[Sust-mar] Ecology Action Centre Job Posting

Cormekia Clayton info at ecologyaction.ca
Fri Aug 23 15:34:22 EDT 2013

Please find  in the body of this email a posting for a full-time Volunteer & Events Coordinator with the Ecology Action Centre. Thank you for your help in circulating this to your contacts/members.

Cormekia Clayton
Administrative Assistant
2705 Fern Lane Halifax NS, B3K 4L3
Email: info at ecologyaction.ca<mailto:info at ecologyaction.ca>
Phone: (902)429-2202
Fax: (902)405-3716

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Job Posting, Full-time permanent position

Volunteer and Events Coordinator
The Ecology Action Centre (EAC), established in 1971, is Nova Scotia's largest and most active environmental organization. We are seeking a full-time Volunteer and Events Coordinator to join our team. If you are committed to a career with volunteers and are inspired by making things happen, our fun and passion-filled workplace may be the place for you.
Overview of the Position
This role is a central one at the Ecology Action Centre. We hold three major fundraising events each year. They are reflect our values and are a critical part of keeping the Centre thriving financially. These events collectively contribute almost $50,000 to the EAC's operations. Plus, they are fun and engaging! The events are: Organic Christmas Tree Campaign, Bluenose Marathon Team - Green Avengers, our Garden Party and Auction. These events involve considerable volunteer participation and leadership.  In total, approximately 300 volunteers work with the EAC in a wide variety of roles. Volunteers are engaged at all levels of the organization and we work to provide them with meaningful and productive ways to contribute to our mission. Volunteers bring grass roots engagement to our work, allow us to be effective with our resources, amplify the efforts of our staff, and bring a greater diversity to our organization.

In addition to supporting the overall functioning of the Ecology Action Centre and other duties as required, the Volunteer and Events Coordinator has two primary areas of responsibility:

Fundraising & Outreach Events assisting with logistics and ensuring the success of our three major fundraising events; thinking creatively about how to grow and evolve our event-based fundraising; coordinating or assisting with various other membership and outreach events.

Volunteer Coordination recruiting, training and supervising a team of ten front desk volunteers; attracting, appreciating, and supporting volunteers; and working closely with staff to identify volunteer needs and opportunities; working with the Volunteer Committee.

Other tasks may include managing small projects and playing a role in committees or initiatives related to public engagement. The Volunteer and Events Coordinator reports to the Managing Director and integrates their work with our operations team to effectively support the EAC and our project staff.

Required Skills/Experience

  *   Experience with training, supervising and motivating volunteers
  *   Experience with event planning
  *   Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines
  *   Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  *   Excellent organizational skills
  *   Experience working with diverse communities and a commitment to fostering diverse workplaces

Required Characteristics/Qualities

  *   Relationship-oriented with excellent people skills
  *   Motivated, goal-oriented and creative
  *   Calm, adaptable and solution-oriented
  *   Organized and conscientious
  *   Team oriented with the ability to take initiative
  *   A sense of humour

Desirable Skills/Qualities

  *   Knowledgeable and passionate about environmental issues
  *   Experience working with non-profits

Terms: 35 hours per week at $17.50/hour. Benefits plan and 4 weeks paid vacation.

Location: Ecology Action Centre's beautiful green office in Halifax's North End

Start Date: Late October 2013

Hours of work: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (some room for negotiation). Some evening/weekend work will be required.

To apply: Please submit your application in the form of a pdf document with these required elements in the following order: cover letter, resume, three references. Please put "Volunteer and Events Coordinator Application" in the subject of your email.

Attention - Cormekia Clayton, Administrative Assistant info at ecologyaction.ca<mailto:info at ecologyaction.ca>

Deadline: Thursday September 12th, 2013 at 4pm

Interviews: will be held in the last week of September/first week of October

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as visible minorities, First Nations, and persons with disabilities. Diversity is a stated value of EAC, and is a strength that we seek to cultivate within our community. It is the responsibility of every employee of EAC to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.

The Centre welcomes new members and volunteers: www.ecologyaction.ca<http://www.ecologyaction.ca>

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