Please note: applicants must state salary expectations in order to be considered. The MS Society has a bold vision for the future. We have a team of dedicated professionals who share a common goal to end MS and to improve the lives of those affected by MS. We strive to be an employer of choice and provide a working environment that values diversity, team work, and professional development. The MS Society of Canada embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. We appreciate your interest and will contact you if a meeting is required. More information about the MS Society is available at www.mssociety.ca .