Parkinson SuperWalk Event Assistant

  • Parkinson Canada
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Apr 15, 2019
Contract Event Management Event Planning Fundraising Not-for-profit Volunteer Planning/Coordination/Management

Job Description

Summer Employment Opportunity

Parkinson SuperWalk Event Assistant

Contract: May 21– August 30, 2019
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Salary: $16 per hour
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Parkinson Canada is the definitive voice for Parkinson’s disease in Canada. Our purpose is to transform the lives of people living with Parkinson’s. We do this through research leading to better treatments and the end of Parkinson’s, advocacy bringing the voices of Parkinson’s to the forefront and support that helps people live well with Parkinson’s through education and services. Our work is made possible through the generosity of donors.

As a Parkinson Canada Employee, we believe in being:
Bold by embracing new ideas and confidently taking action.
Compassionate by striving always to walk in the shoes of those we serve.
Collaborative by working cooperatively with all stakeholders so that together we can achieve more.
Trustworthy by keeping our word and always doing what we promise.

What we need
As part of a Canada-wide team of staff and volunteers, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, coordinating and successful delivery of Parkinson SuperWalk in the Calgary Office (with focus on two walks in Calgary and Edmonton) and the coordination of other special events and fundraising activities as directed (i.e. support to third party fundraising, other community initiatives).

Specifically, the Parkinson SuperWalk Event Assistant will be responsible for managing all local execution efforts related to the 2 walk sites in the scope of the Calgary Office for Parkinson SuperWalk (planning, promotion, day of execution, volunteer recruitment) while building strong relationships with associated walkers and volunteers, and acting as a strong representative of Parkinson Canada in Alberta.

Your contribution
As the successful candidate, you will bring your “can do” attitude, high professionalism, and superior customer service or organizational skills to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Support of Calgary and Edmonton Parkinson SuperWalk events
• With support from Parkinson Canada’s events team, identify key strategies to be focused on throughout each year for the Calgary and Edmonton walk to grow.
• Execute all planning responsibilities for Alberta walks, following Parkinson Canada walk planning critical path.
• Support Edmonton and Calgary volunteers and committees as required.
• Ensure Events Team is kept up to date on Alberta walk activities.
• Participate in Monthly Parkinson SuperWalk conference calls and other development opportunities.
• With support from Parkinson Canada’s events team, identify key constituents requiring recognition i.e. walkers who show great potential, raise $1000+ and maintain strong relationships with all Alberta walkers.
• Manage all planning and logistical concerns for the Calgary and Edmonton event, in accordance with supplied event character, criteria and critical path.
• Order, prepare and develop all requisite Alberta walk promotional and logistical materials with support from Parkinson Canada’s events team.
• Work with other staff to ensure efficient and timely distribution of said materials.
• Update walk information on website as required.

Volunteer Recruitment
• Post for volunteer opportunities for Alberta walks.
• Monitor responses and identify suitable day-of volunteer candidates, with support of Managing Director, Alberta.
• Organize phone meetings as required.
• Distribute training materials to walk volunteers and answer any questions about the scope of roles.
• Ensure completion of waiver and all other onboarding materials for volunteer roles.

What is needed to succeed in this role
• Completed or pursuing post-secondary education in appropriate field.
• Fundraising experience, with a proven track record in event management.
• Experience in not for profit sector an asset.
• Experience in volunteer management is required.
• Familiarity with key event management concepts (maintenance of critical path, etc.).
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Excellent research, analytical and written skills.
• Computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel.
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible.
• Outgoing, enthusiastic and positive.
• Ability to travel within Ontario.
• Bilingual (French and English) an asset.

• Youth between the ages 15 to 30 who legally entitled to work in Canada.

Candidates must apply by 4:00 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to be considered.
Human Resources
Parkinson Canada
4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316
Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9
Please quote Reference #PSEA-0419

Parkinson Canada will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please indicate accommodations as required if contacted.